CITY OF ANGELS
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The Donmar Warehouse’s Olivier Award-winning production of CITY OF ANGELS hits the West End!
A screenwriter with a movie to finish.
A private eye with a case to crack.
But nothing’s black and white when a dame is involved.
And does anyone stick to the script in this city?
This is Tinseltown. You gotta ask yourself: what’s real… and what’s reel…
Josie Rourke’s “ingenious, stupendous revival” (The Telegraph) premiered in 2014, when it was hailed as “a blissful evening” (The Stage) that’s “smart, seductive and very funny” (Evening Standard). With a swinging score by Cy Coleman and David Zippel and a brilliantly witty book by Larry Gelbart, CITY OF ANGELS is a musical love letter to the glamorous world of old Hollywood and film noir.
The West End production stars Hadley Fraser, Theo James*, Rosalie Craig*, Rebecca Trehearn, Jonathan Slinger with Nicola Roberts* and Vanessa Williams*.
'Ingenious, delightful and frothing with wit. A stupendous revival.'
The Daily Telegraph
'dazzling, thrilling and sizzlingly sexy.'
The Arts Desk
'This heavenly musical is easily the punchiest, most intelligent in town. A blissful evening'
'clever, gloriously stylish and elegant revival'
'a smart, seductive and very funny show'
'Josie Rourke’s dazzling revival... a jazzy delectably tart take on film noir and Tinseltown'
'Rosalie Craig is probably the best musical theatre actor of her generation'
'Looks like a dream... practically every other line cracks a laugh'
GABBY / BOBBI (UNTIL 30 MAY)
Rosalie Craig’s theatre credits include Marianne Elliott’s production of Company at the Gielgud Theatre, she won the Evening Standard award for best actress in a musical and was also nominated for an Olivier award.
Other theatre credits include The Ferryman (Gielgud theatre, Becoming (Donmar Warehouse) Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), Rosalind in As You Like It (National Theatre), Alice in Wonder.land (Manchester International Festival), Gabby/Bobbi in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse – Evening Standard Nomination),The Light Princess at the National Theatre (Evening Standard award and Olivier nomination) The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Miss Julie/Clea in Miss Julie/Black Comedy (Chichester Festival Theatre), Lady Macduff in Macbeth (Manchester International Festival), Sweeney Todd (ENO), Sylvia in Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve), Table (National Theatre) Helen in London Road (National Theatre), Susan in Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic), and Giulietta in Aspects of Love (The Menier Chocolate Factory).
Becoming at the Donmar Warehouse, which she co-wrote with Michelle Terry.
Rosalie’s television work includes TRUTHSEEKERS (Amazon prime), Invisible (ITV), Father Brown (BBC), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Doc Martin (ITV), Patriot (Amazon), Endeavour (ITV) Lovesick (BBC 3) Miranda (BBC Two), My Family and Other Animals (BBC One) and Casanova (BBC One).
Her feature film credits includes This Nan’s Life, Sulphur and White & London Road.
DONNA / OOLIE
Rebecca won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, for her role of Julie in ‘Showboat’.
Further theatre includes: Kiss Me Kate (Watermill, Newbury); Rags (Hope Mill Theatre); Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Les Misérables (Pimlico Opera); Diary of a Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse); The Night Before Christmas (Salisbury Playhouse); A Little of What You Fancy (Salisbury Playhouse); Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall); City Of Angels (Donmar Warehouse); Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse); Ghost (UK National Tour); Bernarda Alba (Union Theatre); Love Story (Duchess); Aspects Of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory); Dirty Dancing (Aldwych); We Will Rock You (Dominion); Alfie the Musical (Palace Theatre, Watford).
Television includes: Karen McKay in Dim Ond Y Gwir (S4C); Carla Hewson in Casualty (BBC); Angharad in A470 (S4C).
