The show, which Mcfarlane also directs, features a cast of characters
including sex-crazed nymphs, hunchbacks, cross-dressing mutes, dancing
reporters, enchantresses and a disembodied head with a Bavarian accent.
As recently reported, the cast will be led by Wicked star Ashleigh Gray, History Boy Steven Webb, and Benedict Salter making his West End debut. Following the casting news, a series of posters for Betwixt! have been revealed, including individual shots of the individual cast members and a group poster.
Steven Webb as Cooper
Benedict Salter as Bailey
Ashleigh Gray as Miranda
Betwixt! tells the story of New York writer Bailey and his flamboyant roommate Cooper who are catapulted into a strange enchanted world. Their arrival fulfils a prophecy telling of a brave hero and a great queen and they are tasked with searching out a fading daytime TV star who is the only hope for saving a pregnant princess from losing the throne. The musical promises "sitcom-styled dialogue and a toe-tapping score".
The show premiered at the Kings Head Theatre before being staged for one night at the Ambassadors Theatre in October 2008. The concert style production starred Tim Howar in the role of Bailey alongside a cast which included David Bedella, Sheridan Smith, Abi Newberry, Rosemary Ashe, Sarah Lark, Stefan Booth and Roberta Mann.
- Brenna Weingus