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Casting announced for multi award-winning musical Falsettos at The Other Palace

Laura Pitt-Pulford

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Selladoor Worldwide’s production of William Finn and James Lapine’s multi award-winning musical Falsettos, which runs at The Other Palace from August 30 to November 23, 2019.

The line up includes Natasha J Barnes (as Cordelia), Daniel Boys (Marvin), Matt Cardle (Mendel), Gemma Knight-Jones (Charlotte), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Trina) and Oliver Savile (Whizzer).

Falsettos is an hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbian neighbours.

Originally created under the spectre of the AIDS crisis, this groundbreaking musical about family dynamics manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion.

Natasha J Barnes’ stage credits include The Twilight Zone (Ambassadors Theatre), Wasted (Southwark Playhouse), Tryst (Tabard Theatre), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory/Savoy Theatre/UK Tour), Cinderella (London Palladium), American Idiot (Arts Theatre), The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Chess (Union Theatre), Snow White (Old Vic), Lend Me A Tenor (Geilgud Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Novello Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith).

Barnes’ screen credits include Doctors and Doc Martin.

Daniel Boys’ numerous stage credits include The Boys in the Band (Park Theatre/UK Tour/Vaudeville Theatre), Miss Atomic Bomb (The Other Palace), Spoonful of Sherman (Live At Zedel), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Charing Cross Theatre), Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre), Tommy in Concert (Prince Edward Theatre), Avenue Q (Gielgud Theatre/Noel Coward Theatre – winner of the 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role), I Love You Because (Landor Theatre), Grease (Victoria Palace Theatre), Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre/UK Tour), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall) and Ordinary Days and Wolfboy (Trafalgar Studios). Boys was also a contestant on Any Dream Will Do – the search for Joseph (BBC1).

Matt Cardle (pictured below) can soon be seen playing Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar at The Barbican. His other stage credits include Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre – winner of the What’s On Stage Award for Best West End Debut), and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre).

Cardle is a multi-platinum selling recording artist who has sold over 2.2 million records since winning The X Factor‘s highest-rating series ever in 2010. His debut single, When We Collide, sold over one million copies and was recently named as one of the biggest-selling singles of the past decade. The song spent three weeks at #1 and was nominated for Best British Single at the 2011 BRIT Awards. This was followed by the #6 Gary Barlow-penned Run For Your Life and the infectious duet Loving You with Spice Girl Melanie C.

Matt Cardle

Cardle has released four studio albums – Letters (2011), The Fire (2012), Porcelain (2013) and Time To Be Alive (2018). In September 2013, he performed The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face in Bali at Miss World in front of an audience of over two billion. His performance of this song was voted the third best moment in the history of The X Factor, viewed over 60 million times on YouTube.

Gemma Knight-Jones’ stage credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Piccadilly Theatre/Gielgud Theatre), The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), Sister Act (UK Tour), Hairspray (UK Tour), Been So Long (Young Vic/UK Tour), Rent (Broadway Theatre) and Ragtime (Kenneth More Theatre).

Laura Pitt-Pulford’s (pictured top) numerous stage credits include Little Miss Sunshine (Arcola Theatre), Flowers For Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Gronholm Method and Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Side Show (Southwark Playhouse), Oliver! (Leicester Curve), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – 2016 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Follies in Concert (Royal Albert Hal)l, A Little Night Music in Concert (Palace Theatre), The Light Princess (National Theatre) and Sunset Boulevard (Comedy Theatre/Watermill Theatre).

Pitt-Pulford’s screen credits include Free Rein, Doctors and Father Brown.

Oliver Savile’s stage credits include Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Knights Of The Rose (Arts Theatre), The Navigator (Phoenix Theatre), London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s State Fair (Cadogan Hall), The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Cats (UK Tour), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Mamma Mia! (International Tour) and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour).

Falsettos is directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield-Wilkinson, with designs by PJ McEvoy, lighting by Nic Farman, sound by Chris Whybrow, musical direction by Richard John, musical supervision by Mark Crossland and is produced by Selladoor Worldwide. Further casting will be announced in due course.

Read more about Falsettos.