‘Newsies’ sets full cast for UK premiere

Michael Ahomka-Lindsay will play Jack.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

One for all and all for one! Find out who will star in the UK premiere of Newsies. Newsies begins previews at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 29 November, ahead of an opening night on 8 December and performances to 19 Feb. 2023.

Michael Ahomka-Lindsay will play Jack Kelly in Newsies. Ahomka-Lindsay recently played Emmett in Legally Blonde at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Bronté Barbé will play Katherine Plumber, joined by Moya Angela as Medda Larkin, Samuel Bailey as Specs, Josh Barnett as Race, Cameron Blakely as Joseph Pulitzer, Jack Bromage as Tommy Boy, Alex Christian as Buttons, Arcangelo Ciulla as Ike, George Crawford as Morris Delancey, Ross Dawes as Snyder, Joshua Denyer as Mush, Ross Dorrington as Splasher, Matthew Duckett as Crutchie, Jacob Fisher as Albert, Jamie Golding as Wiesel, Damon Gould as Finch, Alex James-Hatton as Oscar Delancey, Barry Keenan as Nunzio, Ryan Kopel as Davey, Sion Lloyd as Bunsen George Michaelides as Romeo, Mukeni Nel as Jo Jo, Joshua Nkemdilim as Elmer, Mark Samaras as Mike, and Matt Trevorrow as Henry.

Lindsay Atherton, Imogen Bailey, Bobbie Chambers, Kamilla Fernandes, Zack Guest, Jordan Isaac, Clarice Julianda, Bradley Trevethan and Lillie-Pearl Wildman.

Nesim Adnan, Haydn Court, Oliver Gordon and Ethan Sokontwe share the role of Les.

Based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Newsies musical follows Jack Kelly, a newspaper boy in late 19th century New York who protests change and unites his fellow newsboys to fight for justice, and falls in love with reporter Katherine along the way.

Newsies in London will be an immersive production and staged in-the-round. The Newsies seating is named after six areas in New York: Flushing, The Bronx, Woodside, Richmond, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

Matt Cole directs and choreographs Newsies. The show features scenic design by Morgan Large, costume design by Natalie Pryce, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Tony Gayle.

Newsies is at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Photo credit: Newsies cast (Photo courtesy of production)

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