Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love. Directed by Jonathan Kent, previews will begin May 12 prior to an official opening May 25 at the Lyric Theatre.
As previously reported, Michael Ball, who starred in the 1989 London world premiere of Aspects as well as the subsequent Broadway staging, will play the role of George, while Jamie Bogyo, who made his professional theatre debut as Christian in the West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, will play Alex, the role that Ball originated.
They will be joined by Olivier nominee Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as Rose, Anna Unwin as Jenny, and internationally renowned soprano Danielle de Niese as Giulietta. Additional casting will be announced.
Based on the novel by David Garnet, Aspects of Love has music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. The musical, a story of passion, love, life and loss in post-war France and Italy, follows three generations of the Dillingham family spanning 17 years.
In the years since its premiere, a number of productions have been staged, mostly abroad, making revisions to the musical, including a 2007 U.K. tour, a 2010 London revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and a 2018 U.K. revival at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. Lloyd Webber compiled a "Definitive Script" in 2014, comprising elements of the various revisions of the work. Kent's revival will reimagine the musical as a chamber work.
The revival will feature new musical arrangements by Tom Kelly based on original orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber.
Aspects of Love is produced by Nica Burns, by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.