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A Chorus Line UK tour in rehearsals – first look

A sneak peek behind the scenes? “I Can Do That”!

Kanako Nakano, Carly Mercedes Dyer and the cast of A Chorus Line in rehearsals
Kanako Nakano, Carly Mercedes Dyer and the cast of A Chorus Line in rehearsals, © Marc Brenner

Official rehearsal shots have been released for the upcoming revival of A Chorus Line, set to grace the stage once again this year.

Originally premiering during Christmas 2021 (where it picked up a glowing review from WhatsOnStage), the Made at Curve production will be directed by the venue’s artistic director, Nikolai Foster, and choreographed by Ellen Kane.

A Chorus Line will kick off its limited summer season at Curve on 28 June, running until 13 July 2024. Following this, it will make its way to Sadler’s Wells in London from 31 July to 25 August.

Archie Durrant, Redmand Rance, Louie Wood, Fin Adams and Toby Seddon in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Archie Durrant, Redmand Rance, Louie Wood, Fin Adams and Toby Seddon, © Marc Brenner

The UK tour will be presented in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions, with stops including the Lowry in Salford (23 to 27 July), Norwich Theatre Royal (27 to 31 August), the Marlowe in Canterbury (2 to 7 September), Birmingham Hippodrome (10 to 14 September), New Theatre in Cardiff (16 to 21 September), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (24 to 28 September), and Wycombe Swan (30 September to 5 October).

A Chorus Line features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Iconic songs include “One,” “I Hope I Get It,” “Nothing,” and the beloved ballad “What I Did For Love.” The piece is set in New York City in 1975, and unfolds on an empty Broadway stage where 17 performers face the grueling final audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight can make the cut.

Toby Seddon, Lydia Bannister and Kanako Nakano in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Toby Seddon, Lydia Bannister and Kanako Nakano, © Marc Brenner

The production will see the return of musical theatre performer, dancer, and choreographer Adam Cooper, who will reprise his role as Zach, and WhatsOnStage Award winner Carly Mercedes Dyer will also return as Cassie, an auditionee and Zach’s former lover.

Joining them will be Jocasta Almgill as Diana Morales, Lydia Bannister as Bebe Benzenheimer, Bradley Delarosbel as Gregory Gardner, Archie Durrant as Mark Anthony, Joshua Lay as Al Deluca, Katie Lee as Kristine Urich, Mireia Mambo as Richie Walters, Kanako Nakano as Judy Turner (and cover Connie Wong), Manuel Pacific as Paul San Marco, Ashley-Jordon Packer as Larry (and cover Paul San Marco), Kate Parr as Maggie Winslow, Rachel Jayne Picar as Connie Wong, Redmand Rance as Mike Costa, Chloe Saunders as Val Clarke, Toby Seddon as Bobby Mills, Amy Thornton as Shelia Bryant and Louie Wood as Don Kerr.

Adam Cooper in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Adam Cooper, © Marc Brenner

The cast is completed by ensemble members Yuki Abe (cover Kristine Urich and Judy Turner), Fin Adams (cover Mark Anthony and Mike Costa), Katrina Dix (cover Sheila Bryant and Bebe Benzenheimer), Imogen Rose Hart (cover Diana Morales, Maggie Winslow and Richie Walters), Laura Hills (cover Cassie and Val Clarke), Josh Kiernan (cover Bobby Mills and Gregory Gardner) and Joshua Steel (cover Don Kerr and Al Deluca).

The production features set design by Grace Smart, costume design by Edd Lindley, musical supervision by David Shrubsole, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Tom Marshall, with musical direction by Matthew Spalding. The show’s orchestra will be supported by music licensing company, PPL. Casting was by Kay Magson and Olivia Laydon for Jill Green Casting.

Tickets for the London run at Sadler’s Wells are on sale below.

Adam Cooper, Ashley-Jordon Packer and director Nikolai Foster in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Adam Cooper, Ashley-Jordon Packer and director Nikolai Foster, © Marc Brenner
Amy Thornton in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Amy Thornton, © Marc Brenner
Carly Mercedes Dyer in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Carly Mercedes Dyer, © Marc Brenner
Jocasta Almgill in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Jocasta Almgill, © Marc Brenner
Manuel Pacific in rehearsals for A Chorus Line
Manuel Pacific, © Marc Brenner
The cast of A Chorus Line in rehearsals
The cast of A Chorus Line, © Marc Brenner

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Performances begin: 31 July 2024