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Holy Crap - casting announced

John Addison

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Benji Sperring and the Heather Brothers’ Holy Crap. A sacrilegious new musical comedy that puts a sinful spin on evangelical television, it runs at the King’s Head Theatre from June 7 to July 8, 2017.

Heading the cast are John Addison and Arvid Larsen as Bobby and Rex respectively. They are joined by Rachel Marwood (Clarissa), Nuno Queimado (Vinnie), Letitia Hector (Destiny), Emma Salvo (God/Victoria/chorus) and Peter Bindloss (Luigi/Van Der Alt/chorus).

John Addison’s numerous theatre credits include Fred/Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre), Henry in The Go-Between (Shaftesbury Apollo), Sam Wheat in Ghost (English Theatre Frankfurt, German Premiere), Bertie in Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Max in Lend Me a Tenor (Vienna’s English Theatre), My Fair Lady (Royal Albert Hall), Don Jose in Carmen (Yvonne Arnaud), Mr Erlanson in A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory/Garrick Theatre), Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Marius in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre) and Chess/Jesus Christ Superstar (Scandinavian Arena Tours)

On television, he has appeared in Later with Jools Holland, Spitting Image, Elton John, Brundibar (as Pepicek) and Superstar.

On screen, Arvid Larsen played the lead role of Danny Puner in the feature film The Fifth Mind, directed by Naoko Tajima, and Jesus in A Day in the Life.

Arvid Larsen

He starred as Maxim de Winter in Rebecca (Stuttgart, Palladium Theatre), while in the West End, he appeared in Eurobeat at the Novello Theatre following a sell-out run with the show at the Edinburgh Festival and starred as Colin in Murderous Instincts at the Savoy Theatre.

Other roles include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (No 1 UK Tour for RUG); Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (two UK tours for Bill Kenwright); Tony in West Side Story (Norway), Artie Green in Sunset Boulevard (Rhienmann Theatre, Frankfurt); Marius in Fanny (Sadler’s Wells); and Sakura in Space Family Robinson (Pleasance, London).

Holy Crap follows the launch of Britain’s first pay-to-view religious channel as American evangelist preacher, Reverend Bobby Del La Ray persuades legendary British rock star and devout Christian, Rex Bedderman, to co-host the channel.

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