Newsies have announced the new cast members who will join the production at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
New cast members, who are set to join the production on 19 April 2023, include Spencer Darlaston-Jones as Romeo, Morgan Gregory as Swing, Mireia Mambo as Ensemble, Forbes Masson as Joseph Pulitzer, Kai Oxley as Swing, Bradley Perret as Elmer, Owen Stringer as Oscar Delancey, Lucy Young as Swing, and Ben Dalton and Harry Newby as Les.
They join existing cast members Michael Ahomka-Lindsay as Jack Kelly, Moya Angela as Medda Larkin, Lindsay Atherton (Ensemble), Imogen Bailey (Swing), Samuel Bailey as Specs, Bronté Barbé as Katherine Plumber, Josh Barnett as Race, Jack Bromage as Tommy Boy, Bobbie Chambers (Ensemble), Alex Christian as Buttons, Arcangelo Ciulla as Ike, George Crawford as Morris Delancey, Ross Dawes as Snyder, Joshua Denyer as Mush, Ross Dorrington as Splasher, Matthew Duckett as Crutchie, Jacob Fisher as Albert, Jamie Golding as Wiesel, Damon Gould as Finch, Barry Keenan as Nunzio, Ryan Kopel as Davey, Sion Lloyd as Bunsen, Mukeni Nel as Jo Jo, Mark Samaras as Mike, Rory Shafford (Swing), Matt Trevorrow as Henry, Lillie-Pearl Wildman (Ensemble), and Nesim Adnan and Ethan Sokontwe as Les.
Newsies is based on the true story of the Newsboy Strike of 1899. The show follows the journey of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy in New York City, as he and his fellow newsies stand up to newspaper giants who are raising the price of their papers. The musical features high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, and has won multiple Tony Awards.
Directed and choreographed by Cole, Newsies has set design by Morgan Large, musical supervision, new dance arrangements and musical direction by Nigel Lilley, costumes by Natalie Pryce, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Tony Gayle, new orchestrations by Simon Hale, performer flying by John Maddox for Suspended Illusions Ltd, casting by Lucy Casson, children’s casting by Jo Hawes, fight directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown for RC Annie, associate director Rachael Nanyonjo, associate choreographer Jane McMurtrie, associate musical director Chris Ma, and production management by Lee Batty and Andy Fox for Setting Line.