Matt Cardle has unfortunately had to withdraw from the cast of Falsettos the Musical and it has now been announced Joel Montague (Kiss Me Kate/Fat Friends/School Of Rock/Funny Girl/Urinetown), with be taking over.
Previews of the show are set to open at The Other Palace in London on the 30th August. However, Cardle, who is currently appearing in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican until 24th August, has had to step down from his role of Mendel in Falsettos due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.
Regarding this decision, Cardle has said: “I am truly sorry that circumstances beyond our control have led to my departure from Falsettos. It has been such a hard decision for us to make, as I know Tara Overfield-Wilkinson [director] is going to deliver the most incredible show. It’s a complex and exciting show and I can’t wait to watch the world-class cast bring this to life at The Other Palace and urge anyone who hasn’t yet bought tickets to do so before the run sells out. I for one won’t miss the chance to watch it.”
the double Tony Award winning Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbian neighbours. Originally created under the spectre of the AIDS crisis, this ground-breaking musical about family dynamics manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion.
Falsettos will be showing at The Other Palace from 30th August to 23rd November.