All-change at 42nd Street: Bonnie Langford joins before Drury Lane closes for refurbishment in January

18 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Bonnie Langford

It's all-change at 42ND STREET as Bonnie Langford will take on the role of Dorothy Brock this September, before the show closes in January 2019 as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane also closes for refurb. That's three pieces of news in one! We can hardly keep up...

Star of stage and screen Bonnie Langford is to join the cast of 42ND STREET as the production extends its residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a final time, through to Saturday 5 January 2019.

Langford will join the show on Monday 3 September, straight from her headline-making role as Carmel Kazemi in BBC’s EastEnders. Her previous starring credits in the West End include Gypsy, Chicago and the original London production of Cats.

Following the conclusion of 42nd Street’s residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Saturday 5 January 2019, the refurbishment of the theatre (announced earlier this year) will commence.

This new production of the show opened on Tuesday 4 April 2017 and has since been seen by almost one million people and has won numerous awards. It recently celebrated its 500th performance.

The production is directed by the show’s co-author Mark Bramble (whose other hit shows include BarnumTreasure IslandThe Three Musketeers, The Grand Tour) and director of many award-winning previous productions of 42nd Street on Broadway and around the world.

Langford will star alongside Tom Lister who plays the role of Julian Marsh, Clare Halse, who plays Peggy Sawyer and Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor.

The cast also includes: Jasna Ivir is Maggie Jones, Graeme Henderson is Andy Lee, Christopher Howell is Bert Barry, Bruce Montague is Abner Dillon, Mark McKerracher is Mac/Doc/Thug, Emma Caffrey is Anytime Annie and Matthew Goodgame is Pat Denning.