We are delighted to announce the cast for The Night Queen:
Playing the part of Pamina, the adventurous young girl, is the rising young local star Sarah Middleton. Sarah graduates from the Birmingham School of Acting just the week before joining us and we are delighted to have scooped her for the play.
Sarah was one of the final 20 Dorothys in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Over The Rainbow on the BBC and recently appeared in the BBC film Toast.
Taking the parts of Dad and Zorastro (and some of the curious forest creatures!) is Dan Willis, whose extensive theatre credits include work with Nottingham Playhouse, Royal Exchange Manchester, York Theatre Royal and Bolton Octagon as well as stints in the West End.
Alongside his work in Young People’s Theatre, Dan is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Wilfred Owen in Not About Heroes (West End & national tour).
The Night Queen will be portrayed by Naomi Lee Schulke, bringing an exotic touch to the role.
Naomi has already played a Queen (The Queen of Sweden, no less, in Roald Dahl’s BFG) as well as a Princess (Stories of Hans Christian Anderson) and even a Prince Charming (in Cinderella).
Her regal heritage will surely stand her in good stead for the role of The Night Queen.
The puppet bird Popinjay will be appearing as himself, with Naomi as his personal assistant!
I really liked the performance and I wish I could be as good as the actors. The talk afterwards was really fun especially when we went through the curtain into the bedroom. I thought it was amazing how they practised this in two weeks. It was great to meet everybody afterwards especially the dragon! I hope lots of other people like the Night Queen as much as I did because it is fantastic. Hope the show goes well in lots of other places.
Aimear (age 8)
Many thanks for your lovely comment.