'Next to Normal' sets full cast including Jamie Parker, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical will make its U.K. premiere at the Donmar Warehouse on 12 August, directed by Michael Longhurst.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

This casting is gonna be good! The U.K.-premiere production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal has set its full cast, joining the previously announced Caissie Levy as Diana and Trevor Dion Nicholas as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine.

The complete cast also includes Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jamie Parker as Dan, Olivier Award winner and BAFTA nominee Eleanor Worthington-Cox as Natalie, Jack Ofrecio as Henry, and Jack Wolfe as Gabe.

The creative team, led by director Michael Longhurst, includes musical supervisor Nigel Lilley, set designer Chloe Lamford, lighting designer Lee Curran, sound designer Tony Gayle, movement director and choreographer Ann Yee, video designer Tal Rosner, and musical director Nick Barstow.

The musical centers around the effect that Diana Goodman's bipolar disorder has on her family and how they cope. When Next to Normal premiered in the U.S. in 2008, the show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and four Tony Awards including Best Original Score (for Kitt), as well as nominations for Best Musical and Yorkey's book.

Next to Normal performances run at the Donmar Warehouse from 12 August to 7 October. Opening night is 22 August.

Photo credit: Jamie Parker, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Jack Wolfe, and Jack Ofrecio. (Photos courtesy of production)

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