Production shots have been released for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s world premiere of Close Up: The Twiggy Musical.
Based on the fashion icon’s life, the show is written and directed by Ben Elton (We Will Rock You).
The cast is led by Elena Skye (We Will Rock You) in the titular role, alongside Lauren Azania AJ King-Yombo (as Kay), Matt Corner (as Justin de Villeneuve), Darren Day (as Michael Witney), Beth Devine (as Sally), Aoife Dunne (as Cindy), Hannah-Jane Fox (as Nell Hornby), and Steven Serlin (as Norman Hornby), with Emma-Katie Adcock, Liam Buckland, Harriet Bunton, Leanne Garretty, Luke Johnson, David McIntosh, Danny Nattrass, Sydney Spencer, and Karen Walker completing the company.
Close Up has choreography by Jacob Fearey, set design by Tim Bird, video design by Tim Blazdell, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting design by Philip Gladwell, sound design by Gregory Clarke, hair, wig and make-up design by Diana Estrada Hudson and musical supervision, direction and orchestrations by Stuart Morley.
The show is the second in a season of three musicals playing at the venue, following the world premiere of The Third Man. Completing the trio is the Menier and Umeda Arts Theater’s co-production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures – directed by Matthew White. The musical, which was significantly revised by both Sondheim and Weidman in 2017, will be seen here in the UK for the first time in this version.
Close Up: The Twiggy Musical celebrates its official opening at the Menier Chocolate Factory tomorrow, 27 September, and runs through to 18 November. Tickets are on sale below.