Full casting has been announced for To Wong Foo The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
Peter Caulfield – most recently seen in Tammy Faye at the Almeida Theatre will play Vida Boheme, Broadway & West End actor Gregory Haney (Tina, Hamilton) will play Noxeema Jackson and Pablo Gómez Jones (In Dreams, Leeds Playhouse; Les Misérables, Mexico City) will play Chichi Rodríguez.
Joining them are Carolyn Maitland as Carol Ann, Duncan Burt as Sheriff Dollard, Alexander Kranz as Bobby Ray, Arthur Boan as Tommy Paul, Ayesha Maynard as Beulah June, Emily Ooi as Bobby Lee, Jermaine Woods as Willie Joe/John Jacob, Lee Harris as Ed Earl/Crazy Elijah, Natalie Day as Mary Lou, Scott Hunter as Billy Budd, Susie Fenwick as Clara Pearl, Samantha Bingley as Rose of Sharon, Theo Maddix as Rachel Tensions/Jimmy Jack.
Also in the cast are Jamil Abbasi and Megan Davies-Truin.
Meet the cast video
What is To Wong Foo about?
Set in 90s New York To Wong Foo tells the story of 3 Drag Queens, Vida, Noxeema and Chichi, who embark on a trip across America to attend the Drag Queen of the Year Finals in Hollywood. When their car breaks down in Middle America, their lives, as well as those in the town, are turned upside down, in this joyous, heartfelt and high camp musical extravaganza!
The 1995 film, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, which has become a cult-classic, featured an all-star cast including Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Robin Williams and Ru Paul.
Who’s creating To Wong Foo in the UK
To Wong Foo The Musical has direction by Douglas Carter Beane, choreography by Jane McMurtrie musical supervision by Brad Simmons, set design by Katie Lias, costume design by Gregory Gale, wig design by Bobbie Zlotnik, make up design by Andrew Sotomayor, sound design by Sam Glossop, lighting design by Jack Weir, video design by Dan Light, musical direction by Andrew Hilton, associate direction by Joseph Houston, intimacy coordination and fight direction by Haruka Kurado, associate costume design by Rachel Tansey and casting by Sarah Leung. The artwork is designed by FEAST Creative with videography by Umbrella Rooms.
To Wong Foo The Musical runs from 21 October – 17 December 2023 at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester