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Evelyn Hoskins lands title role in Carrie musical revival

Evelyn Hoskins Photo: The Umbrella Rooms
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Evelyn Hoskins is to take on the title role in Carrie – The Musical at the Southwark Playhouse.

Kim Criswell has also been cast as Carrie’s mother Margaret White in the London premiere, which runs in the Large space from May 1 to 30, with a press night held on May 6.

After opening in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1988, Carrie – The Musical transferred to Broadway, where it closed after only 16 previews and five performances.

The cast for the UK revival also features Sarah McNicholas, Greg Miller Burns, Gabriella Williams and Dex Lee, alongside Jodie Jacobs, David Habbin and Molly McGuire.

Bobbie Little and Emily McGougan will also star, with Patrick Sullivan, Olly Dobson and Eddie Myles completing the cast.

Based on the novel by Stephen King, the show will be directed by Gary Lloyd, and has been cast by Will Burton.

It features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and a book by Lawrence D Cohen.

Carrie – The Musical is presented in London by Paul Taylor-Mills by arrangement with Bill Kenwright, and licensed by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

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