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Casting announced for Allegro at Southwark Playhouse

The musical opens in August

Dylan Turner, Gary Tushaw and Katie Bernstein
Dylan Turner, Gary Tushaw and Katie Bernstein

Full casting has been announced for the European premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, which opens at Southwark Playhouse on 5 August 2016.

Katie Bernstein (Mrs Henderson Presents, Urinetown) will play Emily West alongside Emily Bull (Sunset Boulevard) as Jennie Brinker, David Delve (Grand Hotel) as Ned Brinker, Julia J Nagle (Dirty Dancing) as Marjorie Taylor, Dylan Turner (Beautiful) as Charlie Townsend and Susan Travers (State Fair) as Grandma Taylor.

They are joined by Gary Tushaw (Sunset Boulevard) as Joseph Taylor Jr. and Steve Watts (Chariots of Fire) as Dr Taylor.

Completing the cast is Cassandra McCowan, Matthew McDonald, Louise Olley, Benjamin Purkiss, Jacqueline Tate, Samuel Thomas, Leah West and Matthew Woodyatt.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical is set in 1905 in a small Midwestern town, it chronicles nearly four decades in the life of average Joe, Joseph Taylor Jr. from childhood to marriage altar, and the lessons he learns along the way.

Thom Southerland returns to direct, teaming up again with producer Danielle Tarento following their acclaimed productions of Titanic, Grey Gardens and Grand Hotel. Lee Proud choreographs with musical direction from Dean Austin.

Allegro will run for a six-week season at Southwark Playhouse from 5 August – 10 September.