The five cast members playing the band in the UK Premiere of Altar Boyz have been revealed.
The musical offers audiences a foot-stomping, ring-side seat at the last night of a fictitious religious boy-band’s Raise the Praise tour.
It’s clocked up more than 2000 performances off-Broadway and makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014.
Liam Doyle, Jonny Fines, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Faisal Khodabukus and Alex Jordan-Mills will play band members Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham.
Liam Doyle is currently starring as Fiyero in Wicked (UK Tour). Other recent credits include Link Larkin in Hairspray (UK Tour) and Troy in High School Musical. Jonny Fines’ credits include Lift (Soho Theatre), Avenue Q (UK Tour) and The Sound of Music (UK Tour).
Jamie-Ray Hartshorne has appeared in the premiere of new musical The Prodigals (Belgrade Theatre) and The History Boys (National Theatre). Faisal Khodabukus’ recent credits include I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) and La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse Theatre).
Alex Jordan-Mills played Billy in the 2013 revival of Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse), and most recently played Nick Piazza in Fame (UK Tour).
With their heavenly harmonies, divine dance moves, and faith that’s stronger than their hair gel, the Altar Boyz are ready to spread the good news through the glory of sweet pop music…
The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs – Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time.
Their pious pop act – including lyrics like Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait and Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone – worked wonders on the bingo hall circuit, but when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?
Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing and irreverent humour, ALTAR BOYZ has been adored by audiences all over the world. With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs, uncontrollable laughs and light-hearted fun, this award-winning and totally original musical is 90 minutes of heavenly delight that is destined to rock the masses of all denominations…
The UK production is directed by Steven Dexter, whose credits include Loserville.
FRIDAY 3 – SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014
GREENWICH THEATRE, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES
Press Night: Wednesday 8 October, 8.00pm
Performances: Tuesday – Sunday 8.00pm
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