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Ragtime The Musical - casting announced

Louisa Lydell

Update by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CASTING has been announced for the Landor Theatre revival of Ragtime The Musical, which runs from Thursday, September 1 to Saturday, October 8, 2011.

Playing Mother, Sarah and Coalhouse will be Louisa Lydell, Rosalind James and Kurt Kansley respectively.

They will be joined by Lauren Alexandra, Craig Rhys Barlow, John Barr, Emma Beckford, Jamie Birkett , Patsy Blower, Alexander Evans, Graham Hoadly, Michaela Cartmell-Hull, Daniel Jacob, Ashleigh Jones, David McMullan, Leo Miles, Aston New, Hollie O’Donoghue and Judith Paris.

Louisa Lydell has appeared in numerous West End musicals, including Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia!, Fame and Blood Brothers (as Mrs Lyons).

Rosalind James has just starred in Hair in Holland for Thriller Live director Gary Lloyd. She also played Eponine in the recent international tour of Les Miserables as well as appearing in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2. Her West End credits include Gone With the Wind and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Kurt Kansley was understudy Simba and Banzai in The Lion King in both Australia and the West End. His other musical theatre credits include Hair (as Leroy), Grand Hotel (Jimmy), Rent and Show Boat.

Based on the novel by E L Doctorow, Terrence McNally’s script weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life.

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The Hired Man continues at the Landor Theatre until August 27, 2011.