West End stars John Addison and Arvid Larsen will head the cast of new musical comedy Holy Crap when it opens at London’s King’s Head Theatre next month.
The latest from The Heather Brothers, the writing partnership behind the award winning A Slice of Saturday Night, the show follows the arrival in the UK of an American Evangelical preacher to launch the country’s first pay-per-view religious channel.
Described as ‘sinfully sacrilegious’, the show brings together the creative team behind cult favourites The Toxic Avenger and Shock Treatment, with the premiere marking director Benji Sperring’s first production at the Islington venue since his appointment as associate director.
Commenting on their new show, The Heather Brothers said: “In a world where ‘spin’ is all and style reigns supreme over substance, there has never been a more apt time for Holy Crap, with its irreverent and satirical take on the hypocrisy surrounding the pursuit of money and power.
“With its long list of West End transfers the King’s Head has always punched way above its weight and we’re delighted that our new show will be starting life at the home of both our previous West End musicals.”
Addison (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) and Larsen (Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) lead a cast which includes Rachel Marwood, Nuno Queimado, Letitia Hector, Emma Salvo and Peter Bindloss.
The production’s creative team includes musical director Ben Ferguson; choreographer Lucie Pankhurst; designer Zahra Mansouri; sound designer Harry Johnson; lighting designer Nic Farman and producer Nick Thompson.
Presented by Nick Thompson Productions and The Heather Brothers, the show will play the King’s Head from 7 June until 8 July.