Aria Entertainment’s reimagined revival of Zorro The Musical, which closed after just two previews at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre due to the pandemic in March 2020, will transfer to London in the new year. It will run at Charing Cross Theatre from 12 March to 8 May 2022, with a press night on 17 March.
It will be the first time that the show has been seen in London since its original West End premiere in 2008.
Christian Durham directs Aria Entertainment’s reimagined, immersive version of the Gipsy Kings musical, with casting for the London season still to be announced.
Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson 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.”
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 anew in this immersive production.
Zorro The Musical‘s ‘get-on-your-feet’ music features Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, by the Gipsy Kings alongside original music by John Cameron. The musical has a book by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, and lyrics by Clark.
This new production has choreography by Cressida Carre, set and costumes by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction and orchestrations by Nick Barstow, sound by Andrew Johnson, lighting by Matthew Haskins, fight direction by Renny Krupinski, flamenco by Maria Vega, accents by Nina Zendejas and casting by Jane Deitch.