Full casting announced for The Pajama Game

Full casting announced for The Pajama Game

Posted On: Feb 14, 2014
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    Peter Polycarpou, Colin Stinton and Gary Wilmot are among those joining the full cast of THE PAJAMA GAME when the musical comedy comes to Shaftesbury Theatre this May.

    Polycarpou and Stinton will reprise their roles of Vernon Hines and Hasler from the Chichester Festival Theatre last year, and Wilmot will take over from Polycarpou as the factory timekeeper from 2 June. The trio joins the previously announced double Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding as Babe, and Michael Xavier as Sid.

    Theatre veteran Polycarpou was last seen on the London stage in National Theatre's The Magistrate. THE PAJAMA GAME is one of several Chichester Festival Theatre transfers that he's appeared in, including Sweeney Todd and Love Story, also alongside Xavier. An original cast member of Miss Saigon and Les Misérables, he's also played The Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera.

    Stinton was last seen in the West End transfer of Chichester's The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui with Henry Goodman. His other theatre credits include Rain Man, The Goat, and Death Of A Salesman and Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre.

    Actor and comedian Wilmot has appeared in the West End productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Copacabana, Carmen Jones, Me and My Girl, and HMS Pinafore and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

    Completing the cast are Alexis Owen Hobbs (Gladys), Claire Machin (Mabel), Eugene McCoy (Prez), Siôn Lloyd (Max), Jennie Dale (Mae), Sharon Wattis (Poopsie), Keisha Amponsa Banson (Brenda), Lauren Varnham (Charlene), Jo Morris (Rita), Nolan Frederick (Charley), Richard Jones (Frank),  Dan Burton (Earl) and James O’Connell (Joe).

    Set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in 1950s America, THE PAJAMA GAME follows Superintendent Sid Sorokin and firebrand union rep Babe Williams as they fall head-over-heels in love. But when the employees are denied a raise, sparks begin to fly and audiences are left wondering, will love eventually conquer all?

    Directed by Richard Eyre, book your THE PAJAMA GAME tickets today!