The encore run of the new musical Hex officially opens at The National Theatre in London's Olivier Theatre December 6 after starting its run November 26. Performances will continue through January 14, 2023. Get a first look at the production in new pics below.
The new run follows a 2021 bow, also at The National, that had its opening night and a planned NTLive broadcast canceled due to COVID.
Directed by Rufus Norris, the original musical is a retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty. The work features a book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune, and lyrics by Norris, with an original concept by Katrina Lindsay and Norris.
Returning to the company is Michael Elcock as Bert, along with newcomers Rosie Graham as Princess Rose, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Queenie, and Lisa Lambe as Fairy. The cast is rounded out by Zaynah Ahmed, Marc Akinfolarin, Christopher Akrill, Sabrina Aloueche, Ben Goffe, Chris Jenkins, Kalisha Johnson, Amanda Lindgren, Michael Matus, Kody Mortimer, Neïma Naouri, Mark Oxtoby, Kate Parr, Aharon Rayner, Olivia Saunders, Sasha Shadid, Rumi Sutton, and Riley Woodford.
The production features set and costume design by Lindsay, choreography by Jade Hackett, music supervision and vocal arrangements by Marc Tritschler, orchestrations by Simon Hale, music direction by Tarek Merchant, lighting design by Paul Anderson, sound design by Simon Baker, and video design by Ash J Woodward. Bill Deamer is consultant choreographer, and casting is by Bryony Jarvis-Taylor.
For tickets and more information, visit NationalTheatre.org.uk.