Hartshorn – Hook Productions is thrilled to announce the reunion of last year’s critically-acclaimed cast in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. The production, nominated for Best Revival in last year’s Broadway World Awards, will return for two performances at the Arts Theatre on Monday 15th August.
Heading up the company once again is Simon Lipkin, who took over the role of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls earlier this week, opposite Rebel Wilson, and earlier this year appeared in Miss Atomic Bomb (St James).
Joining Simon is West-End favourite Gina Beck, currently appearing as Magnolia Hawks in Daniel Evans’ acclaimed production of Show Boat at the New London, following its transfer from the Sheffield Crucible.
Also returning is Julie Atherton who last year appeared as Sister Margaretta in ITV’s The Sound of Music Live. Atherton is perhaps best-known for her performance as Kate Monster in the Original London Cast of Avenue Q.
Completing the cast is Samuel Holmes who most recently bared all as Bertie in Mrs Henderson Presents (Noël Coward and Theatre Royal Bath). Holmes will also be appearing as George in the upcoming National Tour of The Wedding Singer, which opens at the Leicester Curve next February.
The production will be directed by Kirk Jameson who most recently presented the London Premiere of The Great American Trailer Park (Waterloo East).
For Musical Staging, Jameson will once more be joined by Sam Spencer-Lane, making this their third production together in as many years. Most recently Spencer-Lane recreated Jerome Robin’s choreography in the celebrated production of West Side Story (Kilworth House).
Scott Morgan completes the creative team as musical director. Morgan most recently accompanied Keith Jack on his UK Tour and Australian drag sensation Courtney Act during her UK shows.
This hilarious musical revue is penned by award-winning writers Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts. DiPietro is known on both sides of the Atlantic for the four Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, which ran for over two years in the West End. Roberts s best known for his contributions to the musical revue A… My Name is Still Alice and The Thing About Men, which he also wrote with DiPietro.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change follows the ups and downs of a modern day romantic relationship whilst attempting to answer some of life’s most infuriating questions; “What do women really want?, “What are men really thinking?“, and “Why, when we find the partner of our dreams, do we spend the rest of our lives trying to change them?”