Colchester’s Mercury Theatre has announced further casting for the new musical comedy The Opinion Makers. Joining the already announced Mel Giedroyc, Julie Atherton and David Mounfield will be Daniel Boys and Justin Edwards.
Edward is best known for his television rôles in shows including The Thick of It, Skins and Harry &Paul, and will be join the cast to play the hapless Fernsby.
Meanwhile, West End regular Daniel Boys will take the rôles of Penhall and Abramowitz in the musical. Along with rôles in shows such as Avenue Q and Grease, Daniel is well-known as a contestant on Any Dream Will Do, the BBC1 search for a new Joseph with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Boys is excited to be able to work on a brand new show “I’m really looking forward to working on this show, it’s always great to be given new material and to create characters for the first time, so to be cast in this piece is very exciting.”
Edwards is looking forward to being reunited with Great British Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc “I’m especially excited to be working with Mel again, as we made three series of a children’s sketch show together and she is great fun to be around.”
Directed by the Mercury Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd, The Opinion Makers is a co-production with Derby Theatre.
Buckroyd is enjoying working with the full cast “Justin and Daniel are two fantastic additions to the cast of this hilarious new production. We have a terrifically talented ensemble on the show and it’s wonderful to see them all bring the script to life with their own comedic touches.”
The Opinion Makers opens at The Mercury Theatre on October 25th and runs until 9 November before transferring to Derby Theatre.