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Jamaica Inn the Musical - news from the cast

Rehearsals for Jamaica Inn the Musical, which takes place at St Andrew’s Church, Luton from 17th – 20th May, are going well and we have some comments from the cast and photos to show you how things are going.

Michael Niles  (Joss Merlyn):  There is something very refreshing about playing a totally unpleasant character. There are no limits and you can really cut loose. Joss Merlyn gives me that freedom and the fabulous songs allow me free reign to be a thoroughly 'hissable' villain.

Jane Hopton (Patience):  what an honour it is to be given the chance to be the first person to play Patience in Richard’s truly wonderful musical adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s  Jamaica Inn.

Frances Hall (Mrs Bassett and our Chairman!):  I'm not sure how Richard would feel about this but I recently described the music to a friend as Sondheim meets Howard Goodall!  He's done an exceptional job of transforming Du Maurier's Gothic masterpiece into a piece of inspirational and truly evocative theatre.

Joss and his men



Joss and his men


Jem and Mary Yellen





Francis Davey and Mary Yellen



Richard Cowley - composer and director

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