Head Over Heels cast announced for UK premiere at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Casting has been revealed for the UK premiere of Broadway musical Head Over Heels this year.

The jukebox musical based on the songs of The Go-Go’s will run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre from 26 January – 4 March.

Making up the cast will be Luke Bayer as Musidorus, Iz Hesketh as Pythio, Jenny O’Leary as Pamela, Daniel Page as Dametas, Maiya Quansah-Breed as Philoclea, Khadija Sallet as Mopsa, Julie Stark as Gynecia and Fed Zanni as Basilius

They’ll be joined by Alison Driver, Samuel Routley, Marina Tavolieri and Timo Tatzber in the ensemble.

Directed and choreographed by Tom Jackson Greaves, the creative team on the new UK production includes musical director Arlene McNaught, casting director Lucy Casson and set and costume designer Sophia Pardon.

The musical is based on The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney in the 16th century with an original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder.

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Director Tom Jackson Greaves said: “We’re so excited to introduce you to the cast of Head Over Heels – each individual bringing such a glorious breadth of talent, generosity and go-go spirit to the production. I am so buzzing to dance; sing and tell stories with them and Manchester is In for a real treat.”

For more information and tickets, visit hopemilltheatre.co.uk

The musical first premiered in 2015 and ultimately opened on Broadway in 2018. An original Broadway Cast Recording is available here.

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.