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Rebecca Caine cast in UK premiere of Preludes by Dave Malloy

Preludes opens at the Southwark Playhouse this year. Photo: Michael Wharley.
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Rebecca Caine is to star in the UK premiere of Preludes, a musical by Dave Malloy about composer Rachmaninoff.

Caine, who was the original Cosette in Les Miserables, will be joined by Georgia Louise, who recently left the musical Mamma Mia! due to health reasons.

Others cast in the show include Norton James, Tom Noyes, Keith Ramsay and Tim Walton in the show, which is based on Rachmaninoff’s sessions of hypnotherapy. It will run at the Southwark Playhouse from September 6 to October 12, with press night on September 11.

Malloy, who has written the music, lyrics and book, is best known as the writer of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, which was nominated for 12 Tony awards.

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Malloy said: “I am so so thrilled and tickled to see Preludes be given new life in this London premiere. It’s a very personal piece for me, wrestling with all the things it is to be an artist and a human, and the score features my music entwined with Rachmaninoff’s work, some of the most romantic and rousing piano music I know. I cannot wait to come to Southwark Playhouse and see this show reimagined by this amazing new team.”

It will be directed by Alex Sutton, with set and costume by Rebecca Brower, lighting by Christopher Nairne, sound by Andrew Johnson, choreography by Ste Clough and musical direction by Jordan Li-Smith.

Casting is by Danielle Tarento.



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