Joel Montague joins the company of Falsettos at The Other Palace.
Due to unforeseen scheduling complications, Matt Cardle has had to withdraw from the upcoming UK premiere of Falsettos at The Other Palace.
Joel Montague (Kiss Me Kate/Fat Friends/School Of Rock/Funny Girl/Urinetown), will be stepping in to replace Matt in the role of Mendel.
⭐ ANNOUNCEMENT ⭐
Celebrated West End performer, @JoelMontague, joins our tight-knit family stepping in to the role of Mendel as @MattCardle unfortunately withdraws due to scheduling conflicts. Wishing you all the best Matt! 😘
— Falsettos UK (@UKfalsettos) August 13, 2019
Matt Cardle told Encore Radio:
“I am truly sorry that circumstances beyond our control have led to my departure from Falsettos. It has been such a hard decision for us to make, as I know Tara Overfield-Wilkinson is going to deliver the most incredible show. It’s a complex and exciting show and I can’t wait to watch the world-class cast bring this to life at The Other Palace and urge anyone who hasn’t yet bought tickets to do so before the run sells out. I for one won’t miss the chance to watch it.”
David Hutchinson, Selladoor Worldwide CEO, said:
“We are gutted to be losing Matt from our tight-knit family. Matt’s schedule between performing each evening, and rehearsing for this beautiful but demanding show – has taken its toll, and we’re sorry he can’t continue on this journey. We are, however, very lucky that Joel Montague has agreed to step into the role, and are so excited for what he will bring to Falsettos. He is a welcome addition to our company, who are working hard to bring together what I believe will be a very special show indeed.”
Joel Montague joins the previously announced Natasha J Barnes (Cordelia), Daniel Boys (Marvin), Gemma Knight-Jones (Charlotte), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Trina), Oliver Savile (Whizzer), Albert Atack, George Kennedy, Elliot Morris and James Williams (Jason) and Matthew Mckenna (Understudy) and Natasha O’Brien (Understudy).
The double Tony Award-Winning Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbian neighbours.
Originally created under the spectre of the AIDS crisis, this groundbreaking musical about family dynamics manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion.