About Floyd Collins: The Musical
Based on a true story: Floyd Collins: The Musical will be showing at Wilton's Music Hall for a limited run this autumn!
It’s 1925 in Kentucky and fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune deep underground. When he becomes trapped, it’s a race against time for his family and friends as they fight to set him free. The media circus above ground turns their extraordinary rescue effort into a national sensation. Floyd’s determination will inspire the whole community…
Journey to Floyd’s breathtaking Sand Cave in this all-new immersive production of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s award-winning musical. Featuring a hauntingly beautiful score, brought to life in the atmospheric surroundings of Wilton’s Music Hall.
Directed by Jonathan Butterell, critically acclaimed Floyd Collins is a unique and bold piece of work, hailed by New York Magazine as ‘the original and daring musical of our day’.
Book by Tina Landau Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel. Directed by Jonathan Butterell.
Floyd Collins will be appearing as Ashley Robinson. Previously, she has played Tyler in Maria Friedman’s Olivier Award-winning production of Merrily We Roll Along, both at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End. He created the role of Tybalt in The Last Goodbye (the Jeff Buckley/Romeo and Juliet musical) and has also appeared in Wicked (original Chicago cast).
Nellie Collins will be played by Rebecca Trehearn, who was recently seen as Julie La Verne in Daniel Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Show Boat in the West End. Her other theatre credits include Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory, She has also appeared in We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing and Love Story (West End), the UK tour of Ghost and Alfie the Musical (Palace Theatre, Watford). Rebecca won The Wow Factor for S4C which led to the release of her self-titled solo CD.
Lee Collins will be played by Jack Chissick. He has appeared in the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Gypsy and Kiss Me Kate in the West End. His television credits include Silent Witness, Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner's Tale, Foyle’s War, Judge John Deed and Midsomer Murders. Miss Jane will be played by Sarah Ingram, whose West End credits include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre, Flashdance, Imagine This, Murderous Instincts and Napoleon.