Emma Sidi has landed the function of broadcaster and MacTaggart Lecture giver Emily Maitlis in Channel 4’s upcoming satire Prince Andrew: The Musical.
Maitlis’ bombshell BBC interview on Newsnight with Prince Andrew, during which the royal denied a friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and made a number of eyebrow-raising statements, led to cascade of occasions that noticed him step again from royal responsibility.
Maitlis has since left the BBC and was credited for delivering a barnstorming MacTaggart at this 12 months’s Edinburgh TV Pageant. The musical particular will characteristic a reimagining of her interview with Prince Andrew, with rising British comedy star Sidi (Starstruck, Pls Like Me) taking part in the journalist.
Kieran Hodgson (Two Doorways Down), who has written the present to a musical rating together with Freddie Tapner, performs the royal and can deal with occasions, relationships and controversies in his life.
Additional central solid introduced as we speak are Munya Chawawa (Taskmaster, Race Round Britain) as Prince Charles and Jenny Bede as Prince Andrew’s former spouse Sarah Ferguson.
Additionally solid are Joe Wilkinson (Intercourse Schooling, After Life, The Cockfields) as a newspaper vendor; Harry Enfield (Harry Enfield and Associates) as Prime Minister Tony Blair and Baga Chipz (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK) as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Hat Trick Productions is making Prince Andrew: The Musical, with Adam Reeve producing and Stu Mather and Jimmy Mulville the chief producers. Hodgson is an affiliate producer.
This system was first unveiled in August on the Edinburgh TV Pageant.