Full cast announced for YANK! at the Charing Cross Theatre
Scott Hunter and Andy Coxon star
Full casting has been announced for the London premiere of YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre from the Manchester Hope Theatre for a limited run from 3 July to 19 August 2017 with an official opening on 10 July.
Scott Hunter will reprise his role as Stu alongside Andy Coxon (Mitch), Waylon Jacobs (Sarge/Scarlet), Bradley Judge (Rotelli), Benjamin Cupit, Lee Dillon-Stuart (Tennessee), Chris Kiely (Artie), Kris Marc-Joseph (Czechowski), Mark Paterson (Lieutenant/NCO) Tom Pepper (Cohen/Speedy) and Sarah-Louise Young (Louise).
Based on the 2010 Off-Broadway production, YANK! features book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with a score by his brother Joseph Zellnik. The musical is directed by James Baker, and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman with Jim Kierstead and Guy James. Musical direction is by James Cleeve with choreography by Chris Cuming, design by Victoria Hinton, lighting design by Aaron J. Dootson and sound designer by Chris Bogg.
"A poignant love story based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War Two, YANK! focuses on the life of Stu, who is called up to serve in the forces in 1943 and becomes a reporter for Yank Magazine, the journal ‘for and by the servicemen’. Telling the stories of the men in Charlie Company, the musical explores what it means to be a man, and what it is to fall in love and struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you."
YANK! tickets are now on sale.