Casting announced for the world premier of What’s New Pussycat? at Birmingham Rep

What's New Pussycat?

As well as announcing the full cast and creative team for the highly anticipated, brand new musical, What’s New Pussycat?, The REP has also released an exclusive first look video and images of the cast in rehearsals.

Inspired by the novel The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling,  this romantic musical comedy reimagines Fielding’s classic tale in London’s swinging sixties and sets the story to the iconic hit music of Sir Tom Jones

Written by the Tony Award winning Joe DiPietro (Memphis The Musical), with a stellar creative team including director Luke Sheppard and legendary choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips, get ready for music, mods and rocking romance when the show enjoys its world premiere at The REP from 8 October – 14 November

The cast will include Dominic Andersen as Sir Tom Jones, Bronté Barbé as Mary Western, Ashley Campbell as Mr Partridge, Julius D’Silva as Lord Allworthy, Rebekah Hinds as The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress, Harry Kershaw as William Blifil, Kelly Price as Lady Bellaston and Melanie Walters as Mrs Western.

Tom FrancisNaomi KatiyoLemuel KnightsDavid Mairs-McKenzieLisa MathiesonFallon MondlaneJena PandyaNathan RiggOwen Saward and Carrie Willis will make up the ensemble.

The showwill be directed by Luke Sheppard, whose most recent production – the acclaimed & Juliet – has taken the West End by storm and won 3 Olivier Awards and 6 Whatsonstage Awards. He will be joined by choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Dame Arlene Phillips DBE.

The full world class creative team includes; Matt Brind (Musical Supervisor/Orchestrator); Jon Bausor (Set Design); Janet Bird (Costume Design); Akhila Krishnan (Video Design); Gareth Owen (Sound Design); Howard Hudson (Lighting Design); Annelie Powell CDG (Casting Director); Dale White (Associate Choreographer); Priya Patel Appleby (Assistant Director); and Josh Sood (Musical Director).

What’s New Pussycat? is set to the soundtrack of Sir Tom Jones’ greatest hit songs: Green, Green Grass of Home, It’s Not Unusual, Leave Your Hat On, Delilah, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Sex Bomb and, of course, What’s New Pussycat? 

Presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Flody Suarez, Joshua Andrews and Stuart Galbraith from Kilimanjaro Theatricals. Donna Munday will Executive Produce.

What’s New Pussycat? will enjoy its world premiere at The REP from 8 October – 14 November. Tickets are from £17.50 and are on sale now at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/

In line with current Government regulations, The REP is now open to full capacity, but we continue to take a number of carefully managed steps and precautions to help audiences feel safe and enjoy their chosen performance. The wearing of masks is encouraged throughout the building and additional cleaning will continue.