Returning to the West End this fall, Olivier-nominated The Choir of Man will begin performances at the Arts Theatre October 1 prior to an October 13 opening.
The company will feature Michael Baxter (Les Misérables), Ben Norris (The Choir of Man), Jordan Oliver (The Choir of Man), Lemuel Knights (The Choir of Man), Matt Beveridge (Titanic), Matt Nalton (Jersey Boys), Matt Thorpe (Jersey Boys), and Levi Tyrell-Johnson and Owen Bolton in their professional debuts.
Completing the company are Mark Irwin (The Commitments), Sam Ebenezer (The Mousetrap), Gavin Ryan (West Side Story), and Lucas Koch (Million Dollar Quartet). Ryan and Koch are making their West End debuts.
The 90-minute show, set in a pub, explores male relationships and questions modern masculinity while featuring hit songs by Queen, Luther Vandross, Sia, Paul Simon, Adele, Guns & Roses, Avicii, and Katy Perry.
Created by Nic Doodson, who also directs, and Andrew Kay, The Choir of Man has musical supervision, vocal arrangements, and orchestrations by Jack Blume. The production features movement direction and choreography by Freddie Huddleston, monologues by Ben Norris, scenic design by Oli Townsend, lighting design by Richard Dinnen, costume design and associate scenic design by Verity Sadler, sound design by Sten Severson, and casting by Debbie O’Brien. Hollie Cassar serves as musical director and associate musical supervisor, and Rachel Chapman serves as associate choreographer.
The Choir of Man has previously had three sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, sold-out American and European tours, and a recent run at Edinburgh Fringe. Its previous Arts Theatre run earned the production an Olivier nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.
The show is produced by Immersive Everywhere, Nic Doodson, Andrew Kay, Wendy and Andy Barnes, and AK Theatricals.