Casting announced for "Beautiful and Damned"

Casting announced for "Beautiful and Damned"

Some casting has been announced for Beautiful and Damned , which opens at the Lyric Theatre 10 May 2004, following previews from 28 April, and booking to 14 Aug 2004.

Casting includes: Michael Praed (F Scott Fitzgerald), Helen Anker (Zelda Fitzgerald), David Burt (Judge Sayre), Susannah Fellows (Minnie Sayre)

Michael Praed West End credits include "Contact" at the Queens theatre in 2002 and creating the role of 'Frederick' in the Drury Lane production of "The Pirates of Penzance". His TV credits include "Riders", "Dynasty" and playing the title role in "Robin of Sherwood".

Helen Anker West End credits include "Contact" at the Queens theatre in 2002; "Hard Times The Musical" at the Haymarket in 2000; "Oklahoma" at the National and Lyceum Theatres in 1998/99.

David Burt West End credits include "Peter Pan", which has just ended at the at the Savoy Theatre; "Taboo" at the Venue 2002; "Closer To Heaven" at the Arts in 2001.

Susannah Fellows has recently starred in both "Chicago" and "Mamma Mia!".

Beautiful and Damned has been devised by singer-songwriter, Roger Cook, who came up with the idea in 1977. The resulting musical has been more than a decade in the making, and boasts music and lyrics by Cook and Les Reed, with a book by Kit Hesketh Harvey

It is directed & choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, sets & costumes by Christopher Woods, with lighting by Nick Richings, and produced by Laurence Myers / Charles & Mary Dobson.

This 'evocative and glittering' musical, set in the 1920's, follows the story of an outrageously glamorous and fashionable couple - The Scott Fitzgeralds. He's a successful young author and she's the stylish young wife who, together, become the envy of all with their high spending and high-flying lifestyle. They created their own world of enchantment. Scott christened the period The Jazz Age, and Zelda lived it. Yet the darker tale that lay behind the dazzling facade just begged to be told.

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