Cast for Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults announced

A cast of Broadway and West End stars have been announced for Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults.

Bare: A Pop Opera will play at London venue The Vaults between June 21 and August 4.

Taking the role of Sister Chantelle is Broadway star Stacy Francis (Ex-girlfriend, Warner Bros; The X Factor, USA; Footloose, Broadway). Joining her as Claire is the West End’s own Jo Napthine (Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre; Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre; Sister Act, London Palladium).

Mark Jardine (Emmerdale, ITV; Blood Brothers, West End; Mamma Mia, International Tour) will play the Priest, while stepping into the lead as struggling Golden Boy Jason is Darragh Cowley (Spring Awakening, Hope Mill Theatre; Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Crucible Theatre; Snow White, London Palladium).

Daniel Mack Shand (The Masters of Mystery, Marlow Theatre; Rent, Frogmore Paper Mill; Les Misérables, Working Title Films) will appear as Jason’s star-crossed lover Peter as Lizzie Emery (Rent, Frogmore Paper Mill; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Towngate Theatre) takes the role of Ivy.

Georgie Lovatt (professional debut) plays Nadia, Matt will be played by Tom Hier (Miss Saigon, International Tour; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, UK Tour), and Lucas will be played by Bradley Connor (Club Mex, Hope Mill Theatre; 1917, Universal Pictures; Unforgotten, ITV).

Joining the class are Athena Collins (West End Live: West End Masterclass), Georgia Bradshaw (Dreamgirls, West End; Flashdance, Korean Tour), Liv Alexander (professional debut) and Beccy Lane (Dick Whittington, Lichfield Garrick Theatre; Cinderella, Camberley Theatre).

Completing the cast are Tom Scanlon (Kinky Boots, West End; Dirty Dancing, UK tour; Dance Til Dawn, West End and UK Tour), Alexander Moneypenny (professional debut), and Hollie Ann Lowe (Flashdance, UK and International Tour; Annie, West Yorkshire Playhouse).

With a book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, and book and music by Damon Intrabartolo, Bare: A Pop Opera follows the students of St Cecilia’s as they explore sex, drugs, queer identity, and prepare to bare their souls.

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The production will be directed by Julie Atherton who says: “I’m so excited to work with this fabulous bunch! I just can’t wait to get started and see what they bring to this special piece.”

Producer Jason Shand-Rodger of SR Productions commented: “We are super excited to share with you the amazing cast we have found for this production of Bare. I cannot wait for audiences to see what they can really do and bring this show to life.”

Bare: A Pop Opera will run Friday 21st June – Sunday 4th August 2019 at The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN.

Performances will be Tuesdays – Saturdays, 7.30pm, Saturdays, 2.30pm and Sundays, 1pm and 6pm.

Tickets are available now.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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