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Moulin Rouge! in the West End – first look at rehearsals

Have a small tidbit of a look inside the rehearsal room

Jamie Bogyo and Liisi LaFontaine
(© Matt Crockett)

The spectacular spectacular is almost here!

Leading the eagerly anticipated transfer of the show will be new graduate Jamie Bogyo as Christian, alongside Liisi LaFontaine (Dreamgirls) as Satine.

Also in the cast are Clive Carter as Harold Zidler, Simon Bailey as the Duke, Jason Pennycooke as Toulouse Lautrec and Elia Lo Tauro as Santiago.

The Lady Ms will be played by Sophie Carmen Jones (Nini), Zoe Birkett (Arabia), Jonathan Bishop (Baby Doll) and Timmika Ramsay as La Chocolat.

The full company is completed by Femi Akinfolarin, Robson Broad, Ian Carlyle, Jonathan Cordin, Anthony Cragg, Katie Ella Dunsden, Adam Gillian, Luke Jackson, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Georgia Morgan, Melissa Nettleford, Ian Oswald, Craig Ryder, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Katie Singh, Ope Sowande, Tanisha Spring, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Amy Thornton, Misty May Tindall, Jon Tsouras, Tommy Wade-Smith and Lily Wang.

Simon Bailey, Liisi LaFontaine and Jason Pennycooke
(© Matt Crockett)

Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Justin Levine. The design team includes Derek McLane (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), and Sarah Cimino (make-up design). Casting is by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher CDG.

Clive Carter (centre) and the company
(© Matt Crockett)

The film version of Moulin Rouge! premiered in 2001, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. At the 74th Academy Awards it was nominated for eight Oscars, winning two. The Broadway production was nominated for a variety of Tony Awards, with winners to be revealed in due course.

Previews begin on 12 November.

Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo (centre)
© Matt Crockett
The ensemble
© Matt Crockett