Welsh musical theatre star and Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones is to join the cast of The Wedding Singer, (the hilarious musical based on the hit film Adam Sandler film), after she performs in Kiev this weekend where she will represent the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Lucie joins the show in Aberdeen and will be performing the role of Holly for a limited six week run. A former X-Factor finalist, Lucie’s theatre credits include Cosette in the West End production of Les Misérables, also appearing in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 arena, London. She played Kelly in The Prodigals at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, was cast as Meat in the We Will Rock You World Arena Tour and originated the role of Victoria in the world premiere of American Psycho the musical, at London's Almeida Theatre. She also performed the lead role of Molly Jensen in Ghost The Musical’s Asia tour.
It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.
Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glen. Only Grandma Rosie seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.
Starring alongside Lucie is West End and Musical Theatre star Jon Robyns who plays Robbie Hart. Most recently he starred in Legally Blonde as Emmett Forrest and in Sister Act as Eddie Souther; other theatre credits include Enjolras in Les Misérables, Spamalot, Memphis and Avenue Q.
He is joined by British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn as Glen who shot to fame as the runner-up in ITV1’s The X Factor in 2006 and as champion of Dancing on Ice in 2009. In 2014 he won Dancing on Ice: Champion of Champions. His theatre credits include Danny Zuko in Grease (West End), Dirty Dancing (West End) and Legally Blonde (UK Tour).
West End leading lady and X Factor finalist Cassie Compton plays Julia; her roles include Jean in American Psycho (Almeida, London) and Eponine in Les Misérables.
Comedy veteran Ruth Madoc stars as Grandma Rosie. Ruth became a household name in the Eighties when she played Gladys Pugh in BBC comedy series Hi-De-Hi! More recently we’ve seen her on screen in ITV’s Benidorm, Mount Pleasant (Sky) and Stella (Sky).
Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, West End) plays George. Tara Verloop (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dirty Dancing in the West End) plays Linda. Paris Green, Hannah Jay-Allen, Susie Fenwick, Helen Walsh, Eamonn Cox, Simon Anthony, Ainsley Hall-Ricketts, Andrew Carthy, Mark Pearce, Ryan-Lee Seager and Erin Bell complete the cast.
The Wedding Singer 2017 UK Tour is Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston. Set and Costumes are by Francis O’Connor. Musical Supervision is by Sarah Travis with Musical Direction and Orchestration by George Dyer. Lighting Design is by Ben Cracknell with Sound Design by Richard Brooker. Video Design is by Jack Henry James and Casting by Jim Arnold. The Wedding Singer is produced by Dan Looney, Paulden Hall Productions, Tom O’Connell, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Tim Lawson.
Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, The Wedding Singer is packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.
THE WEDDING SINGER – REMAINING 2017 UK TOUR DATES
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 May Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Nottingham, Theatre Royal Website: www.trch.co.uk
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 May Box Office: 0844 871 3018
Manchester, Opera House Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 May Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 June Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool Empire Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 June Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh, King’s Theatre Website: www.edtheatres.com
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 June Box Office: 01224 641122
Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre Website: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
Tuesday 27 June- Saturday 1 July Box Office: 01463 234 234
Inverness, Eden Court Website: www.eden-court.co.uk
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 July Box Office: 01253 629600
Blackpool, Winter Gardens Website: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 July Box Office: 01494 512 000
High Wycombe, Swan Theatre Website: www.wycombeswan.co.uk
Monday 17 – Saturday 22 July Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre Website: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 July Box Office: 01492 872000
Llandudno, Venue Cymru Website: www.venuecymru.co.uk
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August Box Office: 020 3285 6000
Bromley, Churchill Theatre Website: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk
Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 August Box Office: 01752 267222
Theatre Royal, Plymouth Website: www.theatreroyal.com
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 August Box Office: 0844 848 2700
Leeds Grand Theatre Website: www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
Tuesday 29 August – Saturday 2 September Box Office: 0844 871 7650
Theatre Royal Brighton Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 September Box Office: 01892 530613
Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre Website: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 September Box Office: 01743 281281
Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn Website: www.theatresevern.co.uk
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 September Box Office: 01792 475715
Swansea, Grand Theatre Website: www.swanseagrand.co.uk
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 September Box Office: 023 9282 8282
Portsmouth, King’s Theatre Website: www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 October Box Office: 01902 429212
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre Website: www.grandtheatre.co.uk
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