Too Close To the Sun - cast update!


Too Close To the Sun - cast update!

Cast update for Too Close to the Sun, a new musical, making its World Premiere at the Comedy Theatre opening 24 July 2009, following previews from 16 July - booking to 5 Sep 2009.

Cast includes Helen Dallimore who has just returned from Australia where she has been starring in a production of Boeing Boeing, Helen made her West End debut in Wicked playing Glinda the good witch; James Graeme is a founder member of the international singing group, Wall Street Crash, he has appeared in a number of West End musicals, including Phantom of The Opera and Whistle Down The Wind; Jay Benedict best known for his role as Captain John Kieffer in Foyle's War; Tammy Joelle starred in Sundowe the winning show in the BBC2TV series MACMUSICAL.

Music by John Robinson, Libretto by Roberto Trippini, Lyrics by Roberto Trippini & John Robinson, based on a play by Ron Read.

It is directed by Pat Garrett, design & costumes by Christopher Woods. Orchestration by Conor Mitchell & musical director is Tom Deering

A fictional account of the last year in the life of Ernest Hemingway. Author and Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway, battling the rigours old age, takes solace in the company of his young secretary. His wife, tolerating this liaison so as not to lose him, is aware that the secretary has a secret agenda - to become wife number five and inherit his estate.The arrival of Rex, an old school friend, adds a further complication, as he tries to secure the film rights to the life of the notorious writer. With bribery, lies and manipulation, Rex plays a dangerous game to achieve his goal, but in this suggested account of events leading to Hemingway’s death, can there be any winners?

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