Miscast Poster


Directed by Lauren Ford-Jones / Adele Child / Kate Mountcastle

Traditional casting gets thrown out of the window in this high energy cabaret show!


The Miscast cabaret showcases a range of Wellington talent performing songs from roles they would never be cast in. By changing the roles, the dynamic and meaning of each song are altered, showcasing musical theatre in ways you’ve never seen or imagined! Results range from touching, thought provoking to downright hilarious!


With upbeat dance numbers, passionate ballads and dramatic storytelling through song, Miscast features new and old favourites from the world of musical theatre, with a twist.


This show contains mature content, and is not suitable for children.

"I particularly enjoyed "There is nothing like a dame" from South Pacific sung by the female cast members, "Sincerely Me" from Dear Evan Hansen performed by Adele Child and Kate Mountcastle, "Electricity" from Billy Elliot by Allegra Canton, and "Why can't that be me?" from Muriels Wedding, performed with real passion by Harlan Te Waiata. This was a major undertaking by the both the director Lauren Ford-Jones and the Music Directors Adele Child and Kate Mountcastle. Such a variety of musical styles to deal with. Well done for all the hard work you obviously put in."
"...the female singing “Sincerely Me” from Dear Evan Hansen and the male singing “Why Can’t That Be Me” from Muriel’s Wedding: the musical, along with the male duet from Wicked“For Good” all gave excellent performances, each giving an interesting twist on each song."
Ewen Coleman


Adam Harrison

Adele Child

Alexandra McKellar

Allegra Canton

Ben Priest

Bryce Blackmore

Caryl Loria Illana

Chantal Leséne

Harlan Te Wiata

Helen Oliver

Helena Savage

Kate Mountcastle

Katherine O’Neil

Margaret Hill

Nick Edwards

Sean Fitzgerald


Connor Norris

Lauren Ford-Jones

Creative Team & Crew

Director / Lauren Ford-Jones

Music Directors / Adele Child / Kate Mountcastle

Set & Lighting Design / Adam Harrison

Stage Manager / Nick Edwards

Assistant Stage Manager / Lee Norris

Lighting Operator / Jacob Cannell

Sound Operator / Kane Wardle

Makeup / Kirsty Agnew

Costumes / Adele Child / Lauren Ford-Jones / Mel Jiang

Set Build / Bruce Cannell / Giles Sullivan / Graeme Carruthers / Bill Robinson / Jon Hollingsworth

Props / Ben Priest / Leia Jones / Adele Child / Lauren Ford-Jones

Artwork & Publicity / Blair McLean

Photography / Carl Johnstone / Blair McLean