Zorro The Musical is to open in London in 2022 at Charing Cross Theatre.
Zorro The Musical is written by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, featuring music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, and lyrics by Clark.
Directed by Christian Durham, the newly re-imagined version will open at London’s Charing Cross Theatre on 17 March, with previews from 12 March, running to 8 May 2022.
The show, which had its original premiere in 2008, was previously forced to close after just two previews due to the pandemic in March 2020.
Producer Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment said today: “I have always wanted to work on a re-imagined version of this brilliant and vibrant musical. I am excited to be bringing our troupe of incredible actor-musician performers to Charing Cross Theatre next Spring, performing in the round and bringing some flamenco and Spanish flair to everyone’s seats.”
Casting is to be announced.
Set in the sizzling heat of 1805’s California, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. When the danger is at its greatest, a masked crusader appears from nowhere and saves lives. Who is he? Will he be their champion?
The famous red-hot tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive, thrilling and headily sensual new production. With zealous, ‘get-on-your-feet’ music, featuring international hits by Gipsy Kings including Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music to express a fresh new tale of love, hope and courage.
Audiences will be seduced into the story and witness the thrills and spills of our hero as he battles for all he holds dear. Spanish Gypsy pride and fire runs deep throughout this explosive show with murderous encounters, immeasurable flamenco choreography and Cante jondo singing at its forefront.
The production features choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costume design by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction and orchestrations by Nick Barstow, sound design by Andrew Johnson, lighting design by Matthew Haskins and fight direction by Renny Krupinski.
The creative team also features Flamenco specialist: Maria Vega, accent coach Nina Zendejas, casting director Jane Deitch and general manager Chris Matanlé.
Tickets and more information are available from www.zorrothemusical.co.uk.