A cast of Broadway and West End stars have been announced for Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults.
Bare: A Pop Opera will play at London venue The Vaults between June 21 and August 4.
Taking the role of Sister Chantelle is Broadway star Stacy Francis (Ex-girlfriend, Warner Bros; The X Factor, USA; Footloose, Broadway). Joining her as Claire is the West End’s own Jo Napthine (Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre; Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre; Sister Act, London Palladium).
Mark Jardine (Emmerdale, ITV; Blood Brothers, West End; Mamma Mia, International Tour) will play the Priest, while stepping into the lead as struggling Golden Boy Jason is Darragh Cowley (Spring Awakening, Hope Mill Theatre; Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Crucible Theatre; Snow White, London Palladium).
Daniel Mack Shand (The Masters of Mystery, Marlow Theatre; Rent, Frogmore Paper Mill; Les Misérables, Working Title Films) will appear as Jason’s star-crossed lover Peter as Lizzie Emery (Rent, Frogmore Paper Mill; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Towngate Theatre) takes the role of Ivy.
Georgie Lovatt (professional debut) plays Nadia, Matt will be played by Tom Hier (Miss Saigon, International Tour; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, UK Tour), and Lucas will be played by Bradley Connor (Club Mex, Hope Mill Theatre; 1917, Universal Pictures; Unforgotten, ITV).
Joining the class are Athena Collins (West End Live: West End Masterclass), Georgia Bradshaw (Dreamgirls, West End; Flashdance, Korean Tour), Liv Alexander (professional debut) and Beccy Lane (Dick Whittington, Lichfield Garrick Theatre; Cinderella, Camberley Theatre).
Completing the cast are Tom Scanlon (Kinky Boots, West End; Dirty Dancing, UK tour; Dance Til Dawn, West End and UK Tour), Alexander Moneypenny (professional debut), and Hollie Ann Lowe (Flashdance, UK and International Tour; Annie, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
With a book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, and book and music by Damon Intrabartolo, Bare: A Pop Opera follows the students of St Cecilia’s as they explore sex, drugs, queer identity, and prepare to bare their souls.
The production will be directed by Julie Atherton who says: "I'm so excited to work with this fabulous bunch! I just can’t wait to get started and see what they bring to this special piece."
Producer Jason Shand-Rodger of SR Productions commented: "We are super excited to share with you the amazing cast we have found for this production of Bare. I cannot wait for audiences to see what they can really do and bring this show to life."
Bare: A Pop Opera will run Friday 21st June – Sunday 4th August 2019 at The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN.
Performances will be Tuesdays – Saturdays, 7.30pm, Saturdays, 2.30pm and Sundays, 1pm and 6pm.