The Third Man musical casting announced for Menier Chocolate Factory including Sam Underwood

The Menier Chocolate Factory in London has revealed initial casting for its forthcoming musical adaptation of The Third Man, directed by Trevor Nunn.

The world premiere production of this new musical will star Sam Underwood (Madame Secretary, Dexter, Homeland, Fear of the Walking Dead, The Following, Dynasty) as Holly Martins.

He is joined by Edward Baker-Duly as Calloway, Simon Bailey as Crabbit, Natalie Dunne as Anna, Derek Griffiths as The Porter, Jonathan Andrew Hume as Paine, Rachel Izen as The Porter’s Wife, Gary Milner as Kurtz, Harry Morrison as Popescu, and Alan Vicary as Dr Winkel.

The Third Man starts at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 10 June, playing to 9 September 2023.

Based on the classic 1949 British film written by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed, the show boasts music by George Fenton (Mrs Henderson Presents), a book by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons DangereusesGod of Carnage), and lyrics by Don Black (Bonnie and Clyde, Tell Me on a Sunday).

Joining Trevor Nunn in the creative team are: Set and Costume Design: Paul Farnsworth; Lighting Design: Emma Chapman; Sound Design: Gregory Clarke; Orchestrations: Jason Carr; Musical Supervision and Direction: Tamara Saringer; and Movement and Choreography: Rebecca Howell.

The Third Man is part of a season of three musicals playing at the Menier this year, and is followed by the world première of new Ben Elton musical Close Up – The Twiggy Musical, and a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.

Currently playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory is Marjorie Prime, starring Anne Reid, which finishes this week on 6 May 2023.

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