BUDDY / IRWIN
Theatre credits include: Absolute Hell (National Theatre); Fanny and Alexander (The Old Vic); Trouble in Mind (Print Room); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Urinetown (St. James Theatre/Apollo Theatre); Hamlet; All’s Well That Ends Well; The Tempest; The Comedy of Errors; Twelfth Night; The Homecoming; Macbeth; Richard II; Richard III; Henry VI Part One, Two and Three; Henry IV Part One and Two; Henry V; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (all for RSC); Yes, Prime Minster (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Gods Weep (RSC/Hampstead Theatre); Uncle Vanya (Young Vic); Power (National Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi (National Theatre).
Television credits include: Salisbury (BBC 2); January 22nd (BBC and HBO); Nelson in his Own Words (BBC); Doctors (BBC); The Bill; Hustle; Cold Feet. Film credits include: War & Peace; Bel Ami; Duchess of Malfi; The Coram Boy; Euripides; A High Wind in Jamaica.
AVRIL / MALLORY (UNTIL 25 JULY)
Nicola Roberts is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter, whose career spans over almost 2 decades. Nicola’s passion for music and the arts started at a very young age. She enrolled into Lipa performing arts in Liverpool and would be a part of shows and singing competitions in Liverpool. Her music career took off in 2002 when she became part of one of the UK’s biggest girl band ‘Girls Aloud’. Later down the line Nicola began her solo career as a singer-songwriter, releasing her critically acclaimed debut solo album in 2011, Cinderella Eyes. Since then she has gone on to write for tonnes of amazing artists worldwide.
Away from her musical career Nicola commits a lot of time to helping charities working with underprivileged children around the UK. She is an ambassador for Barnardos Young Supporters charity and visits the children at their schools and events regularly.
Vanessa Williams (Until 25 July)
CARLA / ALAURA
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.
Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also achieved numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz.
Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney’s Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Vanessa is a strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities. She was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. Vanessa also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
Vanessa’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, (the #1 play of the 2013 season), After Midnight (2014), and a special limited engagement in Hey, Look Me Over at New York City Center in 2018.
Vanessa is the mother of four – Melanie, Jillian, Devin and Sasha. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Concerts for America, Special Olympics and several others.
Vanessa is one of the world’s most accomplished concert artists, appearing regularly with the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the world. In 2019, Vanessa performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center.
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MUNOZ / PANCHO
Theatre Includes: The Girl on the Train (Duke of York’s Theatre); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Paint Your Wagon, Othello and The Big I am (Liverpool Everyman); Into The Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange); See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre); City Of Angels (Donmar Warehouse); Urinetown (St James’ Theatre and Apollo); Tape (Trafalgar Studios); The History Boys (National Theatre & Wyndham’s); The Maids (Lyric Hammersmith); Wild Turkey and Miss Julie (Naach Theatre Company); Bells and Chaos (Kali Theatre Company); Romeo and Juliet (Festival Players) Two Last Souls on A Dirty Night (Latchmere Theatre) and Lord Of The Flies (RSC)
Television Includes: Holby City, Eastenders, Midsomer Murders, In Invisibles, The Bill and Lewis.
Rob Houchen (Until 30 May)
JIMMY / DR MANDRIL
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Work in theater includes:
Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion alps Angeles & The Lyric Opera Chicago). Marius in Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert (The Gielgud Theatre). He has also appeared as Eugene in The Eugenius! (The Other Palace), Gibran in Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Les Misérables 30th anniversary Gala (Japan), Fleet in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre), Marius in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), The 12 Tenors (World Wide Events), Godspell in Concert (Lyric), the title role in Candide in Concert (Cadogan Hall) and the title role in Peter Pan (Harlow Playhouse).
Screen credits include: Tony in West Side Stories: The Making of a Classic
Rob’s EPs—RH and Within Reach—are available on iTunes. Follow Rob on Twitter: @robhouchen
ANGEL CITY 4
Cindy was born in the Netherlands but her roots lay in Surinam.
