The West End transfer of the Donmar Warehouse’ Olivier Award winning production of City of Angels, directed by Josie Rourke, has today released a first look image of the 2020 cast.
The cast includes singer song-writer and BRIT Award winner Nicola Roberts (Girls Aloud), Grammy and Emmy nominee Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), Hollywood actor and model Theo James (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant and ITV drama Sanditon) all making their West End debuts alongside Rosalie Craig, who played the lead role in the recent gender-twist hit revival, Company, Hadley Fraser (Les Misérables, Young Frankenstein), Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat) and RSC stage actor Jonathan Slinger.
(L-R, Jonathan Slinger, Vanessa Williams, Hadley Fraser, Rosalie Craig, Theo James, Nicola Roberts and Rebecca Trehearn. Photographer - Matt Crockett for Dewynters)
City of Angels is a musical love letter to the glamour of old Hollywood and a homage to 1940’s Film Noir. It features a jazz score by Cy Coleman and a clever and witty storyline about the LA movie industry. The musical waves together two tales set in the ‘real world’ and the fictional ‘reel world’ of the silver screen, stunningly presenting the action in opposing glorious full colour and monochrome.