Larry will be played by Ako Mitchell. Ako was last year cast in his debut season at the RSC and will be playing roles in Europeana, Peer Gynt, and Blindness and Seeing once the dates are rescheduled.
Theatre includes: The Color Purple (Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome); Caroline, Or Change (Chichester, Hampstead and West End); Guys And Dolls (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Wild Party (The Other Place Theatre); Television credits include: Hilda for Netflix; Gameface (Channel 4); Avenue 5 for HBO.
Annie - Jonny’s good friend and fellow casino singer - will be played by Jacqui Dankworth MBE (notable credits include: Into the Woods, (original London cast, Phoenix Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, (RSC). Recent performances have included concerts with the Liverpool Philharmonic, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Jazz Voice with the Guy Barker Big Band, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Big Band, and as guest vocalist on Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night.
The role of Jonny will be played by Norman Bowman - notable credits include: 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Eugenius! (London Palladium); King Lear Royal Exchange Theatre, Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre) King Lear Royal Exchange Theatre) Henry V (Noel Coward Theatre) Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve), Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse), End of The Rainbow (UK No 1 Tour), Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales), Twelfth Night (Donmar/Wyndhams Theatre), High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo).