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Interview: City Of Angels prepares for the West End

The musical's director and cast open up ahead of the show's transfer to the West End.

Following huge success at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Larry Gelbart’s City Of Angels is now set to open in the West End, taking to the Garrick Theatre for a limited run from 5 March 2020.

Among its stellar cast, the production will star Hadley Fraser, Rosalie Craig and Vanessa Williams, and sees Josie Rourke return as director following the acclaimed 2014 run.

The four took time out of their central London rehearsals to open up about the music, explaining just what makes it so special and why they are excited to be bringing it back to the stage.

Rourke’s City Of Angels will also star Theo James, Rebecca Trehearn, Jonathan Slinger and Nicola Roberts; the latter rising to fame as part of pop megastars Girls Aloud and making her West End debut as Avril/Mallory.


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Fraser’s stage credits include Young Frankenstein, which also ran at London’s Garrick Theatre, as well as a stint as Javert in Les Misérables. He is joined by his real-life wife Rosalie Craig, who last took to the West End stage as Bobbi in Marianne Elliot’s adaptation of Company.

Vanessa Williams makes her West End debut in the role of Carla/Alaura, having performed both on-and-off Broadway and starring in the likes of Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. She has also released eight studio albums, including the 3x Platinum The Comfort Zone.

City Of Angels tells the tale of a screenwriter’s journey to bring a book to life on the screen, and the story in question. Both unfold on stage, and much like the Donmar Warehouse production, play with dazzling black and white and colour to distinguish between the two.

City Of Angels opens at London’s Garrick Theatre on 5 March 2020. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.