London’s Zorro The Musical Announces Full Cast

The cast of Zorro The Musical. Top Row: Pete Ashmore, Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, and Matthew Bugg. Middle Row: Paige Fenlon, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Matthew Heywood, Maxwell Griffin, Jessica Lim, and Phoebe Panaretos. Bottom Row: Jessica Pardoe, Marc Pickering, Benjamin Purkiss, Stylianos Thomadakis, and Hannah Woodward.

MARCH 01, 2022

The newly reimagined production returns to play at Charing Cross Theatre.

From London News

Benjamin Purkiss will return to play Diego and Zorro in the newly re-imagined Zorro The Musical, set to begin previews April 2 at London’s Charing Cross Theatre ahead of an April 12 opening night. The previously announced return engagement follows a 2020 run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre that was cut short after two preview performances.

Purkiss will be joined by Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Paige Fenlon as Luisa, Pete Ashmore as Don Alejandro, Phoebe Panaretos as Inez, and Marc Pickering as Garcia.

Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, and Stylianos Thomadakis also return to the company alongside new ensemble members Ajjaz Awad, Matthew Bugg, Jessica Lim, Hannah Woodward, and Maxwell Griffin.

Set in 1805 California, masked folk hero Zorro returns from Spain to fight his home’s autocratic leader in this immersive production which features songs by Gipsy Kings including “Bamboleo”, “Baila Me”, and “Djobi Djoba,” along with flamenco dancing and Cante jondo singing.

Zorro features a book by Helen Edmundson and Stephen Clark, music by Gipsy Kings, original music by John Cameron, lyrics by Stephen Clark, and orchestrations by Nick Barstow. Christian Durham will direct alongside a creative team comprised of choreographer Cressida Carré, music director Barstow, set and costume designer Rosa Maggiora, sound designer Andrew Johnson, lighting designer Matthew Haskins, and fight director Renny Krupinski. Jane Deitch is casting director and Chris Matanlé is general manager.