Cast change for Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre

Cast change at the Charing Cross

James Gant, Ken Christiansen

Producers of the European première of Death Takes A Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre have today announced details of two scheduled cast changes beginning this evening until the show's final performance on 4 March 2017.

From 13 February the role of 'Death' will be taken over by James Gant, replacing Chris Peluso who is leaving the production as planned for the UK tour of Funny Girl. Gant's previous credits at the Charing Cross Theatre include the role of 'Etches' in Titanic, as well as Oliver! (Leicester Curve), Grand Hotel (Southwark) and Les Misérables (West End).

Gant’s current role of manservant 'Fidele' will now be played by Ken Christiansen, whose recent off-West End credits include The Fix and The Rise & Fall of Little Voice.

Death Takes A Holiday features a score by multi Tony Award-winner Maury Yeston and a book by multi Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone, based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name.

"In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death."

The company of Death Takes A Holiday also features Zoë Doano, Gay Soper, Kathryn Akin, Anthony Cable, Trudi Camilleri, Scarlett Courtney, Sophie-May Feek, Mark Inscoe, Matthew McDonald, Ashley Stillburn, Samuel Thomas and Helen Turner.

Directed by Thom Southerland it features set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting design by Matt Daw, sound design by Andrew Johnson, choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane and musical direction by Dean Austin.

Death Takes a Holiday runs until 4 March 2017.

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