Casting has been announced for the London premiere of cult musical Side Show.
Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the musical which runs at Southwark Playhouse this October
Dearman (Daisy) is best known for being the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked, whilst her recent theatre credits include Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (UK Tour) and Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall).
Pitt-Pulford (Violet) was recently seen in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) for which she was received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other credits include Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible) and Oliver! (Leicester Curve).
Side Show is inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton who make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show. When spotted by a talent agent, they find fame and soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time.
The production premiered on Broadway in 1997, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards; Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.
Featuring a score by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and lyrics by Bill Russell, the production will be directed by Hannah Chissick, with choreography by Matthew Cole, design by takis and sound design by Dan Simpson.
Further casting is yet to be announced.
Side Show runs from 21 October 2016 until 3 December 2016 at Southwark Playhouse.