Full casting has been announced for Privates on Parade, the first production in the Michael Grandage Company's glittering West End season at the Noel Coward Theatre.
As previously announced, the production, which runs from 10 December 2012 (previews from 1 December) to 2 March 2013, will star Simon Russell Beale.
Joining him will be: Chris Chan (Lee), Sophiya Haque (Sylvia Morgan), Harry Hepple (Lance Corporal Charles Bishop), Mark Lewis Jones (Sergeant-Major Reg Drummond), John Marquez (Corporal Len Bonny), Brodie Ross (Leading Aircraftman Eric Young-Love), Sam Swainsbury (Flight-Sergeant Kevin Cartwright), Joseph Timms (Private Steven Flowers), Sadao Ueda (Cheng) and Angus Wright (Major Giles Flack).
Russell Beale plays the cross-dressing Captain Dennis whose performances of Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn and Carmen Miranda form the centrepiece of Peter Nichols' award-winning 1977 comedy set against the murderous backdrop of the Malaysian campaign at the end of the Second World War.
Michael Grandage directs Privates on Parade, which is followed at the Noel Coward by Peter and Alice starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw, The Cripple Of Inishmaan starring Daniel Radcliffe, A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Sheridan Smith as Titania and David Walliams as Bottom, and Henry V starring Jude Law.
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