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Exclusive: Casting announced for European premiere Working at Southwark Playhouse

Stephen Schwartz's musical features compositions from Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Taylor

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Liam Tamne, Peter Polycarpou, Gillian Bevan and Dean Chisnall
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Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso's Working at Southwark Playhouse.

Working is based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce, and features music from the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda and five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor.

The cast will feature Peter Polycarpou (City of Angels), Krysten Cummings (Rent) and Liam Tamne (The Phantom of the Opera).

Completing the cast is Gillian Bevan (Into the Woods), Dean Chisnall (Shrek the Musical) and Siubhan Harrison (Guys and Dolls).

The musical will be directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Fabian Aloise. Speaking to WhatsOnStage when the production was announced, Sheppard said: "It's an honour to have been charged with giving this unique musical a timely European premiere."

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Working will run at Southwark Playhouse from 7 June to 8 July, with previews from 2 June.

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