Olivier award-winning actress Rebecca Trehearn will star in RAGS at the Hope Mill Theatre.

The production is new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical RAGS, and will see Trehearn play Rebecca, a Russian immigrant who travels to America with her son, and must decide whether to stay true to her roots or adopt a new cultural identity in an attempt to ‘fit in’.

Rebecca Trehearn most recently played Charity in Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse) and Julie LaVerne in Showboat (Sheffield Crucible and West End), for which she won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Her other notable credits include Oolie/Donna in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse) opposite Katherine Kelly and Samantha Barks, Molly in Ghost (UK tour), Fantine in Les Misérables (Pimlico Opera) and Marcy in Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse).

Also in the cast are Valda Aviks, Gavin James, Sam Peggs, Jane Quinn, Michael S. Siegel, Robert Tripolino, Tim Walton, Lydia White, Lochlan White, George Varley, James Dangerfield, Emma Fraser, James Hastings and Hanna Khogali.

The heart-warming and powerful musical has a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and music by Charles Strouse (Annie).

The production will be directed by Bronagh Lagan with musical direction and new orchestrations by Nick Barstow, choreography by Grant Murphy, set design by Gregor Donnelly, costume design by Maggie Harwood, lighting design by Derek Anderson, sound design by James Nicholson.

RAGS is booking from 2 March 2019 until 6 April 2019 at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester.