Kirsty Besterman, David Cardy, Amanda Hadingue, Adelle Leonce and Andy Rush will join the previously announced Sally Messham and Laura Rogers in Laura Wade’s new adaptation of Sarah Waters’ bestselling novel, Tipping the Velvet, directed by Lyndsey Turner. They will be supported by a young ensemble. Tipping the Velvet will open at the Lyric Hammersmith on 28 September 2015, with previews from 18 September.
It’s 1887 and Nancy Astley (Sally Messham) sits in the audience at her local music hall: she doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love… with the thrill of the stage and with Kitty Butler (Laura Rogers), a girl who wears trousers. Giddy with desire and hungry for experience, Nancy follows Kitty to London where unimaginable adventures await.
Full company includes Jared Ashe (Walter), Kirsty Besterman (Diana), Tamara Camacho (Young Ensemble), David Cardy (Chairman), Grace Frogley (Young Ensemble), Amanda Hadingue(GeneralWoman),RuHamilton(SweetAlice), AdelleLeonce(Florence),Georgie Lord (Young Ensemble), Sally Messham (Nancy), Laura Rogers (Kitty), Andy Rush (Ralph), Aasiya Shah (Young Ensemble), Sarah Vezmar (Blake).
Based on the book by Sarah Waters A new adaption by Laura Wade
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
A Lyric Hammersmith & Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production
Friday 18 September – Saturday 24 October 2015 Press Night: Monday 28 September 2015
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Wednesday 28 October – Saturday 14 November 2015
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