Alex Gaumond saddles up for Seven Brides For Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park

Alex Gaumond & Laura Pitt-Pulford in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Photo Hugo Glendinning.
Alex Gaumond & Laura Pitt-Pulford in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Photo Hugo Glendinning.

A revival of the classic musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers follows The Seagull in the 2015 season at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.

A strong cast sees Alex Gaumond as Adam and Laura Pitt-Pulford as the feisty Milly in a new production which runs from July 16.

The full cast is: Rosanna Bates, David Burrows, Angela Caesar, Matthew Clark, Leon Cooke, Eammon Cox, Jacob Fisher, Charlene Ford, Steve Fortune, Trevor Michael Georges, Bob Harms, Bethany Huckle, Frankie Jenna, James Leece, Phillip Marriot, Dylan Mason, Natasha Mould, Peter Nash, Sam O’Rourke, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Rhys-Charles, Karli Vale, Annie Wensak, Ed White and Emma Woods.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh who reunites the creative team behind the Open Air Theatre’s award-winning production of The Sound of Music.

And to coincide with the opening there will be a new recording of songs from the show featuring Laura Pitt-Pulford, Alex Gaumond and Sam O’Rourke.

From the Golden Age of the movie musical, this much-loved score includes Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin’ Courtin’, Wonderful Wonderful Day, and the dance spectacular, Barn Dance.

Based on the 1954 MGM film of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was adapted for stage in 1978 with a book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, and new songs by Academy Award-winning Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha.

Alex Gaumond recently played Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd for the ENO, opposite Robert Lindsay in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy), and played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre). Previous credits include Top Hat We Will Rock You and Legally Blonde.

Laura Pitt-Pulford played Maria in The Sound of Music at the Curve, Leicester and also appeared at the Curve in Piaf and Hello, Dolly!, with further theatre credits including Follies at Royal Albert Hall and The Light Princess at the National Theatre.

Prior to Seven Brides Janie Dee stars in The Seagull until July 11 while the theatre’s acclaimed production of Lord of the Flies will then bring this year’s season to a close from 3 – 12 September before embarking on a nationwide tour.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers runs from July 16-August 29.

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