Theatre News

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street to receive London production: cast announced

The ”Hamilton” creator wrote the 15-minute musical in 2014

Tyrone Huntley, Lizzy Connolly and Cedric Neal
Tyrone Huntley, Lizzy Connolly and Cedric Neal
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting has been announced for a new production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 15-minute musical, 21 Chump Street, which runs at The Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch, in September.

Directed by Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) the cast will feature Tyrone Huntley (Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Justin, a high school senior who falls in love with new girl Naomi Rodriguez – played by Melissa James (Eugenius!, The Bodyguard). Cedric Neal (Chess, Motown) will play the Narrator. They will be joined by Matthew Caputo, Shiv Rabheru and Miles Barrow.

The performance – which has musical direction by Ed Bussey and choreography by Simon Hardwick – will be followed by a 'prom' with a live band and vocals from Cedric Neal.

Miranda's mini-musical is based on an episode of radio programme This American Life, and premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014.

Tickets are priced at £25 and are available from The Courtyard Theatre.