Full Casting Announced For The World Première Of Flowers For Mrs Harris

Daniel Evans today announces the full cast for the world première of Flowers for Mrs Harris (Wed 18 May – Sat 4 June).  Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, the new musical by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff will the final production he will direct as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. 

Joining the previously announced Clare Burt (This Is My Family, A Streetcar named Desire) in the title role of Mrs Harris, Moyo Akandé (White Christmas) makes her Sheffield debut as Flower Girl/Juanita.  Returning to the Crucible stage, Anna-Jane Casey, last seen acting alongside Daniel Evans in Company, plays Violet Butterfield, with Rebecca Caine (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) as Lady Dant/Mme Colbert.  Luke Dale (Holby City) takes the role of Terry with David Durham (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King) as Mayor/M. Armand.  Familiar to audiences from his role in the award-winning My Fair Lady and the UK tour of West Side Story, Louis Maskell plays Bob/Andre.  Also returning to the Crucible, Mark Meadows (High Society) plays Albert Harris/Marquis de Chassagne with Laura Pitt-Pulford (Oliver!, The Sound Of Music, Piaf) as Pamela/Natasha.  Nicola Sloane, who also appeared in My Fair Lady and Me & My Girl, completes the cast, in the role of Sybil Sullivan.

1947. London. Mrs Harris spends every day cheerfully cleaning for her clients. She wants for nothing. Or so she thinks… One day, she happens upon something that takes her breath away - a Christian Dior dress. And something deep within her awakens.

She sets out on an unthinkable quest to have a Dior dress of her own. On her incredible journey, Mrs Harris realises that she can finally let go of her past.

This is the story of one woman’s dream of achieving the impossible. This is the story of the extraordinary Mrs Harris.

Tickets for Flowers For Mrs Harris can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk and are priced from £17.00 (concessions available).  A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash).


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