Full company announced for West End transfer of ‘NEXT TO NORMAL’ at Wyndham’s Theatre

The full company has been announced for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, which begins performances at Wyndham’s Theatre on Tuesday 18 June 2024 for a strictly limited 14-week season.

Carolyn Maitland (Woman in White, Jersey Boys) joins the company as standby Diana, having previously performed this role during the Donmar Warehouse season, alongside new cast members Ben Heathcote (The Beautiful Game, Fame) as standby Dan / Dr. Madden / Dr. Fine, Lizzy Parker (Heathers: The Musical) as standby Natalie, Jake Rynolds(Grease, Sunshine on Leith) as standby Gabe / Henry.

They join they previously announced Caissie Levy as Diana Goodman, Jamie Parker as Dan Goodman, Jack Wolfe as Gabe Goodman, Eleanor Worthington-Cox as Natalie Goodman, Trevor Dion Nicholas as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine, and Jack Ofrecio as Henry, who all return to their celebrated roles.

NEXT TO NORMAL is an intimate exploration of family and illness, loss and grief. At its heart is Diana Goodman, a suburban wife and mother living with bipolar disorder and haunted by her past. Outgoing Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs this powerful rock musical.

NEXT TO NORMAL creative team is led by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer Tom Kitt and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Brian Yorkey.

The creative team is rounded out by Musical Supervisor Nigel Lilley; Set and Costume Designer Chloe Lamford; Movement, Choreography and Additional Direction Ann Yee; Lighting Designer Lee Curran; Sound Designer Tony Gayle; Video Designer Tal Rosner; Orchestrations Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt, Musical Director Nick Barstow; Vocal Arrangements Annmarie Milazzo; Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG, Associate Director Alessandra Davidson; Associate Set and Costume Designer Helen Hebert, Associate Musical Director Natalie Pound and Production Manager Chris Hay.

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