Rehearsal pictures are in for In Dreams – the new Roy Orbison musical from & Juliet creatives – director Luke Shepherd and writer David West Read.
First announced late last year, the new show features music legend Roy Orbison’s most iconic songs.
In Dreams will begin performances at Leeds Playhouse on 3 July, running to 5 August 2023.
The show is also making its North American debut this autumn, playing Toronto’s CAA Theatre from September to December 2023.
The story centres on the former lead singer of a country rock band who, at a critical moment in her life, throws a party in a family-run Mexican restaurant to reconnect with old friends, while keeping her deeper motivations a secret.
As previously announced Tony Award-winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), stars in the lead role, alongside West End favourite Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, & Juliet, We Will Rock You, Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots) and Noël Sullivan (Hear’Say, School of Rock).
The cast also includes Manuel Pacific (West Side Story, City of Angels), Gabriela García (A Streetcar Named Desire, West Side Story), Sian Reese-Williams (Craith, Emmerdale), Alma Cuervo, Richard Trinder, Leon Craig, Mark Peachey, Fabiola Ocasio, Hannah Ducharme, and Pablo Gómez.
The band features Patrick Hurley – Music Director/Keys, Steve Bramwell – Guitar, David Keech – Percussion, Rachel Steadman – Violin/Viola and Gordon Davidson – Electric Bass/Double Bass.
The show is written by Emmy and Golden Globe-winner David West Read, who was a writer and Executive Producer on Schitt’s Creek, and wrote & Juliet.
Alongside David West Read and Luke Sheppard in the creative team are Choreographer Fabian Aloise (Evita, Bring It On, Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder); Set Design by Arnulfo Maldonado (A Strange Loop); Costume Design by Fay Fullerton (Mandela, The Drifters Girl); Lighting Design by Howard Hudson (& Juliet); Musical Supervisor Catherine Jayes (The Color Purple); Sound Designer Tom Marshall; Musical Director Patrick Hurley; Video Designer George Reeve; Casting Director Annelie Powell CDG; Stephen Kopel Casting Director (US). Their associates include: Tania Azevedo; Associate Director; Paris Green Associate Choreographer; Oscar Escobedo Associate Designer (US); Verity Sadler Associate Designer (UK); Laura Hunt Costume Supervisor; Callum Wills Sound Associate; and Alice Walters Casting Assistant.
Photos by Pamela Raith.