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Millie O’Connell and Luke Bayer to star in Soho Cinders

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood Published 1 October 2019

West End darlings Millie O’Connell and Luke Bayer have been announced as the headlining cast for in Soho Cinders at Charing Cross Theatre.

Millie is best known for her Olivier Award-nominated performance as Anne Boleyn in musical phenomenon Six. Her reign at the Arts Theatre as Henry VIII’s second wife will come to an end on 13 October. The production of Six achieved no less than five Olivier nominations this year, including Best Musical, and the Queens performed live on stage at this years ceremony.


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Luke Bayer has been playing as alternate Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. He won the award for Best Performance By An Understudy/Alternate in Any Play or Musical for the role at the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards.

They will be joined by Lewis Asquith, Christopher Coleman, Ewan Gillies, Tori Hargreaves, Natalie Harman, Michaela Stern, with an ensemble cast featuring Jade Bailey, Thomas Ball, Luke Byrne, Ben Darcy, Laura Fulgenzi, Danny Lane, Savannah Reed, Melissa Rose.

When skint student Robbie (Luke Bayer) falls into a romantic entanglement with an engaged candidate for London Mayor (Lewis Asquith) their worlds collide.

Celebrating the colourful district of Soho and the very British history of politics and sex-scandals, Soho Cinders is dragging the Cinderella story well and truly into the 21st Century.

Related Article: New Six queens announced
Six the musical has announced that Cherelle Jay, Zara MacIntosh and Hana Stewart are to be the new alternate Queens in the West End cast from October.

The play enjoys music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, the same duo behind Mary Poppins’ and Peter Pan’s scores.

With a book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis, this musical shows the cheekier side of a very London Cinderella story, and is truly a love letter to London – seedy side and all.

The production will be directed by Will Keith and choreographed by Adam Haigh. The musical director will be Sarah Morrison. Soho Cinders will run from 24 October until 21 December.


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