Privates on Parade Full Cast Revealed

Privates on Parade Full Cast Revealed

Posted On: Nov 5, 2012
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    The highly acclaimed BAFTA and Olivier award-winning Simon Russell Beale will suit up as cross-dressing Captain Terri Dennis in PRIVATES ON PARADE at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. PRIVATES ON PARADE is the inaugural production of the Michael Grandage Company’s season, with performances beginning Dec. 1 – prior to an official launch on Dec. 10 – and running though March 2, 2013.

    Against the dangerous backdrop of the Malaysian campaign at the end of World War II, Private Steven Flowers is posted to the Song and Dance Unit, where Captain Dennis delivers flamboyant performances as Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn and Carmen Miranda.

    A highly regarded and well-rounded thespian, PRIVATES ON PARADE features Beale as his audience have never seen him before. He’s appeared in a number of National Theatre productions such as Timon of Athens, A Slight Ache, Much Ado About Nothing, The Alchemist, The Life of Galileo, Humble Boy, Hamlet (Evening Standard Award for Best Actor, Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance), Candide (Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical), and Volpone (Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor), for the National Theatre.

    His extensive theatre credits also include Deathtrap, The Cherry Orchard/The Winter's Tale, Spamalot, The Philanthropist (Evening Standard Award for Best Actor) and Uncle Vanya/Twelfth Night (Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and Olivier Awards for Best Actor). In film and television he can be seen in A Dance to the Music of Time, American Experience, The Deep Blue Sea, My Week With Marilyn, The Gathering, Alice in Wonderland, An Ideal Husband and Hamlet.

    Joining Beale are Joseph Timms (Private Steven Flowers), Chris Chan (Lee), Sophiya Haque (Sylvia Morgan), Harry Hepple (Lance Corporal Charles Bishop), Mark Lewis Jones (Sergeant-Major Reg Drummond), John Marquez (Corporal Len Bonny), Brodie Ross (Leading Aircraftman Eric Young-Love), Sam Swainsbury (Flight-Sergeant Kevin Cartwright), Sadao Ueda (Cheng) and Angus Wright (Major Giles Flack).

    Written by Peter Nichols with music by Denis King, PRIVATES ON PARADE is directed by Michael Grandage, with designs by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable, musical direction by Jae Alexander, choreography by Ben Wright, and sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster.

    Book your tickets for PRIVATES ON PARADE today!