More casting has been announced for the world premiere production of The Time Traveller’s Wife in London’s West End.
Joining previously announced stars David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Henry and Clare will be will be Tim Mahendran as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe as Charisse and Ross Dawes as Henry’s Dad. Further casting is to be announced.
Tim Mahendran played the regular role of Nelly in Channel 4’s comedy The Horne Section last year and previously appeared in Channel 4’s Stath Lets Flats. He made his professional debut in Spring Awakening, directed by Luke Sheppard, before playing Raj in The Midnight Children for Chichester Festival Theatre and Francois in the original cast of & Juliet in the West End.
Hiba Elchikhe’s credits include Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End & LA), Millennials (The Other Palace), Secretary in Lift (Southwark Playhouse), Brooklyn in Brooklyn The Musical (Greenwich Theatre), Fiver (Southwark Playhouse), Antony & Cleopatra (National Theatre), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Australia), Mrs Santiago/Understudy Molly in Ghost the Musical (Asia) and The Sound Of Music: Live (ITV).
Ross Dawes can currently be seen in Disney’s Newsies at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. His West End credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Girl from the North Country, the original cast of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Shrek the Musical, Passion, Spamalot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starlight Express and Saturday Night Fever.
The show will open at the Apollo Theatre in London, running from 7 October 2023 to 30 March 2024.
Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller’s Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics.
The shows’s book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics).
The show is billed as a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years.
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