The Almeida’s new show Tammy Faye – A New Musical starts previews tonight, 14 October 2022, in London
That’s a day later than previously scheduled. The show is running at the Almeida to 3 December 2022.
Almeida has dropped a new behind-the-scenes video of the cast’s first sitzprobe rehearsal with the full band.
Tammy Faye – A New Musical stars Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful) as Tammy Faye and Tony Award-nominee and Broadway star Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Girls), as her husband Jim.
Other cast includes Olivier Award-nominee Zubin Varla (Fun Home) as Jerry Falwell, Kelly Agbowu, Amy Booth-Steel, Ashley Campbell, Peter Caulfield, Danny Collins, Richard Dempsey, Fred Haig, Georgia Louise, Robyn Rose, Nicholas Rowe, Martin Sarreal, Steve John Shepherd and Gemma Sutton.
The show has an amazing pedigree, with Elton John (Disney’s The Lion King) writing the music for the show, lyrics by Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, and a book by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter James Graham (Best of Enemies, Ink, BBC’s Sherwood).
The Almeida recently also dropped a behind-the-scenes video of rehearsals, including Katie and Andrew singing songs from the show.
The musical looks at the true story of rise and fall of US TV evangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, who revolutionised religion in America, preaching to millions 24 hours a day.
Directed by Almeida artistic director Rupert Goold, other creatives on the show include Choreographer Lynne Page, Designer Bunny Christie, Costume Designer Katrina Lindsay, Lighting Designer Neil Austin and Sound Designer Bobby Aitken.
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