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The Braille Legacy - final casting announced

Casting news

FINAL casting has been announced for the world première of a major new musical The Braille Legacy, which runs at Charing Cross Theatre from April 24 (previews from April 10) to June 24, 2017.

Joining previously announced Olivier Award nominated Jérôme Pradon, whose West End credits include the UK premiere of the musical Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Guillaume in Martin Guerre, Chris in Miss Saigon, Javert in Les Miserables, and Judas in the Emmy-winning video of Jesus Christ Superstar, are:

Jason Broderick (Godspell, UK tour, Anna Nicole – The Opera, Royal Opera House); Taite-Elliot Drew (My Lands Shore, Ye Olde Rose N Crown Theatre); Will Haswell (Jersey Boys, West End, Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, UK tour); Lottie Henshall (Doctors, BBC1); Sarah-Marie Maxwell (She Loves Me, Menier Chocolate Factory, Top Hat, UK tour)…

…Matthew McDonald (Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre, Allegro, Southwark Playhouse); Kate Milner-Evans (Showboat, West End, Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera); Janet Mooney (Les Miserables and Love Never Dies, West End); Ceili O’Connor (Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse, Evita, UK tour)…

…Michael Remick (Dirty Dancing and The Sound of Music, West End); Ashley Stillburn (Corrado in Death Takes A Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables West End); and Jack Wolfe (making his professional stage debut as Louis Braille).

A child cast features Guillermo Bedward, Thomas Brown, Tallulah Byrne, Beau Cripps, Ilan Galkoff, Honey Harrison-Maw, Eliz Hassan, Megan Haynes, Zachary Loonie, Mimi Slinger, Ophir Fifi Tal and William Thompson.

The Braille Legacy is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world.

The Braille Legacy is directed by Thom Southerland, with musical supervision and orchestrations by Simon Lee, musical direction by Toby Higgins, choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Tim Shortall, lighting by Tim Lutkin, costume design by Jonathan Lipman and sound by Andrew Johnson. Associate Director is Rupert Hands.

Read more about The Braille Legacy.