Peter Duncan completes cast of Betwixt!


Peter Duncan completes the cast of the comedy musical Betwixt! with book, music and lyrics by Ian McFarlane, which opens at the Trafalgar Studios 2 Theatre, 28 July, following previews from 26 July - booking to 20 Aug 2011.

Peter Duncan plays three roles - The Great Garbo, Prince Haydn, Haydn Prince.

Peter is best known as a Blue Peter presenter in the 1980s. In 1995 he was nominated for an Olivier award as Best Actor in a musical for the lead role of Denry Machin in "The Card" at Regent's Park Theatre. He recently took the roles of Macduff in Macbeth and Fantastic Mr Fox also at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park.

Peter Duncan joins previously announced Ellen Greene (playing three roles - the identical triplets, The Enchantress, Princess, Nymph Queen), Steven Webb (Cooper), Ashleigh Gray (Miranda), and Benedict Salter (Bailey) making his West End debut.

Betwixt! is directed by Ian McFarlane, choreography by Grace Harrington, musical direction by Ross Leadbeater, produced by Christopher D Clegg.

In modern day New York, writer Bailey - suffering writer's block - and flamboyant roommate Cooper Fitzgerald are catapulted headfirst into a strange enchanted world. Their arrival fulfils a prophecy that tells of a brave hero and a great queen and they are tasked with searching out a fading daytime TV star who is the only hope for saving a pregnant princess from losing the throne... Sex-crazed nymphs, hunchbacks, cross-dressing mutes, dancing reporters, enchantresses (of the evil-world-dominating variety) and a disembodied head with a Bavarian accent are teamed with sitcom-styled dialogue and a 'toe-tapping' score.

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