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Death Takes A Holiday - cast changes announced

James Gant and Ken Christiansen

Casting news

CAST changes have been announced for the European première production of the musical Death Takes A Holiday, which continues at Charing Cross Theatre until Saturday, March 4, 2017.

From today (Monday, February 13, 2017), James Gant will take over in the central role of Death from Chris Peluso, who is leaving the production as planned for the UK tour of Funny Girl.

Gant played Etches in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre); Mr Bumble in Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Rohna and Zinnowitz in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); and was cover Javert in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre).

Gant’s current role of manservant Fidele will now be played by Ken Christiansen, who has been shortlisted twice as Best Supporting Male Performance in the 2016 Offies for The Fix and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

Death Takes A Holiday also features Zoë Doano and Gay Soper, Kathryn Akin, Anthony Cable, Trudi Camilleri, Scarlett Courtney, Sophie-May Feek, Mark Inscoe, Matthew McDonald, Ashley Stillburn, Samuel Thomas and Helen Turner

In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.

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