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Titanic - casting announced

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for the European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Titanic, which runs at Southwark Playhouse for a 6-week season from July 31 (previews from July 26) to August 31, 2013.

Philip Rham, who appeared in the same creative team’s acclaimed production of the musical Parade at Southwark Playhouse, will play Titanic Captain E. J. Smith.

Simon Green, who has just finished playing M. André in the UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera, is J. Bruce Ismay, Director of the White Star Line.

Greg Castiglioni, Paul in Company at Southwark Playhouse and Magaldi in Michael Grandage’s West End production of Evita, is Thomas Andrews, the ship’s architect.

Celia Graham, who starred as Christine in both The Phantom of the Opera and its sequel, Love Never Dies, is 2nd Class passenger Alice Beane, from America.

The rest of the cast is: James Austen-Murray, Dominic Brewer, Scarlett Courtney, Matthew Crowe, Jonathan David Dudley, Grace Eccle, Oliver Hembrough, James Hume, Sion Lloyd, Claire Marlowe, Shane McDaid, Leo Miles, Nadim Naaman and Victoria Serra.

In the final hour of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and “the unsinkable ship” slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on actual characters aboard the greatest ship in the world, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations.

Titanic won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

The Southwark Playhouse production is produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland.

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