Full casting has been announced for Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights, which receives its London Premiere in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9th May.
The cast features Nathan Amzi as Piragua Guy, David Bedella as Kevin, Josie Benson as Camilla, Damian Buhagiar as Sonny, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Daniela, Emma Kingston as Vanessa, Jonny Labey as Graffitti Pete, Sam Mackay as Usnavi, Christina Modestou as Nina, Sarah Naudi as Carla, Eve Polycarpou as Abuela and Wayne Robinson as Benny.
Nathan Amzi was recently seen competing in the current series of BBC’s The Voice. Theatre credits include Rock of Ages (Garrick Theatre), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare’s Globe, LA and Broadway) and The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour). David Bedella is best known for his Olivier Award-winning performance as Satan in Jerry Springer the Opera (National Theatre). Josie Benson’s recent credits include Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival Theatre and Adelphi Theatre) and The Cradle Will Rock (Arcola Theatre).
In The Heights is a journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and incredible Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights is a groundbreaking 21st century musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.
The London Premiere will be directed by Luke Sheppard and choreographed by Drew McOnie.
In The Heights is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
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Tickets are available by calling 020 7407 0234 or visiting www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.