Full Cast Announced for Phantom tour

Feb 13 2012 | By More

Details of Phantom’s stay at the Playhouse

By Thom Dibdin

Full casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the Opera which tours to the Edinburgh Playhouse in the Autumn.

The cast will join the previously announced John Owen-Jones and Earl Carpenter, who are to share the title role with Carpenter taking over from Owen-Jones while the show is in Edinburgh, and Katie Hall in the role of Christine. The show opens for previews in Plymouth in a fortnight, with audiences in Edinburgh having to wait until September 19 before the production arrives at the Playhouse.

Earl Carpenter as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera – Photo credit Clive Barda

The newly annouced cast members include Simon Bailey, who will star as Raoul, Angela M. Caesar who will sing Carlotta and Andy Hockley as Monsieur Firmin. Simon Green is to play Monsieur Andre, Elizabeth Marsh will play Madame Giry and Vincent Pirillo will play Ubaldo Piangi.

Olivia Brereton, who is a recent graduate from the Guildhall School of Acting where she appeared in The Light in the Piazza, Into the Woods and The Boyfriend, is to make her professional debut in the production and will play the role of Christine at certain performances.

As previously reported in Æ, this will be the first time that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenally successful show – it has won over 60 major awards – has been at the Playhouse for over a decade. The last touring production ran from September to December 1999.

Edinburgh audiences are the only ones to get two phantoms: John Owen-Jones will star in the role  from 19 to 29 September with Earl Carpenter taking over on 1 October and continuing the run right through to to 20 October. Tickets for the Edinburgh run went on sale last Friday.

The company also includes Alistair Barron, Rosie Bell, James Bisp, Greg Castiglioni, Cindy Corinne Ciunfrini, Caroline Crawley, Rachel Crocker, Michael Diana, Liesl Dowsett, A C Garcia, Hannah Grace, Henry Grant Kerswell, Sam Harrison, Sophie Hartley, Kirk Jameson, Sarah Joyce, Lauren Lotz, Lee Ormsby, Siani Owen, David Phipps-Davis, Claire Platt, James Pullum, Leigh Rhianon Coggins, Emma Roberts-Simms, Ben Sleep and Richard Woodford.

Simon Bailey’s West End credits include Lieutenant Torrasso/Count Ludovic in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Enjolras in Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre, Britney in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre. Simon is also a founder member of ‘Theatreland’s First Supergroup’ Teatro.

Angela M. Caesar’s West End credits include The Moon in Caroline, or Change at the National Theatre.

Andy Hockley’s theatre credits include Rudolph Reisenweber in Hello Dolly at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Marcellus in The Music Man at Chichester Festival Theatre and The Chaplain in Mother Courage and Her Children at the National Theatre. Television credits include Life On MarsHeartbeatEmmerdale and Doctors.

Simon Green’s West End credits include Jules/Bob Greenberg in Sunday In The Park With George at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Dominion Theatre, Young Ben in Follies at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Torasso in Passion at the Queen’s Theatre. Simon has also appeared in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and as Monsieur Lefevre in the recent 25th Anniversary celebrations of Phantom at the Royal Albert Hall.

Elizabeth Marsh’s recent credits include Myra Yerkes in the European premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Sleeping Beauty at the Birmingham Rep, and Afterlife and The Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre.

Vincent Pirillo recently appeared in Sweeney Todd at Chichester Festival Theatre. Other recent credits include Mr Goodfellow in Inherit the Wind at The Old Vic, Rabbi in Imagine This at the New London Theatre, Rabbi/Avram in Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy Theatre, Signal Man in The Woman in White at the Palace Theatre and Grandfather in Ragtime at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The Phantom Of The Opera
Edinburgh Playhouse
19 September – 20 October 2012
John Owen-Jones as The Phantom (19 – 29 September)
Earl Carpenter as The Phantom (1 – 20 October)
Box Office 0844 871 3014
Online ticketing: www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh

27 Feb – 31 Mar Plymouth
Theatre Royal
John Owen-Jones
01752 230440 Book online
5 April – 13 May Manchester
Palace Theatre
John Owen-Jones
0844 847 2295 Book online
23 May – 30 June Bristol
John Owen-Jones
0844 871 3012 Book online
5 July – 4 Aug Dublin
Grand Canal Theatre
John Owen-Jones
0818 719 377 Book online
9 Aug – 15 Sept Leeds
Grand Theatre
John Owen-Jones
0844 848 2706 Book online
19 Sept – 20 Oct
19 – 29 Sept
1 – 20 Oct
John Owen-Jones
Earl Carpenter
0844 847 1660 Book online
24 Oct – 24 Nov Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
Earl Carpenter
0844 871 7652 Book online
4 Dec 2012
– 12 Jan 2013
Wales Millennium Centre
Earl Carpenter
02920 63 64 64 Book online
22 Jan – 16 Feb 2013 Southampton
Earl Carpenter
02380 711 811 Book online

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