Photos: Take a Look at U.K. and Ireland Tour of 101 Dalmatians Musical | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: Take a Look at U.K. and Ireland Tour of 101 Dalmatians Musical

Bill Buckhurst directs the musical penned by Douglas Hodge and Johnny McKnight.

Jessie Elland, Samuel Thomas, and company of 101 Dalmatians the Musical Johan Persson

Get a first look at the U.K. and Ireland tour of the musical version of Dodie Smith's classic book 101 Dalmatians, which launched June 22 at the New Wimbledon Theatre, in new production photos below.

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, who played Annette in the London production of Saturday Night Fever, opens the tour as Cruella at the New Wimbledon and will subsequently play dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Newcastle, Southend, Dublin, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Woking, Cardiff, Southampton, Aberdeen, and York. Actor and pop icon Faye Tozer will play Cruella in Norwich, Canterbury, Leicester, and Wolverhampton.

Directed by Bill Buckhurst, this new musical version of 101 Dalmatians is reimagined from the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production in 2022.

The cast also includes Charles Brunton as Casper, Jessie Elland as Danielle, Danny Hendrix as Jasper, Linford Johnson as Pongo, Samuel Thomas as Tom, and Emma Thornett as Perdi plus ensemble members Ross Dorrington, Benjamin Durham, Benedict Hastings, Lottie Johnson, Rachel Lea-Gray, Tom Norman, Hugo Rolland, Lindo Shinda, and Jasmine Triadi. Swings are Victoria Compson-Bradford and Eugene Shire.

Photos: UK Tour of 101 Dalmatians the Musical

With music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge and a book by Johnny McKnight, from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris, the musical follows fashionista Cruella de Vil, who plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat.

The production also has sets by David Woodhead, costumes by Sarah Mercadé, choreography by Lucy Hind, musical supervision by Alfonso Casado Trigo, orchestrations by Jack Hopkins, puppet design by Jimmy Grimes, lighting by James Whiteside, and sound design by Chris Whybrow. The musical director is Leigh Thompson, and the casting director is Lucy Casson.

The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of101 Dalmatians starred Olivier and Tony nominee Kate Fleetwood as Cruella de Vil. Timothy Sheader directed with choreography and movement direction by Liam Steel and musical supervision and orchestrations by Sarah Travis. Read the reviews here.

This new adaptation is separate from both Disney's 1961 animated film and an earlier musical adaptation by BT McNicholl and Dennis DeYoung that toured the U.S. in 2009 starring Rachel York as Cruella.

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