Training: Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts Amsterdam
Theatre includes; Ensemble and U/S Nurse Norma in Waitress (Adelphi Theatre); Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse, Chester); Hattie in Kiss Me Kate (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Carmen in Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre); Anna Gordy/ Ensemble in Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre); Ensemble & U/S Sandra Izsadore in Fela (Broadway, National Theatre and USA tour); Ensemble & U/S Polly Rae in The Hurly Burly Show (The Garrick Theatre); Dirty Dancing (The Aldwych Theatre); Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Ella in Bubbling Brown Sugar (Dutch Tour); Jemima in Cats (Dutch Tour); Ensemble & understudy Nala in The Lion King (The Netherlands); & Saturday Night Fever (The Netherlands).
ALTERNATE GABBY / BOBBI
Michele trained at Laine Theatre Arts.
Michelle has appeared in the following West End/London productions: Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre),
Sunset Boulevard (Coliseum/ENO), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Waterloo East Theatre), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), White Christmas (Dominion Theatre), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Kiss Me Kate (Old Vic), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre), Company (Southwark Playhouse), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Fame (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs (Victoria Palace).
Tours include: Grandpa’s Great Escape (UK Arena Tour), Kiss Me Quickstep (Hornchurch, Ipswich & Clwyd), Top Hat (Kilworth House Theatre), Strictly Ballroom The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream (New Wolsey, Ipswich), Monkee Business (UK Tour), Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House Theatre), Footloose (UK Tour), The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Grease (UK Tour), Jus Like That (UK Tour) and Seasonal Sauce (Watermill Theatre).
Overseas work includes: Singin’ In The Rain (Paris), Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Toronto), Saturday Night Fever (South Korea/ Taipei) and Ultimate Broadway (China)
Screenwork: Mrs Henderson Presents (BBC Films), Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), Galavant (ABC) and The Royal Variety Performance (BBC)
SONNY / STUDIO COP
Theatre: Edmond de Bergerac. The Hudsuker Proxy. A Christmas Carol. The Trials of Charles Dickens. Superior Donuts. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Soho Streets. Sleeping Beauty, Young Vic, Barbican, Broadway. In the Beginning, Trio Con Brio. The Taming of the Shrew, UK tour. Blood and Roses, Trestle Theatre Co. The Taming of the Shrew, Manchester Royal Exchange. King Lear, Young Vic, Leicester Haymarket, Tokyo Globe. Peter Pan. George Dandin. The Jungle Book. Great Expectations. The Private Ear. West End: Igao in Disney’s Aladdin. Sonny in City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse. Big Jule in Guys & Dolls Piccadilly Theatre. Sergeant Garcia in Zorro The Musical (What’s on Stage Best Supporting Actor nomination) NT: One Man Two Guvnors, The Tempest. The RSC: Volpone, Antony and Cleopatra, Bollocks, Woyzeck, Faust parts I & II, The Devil is an Ass, The Relapse.
TV: Sliced. The Windsors. Devils in Disguise. WPC 56. Holby City. Doctors. Rock and Chips. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.I Shouldn’t Be Alive. Doc Martin. The Last Detective. Coronation Street. Where the Heart Is. EastEnders. Real Women. Films: American Assassin. Purge of Kingdoms. Devil’s Playground. Gulliver’s Travels. Last Chance Harvey. Gladiatress.
ANGEL CITY 4
Manuel is originally from Colombia, and is part Italian. He toured internationally from a young age, at venues including The Lincoln Center, NYC; The Universal Exposition, Hanover; The Jackie Gleason Theater and The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts (now the Adrienne Arsht Center) in Miami. He then worked under Misi Producciones in Bogotá for 11 years before furthering his training at The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Stage credits include Pancho in The Night of the Iguana (Noel Coward Theatre, West End); Chino in West Side Story (The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); The Most Amazing Story Ever Sung (Rose Theater, Jazz@Lincoln Center, NYC). Screen credits include: Mateo in Terminator: Dark Fate (Paradox Productions) and Kid Diamond in High Strung:Free Dance (Riviera Films); Gabrielo in London Kills (Acorn TV); Pedro in Flack (Hat Trick Productions); Alejandro in Vlad and Louise and Javier in Millie Inbetween (both for Zodiak Kidz); series regulars Reuben in Find Me In Paris (Cottonwood Media) and Nav in Ride (Nickelodeon).
