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News: Reimagined Zorro the Musical to open at Charing Cross Theatre

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Zorro the Musical

Aria Entertainment and John Gertz announced the staging of a newly reimagined version of Zorro the Musical, to open at Charing Cross Theatre in London, in March 2022.

Featuring music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, a book by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson and lyrics by Clark, the production originally closed after only two performances due to the pandemic.

Directed by Christian Durham, the production will run from 12 March to 18 May 2022. It marks the first time the show will be seen in London since its original premiere in 2008.

Katy Lipson, of Aria Entertainment, said, “I have always wanted to work on a re-imagined version of this brilliant and vibrant musical. I am excited to be bringing our troupe of incredible actor-musician performers to Charing Cross Theatre next Spring, performing in the round and bringing some flamenco and Spanish flair to everyone’s seats.”

The production features choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costume design by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction and orchestrations from Nick Barstow, sound design by Andrew Johnson, lighting design by Matthew Haskins and fight direction by Renny Krupinski.

Flamenco specialist is Maria Vega, accent coach is Nina Zendejas, casting director is Jane Deitch and general manager is Chris Matanlé.

Set in the sizzling heat of 1805’s California, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. When the danger is at its greatest, a masked crusader appears from nowhere and saves lives. Who is he? Will he be their champion?

The famous red-hot tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive, thrilling and headily sensual new production. With zealous, ‘get-on-your-feet’ music, featuring international hits by Gipsy Kings including BamboleoBaila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music to express a fresh new tale of love, hope and courage.

Audiences will be seduced into the story and witness the thrills and spills of our hero as he battles for all he holds dear. Spanish Gypsy pride and fire runs deep throughout this explosive show with murderous encounters, immeasurable flamenco choreography and Cante jondo singing at its forefront.

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