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The Hired Man musical revival casting announced

The show opens in Hornchurch before transferring to Hull and Oldham

Jon Bonner
Jon Bonner
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Full casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of hit musical The Hired Man.

Opening in Hornchurch, where it runs from 27 April to 18 May, the production will then transfer to Hull Truck Theatre (running from 23 May to 15 June) and Oldham Coliseum (20 June to 6 July).

The cast includes Jon Bonner (The Commitments), Lloyd Gorman (Sunny Afternoon), Oliver Hembrough (Insignificance), TJ Holmes (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Lucy Keirl (The Crucible), Lara Lewis (Daisy Pulls It Off), Sufia Manya (Miss Littlewood), Samuel Martin (The Taming of the Shrew), Lauryn Redding (Oliver Twist), Tom Self (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and James William-Pattison (Once).​

The 1984 piece, based on Melvyn Bragg's novel, has music by Howard Goodall. It is set in Thurston between the 1890s and 1920s and is a story of betrayal, love and loss.

Directed by Douglas Rintoul, the show has design by Jean Chan, musical direction by Ben Goddard, movement by Jane Gibson, lighting design by Prema Mehta and sound design by Chris Murray.