West End stars Earl Carpenter and Daniel Boys are the final stars joining the star-studded charity gala performance (and London debut) of Boublil and Schönberg’s sweeping musical, The Pirate Queen, which takes place at the London Coliseum on Sunday 23 February 2020. Proceeds are going to Leukaemia UK.
Earl Carpenter will play Dubhdara, widowed father of Grace, and Daniel Boys will play Lord Bingham, confidante and advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, in the performance, joining the previously announced Rachel Tucker as Grace O’Malley, Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate, Hannah Waddingham as Queen Elizabeth I, and Steph Parry, Emma Norman, Jai McDowall and Matthew Pagan as headliners.
The featured ensemble includes: Pearce Barron, Jamie Birkett, Trudi Camilleri, Sabrina Carter, Shaun Dalton, Adam Dawson, Callum Heinrich, Jade Johnson, Harry Mills, Charlotte Payne, Sophie Reeves, and Jak Skelly.
The full ensemble includes: Skye Adams, Thomas Ball, Jeremy Batt, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Sinead O Callaghan, Christopher Cameron, Jordan Castle, Alfie Doohan, Charlie Ellerton, Judicel Eslao, Nicola Espallardo, Amy Everett, Lois Morgan Gay, Aidan Harkins, Siwan Henderson, Hannah-Grace Lawson, James Mateo-Salt, Scarlett Maltman, Ethan Tanner, Harry Winchester and Cristian Zaccarini.
Earl Carpenter & Daniel Boys
Based on the real-life story of history’s Grace O’Malley – an Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate, ‘The Pirate Queen’ is an adventure chronicling the compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a rogue, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.
From the writers of ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘The Pirate Queen’ combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is both historic romance and a timeless epic.