For a strictly limited two-week run (1–13 September), a new revival of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade will play the intimate London Theatre Workshop with a cast of 13 actors in multiple roles. This ambitious new production stars Ross Barnes (Carousel, Opera North; Little Shop of Horrors, White Bear/Landor) as Leo Frank and Lily De-La-Haye as Lucille Frank. Daniel Holley and Kerry Loosemore play the roles of Frankie Epps and Mary Phagan respectively. Holley was recently featured on Britain’s Got Talent as a member of the Kingdom Tenors and Loosemore makes her professional debut.
Other cast members include: Brandon Force, Norton James, Dudley Rogers, Jennifer Webster, Jon Parry, Michael Moulton, Nazerene Williams, Samuel Clifford and Victoria Hope.
Parade will be directed by Jody Tranter, the musical director is Erika Gundesen and choreography will be by Adam Scown.
The musical had its first major staging in the UK at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007 and the production was nominated for seven Oliviers. Jason Robert Brown is the virtuosic composer of The Last Five Years, Songs For a New World, The Bridges of Madison County and Honeymoon in Vegas. The book is by Academy Award winner Alfred Uhry, writer of the screenplay for Driving Miss Daisy (an adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play).