Friday, November 4

Sheena Easton, Clare Halse and Tom Lister lead cast of 42nd Street at Drury Lane

The cast has just been announced for the revival of 42nd Street  at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane next year previewing from 20th March with an opening gala on 4th April.

It includes Grammy Award winning singer Sheena Easton ("9 to 5" and "We've Got Tonight") who is to make West End debut  as Dorothy Brock, the tough Broadway star who fractures her ankle on he eve of the opening night.

Clare Halse (Marjorie May in Gypsy) will play ingĂ©nue Peggy Sawyer — who is plucked from the chorus line to take over from the injured Dorothy, and Tom Lister (Carl King in Emmerdale, Calamity Jane and The Water Babies) plays the demanding director racing against time to put on the fictional show titled Pretty Lady. They will be joined by Jasna Ivir, who will play ‘Maggie Jones’, Norman Bowman as ‘Pat Denning’, Stuart Neal as ‘Billy Lawlor’, Graeme Henderson as ‘Andy Lee’, Christopher Howell as ‘Bert Barry’, Bruce Montague as ‘Abner Dillon’, Mark McKerracher as ‘Mac/Doc/Thug’ and Emma Caffrey as ‘Annie’.

With ensemble members  Clare Rickard, Victoria Hay, Leah Harris, Jasmine Kerr, Millie O’Connell, Katy Riches, Gabrielle Lewis Dodson, Daisy Steere, Karli Vale, Sophie Camble, Christina Shand, Courtney George, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Keable, Sara Bispham, Lisa Dent, Katharine Pearson, Kirsty Fuller, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Charlene Ford, Dylan Mason, Philip Bertioli, Luke George, Ronan Burns, Eddie Myles, Ryan Gover, Sam Murphy, Freddie Clements, Zac Watts, Greg Bernstein, Kristen Gaetz, Charlotte Anne Steen, Gabrielle Cocca, Kate Ivory Jordan, Josh Andrews, Martin McCarthy.

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