All Star Productions are continuing their trend of bringing back classic but rarely revived musical theatre with a production of METROPOLIS. It's been 30 years since its debut on the West End and it will enjoy an October run at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown. Casting has now been announced and it's made us even more excited to see this long-awaited revival...
Set in 2026 METROPOLIS is the last city in the world where all natural resources have been extinguished. The city relies on slave workers labour to keep running. The workers are locked up in an Underground city where they are forced to work at machines and not even allowed to see the sun whilst the wealthy industrialists reign in high rise buildings above.
City ruler John Freeman is unsatisfied with his workers lack of effectiveness and plans to replace them with robots. His plans prove to be difficult to accomplish due to the efforts of his son, Steven, who does everything he can to improve the workers conditions and Maria, the teacher of the workers children who Steven has fallen in love with.
Rob Heron - Steven
Miya Alexandra - Maria/Futura
Gareth James - Freeman
Kitty Whitelaw - Warner
Michael Levi - George
Alex Ely - Jeremia
Marc Mackinnon - Groat
And an ensemble of - Annabel Edwards, Kieran Wynne, Tammi Stone, Michael Larcombe, Laura Hyde, Mikey Wooster, Natalie Jayne Hall, Tom Blackmore, Freya Tilly and Shannon Kavanagh.