Russell Watson, Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard
Russell Watson, Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard
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Casting for the new musical Heaven on Earth, which will tour arenas around the UK, has been announced.

The musical has a book, music and lyrics by Sara Jeffs, and is a classic re-telling of the biblical story of Adam and Eve.

Kerry Ellis (Wicked) will play Eve, Hugh Maynard (Sweeney Todd) will play Adam and Russell Watson will feature as the voice of God (but will not appear on stage).

The production will be directed and choreographed by Racky Plews (American Idiot), with set design by Jacqueline Pyle (Olympic opening ceremony), and arrangements by Geoff Alexander (the Harry Potter films).

The creative team will recreate the Garden of Eden in arenas around the UK and will feature special effects with water, fire and animatronics.

Heaven on Earth will open in Birmingham in December before embarking on a UK tour to Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Glasgow, Exeter and Wembley.

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