Final casting is today announced for the first London Fringe production since Lockdown, a brand new socially distanced open-air production of Fanny And Stella, a musical with Book and Lyrics by Glenn Chandler, the creator of ‘Taggart’, and Music by Charles Miller.
Joining the previously announced Jed Berry as Ernest Boulton/Stella and Kane Verrall as Frederick William Park/Fanny are:
Kurt Kansley (Lord Arthur Clinton) was Coalhouse in ‘Ragtime’ at Regents Park and Shultz in ‘Miss Saigon’ in the West End. In Australia, he was twice nominated Best Actor in a Musical, as Che in ‘Evita’ and Coalhouse in ‘Ragtime’.
Alex Lodge (Louis Charles Hurt) was understudy Elder Price, and played the role 200 times, in ‘The Book Of Mormon’ in the West End. He was most recently Ledoux in the ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ UK tour and will resume that role in 2021. Last year he was Offie nominated Best Male Performance in a Musical as Jon in ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ at Bridge House Theatre.
Mark Pearce (Mr Grimes) saved the day to play Thénardier with just two hours’ notice at the inaugural performance of ‘Les Misérables’, Sondheim Theatre, West End. He played Mr Grimes in a previous production of ‘Fanny and Stella’ and was also in ‘The Wedding Singer’ at Leicester Curve/UK tour.
Joaquin Pedro Valdes (John Safford Fiske) was Cover Lun Tha in ‘The King and I’, UK/International Tour, and Cover Engineer/Cover Thuy in ‘Miss Saigon’, UK Tour. In Manila, he was Mr. Wormwood in the premiere of ‘Matilda’ and Melchior Gabor in the premiere of ‘Spring Awakening’.
Fanny And Stella is the premiere production at The Garden Theatre in the newly refurbished beer garden of The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5QY from Monday 3 – 25 August.