Aspects of Love Cast Announced
Walk This Way Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co have announced the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, playing from 22 November at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co.
Playing the role of the alluring actress Rose Vibert is Caitlin Berry, who was most recently seen in the World Premiere of Melba the Musical for Hayes Theatre Co and will soon star as Amalia in their production of She Loves Me. Returning to the Hayes as Alex Dillingham is Jonathan Hickey. The role of Alex’s charming libertine Uncle George will be played by Helpmann Award winning opera and musical theatre star Grant Smith. Smith appeared in the original West End productions of Sweeney Todd and Barnum as well playing Gus/Growltiger in the original Australian production of Cats and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Rising star Stefanie Jones (The Sound of Music, Dream Lover) will play Giulietta Trapani. Jones was most recently at the Hayes Theatre Co in Carmen Live or Dead.
Also joining the cast are Jay James Moody (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Marcel Richard, Matthew Manahan (Cabaret) as Hugo Le Meunier, Wendy Lee Purdy (Wicked UK/Ireland) as Elizabeth and introducing Ava Carmont as Jenny Dillingham. Supported by Hugh Barrington, Finn Alexander, Annelise Hall, Christopher Hamilton, Megan Kozak, Michaela Leisk and Sam Marques.
Alex Dillingham, a young, obsessive student travelling through France, falls in love with the alluring, provincial actress Rose Vibert. As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Alex’s dashing, libertine uncle changes their lives forever. Based on David Garnett’s novel of the same name, Aspects of Love is a story of passion, love and loss set against the backdrop of post-war France and Italy from the 1940’s through to the 1960’s. Passion, desire, family ties and friendship bind five people and three generations together as they come to appreciate how love changes everything…
Co-producers and Choreographer Nathan M. Wright and director Andrew J Bevis said, “We were both inspired by musical theatre from a very young age. The artform resonated with us, which then led us both into careers within this field. Over the years we’ve been so fortunate and inspired by collaborating with extraordinary creatives. Producing felt like the next natural progression on our journey. We’ve both huge fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love and were further inspired by a meeting with the shows lyricist, Don Black. The intimate setting of the Hayes theatre is an ideal home for this chamber musical. It’s lush and sweeping score will be showcased with a 12-piece orchestra. Aspects of Love was last produced in Australia 25 years ago. This new production takes you on an engaging journey exploring the ever-relevant themes of lust, loss and ultimately love.”
The Australian creative team for Aspects of Love features performer/musician Andrew J Bevis in his directorial debut (Tremont in Jerry Springer: The Opera – National Theatre, London), Musical Director Geoffrey Castles (Aladdin), Musical Staging Nathan M. Wright (High Society – Old Vic, London), Set Designer Steven Smith (Little Shop of Horrors), Academy Award and Tony winning Costume Designer Tim Chappel (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest (Muriel’s Wedding).
Featuring the songs Love Changes Everything, Seeing Is Believing and First Man You Remember, Aspects of Love features a stunning 12-piece orchestration. The soaring romanticism of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lush and emotionally complex score will be brought to life by members of the Ensemble Apex from The Sydney Conservatorium.
Tickets for Aspects of Love are now available online at www.hayestheatre.com.au or by calling the Hayes Theatre Co box office during business hours on (02) 8065 7337.
Aspects of Love
Presented by Walk This Way Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co.
Directed by Andrew J Bevis
Musical Staging by Nathan M. Wright
Musical Direction by Geoffrey Castles
Set Design by Steven Smith
Costume Design by Tim Chappel
Lighting Design by Trent Suidgeest
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORIGIN™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart
Book adaption by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on the novel by David Garnett
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point
Season: From 22 November 2018
Times: Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Wed matinee 1pm, Sat matinees 2pm and Sun matinee 3pm
Price: Adults $89, Concession $79, Previews $79
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au | (02) 8065 7337
Photographer: Chris Parker