⭐ YEAST NATION – THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE – CAST & CREATIVES ANNOUNCED ⭐
The cast and creatives for the European premiere of new musical Yeast Nation has been announced.
West End favourite Christopher Howell (42nd Street, Wicked, Hairspray) heads up the cast as the oldest being in the universe, Jan the Eldest; with Mari McGinlay (Hairspray, Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year 2014) as Jan the Sly; Shane Convery (recently seen at Southwark Playhouse in Anyone Can Whistle) is Jan the Wise; and James Gulliford (Salad Days) plays Jan the Wretched.
The pandemic prevented over two academic years of drama school graduates from getting a proper launch into the industry, and the team at Yeast Nation are committed to making opportunities for exciting new talent to shine. This production sees Stephen Lewis-Johnston, Hannah Nuttall and Sarah Slimani make their professional debuts, joined by Marisa Harris who also graduated recently but can currently be seen in Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] at Park Theatre.
Yeast Nation is a musical comedy, written and composed as a second part of a trilogy along with Urinetown by Tony and Obie award-winning writers Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. This debut London production is directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger).
Yeast Nation also has Musical Direction & Arrangements by Michael Webborn, Designed by Diego Pitarch, Movement Direction by Lucie Pankhurst, Lighting design by Nic Farman, Sound design by Adam Fisher, Associate Director: Shani Erez, Associate producer: Anna Oggero, Produced by Jimmy Walters for Proud Haddock, Benji Sperring for Benji Sperring Productions and Steph Hartland.
Yeast Nation – The Triumph of Life will play the Southwark Playhouse, running from 22nd July – 27th August 2022, with tickets on sale now.
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Tickets & more info – https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show-homepage/yeast-nation/