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Cast announced for Floyd Collins revival.
The cast has been announced for a new revival of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s award-winning musical Floyd Collins which runs at Wilton's Music Hall from 21 September to 15 October, with an official opening on 28 September 2016.
Ashley Robinson will lead the cast as cave explorer Floyd Collins, alongside Rebecca Trehearn as Nellie Collins. They will be joined by Jack Chissick as Lee Collins, Sarah Ingram as Miss Jane, Ian Burfield, Craig Pinder, Marc Akinfolarin, Sam Thomas, Francesco LoGiudice, Daniel Booroff, Joel Elferink, Christopher Jordan-Marshall and Alex Spinney.
"It is 1952 in Kentucky, and fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune deep underground. When the unthinkable happens and he becomes trapped, it is a desperate race against time as Collins’ friends and family fight to set him free and keep his spirits up through a dark and dangerous time. Above ground, his plight catches the eye of the local press, and as the days and weeks pass, the whole country is riveted by his story and the media circus that surrounds it. In a touching tale of family, friendship and survival, Wilton’s provides the perfect backdrop to this powerful musical based on a remarkable true story."
Featuring a haunting score by Adam Guettel and book by Tina Landau, this revival is directed by Jonathan Butterell with musical direction by Tom Brady, set and costume design by Lee Newby, lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Tony Gayle.
The musical premiered at the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia in 1994, and was later seen off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in New York in 1996 where it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Obie Award for its score. It was revived at the Southwark Playhouse in 2012 starring Glenn Carter.
Ashley Robinson's credits include Maria Friedman’s Olivier Award-winning production of Merrily We Roll Along, The Last Goodbye, Giant, Wicked (original Chicago cast) and the 40th Anniversary production of Hair.
Rebecca Trehearn was most recently seen as Julie La Verne in Show Boat in the West End. Her other theatre credits include Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse and City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.