Rosanna Bates in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre
The Full Cast Revealed for the Open Air Production at Regent’s Park This Summer
It’s been known for some time that the Open Air Theatre, the annual summer venue at Regent’s Park, would be opening its doors to the stage version of Seven Brides Of Seven Brothers this year. The show is set to feature performances from Alex Gaumond and Laura Pitt-Pulford, amongst others, whilst direction comes from Rachel Kavanaugh.
And now more names have been added to the cast list, from Rosanna Bates to Emma Woods, and they form part of a large casting announcement that has recently emerged from the anticipated production.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers does exactly what it says on the tin. It introduces us, first of all, to Adam and his new wife Millie, but soon moves on to Adam’s six brothers, whom he hopes will soon be married off. Millie is the person for the task, but when they fall for a group of women it does not go according to plan as they are already spoken for, meaning that they inevitably take matters into their own hands.
The show is based on the MGM musical film of the same name, which was released in 1954 and spawned the stage version in the 1980s. Prior to its arrival in London, the show has also been seen in the US and at venues across the United Kingdom, where it has attracted many fans.
Rosanna Bates is best known for her appearances in two the West End’s best know musicals – Mammia Mia! at the Novello Theatre and Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. She has also appeared in a wealth of other productions and brings a lot of experience to the stage of the Open Air Theatre.
Her casting announcement emerges alongside those of David Burrows, Angela Caesar, Matthew Clark, Leon Cooke, Eammon Cox, Jacob Fisher, Charlene Ford, Steve Fortune, Bob Harms, Bethany Huckle, Frankie Jenna, James Leece, Phillip Marriot, Dylan Mason, Trevor Michael Georges, Sam O'Rourke, Natasha Mould, Peter Nash, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Rhys-Charles, Karli Vale, Annie Wensak, Ed White and Emma Woods.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from Friday 23rd July 2015 (previews from Friday 16th July 2015).