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FTPS announce casting for 2018 festival

From Page To Stage (FTPS) has announced full casting for their forthcoming new musicals featured in the 2018 festival.

The 37-strong company will each feature in one of the seven brand new musicals at the 2018 festival which returns for a sixth year from September at London’s Southwark Playhouse

Leading the cast of The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit is Felix Mosse (Aspects of Love) who will be joined by: Barry James (Beauty and the Beast); Beverley Klein (Fiddler on the Roof); Jessie May (Mamma Mia!); Rebecca Bolton (Spring Awakening); Gavin James (Sweeney Todd); Nicholas Mclean (The Book of Mormon); Cornelius Clarke (The Beaux’ Stratagem) and Jake Small (Mamma Mia!).

The full cast for Cult! includes: Genevieve Nicole (Guys and Dolls); Ashley Samuels (Fun Home,); Michael Storrs (The 39 Steps); Janet Kumah (The Bodyguard the Musical); Laura Mansell (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert); Josie Kemp (Les Misérables); Robbie Shepherd-White (Once) and Miles Western (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

To Paint The Earth’s cast includes: Fred Haig (Follies); Natalie Dunne (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens); Rose Shalloo (The Selfish Giant); Michele Moran (Into the Woods); Gary Tushaw (Les Misérables); Lauren Lebowitz (Footloose); Sam Peggs (Sunset Boulevard); Dale Rapley (Wicked); Simon Oskarsson (Return to the Forbidden Planet); Kai Spellman  (Imogen); Lottie Johnson (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Ashley Knight (Frontier of Farce, Grand Hotel).

The remaining musicals, Villages, Benjamin Button, Smoke and Never Change, will be performed by a repertory cast as part of a showcase evening directed by Bronagh Lagan, with musical direction by Marcus Adams.

The cast includes: Simbi Akande (Ghost); Rosemary Ashe (The Phantom of the Opera); David Bardsley (The Grinning Man); Will Carey (It’s Only Life); Adam Linstead (Les Misérables); Emma Salvo (The Toxic Avenger,); Lawrence Smith (All The Angels) and Benjamin Stratton (The Navigator, Boxed).

The musicals will run from 11 September until 18 September 2018 at Southwark Playhouse, London.


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