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Samantha Hurley's play about a middle schooler who plans to kidnap and marry the Spider-Man actor played an Off-Broadway run in 2023.

Tessa Albertson in I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made

Full casting has been revealed for the upcoming U.K. premiere of Samantha Hurley's I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire, set to begin performances at  London's Southwark Playhouse June 28 ahead of a July 3 opening night. The six-week run will continue through August 10.

Joining the previously announced Tessa Albertson, reprising her Off-Broadway performance as Shelby, will be Kyle Birch as Brenda Dee Cankles and Anders Hayward as Tobey Maguire. Casting is by Harry Blumenau Casting.

The Y2K comedy for fan fiction lovers, which played an Off-Broadway world premiere at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre in 2023, follows eight grader Shelby Hinkley as she deals with an absent father, a neglectful mother, and mean-spirited classmates. To cope with it all, Shelby focuses on the best thing about 2004: Spider-Man. When leading an online fan club is no longer enough, she decides to kidnap and marry Tobey Maguire.

Also back from the premiere run will be director Tyler Struble. Jacob Stuckelman is producing with Matt Krauss serving as associate producer and Zachary Hausman, Robin Aren, and Andrew Patino as co-producers.

The production will feature scenic design by Rodrigo Hernandez Martinez, lighting design by Holly Ellis, sound design by Jamie Lu, and costume design by Reuben Speed.

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