The Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced casting for the stage adaptation of David Baddiel’s The Infidel – The Musical.
Based on Baddiel’s hit comedy film,TheInfidel – The Musical will feature book and lyrics by Baddiel and music by Erran Baron Cohen. The show will be co-directed by Baddiel and Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Artistic Director, Kerry Michael
The cast will be led by award winning stand-up comedian and musician Kev Orkian who will be joined by Minah Anwar, Melanie Marshall, Andrew Paul, Melanie Mason, Stewart Scudamore and Steven Serlin.
Baddiel laughingly jokes that the show may even help ease political tension. “Despite being released in 43 countries, The Infidel movie, with its message of tolerance through comedy, seems not completely to have fixed Muslim-Jewish relations. Luckily The Infidel – The Musical, with its terrific cast, is set to have another go: this time in song.”
Michael is pleased to bring another new musical to east London venue. “We are all really excited to be working with David and Erran on this very funny and warm hearted show. It’s another new British musical, a genre we have been passionate in developing for many years. This show has an exciting original new voice and some great tunes I guarantee you’d be humming on the way out.”