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Thursday, October 11

Joe McElderry leading cast in tour of Club Tropicana

The cast has just been announced for the new tour of Club Tropicana which starts in Bromley on 24th January.  

It will star X Factor Winner, Joseph and musical theatre star Joe McElderry as Garry, Neil McDermott (EastEnders, Eugenius!) as Robert, Kate Robbins (The Imitation Game) playing Consuela, Emily Tierney (Eugenius! Wicked) as Christine and former Sugababe star Amelle Berrabah makes her professional stage debut playing Serena.

They will be joined by Karina Hind/Lorraine, Calvin Hudson/ensemble/cover Robert/Olly, Cellen Chugg Jones/Olly, Megan Louch/swing/dance captain, Rebecca Mendoza/Tracey, Alexanda O'Reilly/swing, Joshua Pearson/ensemble/cover Garry, Rory Phelan/Drew, Nye Rees/ensemble/Cover Drew/Blaine, Camilla Rowland/ensemble/cover Serena/Christine, Christina Shand/ensemble/cover Tracey/Consuela, Courtney-Brogan Smalley/ensemble/cover Lorraine/Andrea, Tara Verloop/Andrea and Kane Verrall/Blaine.

Joe McElderry

In the decade since he stormed to victory in The X Factor watched by 19.7 million viewers, Joe has become the sweet-singing hero and heart-throb of hundreds of thousands of fans aged from five to 95. He is the first The X Factor winner to release four albums - with sales of 550,000 in just a single year - he has sold out 60-date concert tours and was recently hailed as the greatest Joseph ever in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. On TV he also won Popstar To Operastar with a landslide victory taking 80% of the votes, and Channel Four’s dangerous skiing programme The Jump.

Neil McDermott

Neil is a household name as Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, which saw him nominated Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards. He has received rave reviews and an Off West End Award nomination as Evil Lord Hector in Eugenius! the Musical at The Other Palace. His previous West End roles include Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows and Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical. He was Bill Sykes in Oliver! at Grange Park Opera.

Kate Robbins
Kate is a fabulous funny actress known for her amazing impressions for a decade on Spitting image and most recently  ITV’s The Imitation Game. She has featured in iconic TV shows such as The Harry Enfield Show, Last Of The Summer Wine, Phoenix Nights, Holby City, Citizen Khan and Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies, where she famously played Babs from Urmston

Emily Tierney

Emily has just starred as Super Hot Lady in Eugenius! the Musical. She was Glinda in Wicked (Original UK No.1 tour); Glinda in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium), she was in All The Fun Of The Fair in the West End and Molly Jensen in Ghost (Asia Tour). On TV she played the lead character of Lydia in the Channel 5 series Push.

Amelle Berrabah

Amelle  is best known as one third of the girl group the Sugababes, who had worldwide success selling over 12 million albums, with 26 top 10 singles, including two number one hit records. Amelle is also the first - and only - member of the group to achieve a solo number one with ‘Never Leave You’ - her collaboration with Tinchy Stryder, which was the biggest selling single of 2009. She appeared in the movie Plastic, starring Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen. She has presented TV shows including the BBC’s Tumble. Club Tropicana The Musical is her musical theatre stage debut.
 
Directed by Nick Winston and Samuel Homes, the show features  of some of the most iconic, chart-topping pop anthems of the decade all performed live on stage, including: ABC's The Look of Love, Bucks Fizz’s Making Your Mind Up, Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax, Tight Fit’s Fantasy Island, A-ha’s Take On Me, Culture Club’s Church of the Poison Mind and Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes Up Where We Belong.

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