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.
Premiere of A Little Princess at the Royal Festival Hall

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

Ensemble includes:

Elias Hendricks

Joanna Goodwin

Landi Oshinowo

Mark Dugdale

Rosanna Hyland

supported by the graduating students from Arts Educational

Child roles:

Jasmine Sakyiama as Sara Crewe

Jasmine Nituan as Becky

Madeline Banbury

Delilah Bennett-Cardy

Sophie Beswick

Olivia Cowley

Tia Figgett, Andie Jordan

Agatha Meehan

Natasha Raphael

Kate Woodman


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

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road


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


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