"The Woman in White" confirm more cast!

"The Woman in White" confirm more cast!

Further casting has been confirmed for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical The Woman in White , which opens at the Palace Theatre 15 Sep 2004, following previews from 28 Aug, and booking to 5 March 2005.

Joining Michael Crawford (Count Fosco) and Maria Friedman (Marian) are Martin Crewes (Walter Hartwright), Angela Christian (Anne Catherick - 'the Woman in White') , Oliver Darley (Sir Percival Glyde), Jill Paice (Laura Fairlie') and Edward Petherbridge (Mr Fairlie).

Martin Crewes played the lead role of ‘Kaplan’ in the film “Resident Evil” and his television credits include “Bad Girls”, “The Grand”, “Neighbours” and “Flying Doctors”. His stage work includes playing ‘Marius’ in the West End production of “Les Misérables”.

American Angela Christian also makes her West End debut playing the role ‘Anne Catherick’ (‘the Woman in White’), having recently received an Outer Critics’ Circle nomination for her performance as ‘Dorothy’ in the Broadway production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.

Oliver Darley has worked extensively at the RSC, appearing in “The Alchemist”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Thebans” and “Columbus”. His television work includes “The Bill” and “Sins”.

American Jill Paice makes her West End debut as ‘Laura Fairlie’, having recently played the lead role ‘Sophie’ in the Las Vegas production of “Mamma Mia!”.

Edward Petherbridge, a founder member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre at the Old Vic in 1964 and of the Actors’ Company in 1972, has played many roles at the RSC and in the West End, most recently starring in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the London Palladium when it opened in 2002. He won an Olivier Award for his performance in “Strange Interlude”, but is most famous for playing ‘Lord Peter Wimsey’ on BBC Television.

This new musical is freely adapted by Charlotte Jones from Wilkie Collins's Victorian thriller. It has lyrics by David Zippel and score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

It is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Mick Potter. Dance and movement will be by Wayne McGregor and Simon Lee is the musical supervisor

A dashing young man, employed as the art tutor to two devoted sisters, who is stranded at a remote railway cutting. Out of the darkness looms a woman, a mysterious figure dressed in white, desperate to share a chilling secret.

He and the sisters soon find themselves trapped in a web of betrayal and greed, the victims of a seemingly flawless crime. Together they will need all their resourcefulness and courage to outwit a hugely charismatic and ingenious villain, 'Count Fosco'. As the plot twists and turns, low villainy vies with high romance in a world where nothing is as it first appears and where it is impossible to know who to trust.

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