There’s quite a line-up for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical, running at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre from 14 March to 18 April 2020, with Antony Costa, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Emma Kingston, Genevieve Nicole, Kit Orton and Benjamin Purkiss leading the cast in the Gipsy Kings musical.
Directed by Christian Durham, with opening night for press on 18 March 2020, Zorro The Musical will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.
The audience will be enveloped by the action of the legendary adventure of the masked hero as they are taken on a thrilling journey into an iconic story of good vs. evil, love vs. hate, brother vs. brother. The action begins in the foyer with live entertainment and a Flamenco party led by the actor-musician company before the thrills continue to grow in the theatre itself.
With music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, lyrics by Stephen Clark and a book by Clark and Helen Edmundson, Zorro the Musical reinvigorates the story of the iconic hero, who appears when times are hardest and the struggle for freedom feels lost. The production is presented by Katy Lipson and John Gertz and features original music by the Gipsy Kings, alongside their international hits including ‘Bamboleo’, ‘Baila Me’ and ‘Djobi, Djoba’.
Zorro the Musical brings together director Durham, choreographer Cressida Carre, designer Rosa Maggiora and orchestrator and musical director Nick Barstow.