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The first West End revival of smash-hit musical Zorro

Zorro The Musical returns to the West End for a strictly limited season at Charing Cross Theatre from 2 April 2022.

Fighting for justice and freedom this red-hot and sensuous tale of the hero behind the mask is told in an immersive, thrilling and sensual new production set to the hits of the Gipsy Kings. Tickets for Zorro The Musical are now booking until 28 May 2022.

What is Zorro The Musical about?

Set in the sizzling heat of 1805’s California, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. When the danger is at its greatest, a masked crusader appears from nowhere and saves lives. Who is he? Will he be their champion?

The famous red-hot tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive, thrilling and headily sensual new production. With zealous, ‘get-on-your-feet’ music, featuring international hits by Gipsy Kings including Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music to express a fresh new tale of love, hope and courage.

Audiences will be seduced into the story and witness the thrills and spills of our hero as he battles for all he holds dear. Spanish Gypsy pride and fire runs deep throughout this explosive show with murderous encounters, immeasurable flamenco choreography and Cante jondo singing at its forefront.

Who is in the cast ofZorro The Musical?

Zorro The Musical - cast at the Charing Cross Theatre

The show stars Benjamin Purkiss (Broken Wings, Bat Out of Hell) as Diego/Zorro, Paige Fenlon (Pretty Woman, Oklahoma!) as Luisa (pictured above), alongside Alex Gibson-Giorgio (Mamma Mia!, Anything Goes) as Ramon, and Phoebe Panaretos (Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Singing in the Rain) as Inez.

The full cast line-up is Ajjaz Awad, Pete Ashmore, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Matthew Bugg, Paige Fenlon, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Lim, Phoebe Panaretos, Jessica Pardoe, Marc Pickering, Benjamin Purkiss, Stylianos Thomadakis and Hannah Woodward.

Zorro The Musical creative team

Zorro is based on the character created by American pulp fiction writerJohnston McCulley. Zorro The Musical features an original story byStephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, book & lyrics by Stephen Clark, music by The Gipsy Kings and music co-composed and adapted by John Cameron.

The production is directed by Christian Durham with choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costume design by Rosa Maggiora and musical direction and orchestrations by Nick Barstow. Sound design is by Andrew Johnson, lighting design by Matthew Haskins, fight direction by Renny Krupinski with flamenco specialist Maria Vega and accent coach Nina Zendejas. The casting director is Jane Deitch and the general manager is Chris Matanlé.

The Gipsy Kings consist of two bands of brothers: The Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchaï, André) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego). In 1987 The Gipsy Kings’ self-titled debut album introduced the world to rumba Gitano, the sound of South America’s rumba rhythm married to flamenco guitars. With Bamboleo, the Gipsy Kings scored a huge international hit. Their total album sales worldwide now exceed 18 million.


Reviews of Zorro The Musical

★★★★ "Energy, talent and excitement" - The Stage
"Benjamin Purkiss brings charm and a sweet singing voice to Diego" - i News
"Presented with flamenco flair" - The Guardian

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Show Information

Age restrictions
11+
Running time
2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 28 May 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable point during the performance.


Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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First Look Photos: Zorro The Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre
The all new production of Zorro The Musical has released production photos. The show is now playing its eight week run at the Charing Cross Theatre, starring Benjamin Purkis as Diego / Zorro and Paige Fenlon as Luisa. The full list line-up is: Benjamin Purkiss (Broken Wings, Bat Out of Hell) as Diego/Zorro, Paige Fenlon (Pretty Woman, Oklahoma!) as Luisa, Alex Gibson-Giorgio (Mamma Mia!, Anything Goes) as Ramon, Phoebe Panaretos (Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Singing in the Rain) as Inez, plus Ajjaz Awad, Pete Ashmore, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Matthew Bugg, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Lim, Jessica Pardoe, Marc Pickering, Stylianos Thomadakis and Hannah Woodward. Zorro The Musical is written by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson and features music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, with lyrics by Stephen Clark. The show is directed by Christian Durham with choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costumes by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction and orchestrations by Nick Barstow, sound design by Andrew Johnson, lighting design by Matthew Haskins, fight direction by Renny Krupinski, casting by Jane Deitch and General Manager Chris Matanlé. This famous tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive and thrilling new production. Gipsy Kings music in the show includes Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music. Photos by Pamela Raith Book tickets to Zorro The Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre, which runs until 28 May 2022. Photos of Zorro The Musical [ngg src="galleries" ids="777" display="pro_tile"]
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Zorro The Musical full cast announced for the Charing Cross Theatre
Show stars Benjamin Purkis as Diego / Zorro and Paige Fenlon as Luisa. A new production of Zorro The Musical, which kicks off an eight week run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 2 April, has announced its cast. Benjamin Purkiss (Broken Wings, Bat Out of Hell) stars as Diego/Zorro, Paige Fenlon (Pretty Woman, Oklahoma!) as Luisa, Alex Gibson-Giorgio (Mamma Mia!, Anything Goes) as Ramon, and Phoebe Panaretos (Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Singing in the Rain) as Inez. The line-up of the full cast is Ajjaz Awad, Pete Ashmore, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Matthew Bugg, Paige Fenlon, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Lim, Phoebe Panaretos, Jessica Pardoe, Marc Pickering, Benjamin Purkiss, Stylianos Thomadakis and Hannah Woodward. Zorro The Musical is written by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson and features music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, with lyrics by Stephen Clark. The show is directed by Christian Durham with choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costumes by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction and orchestrations by Nick Barstow, sound design by Andrew Johnson, lighting design by Matthew Haskins, fight direction by Renny Krupinski, casting by Jane Deitch and General Manager Chris Matanlé. This famous tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive and thrilling new production. Gipsy Kings music in the show includes Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music. Zorro The Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre runs from 2 April to 28 May 2022. The Zorro The Musical cast at the Charing Cross Theatre in London
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First London revival of ‘Zorro The Musical’ to run at Charing Cross Theatre
Zorro The Musical will return to London in the first West End revival since its UK premiere in 2008. Tickets for Zorro The Musical are now on sale. Based on the famous masked crusader character created by American pulp fiction writer Johnston McCulley, the musical stage adaptation has an original story by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson. The show features music by The Gipsy Kings with additional music co-composed and adapted by John Cameron. The story follows El Zorro or The Fox in Spanish - the son of a wealthy landowner in 19th century California who returns home from Spain at the behest of his childhood sweet heart to save the pueblo from the tyrannical hands of his foster brother.  Fighting for justice and freedom this red-hot tale of the hero behind the mask will be told in an immersive, thrilling and sensual new production at Charing Cross Theatre from 12 March 2022. Casting and full creative for the West End revival is to be announced. Zorro premiered to widespread acclaim at the Garrick Theatre in 2008 with a lead cast featuring Matt Rawle as Zorro/Diego De La Vega, Emma Williams as Luisa, Adam Levy as Ramon, Lesli Margherita as Inez, Nick Cavaliere as Sergeant Garcia, and Jonathan Newth as Don Alejandro De La Vega. It was nominated for five Olivier Awards: best new musical, best actress (Emma Williams), actor (Matt Rawle) and supporting role (Lesli Margherita) in a musical and best theatre choreographer for Rafael Amargo. Lesli Margherita won for her performance. Zorro The Musical is presented at the Charing Cross Theatre by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and John Gertz in association with Zorro USA, LLC With Bonnie Comely and Stewart F Lane. “I have always wanted to work on a re-imagined version of this brilliant and vibrant musical. I am excited to be bringing our troupe of incredible actor-musician performers to Charing Cross Theatre next Spring, performing in the round and bringing some flamenco and Spanish flair to everyone’s seats.” said Katy Lipson. The London revival will be directed by Christian Durham with choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costume design by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction and and orchestrations by Nick Barstow, sound design by Andrew Johnson, lighting design by Matthew Haskins and fight direction by Renny Krupinski with flamenco specialist Maria Vega and accent coach Nina Zendejas. The casting director is Jane Deitch and the general manager is Chris Matanlé. Zorro The Musical is booking from 12 March 2022 until 8 May 2022 at Charing Cross Theatre, London.
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ZORRO REVIEW
So this is Zorro, or more correctly, Diego: only son of a 19th century Californian aristocrat, who is ‘never where he should be', a dashing and somewhat feckless lad sent back to Spain to be turned - via a military academy - into the sort of kindly, prudent ruler his father is. Many a rueful parent of teenage boys will sigh in recognition of Diego's behaviour. He escapes from the academy to run with the gypsies of Barcelona, turning tricks in the streets and living on his wits. When he reappears in his homeland, prompted by his childhood sweetheart to return and save the pueblo from the tyrannical hands of his foster brother, his journey of self-discovery is only just beginning. He must conceal his identity in a metaphorical cloak of supine self-disgust, whilst battling for the rights of the villagers with cunning ploys and swordsmanship. Like the British folk hero, Robin Hood, El Zorro (The Fox) is an immensely appealing characterisation, and in this adaptation by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, he even enjoys some psychological complexity. This overlaid, of course, with the showmanship of the legend - donning hat, cape and mask, disappearing as if by magic, only to reappear in shadows, menacing with his rectitude. Zorro, in  short, is a terrorist of the best sort: dramatic, passionate, prone to displays of flame and fighting. Since this is a musical, however, the antics of Matt Rawle as Diego, Emma Williams as his pretty sweetheart Luisa and Adam Levy as the heartless tyrant Ramon are as mere interludes in a hugely enjoyable evening of music by The Gypsy Kings. This Catalan/French group (largely presumed to be Spanish) provides the thrilling chords of flamenco, informed by Western pop and Latin rhythms, teasing us repeatedly with strains of their international hit, ‘Bamboleo'. There is just one downside to the exhilarating displays of Spanish song and dance which permeate the performance: they make an awkward contrast with the lesser talents of the British cast. Emma Williams, for example, attempts to achieve with volume what the ‘Women of the Pueblo' deliver with sheer talent and vibrato. Similarly, Matt Rawle may be young and (vaguely) handsome, but Isaac de Celia, a somewhat fleshy, middle-aged flamenco dancer, is imbued with the elusive spirit of the dance. When he raises his arms and tilts his jaw, it's hard to take your eyes off him. He has, like many of the Spanish chorus in this show, simply got it. Another cast member gets most of the laughs. The portly Sgt Garcia (Nick Cavaliere) is the butt of every joke, being neither attractive to women nor brave enough to stand up to the tyrant, yet he, too, evolves to a position of self-respect by the end. Even without the swinging on ropes, bloody scars in the shape of a ‘Z' and disappearing tricks, this is a show which surprises and thrills. Indeed, for once in the West End, the standing ovations are greatly deserved. Sue Webster, courtesy of This Is London.

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