Cast update for Talent at Menier Chocolate Factory

Cast update for Talent at Menier Chocolate Factory

Casting has been announced for Victoria Wood's new version of her play Talent, a comedy with songs, opening at the Off West End Fringe Venue, Menier Chocolate Factory, on 23 Sep 2009, following previews from 17 Sep - running to 14 Nov 2009.

The cast includes Suzie Toase (Maureen), Leanne Rowe (Julie), Mark Curry (Compere), Mark Hadfield (Arthur Hall), Jeffrey Holland (George Findley), Eugene O’Hare (Mel).

The show, directed by Victoria Wood, has original music and lyrics by Victoria Wood, set designs by Roger Glossop, lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by David Ogilvy and musical supervision by Nigel Lilley. It is co-produced with the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness.

It’s talent night at Bunter’s niteclub, and contestant Julie and her fat friend Maureen are waiting backstage. As they are plunged into a world of ukulele-wielding pensioners, crotch-grabbing comperes and some long- buried personal history, Julie and Maureen have to decide how lucky they really want to be.

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