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Moulin Rouge! in the West End: first look at the Piccadilly Theatre

The elephant is in – let the previews begin!

The Piccadilly Theatre
© Moulin Rouge

It has its first preview tonight, so why not get a first look at the set of Moulin Rouge! in the radically transformed Piccadilly Theatre!

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.

The Piccadilly Theatre
© Moulin Rouge

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.

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.

See the full photo here:

The Piccadilly Theatre
© Moulin Rouge
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