Updated 22nd February; The full cast joining Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra's concert of Honeymoon in Vegas has been announced. Simon Lipkin, who hosted this year's WhatsOnStage Awards, will appear as Buddy alongside Maxwell Caulfield (Tommy), Rosemary Ashe (Bea) and Nicolas Colicos (Johnny). The supporting roles will be played by Daniel Amity, Maisey Bawden and Hywell Dowsell.
They will be accompanied by the 30 piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Jason Robert Brown who composed the piece.
Samantha Barks is to take on the role of Betsy and Arthur Darvill will play Jack, with full casting to be announced son. The musical is based on the 1992 hit film which starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicholas Cage. It is the story of tells the story of mild-mannered Brooklynite, Jack, who haunted by the fear of a promise to his dying mother never to get married, avoids proposing to his new girlfriend Betsy. He finally summons the nerve and takes Betsy to Las Vegas only to have his plans compromised by a dashing gambler with an eye for luxury and Jack's new fiancée.
Barks is best known for playing Eponine in Les Miserables, in the West End, the 25th Anniversary Concerts at the O2, and in the 2012 film adaptation. Recent theatre credits include Cathy- Last Five Years (St James Theatre); the title role in the world premiere of Amelie - A New Musical (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Mallory/Avril in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Velma Kelly in Chicago (Hollywood Bowl) and Sally Bowles in Cabaret (UK Tour). Recent film credits include Interlude in Prague (Stillking Films), Bitter Harvest (Devil's Harvest Productions), The Canary (Pioneer Pictures), the voice of Miss Acacia in Jack & The Cuckoo-Clock Heart (EuropaCorp) and The Christmas Candle (Pinewood Studios). Samantha also recently toured launching with her debut album.
Darvill has had a wide and varied career. Theatre includes: Treasure Island (National Theatre), Once (NYC and UK), Our Boys (Duchess Theatre), Soft Cops (RSC), Doctor Faustus (Shakespeare's Globe), Been So Long (Young Vic), Swimming With Sharks (Vaudeville), Terre Haute (Trafalgar Studios, National Tour), Stacey (Arcola), Terre Haute (Edinburgh). Television and Film Includes: Legends of Tomorrow (Berlanti Productions), Danny and The Human Zoo (BBC), Broadchurch ( ITV), The White Queen (BBC), The Paradise (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), Little Dorritt (BBC), He Kills Coppers (Ecosse), The Verdict (RDF), Untitled Robin Hood (Imagine Entertainment), Sex, Drugs, Rock N Roll (Lipsync Productions), Pelican Blood (Ecosse). Other work: He is also Artistic Associate and musican/writer in residence of The Bush Theatre and founding member of Fuego's Men Theatre Company