Stellar cast to open In Dreams in Leeds

Written by on June 24, 2023

Stellar cast to open In Dreams in Leeds


Previews for the world premiere of brand-new musical In Dreams are set to commence on 3 July at Leeds Playhouse. The production, directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, What’s New Pussycat?) and written by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), stars Lena Hall, Nöel Sullivan and Oliver Tompsett alongside an all-star supporting cast.


The story revolves around the former lead singer of a country rock band who, at a critical moment in her life, throws a party in a family-run Mexican restaurant to reconnect with old friends, while keeping her deeper motivations a secret.

Lena Hall (Kenna) In Dreams rehearsals. Photo by Pamela Raith

Lena Hall will play lead singer, Kenna. San Francisco-born Hall is an acclaimed Broadway star who has played a number of stand-out roles including Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which saw her win a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. Lena will play opposite Noel Sullian as Donovan and Oliver Tompsett as Ramsey. Sullivan has starred in recent UK tours of Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and We Will Rock You and was a member of chart-topping group Hear’Say. Tompsett is best known for playing Fiyero in Wicked and Galileo in We Will Rock You in the West End, and recently created the role of William Shakespeare in the multi-award winning new musical & Juliet.

Noël Sullivan (Donovan) In Dreams rehearsals. Photo by Pamela Raith

The full cast includes; Leon Craig as Tom, Alma Cuervo as Ana Sofia, Gabriela García as Nicole, Manuel Pacific as Oscar, Sian Reese-Williams as Jane, Richard Trinder as George, Mark Peachey as Officer Lee, Ensemble, Understudy Ramsey, Understudy Donovan, Understudy George and Resident Director, Fabiola Ocasio as Ensemble, Understudy Nicole, Understudy Bianca, Hannah Ducharme as Bianca, Ensemble, Understudy Kenna, Understudy Jane and Dance Captain and Pablo Gómez Jones as Ensemble, Understudy Oscar, Understudy Tom, Understudy Officer Lee.

The band includes; Patrick Hurley – Music Director/Keys, Steve Bramwell – Guitar, David Keech – Percussion, Rachel Steadman – Violin/Viola and Gordon Davidson – Electric Bass/Double Bass.

David West Read (Writer) In Dreams rehearsals. Photo by Pamela Raith

In Dreams is written by Emmy and Golden Globe-winning and Olivier Award-nominated David West Read (Writer and Executive Producer Schitt’s Creek, Author & Juliet). It is directed by multi-award winning Luke Sheppard, and features music legend Roy Orbison’s most iconic songs including Crying, I Drove All Night, Pretty Woman, You Got It and Handle Me With Care.

The full creative team includes; Fabian Aloise – Choreographer, Arnulfo Maldonado – Set Designer, Fay Fullerton – Costume Designer, Catherine Jayes – Music Supervisor, Patrick Hurley – Musical Director, Howard Hudson – Lighting Designer, Tom Marshall – Sound Designer, George Reeve – Video Designer, Annelie Powell CDG – Casting Director, Stephen Kopel – Casting Director (US), Salvatore Sorce – Voice and Dialect Coach, Asha Jennings-Grant – Intimacy Director, Tania Azevedo – Associate Director, Paris Green – Associate Choreographer, Oscar Escobedo – Associate Designer (US), Verity Sadler – Associate Designer (UK), Laura Hunt – Costume Supervisor, Callum Wills – Sound Associate, David Callanan – Associate Video Designer and Alice Walters – Casting Assistant.

In Dreams plays at Leeds Playhouse from Monday 3 July – Saturday 5 August 2023 – for more information and to book tickets visit the official site HERE 

In Dreams company in rehearsals. Photo by Ramela Raith (1)

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