Cast confirmed for "Simply Heavenly" at the Trafalgar Studios from 15 Oct 2004

Cast confirmed for "Simply Heavenly" at the Trafalgar Studios from 15 Oct 2004

Casting has been confirmed for the Young Vic Theatre production of Simply Heavenly, which opens at the Trafalgar Studios 25 Oct 2004, following previews from 15 Oct, and booking to 5 March 2005

The cast includes Clive Rowe, Ruby Turner, Kenny Andrews, Allyson Brown, Gerod Harris, Dawn Hope, Nicola Hughes, Melanie Marshall, Rhashan Stone.

This musical comedy has book and lyrics by Langston Hughes and music by David Martin. It is directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Paul Anderson, choreography by Paul J Medford and sound by Nick Lidster. It is produced by The Ambassador Theatre Group, Broadway Partners and Incidental Colman.

Jesse B Semple is a hardworking man, often down on his luck, with an expensive divorce looming. He has a good woman to love but is tempted by the local siren and even more so by the neighbourhood bar. Life is very complicated!

Clive Rowe reprises his role as Melon from the original Young Vic production. Rowe has performed in many of the country's leading theatres where his roles have included at the National Theatre - Mr Snow in the award-winning "Carousel", Cacambo in "Candide" and Nicely Nicely Johnson in "Guys and Doll"s for which he won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical; at the Donmar Warehouse - "Donmar Divas and Company" and for the Royal Shakespeare Company "Measure for Measure" and "Twelfth Night".

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