A new cast for Hairspray has been announced

The producers of HAIRSPRAY are delighted to announce that PHILL JUPITUS, BELINDA CARLISLE and SHARON D CLARKE will all be joining the cast from Monday 26 October, with Sunday performances beginning on Sunday 8 November.

PHILL JUPITUS will star as larger than life heroine Edna Turnblad. Phill is a comedian, broadcaster, writer and actor who has appeared on British television & radio and the stage for over 20 years. He is probably best known as being a regular team captain on the hit BBC2 show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

BELINDA CARLISLE will play the glamourous white supremacist Velma von Tussle. Belinda is a Grammy Award nominated singer and actress. Her solo career was hugely successful with global hits including Circle In The Sand, Leave A Light On For Me, I Get Weak and the international number one Heaven Is A Place On Earth.

SHARON D CLARKE joins the show as celebrity DJ Motormouth Maybelle – owner of Baltimore’s biggest set of lungs! Oliver Award nominated Sharon is a prolific West End, television and radio star and recording artist. Her stage credits include Chicago, We Will Rock You, The Lion King, Rent and Guys and Dolls. On television she has most recently appeared as Dr Lolo Griffin in Holby City and as a judge on hit BBC show Last Choir Standing.

From 8 November 2009, Hairspray will be performing on Sundays at 3pm!

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New Cast and Performance Schedule for Hairspray

HAIRSRAY at The Shaftesbury Theatre has been extended until 24 Oct 2010  and the current performance schedule will change in November – There will be Sunday Matinees at 3pm from the 8th Nov 2009  (and no Monday evening performances from the 2nd Nov 2009).
 
Currently Starring Brian Conley

The new cast will start on the 26th October 2009 Phill Jupitus as “Edna Turnblad” and Belinda Carlisle as “Velma Von Tussle”.
 

‘The new cast has invigorated the show and made it one of the top “must see” musicals in London . Fun and funny the strong storyline and brilliant characters are brought to like by an energised and talented cast. It’s a riot!’ JAMES MAX , LBC 97.3

Brian Conley’s Edna generated the loudest laughs I’ve heard in any theatre for years! PAUL PHEAR, MAGIC 105.4

The best show on the West End stage LBC 97.3

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Hairspray the Musical – New Cast and Sunday Shows!

HAIRSPRAY, the smash hit musical comedy, is now playing in London’s West End. With standing ovations every night and unanimous critical acclaim, the show has broken box office records at the Shaftesbury Theatre! This ‘feel great show’ (Guardian), has recently been awarded Best Musical in the Olivier Awards 2008, the Critics Circle Awards 2008, the What’s on Stage Theatregoers Choice Awards 2008 and the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2007.

NEW CAST in HAIRSPRAY!

In a career spanning three decades Brian Conley has appeared in award-winning West End musicals and sitcoms, presented his own chat shows, recorded three albums and completed a number of sell-out tours of the UK, and is now dazzling as big, blonde and beautiful Edna Turnblad!

Chlöe Hart has just completed her training at the Guildford School of Acting on the BA Musical Theatre course, and is making her professional and West End debut as Tracy Turnblad!

Liam Tamne trained at Laine Theatre Arts and was in the West End production of Wicked. Liam is now Hairspray’s heart-throb Link Larkin.

Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Hit! You will laugh, you will scream, you might even shed a tear or two Daily Telegraph.
 

A feel-good romantic comedy – pulsating with musical excitement  Evening Standard.

Introducing new SUNDAY MATINEES!

From 8 November 2009, Hairspray will be performing on Sundays at 3pm! And as a special subscribers SUNDAY offer, book for one of our first 2 Sundays and get a programme signed by the Hairspray cast… for free! Call the box office and quote ‘Subscriber Sundays offer’.

Great dinner & show packages from £28.50

A new Cast for Calendar Girls including Eastenders Stars!

A new cast will take over in Calendar Girls, at the Noel Coward Theatre from 28 July to 17 Oct 2009.

