Cast announced for Fairytale on Church Street at The Cockpit theatre

The Cockpit theatre in London has announced the cast of its upcoming festive production Fairytale on Church Street.

For audiences young and old, Fairytale on Church Street will run from 8 – 30 December 2023.

With drag superstar Glitzy Von Jagger (Virgin Drag Star Winner, BBC Radio Comedy Winner, Drag Idol Finalist) taking on the iconic role of Mother Hood, and Carys McQueen (Cabaret, Kit Kat Klub at the Playhouse Theatre; Father Christmas, Lyric Hammersmith) as Red Riding Hood, this magical adventure is packed with songs, silly gags, audience participation and everyone’s favourite fairytale characters.

Fairytale on Church Street also features the fantastic talents of Artie Godden (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, UK tour; [INSERT PLAY], Camden People’s Theatre) as Robin Hood, Emilia Harrild (The Threepenny Opera, The Cockpit; Romeo & Juliet, East London Shakespeare Festival) as Goldilocks and Lauson Kenyon (Johnny Feathers, Riverside Studios; Zog & The Flying Doctors, UK Tour) as the Big Bad Wolf.

The production is written and directed by Kathryn Gardner (Secret Cinema, Bee’s Knees Up! & Christmas Is Ruined, The Cockpit; Treading Water, Dead End & Repetitive Beats, Vault
Festival & UK Tour) and co-directed by Dave Wybrow (Waiting for Godot, Cosmic Trigger & Bad Cinderella, The Cockpit; Manifest Destiny, The Assembly Rooms) and with Meg Cavanaugh as
Musical Director (Language of a Kiss, Off-Broadway; Bee’s Knees Up!, The Cockpit)

Co-director and writer Kathryn Gardner commented: “We’re all so thrilled to have found such a dynamic, talented and diverse group of actor-musicians. This is going to be a really demanding show. It’s high energy, it’s packed with music and comedy, there will be lots of audience involvement, lots of very excited kids…AND it’s in the round! It takes a really special performer to pull off all of these elements. And I feel confident we’ve found 5! We can’t wait to get started!

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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