Casting has been announced for new musical The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre.
Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Cedric Neal and John Partridge will star as Patrick, Dale, Inez, Henri and Buddy respectively in the European premiere.
Broadway and television actor and novelist, Andy Mientus will be making his UK theatre debut in this production at the Soho Theatre.
— The View UpStairs (@TheViewUpStairs) April 18, 2019
The View Upstairs runs from 18 July to 24 August at Soho Theatre.
About The View Upstairs:
The musical opens in present day when Wes, a young fashion designer buys an abandoned space, not realising this had been the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which, in 1973, was burned down in an arson attack, killing 32 people, making it the worst attack on the LGBTQ+ community until the 2016 shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
The View Upstairs brings to life this forgotten community and takes the audience on an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration, celebrating the lives of those forgotten, while featuring a soulful, rock and jazz score.