Full casting has been announced for The Great British Bake Off Musical coming to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre in February 2023.
Haydn Gwynne (Anything Goes, Billy Elliot the Musical, TV: The Crown, The Windsors) joins the principal line-up alongside previously announced West End and Broadway star John Owen-Jones. The four-time Olivier Award-nominee and BAFTA-nominee will play Pam Lee the iconically stylish, sharp-tongued judge.
Also joining the principal cast are former Pop Idol contestant turned West End singing sensation Zoe Birkett (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Bodyguard) as one half of the comedy presenter duo Kim; and, rising star Grace Mouat best known for her role in the original SIX (Cinderella, Legally Blonde will play contestant Izzy.
New cast members announced today include: Georgie Westall (A Christmas Carol, Rocky Horror Show), Stuart Hickey (Come From Away, Grandpa’s Great Escape) and Jamil Abbasi, making his West End debut, who join as understudies and Aanya Shah, Amelie Rouse and Maisy Mein will share the child role of Lily.
Previously announced cast members include many of the original cast reprising their performances: John Owen Jones (Les Misèrables, The Phantom of the Opera) as he returns for his starring role as Phil Hollinghurst, the esteemed blue-eyed, silver-fox judge, along with Scott Paige (The Addams Family, Nativity!), Claire Moore (Mary Poppins, The Girls, The King & I), Cat Sandison (Evita, We Will Rock You), Charlotte Wakefield (The Boy In The Dress, Crazy For You, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Damian Humbley (Merrily We Roll Along, Hedda Gabler), Jay Saighal (Hedda Gabler, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III), Michael Cahill (Martin Guerre, Les Misérables, Starlight Express, Joseph), making his West End debut Aharon Rayner, Louis Gaudencio (Aladdin, Our Teacher’s a Troll), Gabriella Stylianou also making her West End debut and Annette Yeo (Love Never Dies, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!).
Inspired by the TV show, The Great British Bake Off Musical follows the amateur bakers as they seek to impress the judges and battle their way to be crowned Star Baker. The audience are taken on a rollercoaster of a journey with memorable songs and dance as the bakers face trials, tribulations and baking failures, bringing them together in a story of friendship and romance along the way.
The Great British Bake Off was co-created by Anna Beattie and Richard McKerrow. The original creative team includes: choreographer Georgina Lamb, set, costume and cake designer Alice Power, lighting designer Ben Cracknell, sound designer Ben Harrison, orchestrator Tom Curran, musical supervisor Mark Collins, and casting director Jim Arnold CDG.
The Great British Bake Off Musical will run at the Noel Coward Theatre in London for 12 weeks only, from 25 February to 13 May 2023.