The Tony Award nominated musical Rags is coming to London for one night only with tickets from only £20. All proceeds from its performance will go to Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. Rags ran for only a short while on Broadway in 1986 but developed a passionate following and will no doubt take London by storm.
Cast in this exciting production includes: Caroline Sheen (Les Misérables, The Witches of Eastwick, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grease and Mary Poppins, UK and US tours) in the role of Rebecca; Graham MacDuff (Spamalot, Carousel, Chicago and Guys & Dolls) as Nathan; Matt Zimmerman (best known as the voice of Alan Tracy in Thunderbirds and for his stage work including Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret) as Avram; Leila Benn Harris (whose rendition of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera earned her a nomination for Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role) as Bella; James Yeoburn (Macbeth, Payback) as Ben; Jenny Logan (renowned for playing Velma Kelly in the first British production of Chicago) as Rachel; Tim Rogers (Whistle down the Wind, Aspects of Love and The Full Monty) as Saul; and Bash Croft (Oliver, Matilda) as David.
Other members of the cast are Amelia Adams-Pearce, Ben Stock, Marc Joseph and Danny Whitehead as well as an ensemble of singers and dancers from the Arts Educational School and an orchestra on stage of 11.
In an amazing partnership, Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba, Take Me Along) combined their extraordinary talents to write this musical in which America did not live up to the dreams of the immigrants. The characters must embrace their new lives as they fight for their rights through disappointment, tragedy and romance.
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES Monday 28th April, 7.30pm