Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 8 June. The production will run at the theatre from 16 July – 29 August with performance for press on 23 July.
Led by Alex Gaumond as Adam and Laura Pitt-Pulford as Milly, the full cast of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will include Rosanna Bates, David Burrows, Angela Caesar, Matthew Clark, Leon Cooke, Eammon Cox, Jacob Fisher, Charlene Ford, Steve Fortune, Trevor Michael Georges, Bob Harms, Bethany Huckle, Frankie Jenna, James Leece, Phillip Marriot, Dylan Mason, Natasha Mould, Peter Nash, Sam O’Rourke, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Rhys-Charles, Karli Vale, Annie Wensak, Ed White and Emma Woods.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh who reunites the creative team behind Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s award-winning production of The Sound of Music.
To coincide with the opening in mid-July at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, JAY Records have today announced that they will be releasing a new recording of songs from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers featuring Laura Pitt-Pulford, Alex Gaumondand Sam O’Rourke.
From the Golden Age of the movie musical, this much-loved score includes Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin’ Courtin’, Wonderful Wonderful Day, and the dance spectacular, Barn Dance. Based on the 1954 MGM film of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was adapted for stage in 1978 with a book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, and new songs by Academy Award-winning Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha.
Alex Gaumond recently played Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd for the ENO, opposite Robert Lindsay in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy), and played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre). Previous credits include Top Hat We Will Rock You and Legally Blonde.
Laura Pitt-Pulford played Maria in The Sound of Music at the Curve, Leicester and also appeared at the Curve in Piaf and Hello, Dolly!, with further theatre credits including Follies at Royal Albert Hall and The Light Princess at the National Theatre.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will have set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, choreography by Alistair David, musical supervision and dance arrangements by Gareth Valentine, musical direction by Stephen Ridley, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, orchestrations by Larry Blank, sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph, casting by James Orange CDG, associate direction by Tom Attenborough and fight direction by Kate Waters.
Prior to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (16 July – 29 August), the critically acclaimed production of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan runs until 14 June followed by The Seagull starring Janie Dee, Sabrina Bartlett and Matthew Tennyson from 19 June – 11 July. Lord of the Flies will then bring this year’s season to a close from 3 – 12 September before embarking on a nationwide tour.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions Inc and directed by Lawrence Kasha with dance and music arrangements by Sam Davis. The production at Regents Park Open Air Theatre is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
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