Caroline or Change is finally on its way to the West End. Who's joining Sharon D Clarke for the transfer?

24 Sep
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Picture: Marc Brenner

Following sell-out seasons at Chichester and Hampstead, Jeanine Tesori & Tony Kushner’s celebrated musical will run at London’s Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019. Among the #StageFaves joining Sharon D Clarke are Alastair Brookshaw, Sue Kelvin, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ako Mitchell, Teddy Kempner & Lauren Ward.

As previously announced, the cast will be led by Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D. Clarke in a critically-acclaimed performance as Caroline Thibodeaux. She will be joined by Naana Agyei-Ampadu (Dotty Moffett), Keisha Amponsa Banson (The Radio 3), Alastair Brookshaw (Stuart Gellman), Me’sha Bryan (The Washing Machine), Angela Caesar (The Moon), Dujonna Gift-Simms (The Radio 1), Sue Kelvin (Grandma Gellman), Teddy Kempner (Mr Stopnick), Ako Mitchell (The Dryer/The Bus), Abiona Omonua (Emmie Thibodeaux), Vincent Pirillo (Grandpa Gellman), Tanisha Spring (The Radio 2) and Lauren Ward (Rose Stopnickk Gellman) with Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Zalika Henry, Laura Medforth, Timothy Quinlan and Teddy Wills.

Nine young performers have been cast in the roles of Noah, Jackie and Joe. Isaac Forward, Aaron Gelkoff and Jack Meredith will alternate the role of Noah, Mark Mwangi, Kenya Sandy and Jeremiah Waysome will alternate the role of Jackie and the role of Joe will be alternated by Josiah Choto, David Dube and Raphael Higgins-Hume.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, this five-star production received critical praise when it opened with sold-out engagements at Chichester Festival Theatre and again at the Hampstead Theatre.

Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Caroline, Or Change is a “playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval, set to an uplifting and profound score of soul, blues, classical and traditional Jewish folk music”.