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‘What’s New Pussycat?’ / Casting announced for new Tom Jones musical

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere production of What’s New Pussycat? with Dominic Andersen set to lead the cast as Tom Jones.

Andersen has appeared in the West End productions of Heathers, The Rocky Horror Show and Mamma Mia! He recently portrayed Robin Hood in The Adventures of Marion and hasjust filmed the lead in Glow and Darkness.

Andersen will be joined by Bronté Barbé as Mary Western, Ashley Campbell as Mr Partridge, Julius D’Silva as Lord Allworthy, Rebekah Hinds as The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress, Harry Kershaw as William Blifil, Kelly Price as Lady Bellaston and Melanie Walters as Mrs Western.

Melanie Walters (Gavin & Stacey), Ashley Campbell (Company, West End) &Bronté Barbé (Call The Midwife)

Tom Francis, Naomi Katiyo, Lemuel Knights, David Mairs-McKenzie, Lisa Mathieson, Fallon Mondlane, Jena Pandya, Nathan Rigg, Owen Saward and Carrie Willis will make up the ensemble.

Freely inspired by the novel The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, this romantic musical comedy reimagines Fielding’s classic tale in London’s swinging sixties and sets the story to the iconic hit music of Sir Tom Jones.

What’s New Pussycat? is set to the soundtrack of Sir Tom Jones’ greatest hit songs: Green, Green Grass of Home, It’s Not Unusual, Leave Your Hat On, Delilah, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Sex Bomb and, of course, What’s New Pussycat? 

Written by the Tony Award winning Joe DiPietro (Memphis The Musical), with a stellar creative team including director Luke Sheppard and legendary choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips. The creative team also features Matt Brind (Musical Supervisor/Orchestrator); Jon Bausor (Set Design); Janet Bird (Costume Design); Akhila Krishnan (Video Design); Gareth Owen (Sound Design); Howard Hudson (Lighting Design); Annelie Powell CDG (Casting Director); Dale White (Associate Choreographer); Priya Patel Appleby (Assistant Director); and Josh Sood (Musical Director).

What’s New Pussycat? will play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 October 2021 until 14 November 2021.

Tickets are on sale now.


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