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The View Upstairs musical at Soho Theatre to star Andy Mientus, John Partridge and more

The musical is making its European premiere at the Soho Theatre

Cedric Neal, John Partridge and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt
Cedric Neal, John Partridge and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt
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Casting has been announced for the European premiere of US musical The View Upstairs at Soho Theatre.

Broadway star Andy Mientus (Les Misérables) will make his UK theatre debut in the production, alongside John Partridge (EastEnders), Declan Bennett (Jesus Christ Superstar), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (The Wild Party), Cedric Neal (Chess), Carly Mercedes Dyer (Hadestown), Gary Lee (Flashdance), Joseph Prouse (Hadestown) and Derek Hagen (The Twilight Zone). The casting for central character Wes is to be announced.

The piece follows Wes, a young fashion designer who buys an abandoned space that was formerly a '70s gay bar, burned down in an arson attack that killed 32 people decades earlier.

The musical is written by Max Vernon and will be directed in London by Jonathan O'Boyle with choreography by Fabian Aloise, set and costume design by Lee Newby, lighting by Nic Farman, soundby Adam Fisher and casting by Will Burton.

The View Upstairs runs from 18 July to 24 August.