Monday, March 5

Cat Simmons taking over from Sam Barks in Oliver! Tour

Samantha Barks is currently playing Nancy in the tour of Oliver! but leaves on 1st April to start filming the Les Misérables film where she is playing Eponine opposite Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert.

Cat Simmons will take over the role from 3rd April mid way through the show's run at the Birmingham Hippodrome which is also the same date that Brian Conley takes over playing Fagin from Neil Morrissey.

Cat’s theatre credits include the leading role of Mary Magdalene in the tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Her West End credits include Whistle Down the Wind and Fame. She appeared in the Young Vic’s Simply Heavenly and the Old Vic’s production of Aladdin opposite Ian McKellen. She is best for playing DC Kezia Walker in the ITV’s The Bill.

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