Casting announced for new London production of ‘THE WILD PARTY’ at new venue EartH Hackney

Casting has been announced for a major new London production of the multi Tony-nominated Broadway musical, THE WILD PARTY, which will run at EartH Hackney, a new 680-capacity venue in Dalston, from Monday 12 August and run to Saturday 7 September 2024.

EartH, originally built in the 1930s as a cinema, has undergone two years of restoration and now boasts jaw-dropping original Art Deco features and a state-of-the-art sound system.

THE WILD PARTY has Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, Book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March, and will be directed by Dan Herd.

The production will star Laura Baldwin (Queenie), Simon Anthony (Burrs), Bobbie Little (Kate), Billy Cullum (Black) and Chumisa Dornford-May (Dolores), alongside George Crawford (Jackie), Jade Kennedy (Eddie), Kirsty Foreman (Mae), Christian Maynard (Phil), Samantha Bingley (Sally), Kyle Richardson (Oscar), Maddison Bulleyment (Nadine), Lillie-Pearl Wildman (Madelaine), Ronan Quiniou (Gold), Ryan Wolpert (Goldberg), Jennifer Louise Jones (Swing and Dance Captain), and Amber Sylvia Edwards (Swing).

Manhattan decadence provides the backdrop for this tough musical fable. Queenie, a vaudeville chorine, hosts the blow-out of the title with her vicious lover. The guests are a vivid collection of the unruly and the undone. The jazz and gin-soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, the high-flying characters land with a sobering thud, reminding us that no party lasts forever.

The creative team includes: Director: Dan Herd; Choreographer: Alexzandra Sarmiento; Set and Costume Designer: Sophia Pardon; Lighting Designer: Adam King; Sound Designer: Russell Ditchfield; Musical Supervisor: Ben Goddard-Young; Production Manager: Ian Moore for the Production Family; Casting Director: Richard Johnston for Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher Casting. Produced by DeeHampton Productions Ltd.

THE WILD PARTY premiered on Broadway in 2000 starring Toni Collette, Eartha Kitt, Marc Kudisch, Norm Lewis, Sally Murphy, Mandy Patinkin and Tonya Pinkins, and was nominated for the Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Musical Score Tony Awards.

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