London's National Theatre has announced casting for the return of the new musical Hex, set to begin at the Olivier Theatre November 26 ahead of a December 6 opening following a planned 2021 opening that was delayed due to COVID. The new run will continue through January 14, 2023.
Directed by Rufus Norris, the original musical is a retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty. The work features a book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune, and lyrics by Norris, with an original concept by Katrina Lindsay and Norris.
Returning to the company is Michael Elcock as Bert, along with newcomers Rosie Graham as Princess Rose, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Queenie, and Lisa Lambe as Fairy. The cast is rounded out by Zaynah Ahmed, Marc Akinfolarin, Christopher Akrill, Sabrina Aloueche, Sonya Cullingford, Ben Goffe, Chris Jenkins, Kalisha Johnson, Amanda Lindgren, Michael Matus, Kody Mortimer, Neïma Naouri, Mark Oxtoby, Aharon Rayner, Olivia Saunders, Sasha Shadid, Rumi Sutton, and Riley Woodford.
The production will feature set and costume design by Lindsay, choreography by Jade Hackett, music supervision and vocal arrangements by Marc Tritschler, orchestrations by Simon Hale, music direction by Tarek Merchant, lighting design by Paul Anderson, sound design by Simon Baker, and video design by Ash J Woodward. Bill Deamer is consultant choreographer.
For tickets and more information, visit NationalTheatre.org.uk.