Cast Update for Aspects of Love at Menier Chocolate

Michael Arden and Katherine Kingsley have been cast in Aspects of Love which opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory, an off West End venue near London Bridge, on 15 July 2010, following previews from 7 July - booking to 26 Sep 2010.

Further casting will be announced shortly.

American actor Michael Arden will be making his London stage debut in the role of Alex Dillingham. His Broadway credits include Tom Sawyer in Big River in 2003 and more recently he was seen in The Times They Are A-Changing based on the music of Bob Dylan. His TV and film credits include Bones, Numbers and Grey’s Anatomy as well as Bride Wars and The Good Shepherd. In 2007 he toured Europe with Barbra Streisand.

Katherine Kingsley will play Rose Vibert. She can currently be seen in The 39 Steps on UK tour. Her London theatre credits include Piaf for the Donmar Warehouse and at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2008 and High Society at the Shaftesbury in 2005. Her TV credits include The Bill, Hollyoaks and Casualty.

Aspects of Love has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, and is based on the novel by David Garnett.

Directed by Trevor Nunn, who previously directed the world premiere of Aspects of Love in 1989, and returns to the piece to direct this new intimate version.

Designs are by David Farley, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Gareth Owen.

Tells the story of passion, love and loss across three generations of a family and their companions set against the background of 1940’s France and Italy. Alex Dillingham, a young student travelling through France, falls in love with the alluring actress Rose Vibert. As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Alex’s uncle changes their lives forever. A love story spanning twenty years binding six people and three generations as they come to appreciate that love changes everything.

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