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Cast and creative team announced for Orfeus: A House Music Opera at the Young Vic

Orfeus: A House Music Opera

Casting news

KWAME Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, has announced the complete cast and creative team for Nmon Ford’s Orfeus: A House Music Opera.

Blurring the lines of opera, house music and theatre into a timeless version of Ovid’s legend, the show makes its world premiere at the Young Vic (Main House), directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical) from April 11 to May 30, 2020.

Set in the near future, this unique production sees Orfeus confront his true nature to save the beautiful poet Euridice from his father Pluto, the fascist ruler of a dystopian empire.

Joining previously announced award-winning baritone Nmon Ford are: Gianni Arancio (Thriller Live, UK Tour, John Barrowman, UK Tour), Bernadette Bangura (Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican, Sunset Boulevard, UK Tour), Franc D’Ambrosio (The Phantom of the Opera – ‘World’s Longest-Running Phantom’ for more than a decade – Godfather III, Paramount Film)…

…Grace Farrell (Les Miserables, West End), Fiona Finsbury (La Bohème, Hampstead Garden Opera, The Phantom of the Opera, West End), Nathan Kiley (Chicago, West End, Acclaimed Drag Cabaret Artist Topsie Redfern), Fabiane Leame (UK Dance Elite Champion Title 2017) and Shaq Taylor (Girl from the North Country, West End, Hadestown, National Theatre).

The production has costume design by acclaimed Savile Row designer Ozwald Boateng, choreography by dancer and performer Shay Barclay and musical direction by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell (Small Island, A Taste of Honey, National Theatre).

They join the previously announced creative team: Nmon Ford (words, music and libretto), Charles Randolph-Wright (director), Leslie Travers (set design), Aideen Malone (lighting) and Richard Brooker (sound design). Casting is by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.

Tickets: £10 – £43. To book, visit

Audio Described Performance: May 12 at 7.30pm.

Captioned Performance: May 21 at 7.30pm.