The band has provided the music – including their hits “Bamboleo”, “Baila Me” and “Djobi Djoba” – for the flamenco musical, which arrives at the Garrick, where it’s currently booking until 10 January 2009, following a regional tour. And after the show, the Reyeses performed live themselves at the opening night party, held at Floridita in Soho.
Leading the 30-strong cast of Zorro, Matt Rawle reprises his performance in the title role and Lesli Margherita plays Inez, alongside new West End company members Emma Williams as Luisa and Adam Levy as the villainous Ramon. The musical is based on the 2005 bestseller by Chilean novelist Isabel Allende about Don Diego de la Vega, a fictional wealthy caballero who defends the people of Spanish California against injustice.
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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand at the Garrick Theatre for the Zorro curtain call and at the post-show party at Floridita along with the company, Bruce Forsyth, Wilnelia Merced and other first night guests including Hannah Waddingham, Richard Hardwick and Louise Cole.
The premiere production is directed by Christopher Renshaw, choreographed by Spanish choreographer and dancer Rafael Amargo and designed by Tom Piper. Also on the creative team is co-composer and musical arranger John Cameron and book author Stephen Clark. -by Terri Paddock