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Full casting announced for the UK premiere of Roman Holiday

Italian chic, European glamour and the timeless music and songs of the legendary Cole Porter combine in a glittering new stage musical based on the bittersweet movie comedy which made a worldwide star of Audrey Hepburn.

The full casting for Roman Holiday has been announced for when it opens at Theatre Royal Bath from 10 June this year. As previously announced, Michael D. Xavier will star as Joe. He will be joined by Rebecca Collingwood as Ann, Richenda Carey as Countess, Adrian der Gregorian as Irving, Tania Mathurin as Francesca, Tim Frances as Hennessy, and Gabrielle Cocca, Francis Dee, Maya de Faria, Joshua Gibbons, Heather Jackson, Ediz Mahmut, Max Mirza, Mia Mullarkey, Jesus Reyes Ortiz, Josh Patel-Foster, George Renshaw, and Ollie Selwood.

Winning multiple Academy Awards when first released 70 years ago, Roman Holiday follows a youthful princess and an American journalist on a frenetic 24-hour adventure through the delights of the Italian capital. Now featuring the unforgettable music of Cole Porter including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day, the beloved movie has been adapted into a dazzling musical by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake, who co-wrote the stage version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Roman Holiday is directed by double Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams, whose directing credits include Noises Off in the West End and Jason Robert Brown’s 13.

The choreography is by 2023 Olivier Award winner Matt Cole and Jane McMurtrie. Set and costume designs are by Francis O’Connor, lighting design is by Mark Henderson, and sound design is by Tom Marshall. The casting director is Ginny Schiller and musical direction is by Steve Ridley.

ROMAN HOLIDAY: 10 June to Saturday 1 July 2023, Theatre Royal Bath

Further Information: Roman Holiday — Theatre Royal Bath