Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells to star in new musical Tammy Faye at Almeida Theatre

New musical Tammy Faye is to have its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre this October.

The piece has been written by legendary songwriter Elton John, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and award-winning writer James Graham (Ink, BBC’s Sherwood).

Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening), the production will run from 13 October – 3 December 2022.

The cast will feature features Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful) as Tammy Faye and Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Girls) as Jim.

They’ll be joined by Kelly Agbowu, Amy Booth-Steel, Ashley Campbell, Peter Caulfield, Danny Collins, Richard Dempsey, Fred Haig, Georgia Louise, Robyn Rose, Nicholas Rowe, Martin Sarreal, Steve John Shepherd, Gemma Sutton and Zubin Varla.

From a studio in South Carolina, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker revolutionised religion.

Preaching to millions 24 hours a day, Tammy just wants to put the fun back into faith.

But a new wave of ministers wants you not to just feel God in your heart, but in your homes, in your schools and in the law too.

Completing the creative team are choreographer Lynne Page, designer Bunny Christie, cstume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Bobby Aitken, musical supervisor, co-orchestrator & arranger Tom Deering, co-orchestrator Mark Dickman, video designer Finn Ross, musical director Oli Jackson, casting directors Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher, costume supervisor Karen Large, prop supervisor Lily Mollgaard, dialect coach Brett Tyne, associate director Sara Aniqah Malik , associate choreographer Tom Herron, sound associate Sam Vincent, associate music director Alex Beetschen and associate casting director Richard Johnston.

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

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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