Full casting has been announced for Heaven on Earth which will be touring arenas across the UK from December 2017 to May 2018.
The epic and inspirational journey of Adam and Eve has been adapted into a brand new musical experience told through “state-of-the-art digital technology, innovative staging and stunning choreography”.
Joining the previously announced star cast of Kerry Ellis as Eve (Wicked, Cats, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You) and Hugh Maynard as Adam (Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lion King), and featuring the voice of bestselling classical artist Russell Watson as God, are: Richard Carson as Enoch (Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, Wicked), Lisa Bridge as Isla (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bend It Like Beckham, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Neil Moors as Serpent, (Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek, The Sound of Music), Denis Grindel as Cain (The Commitments), Michael Colbourne as Abel (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Misérables) and Albert Simon Hart as Young Enoch (Oliver!).
The ensemble features: Alice Baker, Laura Benazaize, Tom Brandon, Charlie Bull, Carly Cook, Martin Dickinson, Mike Fellows, Taofique Folarin, Loula Geater, Richie Gooding, Kelly Hampson, Zoe Innes, Abbi Kennedy, Victoria Lamm, Nick Len, Adam Margilewski, Stephanie Rojas, Craig Ryder, Guy Salim, Hayley Ellen Scott, Spin, Sam Varley and Sharon Wattis.
The creative team behind Heaven on Earth includes writer by Sara Jeffs, director and choreographer Racky Plews (American Idiot, West End and tour; Footloose, West End and tour; Thoroughly Modern Millie, tour); set designer Jacqueline Pyle (Robbie Williams, Take the Crown tour; Olympic opening and closing ceremony, UK; Take That, Progress Live tour); and arranger Adam Langston (Alien Covenant, Les Misérables, Independence Day Resurgence, Walking With Dinosaurs); and musical director Richard John (Sinatra, London Palladium; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; and Legally Blonde, Savoy Theatre).
Heaven on Earth tour dates are as follows: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (4-7 December 2017); Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (15-18 January 2018); Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (27-30 January); Leeds First Direct Arena (9-12 February); Manchester Arena (22-25 February); Sheffield Arena (7-10 March); Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre (14-17 March); Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool (22-25 March); Aberdeen AECC Arena (28-31 March); Portsmouth Guildhall (4-7 April); Newcastle Radio Metro Arena (11-14 April); Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (18-21 April); Exeter Westpoint Arena (26-29 April); and The SSE Arena, Wembley (9-12 May).
Interview – New Adam and Eve musical Heaven on Earth launches with arena tour – Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard cast