'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' announces new West End cast
Tanish Spring and Dom Simpson will lead the cast of Moulin Rouge! as the show enters its third year at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End.
Tanisha Spring (Groundhog Day) will play Satine, having previously alternated the role, and Dom Simpson (The Book of Mormon) joins the cast as Christian.
“It is so exciting to announce today that Tanisha Spring and Dom Simpson will lead our company of Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London into its third year” Director Alex Timbers said in a statement. “Dom is a superb musical theatre performer, and I know he will bring tremendous wit, warmth, and great depths of emotion to his portrayal of Christian. And I am delighted to welcome Tanisha back to the show, having been such a memorable part of our original West End company. Her talent is boundless, and her star wattage is blinding. We are blessed to have her returning to play Satine.”
Continuing in their roles, Matt Rixon (Hairspray) will play Harold Zidler, Ian Carlyle (Disney’s The Lion King, Porgy and Bess) will play Toulouse-Lautrec, and Ben Richards (Emmerdale) will play The Duke.
Joining them will be Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet) as Santiago and Charlotte Gooch (Dirty Dancing) as Nini, with Anthony Cragg (Starlight Express), Hannah Jay-Allan (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) as Arabia, Rochelle Sherona (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Bernadette Bangura (My Fair Lady) as La Chocolat, and Angela Marie Hurst (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical) who will play Alternate Satine.
Completing the company will be Oliver Adam-Reynolds, Erin Bell, Emily Bolland, Ross Chisari, James Chisholm, Katie Deacon, Fletcher Dobinson, Serenar Douch, Rola Elliott, Davide Fienauri, Zack Guest, Natorii Illidge, David King-Yombo, Jasmine Leung, Kira McPherson, Melissa Nettleford, Chris Otim, Joshua Robinson, Callum Rose, Ben Rutter, Gavin Ryan, Craig Ryder, Jamie Shields, Catrin Thomas, Matt Trevorrow, Charley Warburton, Sasha Woodward, and Luke Fraser Yates.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is adapted from Baz Luhrmann's Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. The show follows the forbidden romance between Christian and Satine in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century.
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*Photo Credit: Tanisha Spring and Dom Simpson (Photo courtesy of production).
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