The London production of The Choir of Man has announced a new West End cast and new booking period.
The cast have now begun rehearsals with their first performance at the Arts Theatre scheduled for 4 July.
The Choir of Man tickets can now be booked until 18 February 2024.
The new company of the West End show are Adam Bayjou (The Choir of Man – US Tour, Les Misérables – West End) as ‘The Hard Man’, Michele Maria Benvenuto (The Choir of Man – Norwegian Cruise Line, West End debut), as ‘The Maestro’, Andrew J Carter (The Choir of Man – Edinburgh Fringe, Australia, US Tour, The Phantom of the Opera – Beau Sejour Centre) as ‘The Pub Bore’, Ben Goffe (Hex – National Theatre, Snow White at the London Palladium – London Palladium) as ‘The Handyman’, Luke Conner Hall (Bat Out of Hell – International Tour, Australia/New Zealand, Peacock Theatre, QUEENZ: The Show With Balls! – Coventry, Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour) as ‘The Romantic’, Michael Hamway (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella – Gillian Lynne Theatre, Waitress – Adelphi Theatre) as ‘The Poet’, Mark Irwin (The Choir of Man – Korea, US Tour, Sydney Opera House, Norwegian Cruise Line, European Tour, The Commitments – Palace Theatre) as ‘The Barman’, Tom Miles (The Choir of Man – Norwegian Cruise Line, Arts Theatre, UK Tour, Frankenstein – Illyria) as ‘The Beast’.
Completing the company are Sam Ebenezer (The Mousetrap – St Martin’s Theatre, Cinderella – Sunderland Empire), James Hudson (Saturday Night Fever – Peacock Theatre, The Choir of Man – Sydney Opera House, European, Australian & USA Tour), Peter Lawrence (The Choir of Man – UK Tour & International Venues, Peter originated the role of the Beast as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Niall Woodson (West End debut).
The on-stage band has Emmanuel Nana Kwasi Bonsu on drums, Jack Hartigan on guitar, Darius Luke Thompson on violin and Sam Tookey on bass.
The show is an uplifting celebration of community and friendship, featuring 90 minutes of feel-good, foot-stomping entertainment with songs and music from artists including Queen, Luther Vandross, Sia, Paul Simon, Adele, Guns & Roses, Avicii and Katy Perry.
The Choir of Man is created by Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay, written by Ben Norris and directed by Nic Doodson.
Nic Doodson said, “We’re absolutely delighted to extend the opening hours of The Choir of Man in the West End. Since first opening at the Arts Theatre in 2021, it’s come to be a real home for us and we love opening the doors to The Jungle, our onstage pub, and welcoming everyone in to share an evening of stories, song and of course, a beer or two. The new company that will be the landlords of The Jungle are an incredible group of performers and we can’t wait for not only our regulars but also our new visitors to see them every night!“