The West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has set a new premiere date, with the show officially scheduled to open on 20 January 2022 at the Piccadilly Theatre. Moulin Rouge! has been in previews since 12 November 2021 however Producers have been forced to cancel numerous performances due to positive covid cases amongst the large cast and crew. In an attempt to keep the show on the road, Producers had even flown in cast from the US.
Whilst theatre critics will have their say on 20 January early reports from audience members via social media has been overwhelmingly positive and we anticipate it featuring heavily in the upcoming awards season. Tickets for the show are in high demand.
Based on Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows a bohemian writer who falls for a dazzling, entrancing courtesan in the Moulin Rouge in Paris. This musical is directed by Tony® nominee Alex Timbers with a book by Tony® winner John Logan and featuring some of the most iconic songs of the last thirty years.
The cast for the West End production is led by Liisi LaFontaine (Dreamgirls) as Satine, Jamie Bogyo (making his West End debut) as Christian and Clive Carter (Come From Away) as Harold Zidler.
The principal casting also features Simon Bailey (Heathers) as The Duke, Jason Pennycooke (Hamilton) and Elia Lo Tauro (On Your Feet) as the Bohemians Toulouse-Lautrec and Santiago.
The club’s famed entertainers known as the ‘Lady Ms’ are played by Sophie Carmen Jones as Nini, Zoe Birkett as Arabia, Jonny Bishop as Baby Doll and Timmika Ramsay as La Chocolat.
The full company is completed by Femi Akinfolarin, Robson Broad, Ian Carlyle, Jonathan Cordin, Anthony Cragg, Katie Ella Dunsden, Adam Gillian, Luke Jackson, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Georgia Morgan, Melissa Nettleford, Ian Oswald, Craig Ryder, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Katie Singh, Ope Sowande, Tanisha Spring, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Amy Thornton, Misty May Tindall, Jon Tsouras, Tommy Wade-Smith and Lily Wang.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is currently booking until 28 May 2022 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Tickets from £30.