John Owen-Jones and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt will join Frances Ruffelle in Michael John LaChiusa’s musical The Wild Party.

Drew McOnie will direct and choreograph the show which will be the first production in The Other Palace formerly known as the St James Theatre.

Welsh musical theatre star John Owen-Jones is best known for his portrayals of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and of The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt is known for musicals In the Heights and Murder Ballad, which just finished its runs at the West End’s Arts Theatre.

The cast is completed by Simon Thomas, Donna McKechnie, Dex Lee, Ako Mitchell, Gloria Obianyo, Genesis Lynea, Melanie Bright, Lizzy Connolly, Steven Serlin, Sebastian Torkia, Bronté Barbé and Tiffany Graves.

McOnie’s recent credits include Strictly Ballroom at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre, and Jekyll and Hyde at the Old Vic Theatre.

Set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920’s excess, The Wild Party tells the story of one wild evening shared by Queenie (Ruffelle) and Burrs (Owen-Jones), a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown.

The Wild Party runs from 11 February 2017 until 1 April 2017 at The Other Palace Theatre.

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