The Big Life - Theatre Royal Stratford East Casting

Casting announced for The Big Life musical at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Cast includes Gabrielle Brooks and Karl Queensborough

The Theatre Royal Stratford East in London has revealed casting for its forthcoming revival of musical The Big Life.

Directed by Tinuke Craig (Trouble in Butetown, Jitney), the show features a stellar cast including Tameka Empson (EastEnders), reprising her role as Mrs Aphrodite from the original production, plus Juliet Agnes (The Tempest, Wonder Boy) as Kathy, Danny Bailey (A Strange Loop, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Admiral/Eros, Gabrielle Brooks (Milma’s Tale, Once On This Island, Get Up, Stand Up!) as Sybil, Nathanael Campbell (Flowers For Mrs Harris, Come From Away) as Bernie, Khalid Daley (Choir Boy, Hamilton) as Dennis, Beth Elliott (Black Love) as Jacqueline/Secretary, Leanne Henlon (Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner) as Mary, Rachel John (The Secret Life of Bees, The Bodyguard) as Zulieka, Karl Queensborough (Hamilton, Sylvia) as Lennie, and Ashley Samuels (Oklahoma!, Hairspray) as Ferdy.

Completing the creative team are Jasmine Swan (Set and Costume Designer), Elliot Griggs (Lighting Designer), Emma Laxton (Sound Designer), Ian Oakley (Musical Director), Ingrid Mackinnon (Choreographer), Jacob Sparrow (Casting Director), Becky Livermore (Costume Supervisor), John Boqwana-Page (Production Manager), Vanessa Sutherland (Company Stage Manager), Emma Currie (Deputy Stage Manager), and Tayla Hunter (Assistant Stage Manager).

Further casting and musicians to be announced.

The Big Life - Casting 2024

This is the 20th anniversary production of the show, which originally premiered at Stratford East and transferred to the West End, and has music by Paul Joseph, lyrics by Paul Sirett, and a book by Paul Sirett and Tameka Empson.

The Big Life is a joyful and uplifting musical where the story of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost meets that of the Windrush generation in a fun-packed Ska musical.

The Big Life runs at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 16 February to 30 March 2024.

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