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'The Band's Visit' sets cast at Donmar Warehouse

The award-winning musical will run for two months this autumn.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

See the actors visiting the Donmar Warehouse! The cast has been set for the European premiere of The Band's Visit, David Yazbek and Itamar Moses's musical, which won multiple Tony Awards on Broadway.

Leading the cast are award-winning stage and screen actor Alon Moni Aboutboul as Tewfiq, and seven-time Israeli Female Singer of the Year award winner Miri Mesika as Dina. She is also a judge on the Israeli version of American Idol.

The cast also includes Sharif Afifi as Haled, Marc Antolin as Itzik, Harel Glazer as Papi, Levi Goldmeier as Zelger, Ido Gonen as Sammy, Michal Horowicz as Iris, Emma Kingston as Sammy's Wife (and Dina at certain performances), Yali Topol Margalith as Anna, Ashley Margolis as Telephone Guy, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia as Camal, Peter Polycarpou as Avrum, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum as Julia, and Sargon Yelda as Simon. Shira Kravitz and Nitai Levi are understudies.

The musical's onstage band includes Jason Alder, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, and Baha Yetkin.

Based on the film written by Eran Kolirin, The Band's Visit follows a group of musicians who find themselves lost in a remote town. In the short time they're figuring out how to get back on the road, they meet the locals and bring the town unexpectedly to life. The show premiered in New York in 2017 and won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Michael Longhurst directs The Band's Visit at Donmar Warehouse, which runs from 24 September to 3 December. It is his latest musical following his revival of Caroline, or Change starring Sharon D Clarke, which had acclaimed runs in both London and New York.

The creative team for The Band's Visit also includes composer/lyricist David Yazbek, book writer Itamar Moses, set designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Anna Watson, sound designer Paul Groothuis, choreographer and movement and intimacy director Yarit Dor, musical director Tarek Merchant, and musical supervisor Nigel Lilley.

Check back for information on The Band's Visit tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Moni Aboutboul as Tewfiq and Miri Mesika as Dina. (Photo by Helen Murray)

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