Are your dancing shoes on? Catch up on casting for new Club Mex immersive musical

29 Nov
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Club Mex cast

CBBC regular Jade Johnson’s audition via Instagram must have been pretty successful because now she has a starring role in the world premiere of part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience CLUB MEX at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in early 2019. Plus there’s a chance to view that new song below…

Julie Atherton directs Tamar Broadbent and John-Victor’s CLUB MEX, running from 17 January to 10 February 2019. It is the second new musical from Global Musicals, one of the producers of critically acclaimed Six that is currently on UK tour and returns to the Arts Theatre in January 2019 for an open-ended West End run. The original musical score fuses pop, dance and musical theatre and was originally developed by Perfect Pitch.

In Club Mex you are on the dancefloor in the heart of the action, joining Mel and her two best mates as they experience the highs, lows and hangovers of Cancun in a heart-warming coming-of-age comedy.

Jade Johnson (series regular Cat Sharpe, World’s End, CBBC), who initially auditioned via Instagram, will play bride-to-be Mel who embarks on her hen-do with best friends Tiff – Alison Arnopp (Space Diva, Eugenius! The Other Palace, and the title role in Dusty, Charing Cross Theatre) and Lou – Emma Louise Hoey (Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Gawynn in King Arthur both at The Scoop).

Things don’t quite go as planned when they meet Club Reps Antonio – Alvaro Flores (We Are Arrested and Day of the Living, Royal Shakespeare Company) and Josh – Jeremy Sartori (who is making his professional debut, having just graduated from the Royal Academy of Music), and Mel’s future husband, Graham, played by Bradley Connor (Unforgotten, ITV) decides to join the party. Ensemble/covers are Jonathan Cordin (Bat Out of Hell – The Musical) and Jessica Shaw who has yet to graduate from Manchester’s Arden School of Theatre.

CLUB MEX runs from 17 January to 10 February 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 9pm, Saturdays at 6pm and 9pm, Sundays at 7pm. It’s at the Hope Mill Theatre, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA. Tickets are priced £16 with 25% discount for groups of six or more (code: GroupMexico). Click here to purchase!

Taking on the world

The first song from CLUB MEX has been released and boy is it catchy! Have a listen

Enter our competition

Win one of five pairs of tickets to see the world premiere of CLUB MEX at the Hope Mill Theatre. Competition deadline is Monday 21 January 2019.