Are you dreaming of a White Christmas featuring the talents of Danny Mac, Dan Burton, Michael Brandon, Brenda Edwards, Danielle Hope andClare Halse? Then you are in for a treat when White Christmas opens at the Dominion Theatre in November 2019.
Full casting has been announced for the Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at London’s Dominion Theatre from 16 November 2019 to 4 January 2020.
Michael Brandon will play General Henry Waverly, Brenda Edwards is Martha Watson, Danielle Hope is Betty Haynes and Clare Halse is Judy Haynes. They will be joined by the previously announced Danny Mac as Bob Wallace and Dan Burton as Phil Davis, who both reprise their acclaimed roles following the successful run at Curve, Leicester in 2018.
The rest of the cast includes Stephane Anelli, Delycia Belgrave, Sophie Camble, Matthew Caputo, Jordan Crouch, Aimee Hodnett, Michael Lin, Robbie McMillan, Jo Morris, Oliver Ramsdale, Erin Rushidi, Kayleigh Thadani, Sion Tudor Owen, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sasha Walters, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Jack Wilcox, Anna Woodside and Freya Yates.
White Christmas has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. It is directed by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster and choreographed by two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear.
Festive cheer: @MrMBrandon @brenda_edwards @DanielleHope26 & @Clarehalse join the previously announced @dannymaconline & @danburton22 in @whitexmasshow. Runs at @DominionTheatre 16 Nov-4 Jan @CurveLeicester #theatrenews#GetSocial at #StageFaves:https://t.co/n40be2I7iE pic.twitter.com/ySUfkNcuSa— StageFaves (@StageFaves) September 18, 2019
Michael Brandon is probably best known for starring in the classic 80s television series Dempsey and Makepeace. His theatre credits include creating the role of Jerry Springer in Jerry Springer The Opera at the National Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre in the West End and the New York productions of The Lady and the Clarinet with Stockard Channing and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? with Al Pacino on Broadway.
Brenda Edwards first came to the public’s attention when she became a semi-finalist in the 2005 series of ITV1’s The X Factor. Her many West End and touring credits include Killer Queen in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and on the original UK tour, Mama Morton in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre and the 10th Anniversary Gala, Nettie Fowler in Carousel at the London Coliseum, Pearl Pastor in Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall, Esta in Moby Dick at the Union Theatre and most recently Motormouth Maybelle in the UK tour of Hairspray. Edwards is also a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.
Danielle Hope is best known for winning Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit BBC television series Over The Rainbow resulting in her playing the leading role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Her other West End credits include the title role in Snow White, also at the London Palladium and Eponine in Les Misèrables at Queen’s Theatre. Her UK touring credits include Sandy in Grease, Maria in The Sound of Music, The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and most recently Sherrie in Rock of Ages.
Clare Halse most recently played the lead role of Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Other West End credits include Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Shrek The Musical, both at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Her UK touring credits include Amber Von-Tussle in Hairspray.
Danny Mac’s many theatre credits include Joe Gillis in the recent tour of Sunset Boulevard, Gabey in On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the West End productions of Wicked and Legally Blonde. He can currently be seen as Nino in the UK tour of Amelie. He also reached the final of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Dan Burton was nominated for an Olivier for his performance as Tulsa in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre. His other West End credits include Jersey Boys, The Pajama Game, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Betty Blue Eyes and Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall.