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Cassie Compton stars in UK premiere of See What I Wanna See

Casting has been announced for the Jermyn Street production

Cassie Compton at the premiere of I Can't Sing!
Cassie Compton at the premiere of I Can't Sing!
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Casting has been revealed for the upcoming London premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Off-Broadway musical See What I Wanna See.

The show plays a limited run at Jermyn Street Theatre from 11 September to 3 October 2015 (previews from 8 September).

The cast features Jonathan Butterell as The Janitor/The Priest, Marc Elliott as The Thief/A Reporter, Cassie Compton as Kesa/The Wife/An Actress, Mark Goldthorp as Morito/The Husband/A CPA and Sarah Ingram as The Medium/Aunt Monica.

See What I Wanna See is based on three short stories by acclaimed Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

It is directed at Jermyn Street by Adam Lenson with musical direction by Richard Bates and set and costume design by Simon Anthony Wells.

Meet the cast

Jonathan Butterell choreographed the original production of See What I Wanna See, which starred Idina Menzel at New York's Public Theater, and directed the premieres of Michael John LaChiusa’s other works Giant and Tres Nińas.

Marc Elliott is best known for playing Syed Masood in EastEnders; his stage credits include Urinetown (West End), City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse) and The History Boys (National Theatre).

Cassie Compton was a finalist on the 2004 series of X Factor. Her West End credits include Wicked, Dirty Dancing and Les Misérables. She also recently appeared in American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre.

Mark Goldthorp's West End credits include Matilda, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Woman in White and Les Misérables. Other recent credits include Jekyll and Hyde (Union Theatre), Into the Woods (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and I love You Because (Landor Theatre).

Sarah Ingram's many West End credits include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre, Inherit The Wind, Flashdance, Imagine This, Murderous Instincts and Napoleon.