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Cast announced for ”Fury and Elysium” musical at the Other Palace

The five cast members set to appear in the production
The five cast members set to appear in the production
© Photos provided by the production

The Other Palace Studio will host the Weimar-era Berlin musical Fury and Elysium this summer, and casting has been revealed.

The piece, which explores the fight for artistic freedom against the rise of fascism, will feature Iz Hesketh, Rosie Yadid, Ashley Goh, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, and Michal Horowicz. The final cast member is yet to be revealed.

Directed by Rafaella Marcus and Karoline Gable, the musical is a celebration of queer culture and the lives of three Jewish women, each from different worlds of expressionist art, political activism, and drag king performance. The production features a book by Stephanie Martin and music and lyrics bysinger-songwriter Calista Kazuko Georget.

Marcus said today: “I’m thrilled to be working on this new musical about some of the extraordinary Jewish, queer, and trans people who lived and made art in the darkest of times. I can’t wait to bring Stephanie and Calista’s bold, furious, playful work to audiences who in turn might be inspired to find resistance in art, together with my co-director Karoline and this fantastic cast of Jewish and queer artists.`’

Gable added: “It feels as important as ever to celebrate the many different forms resistance can take, and to investigate how fury, intersectional solidarity and artistic expression as a radical act can become a lifeline. I can’t wait to go on this journey together with Rafaella and this truly exciting cast of trailblazing artists.”

Fury and Elysium is based on an original idea by Patrick Ehmcke-Kennedy and Stephanie Martin and is produced by Tanya Truman Productions. It runs from 6 to 18 June in the Other Palace Studio.