The casting of the London production is awful as well. 'Christian' who is making his professional stage debut, having only played a Prince in Into The Woods whilst training, has no personality or acting skills and a bland, weak voice. Satine is also woefully mis-cast and can't bring any excitement to the role. How Liisi Lafontaine got cast as Deena in the original London cast, and now as Satine in the first London cast is beyond me. She isn't the best or most suited to either role, and say all you want, but why is it too much to ask for British Black female to get a lead, when there are so few available?? Some of the supporting cast are fantastic and sing and dance rings around the leads.