The Light in the Piazza further casting announced

The Light in the Piazza further casting announced

Posted On: Feb 28, 2019
By Amanda Parry
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    Scenario Two are delighted to announce further casting for the London debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza.

    The Light in the Piazza will be performed in a full staging at the Royal Festival Hall in a limited run of only twenty performances directed by Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans, designed by Robert Jones with costumes by /brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Mick Potter. The ravishing score will be played by the 35 piece orchestra of Opera North under the baton of Kimberly Grigsby, conductor of the original Lincoln Center production.

    Joining Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron as (Margaret and Clara Johnson respectively) will be acclaimed West End star and 2019 Off West End award-winner, Rob Houchen, as Clara’s suitor, Fabrizio Naccarelli. Rob’s previous credits include West End productions of Les Misérables and Titanic and he was most recently seen in his Offie winning performance in Eugenius!

    Celinde Schoenmakerwill play the role of Franca Naccarelli. Previously Celinda has starred as Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, and played the role of Fantine in the West End production of Les Misérables. She is well-known for her YouTube and podcast collaborations with Carrie Hope-Fletcher.

    Liam Tamne will play Guiseppe Naccarelli. Previously Liam has taken the roles of Raoul in Phantom of the Opera, Enjolras in Les Misérables and Fiyero in Wicked as well as being a member of’s team on The Voice Season 2.

    Fabrizio’s mother Signora Naccarelli will be played by Olivier-nominated international soprano, Marie McLaughlin, who has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses including Covent Garden, The Metropolitan Opera, New York and Munich Opera.

    Malcolm Sinclair will make a welcome return to the London stage as Margaret’s husband and Clara’s father, Roy Johnson. Malcolm’s career spans more than three decades and encompasses a vast array of West End, National Theatre and RSC productions alongside roles in films such as Casino Royale and V for Vendetta.

    The rich singing talent in the company includes Matthew Woodyatt, Rhona McGregor, Tom Partridge, Molly Lynch, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Danny Becker, Monica Swayne and Simbi Akande.

    Already announced are four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming who will be making her long-awaited London musical theatre debut as American Margaret Johnson, and Dove Cameron - who also makes her UK debut as Margaret’s troubled daughter Clara. Dove is best known for her role in Disney’s The Descendants trilogy. She recently played the role of Amber von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! and starred as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Clueless: The Musical.

    At London's Royal Festival Hall from 14 June to 5 June 2019, book your The Light in the Piazza tickets today!