Full casting announced for SOHO CINDERS at the Soho Theatre from 2nd August




Raj Chatak, Thomas Milner, Gerard Carey and Neil McCaul will join Jenna Russell and Michael Xavier at the ball this summer!

Raj Ghatak, Thomas Milner, Gerard Carey and Neil McCaul join Jenna Russell and Michael Xavier in the world premiere of Stiles & Drewe’s SOHO CINDERS at Soho Theatre running from 2nd August to 9th September 2012. The full-scale production with a live band also features the voice of Stephen Fry.

Full casting is as follows: Jenna Russell (Marilyn Prince), Michael Xavier (James Prince), Thomas Milner (Robbie), Amy Lennox (Velcro), Gerard Carey (William George), Suzie Chard (Clodagh), Raj Ghatak (Sasha), Neil McCaul (Lord Bellingham), Amanda Posener (Chelle), Beverley Rudd (Dana) featuring the voice of Stephen Fry (Narrator). The ensemble includes Lewis Barnshaw, Vivien Carter, Chris Doyle, Julian Hoult, Nigel Roche and Philippa Stefani.

Directed by Jonathan Butterell, SOHO CINDERS has music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis, choreography by Drew McOnie, design by Morgan Large and lighting design by Hugh Vanstone.

Edgy, fun and deliciously naughty, SOHO CINDERS celebrates the capital’s most colourful district and is set to get London’s temperature soaring this summer.

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.

The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight.

Jenna Russell won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George (Wyndams). Other stage credits include Into the Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).

Michael Xavier is currently playing the male lead in Wonderful Town on UK Tour. His recent credits include Into the Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Love Story (Chichester & Duchess), Spamalot (Palace), Miss Saigon (UK Tour) and My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

Stephen Fry is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, actor, author, television presenter and film director. TV credits include: QI (BBC); Blackadder (BBC 1); Jeeves & Wooster (ITV); Stephen Fry in America (BBC 1). Film credits include: Gosford Park; Sherlock Holmes 2; Stormbreaker. Stephen makes a return to the stage this Autumn as Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Globe).

Gerard Carey recently appeared in Masterclass (Vaudeville Theatre). Other stage credits include: Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Noises Off (Birmingham Rep), Spamalot (Palace Theatre) and Mary Poppins (Bristol Hippodrome and Prince Edward Theatre). TV Credits include Torchwood (BBC).

Suzie Chard is currently touring until July 2012 in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Oliver. She returns to Soho Cinders after starring in the concert performance last year (Queens). Other theatre credits include: Fings Aint Wot They Used To Be (Union) and Scrooge (UK Tour).

Raj Ghatak features in the BAFTA award winning Dead Set (E4/Channel 4) and was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for his role as Sweetie in Bombay Dreams.

Amy Lennox returns to Soho Cinders after starring in the concert performance last year (Queens). She recently starred as Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde UK tour. Other theatre credits include: Decade (Headlong), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep), Legally Blonde (Savoy).

Neil McCaul
’s theatre credits include: Guys & Dolls (National), The Bakers Wife (Phoenix Theatre) directed by Trevor Nunn, The Boy Friend (Regents Park Open Air Theatre) and Chicago (Adelphi). Film and Television credits include: Blue Murder, Where the Heart is (ITV) and 1985 British musical film, Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire.

Thomas Milner is an actor/musician best known for playing Paul Langley in hit BBC drama Waterloo Road from 2007-2011.

Beverly Rudd returns to Soho Cinders after starring in the concert performance last year (Queens). She appeared as Liz in hit Channel 4 comedy Shameless. Other Television credits include: Trollied (Sky 1), No Angels (Channel 4) and Coronation Street (ITV). Theatre credits include the UK and US tour of Brief Encounter (Headlong), The Beggars Opera and Into The Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).

Soho Cinders is produced by Soho Cinders Ltd, Jamie Hendry Productions, Daniel Sparrow & Mike Walsh Productions, Neil Marcus and Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for the Booking Office in association with Soho Theatre.

Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

Thursday 2nd August – Sunday 9th September 2012

Tuesday        8:00pm
Wednesday    8:00pm
Thursday       8:00pm
Friday           5:30pm & 9:00pm
Saturday        4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday          4:00pm

Tickets £12.50 - £37.50
Box office 020 7478 0100

Press night Thursday 9th August 2012, 8pm