The Wedding Singer arrives in London starring Strictly’s Kevin Clifton

03 Jan
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

It will be popular Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Kevin Clifton playing the lead role of Robbie Hart in the stage musical version of The Wedding Singer when it arrives at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 30 January to 1 March 2020.

Based on the 1998 Hollywood film of the same name starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer features music from the Tony Award nominated composer of Elf the Musical and The Prom Matthew Sklar, with lyrics by Chad Begeulin and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.

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 Glenn?

The Wedding Singer is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, designed by Francis O’Connor, lighting design is by Ben Cracknell, sound design is by Ben Harrison, musical supervision is by Sarah Travis, orchestration is by George Dyer and casting director is Jim Arnold CDG.

After starring in the UK tour of Rock of Ages in 2019 Kevin Clifton will return to the stage to play Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer. He made his musical theatre debut in Dirty Dancing the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End and went on to become a principle dancer in Burn The Floor Dance Company, performing in the West End, on Broadway and across the world.