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Lead casting set for ”Roman Holiday” musical

Michael D Xavier
Michael D. Xavier
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Lead casting has been set for the UK premiere of new Cole Porter musical Roman Holiday.

Adapted by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas) and directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams (Noises Off), the musical follows Ann, a young princess visiting Rome on a goodwill tour, and Joe, an American journalist who offers to show her around the city.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, by arrangement with Paul Blake and BFI Productions, will present the new stage adaptation of the multi-Academy Award-winning movie which made a global star of Audrey Hepburn.

It will feature a plethora of Porter classics such as “Easy To Love”, “You Do Something To Me”, “In The Still Of The Night”, “Just One Of Those Things” and “Night and Day”.

Michael D. Xavier (currently leading the touring production of My Fair Lady) will take on the role of Joe, made famous by famous actor Gregory Peck in the film.

Additional casting and creative team information for the UK premiere will be announced in due course, with the full company to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Roman Holiday will run at Theatre Royal Bath from 10 June until 1 July 2023, with a press night set for 20 June.

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