Wednesday, May 6

Cast announced for tour of Love Me Tender

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of “LOVE ME TENDER - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley.

Joining the previously announced Mica Paris as ‘Sylvia’ will be Sian Reeves as ‘Mayor Matilda Hyde’ and Shaun Williamson as ‘Jim’ with Ben Lewis as ‘Chad’.  The rest of the company includes: Mark Anderson as ‘Dennis’; Aretha Ayeh as ‘Lorraine’; Chris Howell as ‘Sheriff Earl’; Felix Mosse as ‘Dean’; Laura Tebbutt as ‘Natalie’; Kate Tydman as ‘Miss Sandra’; Sophie Ayres; Jamie Hughes-Ward; Will Jeffs; Jacob Maynard; Matthew McKenna; Elliot Powell; Ruthie Stephens; Paulo Teixeira; Lindsey Tierney; Sharon Wattis and T’Shan Williams.

Sian Reeves is best known for playing the role of Sydney Henshall in the BBC drama “Cutting It”, and for playing villain Sally Spode in “Emmerdale”. Her other TV credits include: “Holby City”, “Doctors” and “Where The Heart Is”.  Her theatre credits include: “Vernon God Little” at The Young Vic, “Talk Of The City” and “The Merchant Of Venice” at the RSC, “West Side Story” on UK Tour and “Kiss Me Kate” at the RSC/Old Vic. Sian was in the original cast of “Les Misérables” at the Barbican and took over the role of ‘Cosette’ when it transferred to the Palace Theatre.

Shaun Williamson is best known to millions of TV viewers as Barry Evans in BBC1’s “EastEnders”. His other TV credits include “Extras” and “Life’s Too Short”. His theatre credits include “Anything Goes” on UK tour and “Saturday Night Fever” and “Guys and Dolls” in the West End and on UK tour. His film credits include: “Daylight Robbery” and the Ricky Gervais film “The Invention of Lying” alongside Stephen Merchant.

Ben Lewis has most recently been seen in “Forbidden Broadway” at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End. He originated the role of ‘The Phantom’ in “Love Never Dies” in his native Australia for which he won the Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Award at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards. His other theatre credits include: “A Little Night Music”; “Spamalot”; “Urinetown” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”. His TV credits include: “Doctors” and “McLeod’s Daughters” and “Carols by Candlelight” for Channel 9 Australia.

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