Rebecca Trehearn has been cast in a new version of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Rags at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
Trehearn, who won an Olivier award in 2017 for her role in Showboat, will star as Rebecca in the UK premiere of the production, which has been given new orchestrations by Nick Barstow.
It runs from March 2 to April 6, with press night on March 5.
The production will be directed by Bronagh Lagan, with musical direction by Barstow and choreography by Grant Murphy.
Rags has music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Schwartz. The show’s original book is by Joseph Stein and it has a revised book by David Thompson.
The cast also includes Valda Aviks, Gavin James, Sam Peggs, Jane Quinn, Michael S Siegel, Robert Tripolino, Tim Walton, Lydia White, Lochlan White and George Varley.
Casting is by Jane Deitch.
The show is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre in association with Knockhardy Productions and is presented by arrangement with MTI Europe.