Photos: Passing Strange Makes London Premiere Starring Giles Terera | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: Passing Strange Makes London Premiere Starring Giles Terera

The 2008 musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald is playing the Young Vic.

Giles Terera in Passing Strange Marc Brenner

Passing Strange is currently making its London debut at the Young Vic, with opening night set for May 21. Get a first look at the new production, running through July 6, with newly released production shots in the gallery below. Liesl Tommy is directing.

The cast is led by Giles Terera (Hamilton) as Narrator, Rachel Adedeji (Dreaming Whilst Black) as Mother, and Keenan Munn-Francis (Black Dog) as Youth. Also featured are David Albury as Rev Jones, Terry, Christophe, and Hugo; Nadia Violet Johnson as Edwina, Marianna, and Sudabey; Renée Lamb as Desi, Sherry, and Renata; and Caleb Roberts as Mr. Franklin, Joop, and Mr. Venus. Rounding out the company are understudies Stephenson Ardern-Sodje and Simone Robinson. Casting is by Heather Basten.

The production's band, led by music director Jerome van den Berghe on keyboards and guitar, features Ikechukwu Onwuagbu on bass, Pete Billington on keyboards and guitar, and JT Taylor on drums.

Photos: Passing Strange at Young Vic Theatre

The musical, following a young, Black musician on a quest to find himself, premiered on Broadway in 2008, featuring a book and lyrics by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Stew won a 2008 Tony for his book.

The Young Vic's production features music supervision by Brandon Michael Nase, choreography by Dickson Mbi, set and costume design by Ben Stones, lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Tom Gibbons, video design by Will Duke, and wigs, hair, and makeup design by Suzanna Scotcher. Hazel Holder serves as voice and dialect coach.


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