Myleene Klass cast as The Narrator in the West End return of Where Is Peter Rabbit?
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
(Updated on Jul 8, 2020)
After a sold-out Easter season back in April, Where is Peter Rabbit? is set to return to London's West End for a highly anticipated summer encore at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The beloved bouncy musical will feature famed TV presenter and former Hear'Say singer Myleene Klass in the role of The Narrator. The hit show opens on 20 July 2019 for a strictly limited engagement that is booking until 1 September 2019.
Where is Peter Rabbit? Theatre Royal Haymarket cast
Myleene Klass, who is best known for singing in the pop group Hear'Say before becoming a TV and radio presenter, is set to portray The Narrator in the West End's Where is Peter Rabbit? musical. The role was previously portrayed by Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes during the show's Easter run. Myleene Klass admitted to growing up with the Beatrix Potter books and introducing the tales to her own children, and she was thrilled to have the chance to lend her voice for this family-friendly show.
Klass's most notable credits as a presenter include hosting BBC One's The One Show and ITV's BBQ Champ and Popstar to Operastar. She also appeared as a panellist on ITV's chat show, Loose Women, back in 2014. Her 2001 single with Hear'Say entitled 'Pure and Simple' went double platinum and topped the UK charts. It was followed by another #1 single, 'The Way to Your Love', which can also be found on their triple-platinum debut album, Popstars. After Hear'Say disbanded, Klass enjoyed moderate success as a solo classical musician with her debut album, Moving On, which was certified gold and nominated for Album of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards.
Griff Rhys Jones will return to the production this summer to breathe life into Beatrix Potter's popular characters. Besides Easter's critically acclaimed production, Jones was also most recently seen as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 2018 London Musical Theatre Orchestra production of A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre. The highly prolific stage actor has won a total of two Olivier Awards throughout his career, including the 1984 Best Comedy Performance Award for Charley's Aunt and the 1994 Best Comedy Performance Award for Absolute Turkey.
Beatrix Potter's precious critters spring to life in Where is Peter Rabbit?
The smash-hit West End musical Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical Adventure boasts gorgeous hand-crafted puppets that will light up the stage and put a smile on your face. Featuring all the much-loved characters from the Beatrix Potter universe, including Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mr Tod, Mrs. Tiggly-Winkle, and more, Where is Peter Rabbit? will bring overwhelming joy to a young new generation of theatregoers.
Where is Peter Rabbit? creative team
The returning London production of Where is Peter Rabbit? was devised by Roger Glossop (Broadway's By Jeeves) and is directed and choreographed by Sheila Carter (Broadway musical By Jeeves). Combining projection, recording, and live performance, the musical will also blow you away with its spellbinding songs that include lyrics by legendary playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn (A Chorus of Disapproval, The Norman Conquests trilogy, Private Fears in Public Places) and music by Steven Edis (A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre and Noel Coward Theatre, Aladdin, By Jeeves).
Where is Peter Rabbit? London theatre tickets booking from £18!
Hop into Beatrix Potter's enchanting world with tickets for Where is Peter Rabbit?, showing at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket this summer. This sure-fire West End hit makes the perfect family outing and is also booking until the start of the new school year. With a sell-out performance under its belt, be sure to book your tickets early for the revival of Where is Peter Rabbit? to secure the best seats while stocks last!
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