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Allegro - production images released

The cast of Allegro

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

PRODUCTION images have been released for the professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Haunting new images have been released of Gary Tushaw as Joseph Taylor, Jr in the eagerly awaited professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro. To view them, click here.

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Previously Posted: Casting and creatives have been announced for the professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, which runs at Southwark Playhouse (The Large) from August 11 (previews from August 5) to September 10, 2016.

The line up includes Katie Bernstein (Mrs Henderson Presents and Urinetown, West End) as Emily West; Emily Bull (Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd, ENO, Les Misérables, West End) as Jennie Brinker; David Delve (Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse) as Ned Brinker; Julia J Nagle (Dirty Dancing, West End and on tour, Company, Southwark Playhouse) as Marjorie Taylor; Dylan Turner (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Chariots of Fire and Rock Of Ages, West End) as Charlie Townsend; Susan Travers (State Fair, Trafalgar Studios) as Grandma Taylor; Gary Tushaw (Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd, ENO) as Joseph Taylor Jr; and Steve Watts (Chariots Of Fire, West End, The Mikado, Charing Cross Theatre) as Dr Taylor.

They are joined by Cassandra McCowan, Matthew McDonald, Louise Olley, Benjamin Purkiss, Jacqueline Tate, Samuel Thomas, Leah West and Matthew Woodyatt.

The full creative team are: Director Thom Southerland, Orchestrator Mark Cumberland, Musical Director Dean Austin, Choreographer Lee Proud, Set Designer Anthony Lamble, Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman, Lighting Designer Derek Anderson, Sound Designer Andrew Johnson, Producer & Casting Director Danielle Tarento.

In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr.

Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe – through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about, ultimately learning the most important lessons of all – the value of family, that money isn’t everything and that home really is where the heart is.

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