NEW CAST FEATURING GEMMA ATKINSON, JILL BAKER, JUNE BROWN, SARA CROWE, ANITA DOBSON, JILL HALFPENNY, JERRY HALL AND JACK RYDER.

“CALENDAR GIRLS”, the new stage play by Tim Firth, adapted from his own screenplay for the 2003 film, will star from 28th July Gemma Atkinson, Jill Baker, June Brown, Sara Crowe, Anita Dobson, Jill Halfpenny, Jerry Hall and Jack Ryder. Also in the cast are Richenda Carey, Will Knightley, Delia Lindsay and Neil McCaul.

“CALENDAR GIRLS” is the story of ordinary women who do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. CALENDAR GIRLS is based on an inspiring true story that is uplifting, poignant and hilarious.

“CALENDAR GIRLS” is directed by Hamish McColl, who won an Olivier Award for writing and performing “The Play What I Wrote” in the West End. “CALENDAR GIRLS” will have a set by Robert Jones, with lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, costumes by Emma Williams and music by Steve Parry.

Calendar Girls London

“CALENDAR GIRLS” is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers.

‘A show whose feel-good factor is sky high.’ The Guardian

‘A marvellous, uplifting night at the theatre.’ Daily Mail

‘One of the most enjoyable evenings recent theatre has produced.’ London’s Evening Standard

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The New London Cast for MAMMA MIA!

The new London cast for MAMMA MIA! at the Prince of Wales Theatre has been announced. The cast will be headed by Sally Ann Triplett as ‘Donna Sheridan’, with Katy Secombe as ‘Rosie’ and Jane Gurnett as ‘Tanya’. Norman Bowman will play ‘Sam Carmichael’, Paul Ryan ‘Harry Bright’, Christopher Hollis ‘Bill Austin’, Niamh Perry ‘Sophie Sheridan’, Oliver Hembrough ‘Sky’, Jodie Read ‘Ali’, Laura Selwood ‘Lisa’, Ben Heathcote ‘Pepper’ and Sam MacKay ‘Eddie’. At certain performances the role of ‘Donna Sheridan’ will be played by Melissa Jacques.

New cast members Sally Ann Triplett, Katy Secombe and Norman Bowman are all West End musical stars with many shows to their credit. Christopher Hollis has made many television appearances including EastEnders, The Bill, A Touch of Frost and Brookside. Niamh Perry was a recent finalist on I’d Do Anything on BBC, competing for the role of ‘Nancy’ in the current production of OLIVER!

Sourced by: www.mamma-mia.com

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New Cast has been announced for Calendar Girls from 28 July 2009

A new cast has been announced and will take over in Calendar Girls, at the Noel Coward Theatre from 28 July to 17 Oct 2009.

Gemma Atkinson (Elaine), Jill Baker (Annie), EastEnders’ June Brown (Jessie), Richenda Carey (Marie), Sara Crowe (Ruth), Anita Dobson (Chris), Jill Halfpenny (Cora), Jerry Hall (Celia). Jack Ryder will play the photographer Lawrence.

Due to overwhelming demand, Calendar Girls season has been extended and the production will now run at the Noël Coward Theatre until 10 January 2010.

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La Cage Aux Folles Announced New Cast!

The hit musical La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse Theatre will have new lead actors from the 4th May 2009. Graham Norton will leave the show on the 2nd May and his role of drag queen Zaza (Albin) will be taken by Roger Allam. The role of Zaza/Albin was originated by Douglas Hodge in the current revival and he recently won an Olivier award for best actor in a musical. Hodge’s original co-star, Philip Quast will return to the show to play Albin’s lover alongside Roger Allam.

There are rumours that leading West End musical star John Barrowman has been approached to play the part of ZAZA for three months when Roger Allam and Philip Quast leave the show in August. John Barrowman has a new TV programme to record, and a live concert tour, so it’s all a matter of availability with such a gruelling schedule. If this does happen, it will bring a new audience in to the show as John Barrowman has a high profile on tv and is extremely popular.

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