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Cast joining Jenna Russell in The Bridges of Madison County announced

The Menier Chocolate Factory production opens in July – see the show in rehearsals below

Shanay Holmes and Jenna Russell
Shanay Holmes and Jenna Russell
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Full casting for the upcoming production of The Bridges of Madison County has been announced.

Joining the already confirmed Jenna Russell are Ed Baker-Duly (Robert), Georgia Brown (Chiara/Ginny/State Fair Singer), Maddison Bulleyment (Carolyn), Shanay Holmes (Marian), Gillian Kirkpatrick (Marge), Paul F Monaghan (Charlie), David Perkins (Michael) and Dale Rapley (Bud).

Jason Robert Brown's musical has a book by Marsha Norman and is based on the novel of the same name by Robert James Walker. The new staging is directed by Trevor Nunn and has designs from Jon Bausor video from Tal Rosner, lighting from Tim Lutkin, sound from Gregory Clarke, choreography from Lynne Page, musical supervision from Tom Murray and the orchestrations are by Robert Brown.

The musical follows Francesca, an Italian immigrant housewife living on a farm in the American Midwest, who meets Robert Kincaid a photographer filming bridges in the area. The show opens in previews on 13 July and runs until 14 September.

You can see the show in rehearsals below:

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