Discover his inspiration for the children’s story about a cheeky little fellow with big dreams of being in the spotlight.
Producers have announced the full casting for the upcoming London production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
The musical opens at London’s Dominion Theatre on Saturday 16 November 2019, running until Saturday 4 January 2020.
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Michael Brandon who is probably best known for starring in the ’80s classic crime drama Dempsey and Makepeace will play General Henry Waverly. Brandon’s theatre credits include the West End production of Singin’ In The Rain and originating the title role in Jerry Springer The Opera, the latter earning the actor an Olivier Award nomination. He also recently appeared across from Friends star Matt LeBlanc in four series of the BBC Two comedy Episodes.
Brenda Edwards will play Martha Wilson in the upcoming production. The actor first came to prominence appearing on the TV talent show The X Factor in 2005. Her theatre credits include We Will Rock You, Chicago, Carousel, Carmen Jones and Moby Dick. Brenda is also a frequent panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.
The role of Betty Haynes will be portrayed by Danielle Hope who is best known for winning Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC series Over The Rainbow, which resulted in her playing the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz.
Clare Halse will play Judy Haynes. Halse recently played the lead role of Peggy Sawyer in the Theatre Royal’s production of 42nd Street.
The role of Bob Wallace will be played by Danny Mac and Phil Davis will be played by Dan Burton. Both actors reprise their acclaimed roles from the musical’s successful run at Curve, Leicester in 2018.
A romantic comedy for all ages, White Chritmas features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and White Christmas.
White Chrismas has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and the book is by David Ives and Paul Blake.
The upcoming production is directed by Nikolai Foster (Annie, Breakfast At Tiffany’s) and has choreography by two-time Oliver Award-winner Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, Gypsy).
White Christmas runs at London’s Dominion Theatre from 16 November 2019 – 4 January 2020.
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk