Chichester Festival Theatre has released production photos of Local Hero, which is now playing in the venue’s Minerva Theatre.
Bill Forsyth’s famous 1983 movie in which a Texas oil tycoon comes to a small Scottish fishing village with plans to build a massive oil refinery is given a dazzling stage makeover under the direction of Daniel Evans and designer Frankie Bradshaw.
This heart-warming musical comedy has been adapted for the stage by Bill Forsyth and David Greig (Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax) and features original music from Mark Knopfler of the British rock band Dire Straits.
Gabriel Ebert plays ambitious Texas oil tycoon, Mac, alongside lead cast Lillie Flynn, Paul Higgins, Hilton McRae and Jay Villiers. Ali Craig, Rachael Kendall Brown, Jackie Morrison, Rodney Earl Clarke, Julie Cullen, Liz Ewing, Murray Fraser, Craig Hunter, Joshua Manning, and Betty Valencia complete the cast.
The creative team includes Sasha Milavic Davies (choreography), Paule Constable with Ryan Day (lighting), Paul Arditti (sound), Richard John (musical direction), Dave Milligan (orchestration), Ash J Woodward (video design), Charlotte Sutton CDG (casting) and Jim Carnahan CSA (casting). Photos are by Manuel Harlen.
Local Hero is playing in the Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre until 19 November 2023.