Full casting has been announced for Yank! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July 2017. The UK spring première of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. The cast of the original production are joined by three new performers during the London run.
A poignant love story based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War Two, YANK! focuses on the life of Stu, who is called up to serve in the forces in 1943 and becomes a reporter for Yank Magazine, the journal ‘for and by the servicemen’. Telling the stories of the men in Charlie Company, the musical explores what it means to be a man, and what it is to fall in love and struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you.
Scott Hunter will reprise his role as Stu. Joining the company as Mitch is Andy Coxon, Sarge/Scarlet will be played by Waylon Jacobs and Bradley Judge will play Rotelli.
The rest of the company is completed by members of the original Manchester production: Benjamin Cupit, Lee Dillon-Stuart, Chris Kiely, Kris Marc-Joseph, Mark Paterson, Tom Pepper and Sarah-Louise Young.
YANK! is based on the Off-Broadway hit production from 2010, with book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with his brother Joseph Zellnik’s musical score paying homage to the timeless music of the 1940s.
YANK! plays at Charing Cross Theatre 3 July – 19 August 2017