Rehearsal photos have dropped by the Theatre Royal Bath for their major new musical Roman Holiday.
The show is based on the much-loved 1953 Hollywood movie starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn; and in this new musical their roles are taken by Michael Xavier (My Fair Lady, Sunset Boulevard) as American journalist Joe, and Rebecca Collingwood as young Princess Ann.
The cast also includes Richenda Carey as Countess, Adrian der Gregorian as Irving, Tania Mathurin as Francesca, Tim Frances as Hennessy, and Gabrielle Cocca, Francis Dee, Maya de Faria, Joshua Gibbons, Heather Jackson, Ediz Mahmut, Max Mirza, Mia Mullarkey, Jesus Reyes Ortiz, Josh Patel-Foster, George Renshaw, and Ollie Selwood.
Directed by Olivier Award winner Jeremy Sams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and adapted by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake (White Christmas), the songs in the musical are unforgettable Cole Porter classics, including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day.
The creative team also includes Choreography by Matt Cole and Jane McMurtie, Set and Costume design by Francis O’Connor, Lighting design by Mark Henderson, Sound design by Tom Marshall, and Casting by Ginny Schiller CDG.
Roman Holiday plays the Theatre Royal Bath from 10 June to 1 July 2023. There’s no current news of a West End transfer for the show – but we have everything crossed!