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Cast announced for 'Next to Normal' West End transfer

The rock musical about a mother struggling with bipolar disorder has music by Grammy Award winner Tom Kitt and a book/lyrics by Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

The cast has been revealed for the West End transfer of Next to Normal. The musical opens at Wyndham’s Theatre on 14 June for a strictly limited 14-week run.

The cast that starred in the 2023 Donmar Warehouse production will return for the West End run and includes Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway, Caroline, Or Change, Leopoldstadt), Olivier Award winner Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London and on Broadway, The Crown), Jack Wolfe (Shadow and Bone), Olivier Award winner Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Jerusalem, Matilda The Musical), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin, Hamilton), and Jack Ofrecio (The Merry Wives of Windsor).

The musical, which was first seen on Broadway in 2009 and won three Tony Awards, follows a mother struggling with bipolar disorder. Next to Normal has music by Pulitzer, Tony, Emmy and, Grammy Award-winning composer Tom Kitt, and a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Brian Yorkey.

In a four-star review of the 2023 production, our critic said: “Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning chamber musical really puts you through the wringer in its raw depiction of mental illness and family disconnection. But this courageous and deeply moving piece provides ecstasy as well as agony, light as well as darkness.”

Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs the rock musical. The rest of the creative team includes Nigel Lilley (musical supervisor), Chloe Lamford (designer), Ann Yee (movement, choreography and additional direction), Lee Curran (lighting designer), Tony Gayle (sound designer), Tal Rosner (video designer), Nick Barstow (musical director), and Chris Hay (production manager).

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Photo credit: Next to Normal cast. (Photo by Marc Brenner)

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