Marvellous, which runs until 26 November 2022 @sohoplace, is written by Neil Baldwin and Malcolm Clarke, and adapted for the stage by Neil Baldwin and the show’s director Theresa Heskins.
Marvellous is a joyful and inspiring true story about Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin. Growing up in the 1950’s in less enlightened times, Neil Baldwin was not expected to be a success. But Neil decided he was destined to do wonderful things and that his life was going to be marvellous. And it is.
He hitchhiked across the country, became a famous clown, got an honorary degree from Keele University, was appointed Stoke City’s legendary kit man, appeared on the Queen’s New Year Honours list and accepted a BAFTA award for the film made about his life. A friend to anyone he meets, he became a local hero and an inspiration to the world. A reminder to us all not to let anything stand in the way of your dreams, just go out and make them happen.
The show starsSuzanne Ahmet as Suzanne, Charlie Bence as Charlie, Gareth Cassidy as Gareth, Alex Frost as Alex, Michael Hugo as Real Neil, Jerone Marsh-Reid as Jerone, and Daniel Murphy as Daniel.
The creative team includes Lis Evans as Designer, Conrad Nelson Original Musical Director/ Composer, James Atherton Additional Musical Director/Composer, Beverley Norris-Edmunds Movement Director, Daniella Beattie Lighting & Projection Designer, James Earls-Davis Original Sound Designer, Alex Day Additional Sound Designer, Paul Groothuis Sound Designer for London transfer, Caroline Wilkes Associate Director, Anji Carroll CDG Casting Associate, Caroline Hetherington Vocal coach, Jenny Holford Personal Assistant to neurodiverse actors, and Patrick Molony & Chris Easton Production Management.