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Full casting announced for new immersive production of Zorro The Musical

Benjamin Purkiss. Photo credit: Sam Mackay.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the new immersive production of Zorro The Musical. Directed by Christian Durham, it runs at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from March 14 to April 18, 2020.

The line up includes Antony Costa (as Garcia), Alex Gibson-Giorgio (Ramon), Emma Kingston (Luisa), Genevieve Nicole (Inez), Kit Orton (Don Alejandro) and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro.

The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.

Antony Costa is best known as a member of the chart-topping boyband Blue. Most recently on stage he starred in the 2019 Rock of Ages UK tour. Previous stage credits include A Judgement In Stone, Save The Last Dance For Me (Bill Kenwright Productions), Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre) and Boogie Nights (UK tour). He has also appeared on TV in Holby City and Casualty.

Alex Gibson-Giorgio’s stage credits include Aria Entertainment’s recent production of RAGS The Musical (Park Theatre), Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim (Chapel off Chapel), Yank (Understudy Productions), Mamma Mia! (Australian Tour) and Anything Goes (Opera Australia).

Emma Kingston starred as Eva Peron in Evita (2017-18 international tour), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Vanessa in In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre). Further stage credit includes Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour) and Grease (UK Tour).

Emma Kingston. Photo credit: Wolf Marloh.

Genevieve Nicole’s musical credits include Guys & Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Spamalot in the West End, UK tours of Hairspray, Chicago, The Producers, Miracle on 34th Street and White Christmas, and previously at the Hope Mill in Pippin.

Kit Orton’s theatre credits include Tom (UK Tour 2014/2016), Spamalot (UK Tour/West End), Oliver!, Spend Spend Spend, Martin Guerre (Watermill Theatre) and Dickens Abridged (Arts Theatre).

Benjamin Purkiss recently performed as the alternate Strat in the original West End cast of the Evening Standard Award and BBC Radio 2 Audience Award-winning Bat Out Of Hell The Musical (Dominion Theatre/ Manchester Opera House). His other stage credits include Broken Wings (The Other Palace), Macheath in The Beggar’s Opera (William Christie and Les Arts Florissants) and Allegro (Southwark Playhouse).

With music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, lyrics by Stephen Clark and a book by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, Zorro is inspired by the 2005 fictional biography of the same name written by Isabel Allende.

Read more about Zorro The Musical.

Image: Top – Benjamin Purkiss. Photo credit: Sam Mackay. Bottom – Emma Kingston. Photo credit: Wolf Marloh.