Casting announced for The Osmonds: A New Musical at Princess Theatre

The Osmonds: A New Musical will be in Torquay next summer

The Osmonds: A New Musical will be in Torquay next summer - Credit: theosmondsmusical.co.uk

Initial casting has been announced for the world premiere of The Osmonds: A New Musical, which comes to the Princess Theatre, Torquay, next summer.

The actors who will be playing the five Osmond brothers are Ryan Anderson as Merrill Osmond, Jamie Chatterton as Alan Osmond, Alex Lodge as Jay Osmond, Danny Nattrass as Wayne Osmond and Joseph Peacock as Donny Osmond.

The UK and Ireland tour begins next February and will be on stage in Torquay on Tuesday, August 30, until Saturday, September 3.

The musical with story by Jay Osmond tells the true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits, decade after decade.

Jay Osmond said: “I am thrilled that we have found such dynamic and talented performers to play my brothers and me.

"We saw some brilliant actors in the auditions and I was so impressed at the work people put in throughout the process.

"When these five guys walked in, they lit up the room with their smiles and raised the roof with their voices; I knew we’d found our boy band.

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"It is an honour to welcome Ryan Anderson, Jamie Chatterton, Alex Lodge, Jamie Nattrass and Joseph Peacock to the family and I can’t wait for audiences to see what they can do.

"Their style, charm and talent will bring our music and story to a whole new generation and you will ‘love them (for a reason)’ as much as we do.” 

The musical features a list of 1970s anthems, including One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River, Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Love Me for a Reason, (We’re) Having a Party, Puppy Love, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more. 

From their star residency on The Andy Williams Show from 1962 to 1969, to pop stars and ‘Osmondmania’ from 1971 to 1975, to the arrival of The Donny and Marie Show, a popular variety TV show, from 1976 to 1979, The Osmonds lived a remarkable life recording chart-topping albums, selling out vast arena concerts and making record-breaking TV shows - until one bad decision cost them everything.

For tickets to the Princess Theatre shows, call the general booking line on 0844 871 7615 or log on to www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay