KAYI USHE TO LEAD KINKY BOOTS ON TOUR

Kayi Ushe will be joining the cast of the first Kinky Boots UK Tour playing the lead role of Lola/Simon.

The play tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits a suffering shoe factory. Following a meeting with drag queen Lola, Price starts embracing a more flamboyant business model.

Kayi’s first performance will be 17th December 2018 in Edinburgh.

FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL ANNOUNCES CAST

Clients Chlöe Hart and Ellie Leah will be joining the all-star cast of Kay Mellor’s FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL with Nicholas Lloyd Webber penning the music and Brette Gerecke designing.

Fat Friends, the award winning TV drama has been adapted for the stage by its creator and one of the UK’s most prolific writers, Kay Mellor, whose extensive television credits include hit series of Band of Gold, The Chase, The Syndicate, In the Club and whose stage credits include A Passionate Woman.

It will open at Leeds Grand Theatre in November ahead of an extensive UK tour, visiting Bromley, Newcastle, Hull, Southampton, Sheffield, Southend, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dartford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Bradford, Aberdeen and Blackpool.

 

 

KAYI USHE TO JOIN THE NEW CAST OF MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Kayi Ushe will be joining the cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL as lead role ‘Marvin Gaye’ from 4th Sept.

He will perform alongside David Albury as ‘Smokey Robinson’, Cedric Neal as ‘Berry Gordy’ and Lucy St. Louis as ‘Diana Ross’.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show features Motown classics including Ain’t No Mountain High EnoughI’ll Be ThereDancing In The Street and Stop! In The Name Of Love.

Motown the Musical is now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 5 January 2019.

RYAN O’GORMAN JOINS THE MISS SAIGON TOUR

 

Ryan O’Gorman will play ‘John’ in the UK Tour of hit musical MISS SAIGON.

The cast also include Marsha Songcome (‘Gigi’), Red Concepcion (‘The Engineer’), Sooha Kim (‘Kim’), Ashley Gilmour (‘Chris’), Zoë Doano (‘Ellen’) and Gerald Santos (‘Thuy’).

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

MISS SAIGON runs at Leicester Curve from 1 to 22 July before embarking on a UK tour.

NICK LLOYD WEBBER & BRETTA GERECKE SIGNED UP FOR FAT FRIENDS MUSICAL

Kay Mellor’s popular television series FAT FRIENDS is being transformed into a new musical, with music by Nick Lloyd Webber and design by Bretta Gerecke.

The musical, which has been written and will be directed by Kay Mellor, will open on November 7 at the Leeds Grand before touring the UK in 2018, and will star Jodie Prenger.

 

NATASHA J BARNES TO PLAY ‘FANNY BRICE’ IN THE FUNNY GIRL TOUR

Natasha J Barnes will reprise the lead role of ‘Fanny Brice’ on selected dates of the FUNNY GIRL UK Tour.

Natasha received critical acclaim when she played the alternate to Sheridan Smith during the West End transfer of the hugely successful production:

★★★★★ – “A sensation in her own right” – Telegraph

Natasha will star alongside Darius Campbell in venues including Plymouth, Glasgow, Nottingham, Canterbury, Woking, Stoke, Aberdeen, Norwich, Llandudno and Wolverhampton.

Full tour dates here.