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LUTHER KINGSLEY / WERNER KRIEGE
Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Theatre includes The Outsider at The Coronet; Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre; Young Chekhov at the National Theatre; Platonov and Ivanov at Chichester; City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse; Salome at Nuffield Southampton; Volpone at Wilton’s Music Hall; The Crucible at Sheffield Crucible; Justifying War, The Colour of Justice, Srebrenica and Nuremberg at the Tricycle; Beyond a Joke on UK tour;The Tempest at Oxford Playhouse and Tokyo Globe; Shreds and Fancies at the Old Red Lion; Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Privates on Parade, Absurd Person Singular, The White Devil, Macbeth, Heartbreak House, Habeas Corpus, Happy End and As You Like It at the Oxford Playhouse.
Television includes The Alienist, Call the Midwife, The Musketeers, Downton Abbey, Silk, Inspector George Gently, William and Catherine: A Royal Love Story, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Holby City, Wire in the Blood, 5 Days, Touch of Frost, Family Affairs, Take a Girl Like You, Second Sight, Casualty, Crime Traveller, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Lovejoy, Parnell and the Englishwoman. Film includes Dead in a Week, Fast Girls, Patiala House, Love’s Kitchen, Mysterious Creatures and Wondrous Oblivion.
ANGEL CITY 4
Ryan graduated from The Arts Educational Schools, London – BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits: Curtis Taylor Junior in Dreamgirls, (Savoy Theatre) Swing/Walk On Benny in In The Heights, Covered/Played Donkey in Shrek (Original UK Tour), Puss in Boots (Hackney Empire), Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire), Bleach Bloods Music Video ‘Hope’,
Concerts include: Olivier Awards, Friday Night is Music Night, What’s On Stage Awards.
Whist training: (Gabriel) Kiss of the Spiderwoman, (Marshall Blackstone) Babes In Arms, (Dance Captain/Jesus/Ensemble) Spelling Bee.
Ryan is delighted to be appearing in City
Joshua St Clair
Training: Art Educations School, London Theatre includes: Harry & u/s Charlie Price in Kinky Boots (Original UK Tour) School of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End) Wicked (UK/International Tour) Shakespeare Live! at the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Theatre) Television: Shakespeare Live! at the RSC (BBC & UK Cinemas), Olivier Awards (ITV) Concerts: WhatsOnStage Awards 2016 (Prince of Wales), Hey Old Friends! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Friday Night is Music Night (Royal Albert Hall)
Joshua is about to join the cast of Snow White (Opera House, Manchester)
ANGEL CITY 4
Training: Brit School of Performing Arts,Betty Wivell Academy of Performing Arts
Original Cast of The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (Hope Mill Theatre 2019) Disney’s Aladdin The Musical 2019 (Prince Edward Theatre) ,Ghost the Musical (Autumn 2018-2019 UK & International Tour), Dusty Original UK Tour ,Original west end cast Disney Aladdin the musical (Prince Edward Theatre) ,Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London and tour), A Night at the Musicals (UK tour), How We Kids Roll (‘On a Spree’ New Writers Night), Cinderella (Fairfield Halls, Croydon), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaw Theatre), The Witches of Eastwick (New Theatre, The BRIT School), The Wedding Singer (Fairfield Halls, Croydon), Seussical the Musical (Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton) and Bugsy Malone (Broadway Theatre, Catford).
Television includes: Roisin Conaty’s Game Face (channel 4),Disney’s Broadway Hits Royal Albert Hall(Sky Arts),Children in Need (BBC Elstree Studios) and ITV Tonight at the London Palladium (London Palladium)
Film: Disneys Aladdin the Musical (Live Recording)