30 September 2023

Introduction to the Cast of Close Up - The Twiggy Musical

Close Up - The Twiggy Musical, will enjoy a limited two-month run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory between 18 September and 18 November, 2023. The world-premiere musical, written and directed by Ben Elton, will feature a talented and experienced cast. So let’s find out more about this exciting autumn production including who’s gracing the stage. Book your musical tickets today to join in the fun.

The Story of an Icon

If you love musical theatre, don’t miss Twiggy’s life story told on stage. Elton’s sensational production features hits from the 60s and 70s and is a nostalgic show packed with sensitivity and emotion. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, Twiggy navigated from the London suburbs to the exciting fashion capitals of Hollywood and Broadway, without compromising her self-worth or character. Grab your miniskirt and relive the swinging 60s and soundful 70s in this joyful, uplifting and empowering world premiere.

Speaking about the musical, Twiggy said: “It’s very unexpected, but truly an honour, to see my own life translated onto stage - and I can’t imagine a better, more generous, collaborator than Ben. I’ve been approached before about sharing my story, but never has the alchemy felt so right.”

Introducing the Cast

To sell tickets, musicals must have a strong cast with exceptional leads. And Close Up - The Twiggy Musical welcomes great talent to the stage including:

Elena Skye - Twiggy

Having recently played Scaramouche in the hit West End production We Will Rock You, Elena Skye plays renowned supermodel, Twiggy, in the biopic musical. Speaking about the casting, Ben Elton said, “In Elena, we’ve found a glorious talent - not just a unique voice, but someone who’s funny, honest and utterly authentic, very much like Twiggy herself.” Having trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Skye has appeared in many hit productions including Les Miserables and Kinky Boots.

Cast Line-Up

Joining the wonderfully talented Elena Skye as Twiggy is Lauren Azania AJ King-Yombo (The Magic of Motown, UK & European tour) as Kay and Matt Corner (Jersey Boys, West End/UK tour) as Justin de Villeneuve. Darren Day (Footloose, UK tour) joins the cast as Michael Witney, while Beth Devine (White Christmas, UK tour) plays Sally, and Aoife Dunner (Stephe Sondheim’s Old Friends, West End) plays Cindy.

Hannah-Jane Fox (Tommy, West End) is cast as Nell Hornby and Steven Serlin (Hairspray, Kilworth House) is Normal Hornby.  The lineup is completed by Emma-Katie Adcock, Liam Buckland, Harriot Bunton, Leanne Garretty, Luke Johnson, David McIntosh, Danny Nattrass, Sydney Spencer and Karen Walker.


The creative team includes choreographer Jacob Fearery, who was associate choreographer on We Will Rock You in Berlin. Set and video designer Tim Bird, costume designer Jonathan Lipman and sound designer Gregory Clarke are also on the creative team alongside, wig and makeup designer Diana Estrada Hudson, and musical director and orchestrator Stuart Morley.

Book your Twiggy musical tickets today and enjoy a day out to remember. The show is the ultimate walk down memory lane for Twiggy fans and those who adore 60s and 70s smash hits and fashion. Bop away in the aisles and experience all the fun of London’s Theatreland.