Full cast announced to join Miles Western in Pageant revival

18 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
The 2014 production of Pageant

Who are the leggy ladies joining Olivier Award winner Miles Western in the new revival of cross-dressing musical PAGEANT next month? Full cast now announced...

Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of PAGEANT, which ran at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre in 2000 and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. The new production runs at the London Irish Centre from 10 to 25 August 2017 as part of the Camden Fringe, before travelling to the Poole Lighthouse. 

Miles Western, the original Miss West Coast now playing the role of host Frankie Cavilier, will be joined by: Nicholas Chiappetta (What's Love Got To Do With It? at the Charing Cross Theatre; Madame Butterfly, Heritage National Opera UK Tour) as Miss Industrial Northeast, Alex Anstey (winner of national drag talent contest Drag Idol) as Miss Great Plains, John McManus (Top Hat, West End; Sweeney Todd, West End; Taboo, BBC) as Miss Bible Belt, Kevin Grogan (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, No 1 Tour; voithia, English Touring Opera) as Miss West Coast, Adam O’Shea (One Fine Day, European Tour; Lead Vocalist on Silver Sea Line Cruises and the QE2) as Miss Deep South, and Jonni Gatenby (Strictly Come Dancing, BBC; The Tootsie Rollers, The Hippodrome) as Miss Texas.

PAGEANT is a fabulous musical comedy about the world of beauty pageants - where six hopeful contestants battle to win the coveted title of ‘Miss Glamouresse’. But this is no ordinary pageant: all of the ‘girls’ are played by men. With catchy songs, outrageous costumes and hilarious dialogue, the contestants compete in rounds including talent, spokesperson, ball gowns and swimsuits. Finally, their fate rests with a panel of judges selected from the audience. Who will it be?