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West Side Story at the Royal Exchange Theatre full casting announced

The hit musical will have new choreography and will be staged in-the-round

Andy Coxon and Gabriela Garcia in West Side Story
Andy Coxon and Gabriela Garcia in West Side Story

The full cast has been announced for the Royal Exchange's new production of West Side Story.

Joining the previously announced Gabriela Garcia and Andy Coxon in the musical will be Jocasta Almgill as Anita, Fernando Mariano as Bernado, Manuel Pacific as Chino, Michael Duke as Riff, Tom Hodgkins as Doc / Krupke, Emily Langham as Anybodys and Jack Lord as Schrank / Glad Hands.

The remaining Sharks will be played by Jordan Cunningham, Frances Dee, Natalia Chua, Pol Galcera and Bree Smith, while the Jets will be played by Oliver Tester, Christopher Tendai, Lukin Simmonds, Ericka Posadas, Michael Lin, Justin Lee Jones, Sebastian Goffin and Hannah Cadec.

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sonhdeim and Arthur Laurents' show will be re-orchestrated by Jason Carr and directed by the theatre's artistic director Sarah Frankcom.

It has new choreography by Aletta Collins, design by Anna Fleischle, musical supervision by Jason Carr, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Richard Brooker, musical direction by Mark Aspinall, costume by Polly Sullivan and fight direction by Kevin McCurdy.

The show runs from 6 April to 25 May.