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Seussical - final casting announced

David Hunter

Casting Update

FINAL casting has been announced for the new London production of Seussical, which runs at the Arts Theatre from December 4, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

Joining the previously announced David Hunter as Horton the Elephant are: Kirsty Marie Ayers (Gertrude McFuzz), Jessica Parker (Mazie La Bird), Clark Devlin (Jojo), Natalie Green (Sour Kangaroo), Joe Morrow (The Cat in the Hat), Philip Scutt, Joe McCourt and Mathew Waters (Wickersham Brothers) and Amy Punter, Tanya Shields and Jennifer Low (Bird Girls).

Previously Posted: David Hunter, a semi-finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ITV1 search for Jesus for his arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, is to star as Horton the Elephant in the new London production of Seussical, which runs at the Arts Theatre from December 4, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

Seussical, described as a colourful Broadway musical set in the fantastical, bombastical and songtastical world of Dr. Seuss, is being presented at the Arts Theatre in a new Theatre for Young Audiences version.

David Hunter trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and graduated from the Acting course in 2006. During his time at LIPA, and seeking a musical outlet, he joined a local band and began writing and recording original music. But what started as a bit of fun, suddenly became a full time commitment, when the band were signed and immediately set to work creating their debut album.

Recorded with the producers responsible for The Rolling Stones and The Who, the album eventually led to huge support slots, playing alongside The Feeling, Scouting For Girls and finally McFly on their full UK arena tour. During this time, Hunter fronted the band as they performed in front of 200,000 people in every major arena in Britain.

After completing their own headline tour, the band decided to call it a day and Hunter returned to acting. He appeared in new musicals Pub and Spinach at The Royal Exchange in Manchester, before joining One Man, Two Guvnors at The National Theatre and the Adelphi Theatre.

Further casting has yet to be announced.

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