Monday, 30 June 2014

Cast announced for DOGFIGHT at the Southwark Playhouse

Casting has been announced for Dogfight, the new book musical based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.
Heading the London cast in the central roles of Eddie and Rose are Jamie Muscato (The Light PrincessLes MiserablesRock of AgesLove Story and Spring Awakening) and Laura Jane Matthewson in her London stage debut in a starring role.
Joining them are Emily Olive Boyd, Cellen Chugg Jones, Nicholas Corre (West End Men), Matthew Cutts (Victor/VictoriaStarlight ExpressSaturday Night Fever and Grease), Joshua Dowen (Cool Rider), Ciaran Joyce (Les MisérablesThe Story of Tracy Beaker), Amanda Minihan (Merrily We Roll AlongSister ActThe Producers), Rebecca Trehearn (Ghost on tour, Love StoryDirty DancingWe Will Rock YouAspects of Love) and Samuel J. Weir (ParadeCarnival of the AnimalsMonkee BusinessLes Misérables feature film).

November 21, 1963. The night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.
The show premièred Off-Broadway in 2012, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and it was also nominated for five Outer Critics Circle and two Drama Desk Awards.
Dogfight, which is directed by Matthew Ryan (Les MiserablesMiss Saigon) and produced by Danielle Tarento (TitanicVictor/VictoriaThree Sisters for Southwark Playhouse), runs from Friday 8 August - Saturday 13 September.
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