Eleni Cashell

Dave Willetts joins ASPECTS OF LOVE revival

Dave WillettsOne of the UK's most critically acclaimed musical stars is joining the cast of ASPECTS OF LOVE.

Dave Willetts will play the role of George at every Monday performance from 29 May 2023.

Opening on the 13 May 2023 at the Lyric Theatre, Dave Willetts will play the role of Sir George Dillingham at every Monday performance from 29 May 2023, the role played by Michael Ball at every other performance.

For nearly 40 years, Dave Willetts has been one of this country's critically acclaimed leading musical theatre stars, both nationally and internationally in some of the most renowned musicals of our time. He was the first person in the world to have played the leading roles in the two most successful shows of recent times, Les Miserables (London and Australia) and Phantom of The Opera (London and Manchester).

The revival of Aspects of Love also stars Laura Pitt-Pulford as Rose, Jamie Bogyo as Alex and Danielle de Niese as Giulietta.

The cast is completed by Rosemary Ashe (Elizabeth), Anthony Cable (Ensemble) Vinny Coyle (Hugo), Chumisa Dornford-May (Ensemble), Soophia Foroughi (Alternate Giulietta), Dickon Gough (Barker/Ensemble), Ben Heathcote (Co-Barker/Ensemble), Eu Jin Hwang (On Stage Swing), Daniel Jagusz-Holley (On Stage Swing), Linda Jarvis (Ensemble), Natasha O’Brien (On Stage Swing), Joanna O’Hare (Ensemble), Michael Matus (Marcel), Anna Unwin (Jenny) and sharing the role of Young Jenny are: Indiana Ashworth, Millie Gubby and Katie Mitton.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, the show is based on the novel by David Garnett. Set in post-war France, actress Rose Vibert unexpectedly finds herself homeless and broke after a play she was performing in closes early. So when she's invited to a villa by Alex Dillingham, a love-struck American, she decides to accept the offer.

But when Alex's distinguished uncle George turns up at the villa, everything changes, and a tumultuous 20-year love story begins that entwines the three of them and George's mistress, the feisty artist Giulietta. Everything changes once again when Rose's daughter Jenny turns 18.

From the cobbled streets of Paris, through the French countryside to the splendours of Venice, Aspects of Love is a sweeping romantic story of passion, love, betrayal and heartbreak across three generations.

Aspects of Love is directed by Jonathan Kent. Set and costume design is by John McFarlane, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound Design by Paul Groothius, Video Design by Douglas O’Connell, Choreography by Denni Sayers, Musical Supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck and the Musical Director is Cat Beverbridge.

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