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Starlight Express announces cast of 35 to lead the London production!

Posted 27th March 2024

Start your engines! Rehearsals are in full swing for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s electrifying new production of Starlight Express and today, Michael Harrison of Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals is delighted to unveil the complete cast for this eagerly anticipated new rendition. This iconic musical is gearing up for a triumphant return to London, hitting the stage from June 8, 2024, at the specially crafted Starlight Auditorium housed within the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Leading the charge in Starlight Express will be Jeevan Braich as Rusty, Kayna Montecillo as Pearl, Jade Marvin as Momma McCoy, Al Knott as Greaseball, Eve Humphrey as Dinah, and Tom Pigram as Electra.

Joining them in this stellar lineup are Ollie Augustin, Charles Butcher, Renz Cardenas, Catherine Cornwall, Jamie Cruttenden, Kelly Downing, Asher Forth, Sam Gallacher, Lucy Glover, Pablo Gómez Jones, Scott Hayward, Lilianna Hendy, Lewis Kidd, Hannah Kiss, Oscar Kong, Emily Martinez, Deearna Mclean, Marianthe Panas, David Peter-Brown, RED, Bethany Rose-Lythgoe, Ashley Rowe, Gary Sheridan, Elly Shaw, Jessica Vaux, Jaydon Vijn, Lara Vina Uzcatia, Sharon Wattis, and Ashlyn Weekes. Stay tuned for additional casting announcements.

As a child’s imagination brings a toy train set to life, audiences will be swept away as the engines race to claim the title of the fastest in the world. Rusty, the determined steam train, finds inspiration in the legend of the ‘Starlight Express’, igniting hope where there seemed little.

Having captivated over 20 million spectators worldwide, Starlight Express promises an unforgettable theatrical experience, immersing audiences of all ages in a whirlwind of speed, melody, and narrative. With a talented ensemble of 40 performers whizzing around and above, the production features beloved musical numbers such as AC/DC, Make Up My Heart, Light at the End of the Tunnel, and the iconic Starlight Express.

Produced by Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals, a collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Michael Harrison, the highly acclaimed, award-winning international producer, Starlight Express boasts music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Directed by Luke Sheppard, with creative talents including set designer Tim Hatley, video designer Andrzej Goulding, costume designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Howard Hudson, and sound designer Gareth Owen, the production features new orchestrations by Matthew Brind, Musical Supervision by Matthew Brind & David Wilson, Musical Direction by Laura Bangay, and Casting by Pearson Casting.

Featuring thrilling new choreography by Ashley Nottingham, Starlight Express also welcomes back Arlene Phillips as creative dramaturg.

Find out more about the show and book your tickets here.