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Monday, July 22

Tour Dates and Cast for Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee transferred to Broadway in 2005 where it ran for three years and won the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. It made its UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in February 2011 directed by Jamie Lloyd, and is now due to go on a UK tour later this year.

It will star Darren Day as Vice Principal Panch, Niki Evans as Mona Lisa Peretti who will be joined by Rhys Owen as Mitch Mahoney, Ellie Mason as Olive Ovstrokvsky, Thomas Mackley as William Barfee, Janette McManus as Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre, Arina II as Marcy Park, Ross Cobbald as Leaf Coneybear and Joshua Dowen as Chip Tolentino.

ASH Productions LIVE and Harlow Playhouse are producing the touring production in association with Patch of Blue Theatre Company who presented the musical last year at the Edinburgh Festival for a sellout, critically acclaimed run directed by Alex Howarth who returns to direct this up-scaled production along with Lee Freeman as Musical Director and Kenn Oldfield as Choreographer.

Spelling Bee will open at Harlow Playhouse on 3rd October and then visit venues including Croydon, Barnstaple, Kettering, High Wycombe, Crawley, Blackpool, Jersey and Eastbourne ending on 16th November.  Dates and booking links to follow.

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