Thursday, April 18

Tim Flavin starring in WAG! the Musical

Updated 3rd June: Cast now includes Tim Flavin, Lizzie Cundy, Pippa Fulton, Ariadne the Greek Wag - the comic creation of Alyssa Kyria, Daisy Wood-Davis, Amy Scott, Gavin Alex, Chris Grierson, Katie Kerr, Philip Andrew and Nia Jermin.

Olivier Award winner Tim Flavin is starrring in the West End premiere of WAG! The Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre from July 24th  (previews from July 18th) to August 24th.

A contemporary comedy musical set in a major city centre department store, WAG! The Musical follows a day in the life of best friends Jenny and Sharron, two working class girls making ends meet working on the cosmetics counter. Jenny is the mistress of a premier league superstar and longs for escape and fulfillment, while girl-next-door Sharron battles to retain her friend and control her forbidden affections towards a new colleague.

Add to this adulterous males, scandal and fading hopes of lasting happiness which is lorded over by an acidic queen, and played out against the backdrop of a red carpet fashion launch extravaganza! There’s also a special guest appearance by Ariadne the Greek Wag.

Tim Flavin was the first American actor to win a Best Actor Olivier Award for his performance in Rodgers and Hart’s On Your Toes. His other West End roles include Billy Buck Chandler in My One and Only, for which he was again nominated for an Olivier Award; and Bobby Child in Crazy For You (another Best Actor nomination). Most recently, he starred as Julian Marsh in 42nd Street at Chichester and Leicester Curve and in the UK tour of Singin’ in the Rain.

There is a special guest appearance by Ariadne the Greek Wag who is the creation of Alyssa Kyria. She is a regular host, act and headliner on London’s comedy and cabaret circuit. .

Further casting to be announced shortly.

WAG! The Musical will be directed and staged by Alison Pollard, Associate Director on Book of Mormon in the West End. She previously directed Singin’ in the Rain (UK tour), Spamalot (Melbourne and Cologne), Spongebob Squarepants – The Musical (UK tour) and Chicago (Marrakech and Turkey). She also directed and choreographed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (five-year international tour).

The book is by Belvedere Pashun (Norma Jean the Musical, Les Dawson The Musical, Hollywood Love, Shag! The Musical); and music and lyrics by Grant Martin, Thomas Giron-Towers and Tony Bayliss.

Produced by Peter Frosdick and Paul Nicholas, WAG! The Musical will have set design by Charles Camm, lighting by Simon Lord and sound by Peter Hargreaves.

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