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Mark Inscoe replaces Maxwell Caulfield in Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross
The Grease 2 star has withdrawn from the production due to unforeseen circumstances
It has been announced that 'Grease 2' star Maxwell Caulfield has withdrawn from the upcoming European premiere of Maury Yeston's musical Death Takes a Holiday due to unforeseen circumstances. Mark Inscoe will now play the role Duke Vittorio Lamberti in the production which runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 16 January to 4 March 2017, with an official opening on 23 January.
Directed by Thom Southerland the musical has a lush, romantic score by multi Tony Award-winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine) and a book by multi Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone. It is based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name, and the musical was nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards when it originally premièred Off Broadway in 2011.
"In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death."
Mark Inscoe played Hugh Dorsey in Parade at Southwark Playhouse. His many musical theatre credits include William Desmond Taylor in Mack & Mabel (Chichester), Emile de Becque in South Pacific and Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady (Kilworth House), Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music (Leicester Curve), Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (Palace) and Tabarro in La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory).
He joins a cast that also includes Zoë Doano, Chris Peluso, Kathryn Akin, Anthony Cable, Trudi Camilleri, Ken Christiansen, Scarlett Courtney, Sophie-May Feek, James Gant, Matthew McDonald, Gay Soper, Ashley Stillburn, Samuel Thomas, and Helen Turner.
Death Takes a Holiday tickets are now on sale.