Cabaret star Issy Van Randwyck is set to join multi-award-winning star Michael Crawford in a new musical production of The Go-Between which opens in London’s West End next month.
Issy Van Randwyck, renowned for her starring role in the celebrated cabaret group Fascinating Aida, will play the role of Mrs Maudsley opposite Crawford’s Leo Colston.
The iconic roles of Ted and Marian, the lovers who embark on a forbidden affair and for whom Leo acts as the go-between, will be taken by Stuart Ward, who played the lead ‘Guy’ in Once in both the UK and USA, and Gemma Sutton, who most recently starred in the hugely-acclaimed production of Gypsy in the West End.
Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back.
Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden love affair.
The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult world of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeply moving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever.
The young Leo Colston will be played in alternation by Luka Green, William Thompson and Johnny Evans Hutchison.
Also in the cast is: Julian Forsyth, Stephen Carlile, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Jenni Bowden, John Addison, Archie Stevens, Matty Norgren, Samuel Menhinick.
Based on the classic novel by L. P. Hartley and adapted by David Wood, The Go-Between is a new musical with a score written by Richard Taylor. The production will begin performances at the Apollo Theatre on May 27.
The Go-Between’s composer/lyricist is Richard Taylor (Flowers For Mrs Harris,) directed by Roger Haines (The Girls) and adapted by David Wood (Olivier Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom), who is also the co-lyricist.
The Go-Between runs at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, from May 27 – October 15.