Casting news: Stephanie Clift takes over from Lucie Jones in The Wedding Singer

Actress and singer Stephanie Clift joins the cast of The Wedding Singer, (the hilarious musical based on the hit Adam Sandler film) as Holly, taking over from Lucie Jones in Bromley for the remainder of the 2017 UK tour.

Stephanie trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London where she gained her BA Hons in Musical Theatre graduating in 2013. Straight out of college she secured the role of Lisa in Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre, London. She played Susan in the UK tour of Crush and most recently, Audrey in the UK tour of Little Shop of Horrors. She has also appeared in series 2 of Broadchurch for ITV and BBC’s Christmas special of Call the Midwife.

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight?  Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glen. Only Grandma Rosie seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.

Starring alongside Stephanie is West End and Musical Theatre star Jon Robyns who plays Robbie Hart. Most recently he starred in Legally Blonde as Emmett Forrest and in Sister Act as Eddie Souther; other theatre credits include Enjolras in Les MisérablesSpamalotMemphis and Avenue Q.

He is joined by British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn as Glen who shot to fame as the runner-up in ITV1’s The X Factorin 2006 and as champion of Dancing on Ice in 2009. In 2014 he won Dancing on Ice: Champion of Champions. His theatre credits include Danny Zuko in Grease (West End), Dirty Dancing (West End) and Legally Blonde (UK Tour).

West End leading lady and X Factor finalist Cassie Compton plays Julia; her roles include Jean in American Psycho(Almeida, London) and Eponine in Les Misérables.

Comedy veteran Ruth Madoc stars as Grandma Rosie. Ruth became a household name in the Eighties when she played Gladys Pugh in BBC comedy series Hi-De-Hi! More recently we’ve seen her on screen in ITV’s BenidormMount Pleasant (Sky) and Stella (Sky).

Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, West End) plays George. Tara Verloop (Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryand Dirty Dancing in the West End) plays Linda. Paris Green, Hannah Jay-Allen, Susie Fenwick, Helen Walsh, Eamonn Cox, Simon Anthony, Ainsley Hall-Ricketts, Andrew Carthy, Mark Pearce, Ryan-Lee Seager and Erin Bell complete the cast.

http://theweddingsingermusical.co.uk

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