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Book, Music and Lyrics - Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins


Director - Ian Talbot


Assistant Director - Anthony Houghton


Musical Supervisor - Stuart Morley


Musical Director - Darren Lord


Choreographer - Aaron Renfree


Lighting Designer - Andrew Ellis


Original Sound Designer - Gareth Owen


Sound Designer - Dan Samson


Associate Sound Designer - David Beckham


Set and Costume Designer - Hannah Wolfe


Casting Director - Jim Arnold CDG


Creative Consultant - Michael Jibson



Warwick Davis

Kevin Wood

George Wood




Laura Baldwin

(Big Fish The Musical)

as Eugene’s love interest Janey

Daniel Buckley

(Book Of Mormon, Loserville)

as Feris

Scott Paige

(The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Theo

Alison Arnopp 

(the title role in Dusty) as Space Diva/Mrs Truthstretcher.

Joining them are:

Rob Houchen in the lead role of Eugene. His West End starring roles include 'Marius' in Les Miserables and Gibran in Broken Wings. He was 'Fleet' in Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre.

Neil McDermott (Evil Lord Hector) is best known as Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, which saw him nominated Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television

Awards. His previous West End bad boy roles include Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows and Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical. He was Bill Sykes in Oliver! at Grange Park Opera.

Emily Tierney (Carrie/Super Hot Lady) has played Glinda in both *Wicked and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of  Wizard of Oz at the London

Palladium. She also starred as Molly Jensen in #Ghost.

Alex Bourne (Lex) has just played Daddy Warbucks in the West End production of Annie. He was Khashoggi in *We Will Rock You *at the Dominion Theatre and starred as Daryl in The Witches of Eastwick at

the Watermill


Simon Thomas (Gerhard/Tough Man) has starred in the West End as Raoul in The

Phantom of the Opera and Warner Huntingdon III in Legally Blonde. He was

Black in The Wild Party at The Other Palace.

The rest of the cast are:

Christopher Ragland

(Road Show, Forbidden Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors, Menier Chocolate Factory) as Eugene’s Dad/Lord Tough Man, Tom Senior (Kenickie, Grease, Jesus, Godspell, UK tours)

as Stock Jock/Flock of Eagles Singer,

Titus Rowe, Laurence Alex Tranter, Ben Darcy, Dillon Scott-Lewis, Lauren Cancannon, Amy West, Sasha Wareham.


With the voice of Brian Blessed as Space Lord