The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer – The Opera have announced details of the first wave of cast. The ensemble cast of Northern-based talent are tasked with bringing the smash hit cult show’s colourful characters to life on stage.
The controversial show is being brought back to the stage by new production company Northern Ricochet, recently formed by James Baker (Parade, Yank), Tom Chester (Parade, Mamma Mia), and Bill Elms (Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, The Ruby Slippers, Something About Simon).
It was recently announced that the hotly anticipated lead role of Jerry Springer will be played by renowned actor Michael Howe, who bears a strong resemblance to the television personality.
Northern Ricochet is delighted to announce that Michael Howe will be joined by Matt Bond, Emily Chesterton, Georgina James, Kai Jolley, Tom Lloyd, and Andrew Patrick-Walker.
Further cast members will be announced shortly.
The cast will be joined by a 14-stong Jerry Choir. The singers are from across the Greater Manchester region and will play an instrumental role in the show by supporting the cast of professional actors.
Northern Ricochet is the new production company bringing Jerry Springer – The Opera back to the stage after a 15-year absence.
Northern Ricochet are passionate about producing quality theatre in the North, for the North and using Northern creatives, actors and voices.
Director James Baker commented: “What a formidable cast we have to revive Jerry Springer – The Opera. When we launched Northern Ricochet, we knew that the North West was a hot-bed for talent, but we were totally overwhelmed with the calibre coming through auditions.
“Soon we will announce all 14 actors, bringing the entire company up to a total of 28 performers each night in the intimate Hope Mill Theatre, this is going to make one “hell” of a noise – we just can’t wait to bring the entire company together and start rehearsals to bring the show back to the stage for the first time in 15 years and continue making some raucous noise with a powerful heart for the audiences of the North West. I say “go, Jerry, go!”.
Jerry Springer – The Opera runs at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, for four weeks from Thursday 8 August through to Saturday 31 August 2019. Tickets are on sale now.