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Casting announced for Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe

Cruel Intentions. Photo by Darren Bell.

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for the UK premiere of hit US musical Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical. Produced at the Edinburgh Fringe by the team behind West End hit Heathers The Musical, it will run from Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Fuelled by passion and seduced by revenge, gorgeous, glamorous, hedonistic Manhattan step-siblings Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil bet on destroying an innocent girl.

The show is set to a pumping beat of ‘90s pop classics – all performed live – including Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn, I Saw the Sign by Ace of Base, Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love to You, NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye, Britney Spears’ Sometimes, R.E.M’s Losing My Religion, Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve and many more.

The cast includes:

Dominic Andersen as Sebastian Valmont. Andersen played Ram in the West End premiere of Heathers and Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show. He has just filmed Netflix’s The Crown, playing Camilla’s boyfriend.

Rebecca Gilhooley as Kathryn Merteuil. Gilhooley appeared alongside Sting in the UK premiere of his Broadway musical, The Last Ship.

Evelyn Hoskins as Cecile Caldwell. Hoskins received rave reviews as Carrie White in Carrie the Musical (Southwark Playhouse) and played Bonnie in Bonnie & Clyde (The Other Palace).

Scott Hunter as Blaine Tuttle. Hunter was named Best Newcomer in the Manchester Theatre Awards and Offie nominated Best Actor as Stu in Yank! the Musical.

Sophie Isaacs as Annette Hargrove. Isaacs appeared in the West End in Heathers (as Heather McNamara), Kinky Boots and Made in Dagenham.

Dean John-Wilson as Greg McConnell. John-Wilson played Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre) and Lun-Tha in The King and I (London Palladium).

Ashley Samuels as Ronald Clifford. Samuels appeared in the West End as Stevie Wonder in Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre) and The Doctor in The Book of Mormon.

Gemma Salter as Bunny Caldwell. Salter played Joan in Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre).

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical is based on the cult Hollywood film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair that cleverly reimagined the soulless aristocrats of classic 18th-century French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses as vapid, sexy, depraved upper-class Manhattan teens.

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Hair, Rain Man, Pippin, Aspects of Love) and has choreography by Gary Lloyd (Heathers, Thriller Live, Carrie the Musical), design by Lee Newby (Labour of Love, The View Upstairs), musical direction by Sarah Morrison (Club Mex, Soho Cinders), sound by Dan Samson and casting by Debbie O’Brien.

This 2019 UK premiere is being produced in the Palais du Variété Spiegeltent at Assembly George Square Gardens by Bill Kenwright, who recently produced Heathers The Musical to great success in the West End.