Former Les Misérables star Rob Houchen, Memphis’ Claire Machin and How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? contestant Helena Blackman are among the 20-strong cast of musical Titanic, which will open at Charing Cross Theatre next month.
The pair joins eight ill-fated travellers – Scarlett Courtney, Matthew Crowe, Sion Lloyd, Shane McDaid, Philip Rham, Dudley Rogers, Victoria Serra and Judith Street – who return to director Thom Southerland’s production that was first seen at the Southwark Playhouse.
Completing the cast are David Bardsley, Alistair Barron, Scott Cripps, James Gant, Luke George, Douglas Hansell, Jessica Paul, Peter Prentice and Dom Simpson.
Written by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone, Titanic follows the hopes and aspirations of the passengers on board the RMS Titanic as it takes its maiden voyage in 1912, from the immigrants dreaming of a better life in America to the millionaires dreaming of their dominance lasting forever. The fictional passengers of the theatrical boat are based on actual passengers on the Titanic.
Titanic runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 28 May to 6 August, the first in a season of four musicals – also including Radio Times, Ragtime and Death Takes A Holiday – programmed by new Artistic Director Southerland.