Ricardo Afonso Zorro/Diego
Lesli Margherita Inez
Emma Williams Luisa
Zubin Varla Don Alejandro
Robert Tripolino Ramon
London Musical Theatre Orchestra & Chorus
Zorro’s legendary story of good versus evil has been a source of enduring fascination and has been the subject of a bestselling novel by producer Isabel Allende as well as several major motion pictures.
Zorro: The Musical retells the dramatic tale of this romantic hero set to the famous red-hot Gipsy King beat and features a star-studded cast including Ricardo Afonso (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as the titular Zorro and Diego, and Lesli Margherita (Matilda/Broadway, Dames At Sea/Broadway, Zorro/West End) who reprises her Olivier Award-winning role of Inez.
Four-time Olivier nominated actress Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents, Zorro) will also reprise her original role of Luisa.
Zubin Varla most recently starred in Ghost Quartet at Boulevard Theatre and Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East and, in 2019, was nominated for an Olivier Award for Fun Home at the Young Vic in the ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ category.
Robert Tripolino most recently starred in High Fidelity at the Turbine Theatre and played Jesus in Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican, to great critical acclaim. In his native Australia, Robert appeared in West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles, The Addams Family and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
The cast will be accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra chorus featuring Catalina Amaral, Daniel Amity, Charlotte Clitherow, Richard James-King, Danny Lane, James Leeman, Lauren Lockley, Matthew McDonald, Mia Michaud, Grace Mouat, Rebecca Ridout, Justine Saville, Margarida Silva, Joe Thompson-Oubari, Richard Upton and Enrico Volpi.
The Gipsy Kings are that rare thing – an international household name famous solely for their music. The Gipsy Kings began with two bands of brothers, the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchaï, André) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego), and after 25 years is still fronted by the two songwriters and producers Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. In 1987 the Gipsy Kings’ self-titled debut album introduced the world to ‘rumba Gitano’, the sound of South America’s rumba rhythm married to flamenco guitars. With ‘Bamboleo’ the Gipsy Kings scored a huge international hit, and since then the Kings have never stopped singing to the world. Their total album sales worldwide now exceed 18 million.
With direction by Fabian Aloise (Evita, The Rink, The View Upstairs) and musical direction by Freddie Tapner, along with a stunning band featuring the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO), the evening will also feature projection design by George Reeve.
Book and lyrics are by Stephen Clark and feature additional compositions, orchestrations and arrangements by John Cameron.
NB. Please note start time.
Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 mins (incl. interval)