CABLE STREET Cast Announced

6 September 2024 to 10 October 2024 Southwark Playhouse ELEPHANT

Three people are smiling and posing together in a relaxed setting. The text in the image reads: Cable Street, E.1. A new musical by Tim Gilvin and Alex Kanefsky. Southwark Playhouse Elephant. 6 Sept - 10 Oct 2024. One person is wearing a striped sweater.

Thrilling new musical returns for just 42 performances this Autumn!

The cast of the critically acclaimed new British musical CABLE STREET has been announced as it prepares to open at the Southwark Playhouse Elephant this Autumn Friday 6 September to Thursday 10 October 2024.

CABLE STREET continues its onwards life, with several of the original cast joining the further developed new production, including Danny Colligan (Dirty Dancing, Book of Mormon, Les Misérables), Sha Dessi (Les Misérables - nominated by Sir Cameron Mackintosh for the Stage 25 Awards 2022) and Joshua Ginsberg (Wesker’s Chicken Soup with Barley - BBC Radio 4, 2024) - as the three young friends (Ron, Mairead and Sammy) who passionately live their lives in the multi-cultural melting pot that is Cable Street in 1936.

Joining them will be new cast members Davina Moon, known for her West End roles including Life Of Pi, Bombay Dreams and many on screen credits and making her London debut is Mia Overfield. Also making a werlcome return are original cast members Max Alexander-Taylor (The Lion – Southwark Playhouse); Aiofe Mac Namara (Cable Street), Ethan Pascal Peters (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) and Jez Unwin (Groundhog Day, Once, Ghost, Sweet Charity, Evita), making up the fantastic line up of on-stage talent.

CABLE STREET is an electrifying reimagining of one of London’s most momentous days – when The Battle of Cable Street was fought and won in the heart of London’s East End on the 4th October 1936. With racial tensions running high, people took to the streets. The hugely powerful and topical CABLE STREET celebrates a community who came together with a call for action. A timeless story, as powerful today as it was in 1936.

This extraordinarily talented ensemble company tell their story as they desperately try to carve out their own lives on Cable Street, when Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (Blackshirts) start to march on the East End. Over a hundred thousand Jews, Irish workers, trade unionists, the labour and communist parties, women and children all unite to blockade Cable Street - the road they all call home. As the people raise their voices with cries of, They Shall Not Pass, they take a united stand against hatred. The lives of the streets’ residents will change forever. The performance on Friday 4 October will be particularly poignant for all, being the anniversary of The Battle of Cable Street.

Tickets:  Cable Street - Southwark Playhouse