Rehearsal photos have come in for the new musical adaptation of The Third Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.
Directed by Trevor Nunn, the musical stars Sam Underwood (Madame Secretary, Dynasty) as Holly Martins, with 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 ensemble is completed by Chanice Alexander-Burnett, Craig Bartley, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Leah Harris, Aly Merali, Tom Sterling, Samantha Thomas, and Tim Walton.
The high-pedigree creators of the show are George Fenton (Mrs Henderson Presents) writing the music, a book by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), and lyrics by Don Black (Bonnie and Clyde, Tell Me on a Sunday).
The Third Man is based on the classic 1949 British film noir by Graham Greene, about an American who arrives in Vienna to accept a job with his friend, Harry Lime, only to learn that Lime has died. Viewing his death as suspicious, he elects to stay in Vienna and investigate.
The show’s creative team also includes 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 playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 10 June to 9 September 2023.