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Ellen Greene cast in Betwixt at Trafalgar Studios 2
Ellen Greene has been cast in the comedy musical Betwixt! with book, music and lyrics by Ian McFarlane, which opens at the Trafalgar Studios 2 Theatre, 28 July, following previews from 26 July - booking to 20 Aug 2011.
Ellen Greene plays three roles - the identical triplets, The Enchantress, Princess and Nymph Queen.
Her stage credits include Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ on Broadway, in the West End and in the subsequent Hollywood film. She played Sylar’s mother, Virginia Grey in the sci-fi TV series, ‘Heroes’ and the cheese-loving Vivian, one of the Darling Mermaid Darlings, in two series of "Pushing Daisies."
Ellen Greene joins the previously announced Steven Webb (Cooper), Ashleigh Gray (Miranda), and Benedict Salter (Bailey) making his West End debut.
Betwixt! is directed by Ian McFarlane, choreography by Grace Harrington, musical direction by Ross Leadbeater, produced by Christopher D Clegg.
In modern day New York, writer Bailey - suffering writer's block - and flamboyant roommate Cooper Fitzgerald are catapulted headfirst into a strange enchanted world. Their arrival fulfils a prophecy that tells of a brave hero and a great queen and they are tasked with searching out a fading daytime TV star who is the only hope for saving a pregnant princess from losing the throne... Sex-crazed nymphs, hunchbacks, cross-dressing mutes, dancing reporters, enchantresses (of the evil-world-dominating variety) and a disembodied head with a Bavarian accent are teamed with sitcom-styled dialogue and a 'toe-tapping' score.