Musical version of The Great British Bake Off will be transferred to the West End of London; Cast announced
The new musical features a score by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary.
The great British musical Bake Off, seen at the Everyman Theater in Cheltenham last summer, will move to London’s West End next year. The new musical, inspired by the long-running hit UK reality competition series The Great British Bake Off, will play a 12-week tour at the Noël Coward Theater from February 25 to May 13, 2023.
The great British musical Bake Off includes book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. Rachel Kavanaugh directs. Like the TV show, the musical follows amateur bakers as they seek to impress the judges and fight to be crowned Star Baker.
The cast will be led by John Owen Jones (The Misètables), reprising his role as silver fox judge Phil Hollinghurst, joined by Scott Paige (The Addams Family) as a presenter with “competitors” Claire Moore (Mary Poppins)Catriana Sandison (avoided)Charlotte Wakefield (The boy in the dress)Damien Humbley (We ride happily)Jay Saighal (Heda Gabler), Michael Cahill (Martin Guerre), and Aaron Rayner. Additional casting will be announced.
The original creative team includes choreographer Georgina Lamb, set designer, costume and cake designer Alice Power, lighting designer Ben Cracknell, sound designer Ben Harrison, orchestrator Tom Curran, music supervisor Mark Collins, assistant musical director Chris Poon and casting director Jim Arnold.
Created in association with Richard McKerrow and TV show producers Love Productions, the new musical is presented by Mark Goucher Productions. The television program was co-created by Anna Beattie and McKerrow.