Pictures by (c) Alex Brenner
Ahead of its opening on December 2nd 2021 at the Southwark Playhouse, the joyous new british musical ‘The Rythmics’ has released new rehearsal images.
The cast includes Noel Sullivan who will star as ‘Grey’ alongside Zweyla Mitchell Dos Santos making her professional debut playing ‘Silva’. Joining the cast are Ken Christiansen as ‘Nick’, Kinny Gardner as ‘Sid’, Kirby Hughes as ‘Sue’, Rebecca Hayes as ‘Robin’, Andrew Patrick-Walker as ‘Jeremy’, Joshua Steel as ‘Connor’, and Phil Snowden as ‘Dennis’.
The show tells the story of single-dad Grey who is in a rut. His teenage daughter, Silva, packs him off to revive his rockstar dreams, successfully auditioning for ‘Nick & the Rythmics’. But, he realises that he actually signed up for an All-made Rythmic Gymnastics troupe. Against all odds, these burly blokes make it as far as the World Championships – twirling their ‘ribbons of fire’ – and along the way Grey finally learns to commit to life.
The show is directed by P Burton-Morgan, with choreography by Mark Smith, with Ellie Verkerk as Musical Supervisor, Erika Gundesen as Musical Director, James Nicholson as sound designer, Francine Huin-Wah as costume designer, Jane Deitch as casting director, and Will Reynolds as set and lighting designer.