Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of MYTHIC, a new pop musical which gets its world premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre.
The relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter can be sheer Hell – especially if that daughter is a Greek goddess with a taste for the Underworld. MYTHIC, by Marcus Stevens (Book and Lyrics) and Oran Eldor (Music), turns the ancient Greek story of Persephone on its head, with the gods as chart-topping rock stars, power-hungry politicians, and professional VIPs.
In a world of Olympian celebrity, Persephone struggles between her mother Demeter’s expectations and a desire to find her own path. But her wish for independence comes back to bite her when she gets trapped in the Hell with Greece’s perennial bad boy, Hades. The journey that follows is an offbeat, emotionally-charged tale for ancient and modern times.
Georgie Westall (Persephone) was a Siren in Myth:The Rise and Fall of Orpheus (The Other Palace), The Wind in the Willows (UK tour and London Palladium), Eugenius! (London Palladium).
Genevieve McCarthy (Aphrodite) made her film debut in The Spy Who Dumped Me. MYTHIC marks Genevieve’s professional London debut.
Daniella Bowen (Demeter) was Rita in Made in Dagenham, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Ali, Mamma Mia!, and Christine, The Beautiful Game, at the Union. Her West End credits include Million Dollar Quartet and Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Michael Mather (Hades) Michael graduated earlier this year and the role of Hades will mark his professional debut.
Tim Oxbrow (Zeus) was Markevitch and 1st cover/played the leading role of Falco in Bat Out of Hell (West End and Toronto), Judas, Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour), Freddie Trumper, Chess, (Union).
The cast also features Eloise Davies, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Jade Marvin, Jamie Ross, Ben Welch, Ben Lancaster.
MYTHIC plays a strictly limited seven-week season from Monday 1 October – Saturday 25 November.