Jason Manford is going to be in good company when the UK tour of musical Curtains opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 4 October 2019, with Ore Oduba and Carley Stenson among the new cast members just announced. Let’s hope they pull it together!
Joining Jason Manford as Detective Frank Cioffi will be television presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba who will play Aaron Fox in selected venues, full details below. Completing the cast is musical theatre actress Carley Stenson as Georgia Hendriks, Rebecca Lock as Carmen, Samuel Holmes as Christopher Belling, Leah West as Niki Harris and Alan Burkitt as Bobby.
Ore Oduba is best known for winning the 14th series of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing and will be making his theatrical debut as Teen Angel in the UK Tour of Grease later this month. Carly Stenson is currently starring as Fantine in Les Misérables, at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End.
Rebecca Lock most recently starred in Heathers The Musical at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Samuel Holmes most recently appeared in the UK tour of The Wedding Singer. Leah West previously starred in Disney’s Film Beauty and the Beast and ITV drama Unforgotten. Alan Burkitt was in the original West End Cast of Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre and then went on to play the lead role of Jerry in the UK national tour.
They are all joined by Emma Caffrey as Bambi, Adam Rhys-Charles as Daryl Grady, Martin Callaghan as Oscar Shapiro, Minal Petal as Johnny Harmon and Mark Sangster as Sidney. In the ensemble are Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Robin Kent, Thomas Lee-Kid, Ben Mundy, Gleanne Purcell-Brown and Samuel John-Humphreys.
Music is by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes. The production will be directed by Paul Foster, with choreography by Alistair David and musical supervision and arrangements by Sarah Travis.