Bare: A Pop Opera - casting announced

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Casting - Musicals - Off-West End - Shows

A Broadway and West End cast has been announced for the electric and explosive Bare: A Pop Opera, due at The Vaults from 21 June 2019.
Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults

Image courtesy The Vaults

Casting has been announced for Bare: A Pop Opera which will be at The Vaults from 21 June to 4 August.

Taking the role of Sister Chantelle is Broadway star Stacy Francis (Ex-girlfriend, Warner Bros; The X Factor, USA; Footloose, Broadway).

Joining her as Claire is the West End's own Jo Napthine (Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre; Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre; Sister Act, London Palladium).

Mark Jardine (Emmerdale, ITV; Blood Brothers, West End; Mamma Mia, International Tour) will play the Priest, while stepping into the lead as struggling Golden Boy Jason is Darragh Cowley (Spring Awakening, Hope Mill Theatre; Standing at the Sky's Edge, Crucible Theatre; Snow White, London Palladium).

Daniel Mack Shand (The Masters of Mystery, Marlow Theatre; Rent, Frogmore Paper Mill; Les Misérables, Working Title Films) will appear as Jason's star-crossed lover Peter, with Lizzie Emery (Rent, Frogmore Paper Mill; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Towngate Theatre) taking the role of Ivy.

Making her professional debut as Nadia is Georgie Lovatt, Matt will be played by Tom Hier (Miss Saigon, International Tour; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, UK Tour), and Lucas will be played by Bradley Connor (Club Mex, Hope Mill Theatre; 1917, Universal Pictures; Unforgotten, ITV).

Joining the class are Athena Collins (West End Live: West End Masterclass), Georgia Bradshaw (Dreamgirls, West End; Flashdance, Korean Tour), Liv Alexander in her professional debut and Beccy Lane (Dick Whittington, Lichfield Garrick Theatre; Cinderella, Camberley Theatre).

Completing the line-up are Tom Scanlon (Kinky Boots, West End; Dirty Dancing, UK tour; Dance Til Dawn, West End and UK Tour), Alexander Moneypenny, making his professional debut, and Hollie Ann Lowe (Flashdance, UK and International Tour; Annie, West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Directed by Julie Atherton, with book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, and book and music by Damon Intrabartolo, Bare: A Pop Opera follows the students of St Cecilia's as they explore sex, drugs, queer identity, and prepare to bare their souls.

Pesented by SR Productions, Bare: A Pop Opera is a show not only for musical theatre fans but for anyone who has faced adversity or experienced love in its purest form.

Julie Atherton said ...

"I'm so excited to work with this fabulous bunch!

I just can't wait to get started and see what they bring to this special piece."

And producer Jason Shand-Rodger commented ...

"We are super excited to share with you the amazing cast we have found for this production of Bare.

I cannot wait for audiences to see what they can really do and bring this show to life."


A pulsating, electric contemporary rock/pop musical, Bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future.

As the group attempts to put on a musical production of Romeo and Juliet, tensions flare, self-doubt simmers, and God's path seems more difficult to find than ever.

With a unique sung-through score, heart-pounding lyrics, and a cast of bright and diverse characters, Bare is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide who you truly are.


Sister Chantelle - Stacy Francis

Claire - Jo Napthine

Priest - Mark Jardine

Jason - Darragh Cowley

Peter - Daniel Mack Shand

Ivy - Lizzie Emery

Nadia - Georgie Lovatt

Matt - Tom Hier

Lucas - Bradley Connor

Tanya - Athena Collins

Kyra - Georgia Bradshaw

Diane - Liv Alexander

Rory - Beccy Lane

Zack - Tom Scanlon

Alan - Alexander Moneypenny

Swing - Hollie Ann Lowe


Author: Book by: Jon Hartmere & Damon Intrabartolo
Composer: Damon Intrabartolo
Lyricist: Jon Hartmere
Director: Julie Atherton
Designer: Libby Watson
Musical direction: Alasdair Brown
Choreography: Stuart Rogers
Lighting: Andrew Ellis
Sound: Ross Portway
Production: SR Productions


The Vaults
Leake Street


From: Friday 21 June 2019

Closed: Sunday 4 August 2019


Previews: From £19.50

Standard: From £24.50


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