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Five years since its revolutionary, and Olivier award-winning, run at the Donmar Warehouse Josie Rourke's scintillating revival of City of Angels will head to the West End in March. Originally written by Cy Coleman, David Zippel and Larry Gelbart, City of Angels is an ode to old Hollywood and film noir, weaving the story of a writer trying to get his novel turned into a screenplay and the fictional story of the movie itself.
Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser and Rebecca Trehearn return to the production with Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams, and former Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts making their West End debuts when the City of Angels lights up the Garrick Theatre. The original Donmar Warehouse production's creative team also return to show, including Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear.
City of Angels follows the tumultuous change in fortune of a 1940s detective novel author who sells his book to a Hollywood studio for adaptation. Whilst the resulting film is shot in black and white, he finds that his life becomes all-too colourful as the excesses of Tinseltown beckon and finally engulfs him in booze, sin, and stardom.
Previews from: 5 March 2020
Opening night: 24 March 2020
Please note that the images used are from the original 2014 production.
Hadley Fraser as Stine
Rebecca Trehearn as Donna/Oolie
Rosalie Craig as Gabby/Bobbi
Vanessa Williams as Carla/Alaura
Marc Elliott as Panchos/Munoz
Nicola Roberts as Avril/Mallory
Nick Cavaliere as Sonny
Adam Fogarty as Big Six
Mark Penfold as Luther Kingsley
Rob Houchen as Jimmy/Dr Mandril
Joshua St Clair as Peter Kinsley
Cindy Bellot, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Manuel Pacific and Ryan Reid as the Angel City 4
Directed by Josie Rourke
Designed by Robert Jones
Lighting Design by Howard Harrison
Musical Direction by Gareth Valentine
Choreographed by Stephen Mear
Sound Design by Terry Jardine for Autograph
Orchestration by Billy Byers and Larry Blank
Video and Projection Design by Duncan McLean
Score by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel
Book adaptation by Larry Gelbart
Best Musical Revival
Best Lighting Design
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