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Phoenix Theatre voices revealed for Spitting Image

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Phoenix Theatre voices revealed for Spitting Image

As Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical written by a tour de force comedy team made up of  Al Murray, Matt Forde and double Olivier award winner  Sean Foley heads towards its  West End Premiere at the Phoenix Theatre the full cast of voice-over artists and puppeteers has been revealed this week.

As well as co-writing the piece  Al Murray and Matt Forde are part of the stellar line-up of voice-over artists.

They are joined by:  Oliver Chris, Kathryn Drysdale, Jason Forbes, Luke Kempner, Lorna Laidlaw,  Jackie Lam, Shri Patel, Jess Robinson, Debra Stephenson and Ronan Summers. The talented ensemble who are be bringing the puppets to life on stage are:  Antony Antunes,  Rianna Ash, Katie Bradley,  Emily Essery, Kaidan Dawkins, Bertie Harris, Pena Iiambo, Jackie Lam, Bright Ong, Will Palmer, Helen Parke, Rayo Patel, Tom Quinn, Richard Vorster and Faye Weerasinghe.  A photograph of the puppeteers in the rehearsal room with Sean Foley can be downloaded here.

The critically acclaimed show, which was developed at Birmingham Rep, is directed by the Rep’s Artistic Director Sean Foley alongside a creative team spearheaded by the original Spitting Image co-creator, Roger Law.

Director and co-writer Sean Foley:

‘I am thrilled that my first ever new production for The Rep as Artistic Director is transferring to the West End. Spitting Image The Musical  has been an amazing journey so far… From throwing away 3 entire scripts, to the constant re-writes and creating the new puppets and characters which reflect the crazy world of UK culture and politics, we have been delighted that our audiences so far have laughed as hard and as long as they have.

‘Now, with our amazing cast of puppeteers and voice artists, (not to mention the incredible design, dancing, musical numbers, video, sound, and of course the amazing puppets themselves created by a team advised by our Spirit Guide, original co-creator of Spitting Image, Roger Law), we have been updating and reflecting on the most recent events possible… and can exclusively reveal what ‘really’ happened behind the scenes in the week leading up to the King’s Coronation.’

Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical  will run from Wednesday 24 May to Saturday 26 August 2023.  Tickets are on sale here.

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