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Emma Rice's Malory Towers UK tour cast announced

The cast for Rice's next production has been announced

Mirabelle Gremaud, Izuka Hoyle and Francesca Mills
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Full casting has been announced for Emma Rice's upcoming stage adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, which opens in Bristol at the Passenger Shed before embarking on a UK tour.

The piece follows new student Darrell Rivers as she starts at the eccentric Malory Towers school which is situated on a cliff top in Cornwall against the backdrop of the Second World War. Following the piece's premiere in Bristol the production will visit Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford.

It will star Rebecca Collingwood (Much Ado About Nothing) as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud (Wise Children) as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven (Cuckoo) as Bill Robinson, Izuka Hoyle (Sylvia) as Darrell, Renee Lamb (Little Shop of Horrors) as Alicia Johns, Francesca Mills (The American Clock) as Sally Hope and Rose Shalloo (The Selfish Giant) as Mary Lou Atkinson

Co-produced by Rice's company Wise Children with York Theatre Royal in association with Bristol Old Vic, Malory Towers has set and costume design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound and video by Simon Baker and original music by Ian Ross.

The piece runs in Bristol from 19 July to 18 August.