Little Miss Sunshine

31 January 2019

UPDATE: Little Miss Sunshine The Musical Casting

Casting has been announced for the upcoming London transfer of the hit Off-Broadway musical, Little Miss Sunshine. Prolific musical actress Laura Pitt-Pulford and Olivier Award-nominated actor Gary Wilmot are set to shine bright on the London theatre stage this spring. Little Miss Sunshine receives its UK premiere on 21 March 2019 at the Arcola Theatre.

The Off-West End production of the smash-hit Off-Broadway musical Little Miss Sunshine has just announced its cast. Set to star in the transfer are Olivier Award-nominated actress Laura Pitt Pulford as Sheryl, Gary Wilmot as Grandpa, Paul Keating as Frank, Gabriel Vick as Richard, Sev Keoshgerian as Dwayne, Ian Carlyle as Larry/Buddy, Imelda Warren-Green as Linda/Miss California, and Matthew McDonald as Joshua Rose/Kirby. 

The role of young Olive will be played by three different actresses: Sophie Hartley, Evie Gibson, and Lily Mae Denman. The Little Miss Sunshine cast is completed by Ava Hurley, Ava Masters, Chloe Raphael, Ellicia Simondwood, Elodie Salmon, Josselyn Ospina Escobar, Saffia Richards, Summer Pelley, and Yvie Bent.

Laura Pitt-Pulford is perhaps best known for portraying Milly in the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Her performance earned widespread critical acclaim and she was subsequently nominated for a Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other stage credits include the roles of Violet in the Southwark Playhouse production of Side Show, Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music at Leicester's Curve Theatre for which she received a UK Theatre Award nomination, and Irene Molloy in the 2012 Leicester Curve production of Hello Dolly! alongside Janie Dee and Michael Xavier.

Gary Wilmot is perhaps best known for his role in the 1989 Adelphi Theatre production of Me and My Girl, the 2003 London Palladium production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and most recently, the Snow White pantomime at the London Palladium.

The Arcola Theatre premiere of Little Miss sunshine is directed by the venue's in-house director, Mehmet Ergen, and features design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Williamson, musical supervision by Mark Crossland and choreography by Anthony Whiteman.

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