Sleeping Beauty musical ‘Hex’ reveals full casting

The festive musical returns to the National Theatre.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

There seemed to be a coincidental theatre hex on Hex at the National Theatre in 2021, as performances were delayed to Covid. A year later, Hex returns to the National Theatre with a new cast. Hex begins previews at the National Theatre on 26 November, ahead of an opening night on 6 December, and performances to 14 Jan. 2023. Book Hex tickets on London Theatre.

Based on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale, Hex follows a fairy who is tasked with helping the princess sleep. As the spell quickly becomes a curse, the fairy must set out to make everything right and fix her wrongdoings.

Michael Elcock reprises the role of Bert from last year’s performance. The Hex cast includes Rosie Graham as Princess Rose, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Queenie and Lisa Lambe as Fairy.

Zaynah Ahmed, Marc Akinfolarin, Christopher Akrill, Sabrina Aloueche, Sonya Cullingford, Ben Goffe, Chris Jenkins, Kalisha Johnson, Amanda Lindgren, Michael Matus, Kody Mortimer, Neïma Naouri, Mark Oxtoby, Aharon Rayner, Olivia Saunders, Sasha Shadid, Rumi Sutton and Riley Woodford complete the Hex cast.

Katrina Lindsay and Rufus Norris created the original concept for Hex. Rufus Norris directs Tanya Ronder’s original musical, featuring music and lyrics by Jim Fortune and Norris.

Hex features choreography by Jade Hackett, set and costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Paul Anderson, and sound design by Simon Baker.

Other productions at the National Theatre include The Crucible, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Othello, and The Boy With Two Hearts. Find out more about the National Theatre.

What is the Hex musical?

The Hex musical is based on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale of the same name. Instead of focusing on the narcoleptic princess, Hex revolves around a fairy who places a spell on Aurora.

Hex is at the National Theatre.

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Photo credit: Hex cast (photo courtesy of production)

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