Madagascar the Musical touring cast has been announced
The tour will start at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 20 October
Further stops of the tour are Cheltenham, Peterborough, Aylesbury and Sunderland, Manchester, Bradford, Blackpool Swansea, Belfast, Birmingham, Grimsby, Liverpool, Dublin, Oxford, Edinburgh, Inverness, Wimbledon, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Dartford, Eastbourne, Barnstaple, Cardiff, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham, Southend, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Madagascar the Musical is based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Karim Zeroual, TV presenter, theatre performer, and Strictly Come Dancing finalist in 2019 will lead the cast of the tour as King Julien, alongside Laura Marie Benson as Kowalski, Francisco Gomes as Marty, Aidan Harkins as Swing, Joseph Hewlett as Alex, James Hilton as Ensemble, Gabriel Hinchliffe as Swing, Ella Howlett as Rico, Connor Keetley as Skipper/ Maurice, Brogan McFarlane as Private/ Mort, Joshua Oakes-Rogers as Melman and Jarnéia Richard-Noel as Gloria.
Zeroual said: “I’m really excited, I love the film dearly, it’s one of my favourites. King Julien is such an iconic character I’m looking forward to getting down and ‘winding my body!’ to Move it Move it! Theatre is actually my one true love. I trained at theatre school and started my career in the West End. I’ve been doing a lot of TV recently so coming back to theatre feels like coming home. There’s nothing like a live audience in front of you. I really can’t wait.”
The musical is directed by Kirk Jameson, choreography by Fabian Aloise, musical supervision by Mark Crossland, puppet design by Max Humphries and puppet direction by Emma Brunton. The musical is based on original set designs by Tom Rogers.
Watch the trailer here: