Casting for premiere of A Little Princess
Wednesday 25 April 2018
Musicals - Shows
More star casting is announced for the UK premiere of the musical 'A Little Princess', by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, which is due at the Royal Festival Hall on 28 May.
Image: Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall will host the premiere of A Little Princess on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May at 7-30pm.
The show is based upon Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic childhood novel and tells the story of Sara Crewe, as she is sent from her home in Africa to boarding school in London and separated from her father.
As young Sara's world is turned upside down, she must rely on her friends and imaginative powers to overcome her strict headmistress Miss Minchin and prove that every little girl deserves to be a princess.
Full listing details and link to buy tickets are given below.
Multi Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Arlene Phillips CBE is directing this one-off, semi-staged concert performance, which also features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
And today, there's further casting news ...
Joining the previously announced Sherlock and Mr Selfridge star Amanda Abbington in her musical debut as Miss Minchin and award-winning Sunset Boulevard leading man and Strictly's Danny Mac as Captain Crewe, are Olivier Award winners Rebecca Trehearn (Julie in ShowBoat, City of Angels) who will play Miss Amelia and Adam J. Bernard (Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls) who will play Pasko.
Alexia Khadime (Elphaba in Wicked) will also join the cast as Aljana.
For the 10 child roles in the show, thousands of youngsters were auditioned - see below for the full list of the successful girls.
Amanda Abbington as Miss Minchin
Danny Mac as Captain Crewe
Rebecca Trehearn as Miss Amelia
Adam J. Bernard as Pasko
Alexia Khadime as Aljana
supported by the graduating students from Arts Educational
Jasmine Sakyiama as Sara Crewe
Jasmine Nituan as Becky
Tia Figgett, Andie Jordan
Music - Andrew Lippa
Book and Lyrics - Brian Crawley
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Director - Arlene Phillips CBE
Associate Director - Emily Kempson
Associate Musical Staging & Assistant Director - Richard Roe
Musical Supervisor - Alan Williams
Musical Director - Alan Berry
Costume/Projection Designer - PJ McEvoy
Lighting Designer - Nic Farman
Children's Resident - Joanna Goodwin
Casting - Keston & Keston
General management - ebp
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX
Monday 28 May 2018 at 7.30pm
Ticets: £35 - £60
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
Concessions: 25% off (limited availability)
Running time: 120 mins (approx)
Age recommendation: ages 5+
Box office: 020 3879 9555