Casting announced for The Return of the Solder at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Producers Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment, William Whelton and Joseph Houston of Hope Mill Theatre and Guy James have today announced full casting for the regional premiere of acclaimed musical, The Return of the Soldier, which runs at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester from 6 to 29 September 2018 following a critically-acclaimed premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London in 2014.

The five-strong cast comprises Chris Jenkins as Christopher, Tessa Kadler as Kitty, Marc Pickering as William/ Dr Anderson, Esme Sears as Jenny, and Naomi Slights as Margaret.

The Return of the Soldier is a musical adaptation of Rebecca West’s remarkable novella written at the end of World War One, with music by Charles Miller and a book & lyrics by Tim Sanders.



Set in Harrow during the summer of 1916, The Return of the Soldier is an intensely bitter-sweet tale, dissecting the very different love of three women for one man. When Christopher returns from the front, shell-shocked and with memory loss, there are profound consequences for all three women and their love. In the end, only an extraordinary sacrifice will restore the fragile status quo.


The Return of the Solder is directed by Charlotte Westenra, with musical direction by Daniel Jarvis, choreography by Matthew Cole, lighting design by Aaron J Dootson, sound design by Findlay Claydon, set and costume design by Simon Anthony Wells/Leah Sams and casting by Jane Deitch.


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