Casting for 42nd STREET UK TOUR - SAMANTHA WOMACK, MICHAEL PRAED, FAYE TOZER, LES DENNIS AND NICOLE-LILY BAISDEN To Star

SAMANTHA WOMACK TO STAR AS ‘DOROTHY BROCK’

MICHAEL PRAED AS ‘JULIAN MARSH’

FAYE TOZER AS ‘MAGGIE JONES’

LES DENNIS AS ‘BERT BARRY’ 

AND

NICOLE-LILY BAISDEN AS ‘PEGGY SAWYER’

IN THE UK TOUR OF

CURVE AND SADLER’S WELLS PRODUCTION 

OF THE MUSICAL
42nd STREET

 

OPENING AT THE MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY 

ON 13 JULY 2023


David Ian for Crossroads Live and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions are thrilled to announce that Samantha Womack will star as Dorothy Brock, alongside Michael Praed as Julian Marsh, Faye Tozer as Maggie Jones, Les Dennis as Bert Barry and Nicole-Lily Baisden as Peggy Sawyer in the UK tour of 42nd STREET.

The cast will be completed by Sam Lips as Billy Lawlor, with Erica-Jayne Alden, George Beet, Charlie Bishop, Kevin Brewis, Olly Christopher, Briana Craig, Jordan Crouch, Rhianna Dorris, Ashleigh Graham, Alyn Hawke, Aimee Hodnett, Connor Hughes, Deja Linton, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Greta McKinnon, Ben Middleton, Benjamin Mundy, Anthony Ofoegbu and Jessica Wright. 

Following its run at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, the production will visit Leeds, Bristol, Plymouth, Cardiff, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, Newcastle, Woking and Belfast. Current tour schedule below, with further dates to be announced. 42ndstreettour.com 

Samantha Womack most recently starred as the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Her other credits include the role of Rachel in The Girl on the Train both in the West End and on tour, Morticia Addams in The Addams Family UK tour, Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific at the Barbican and on tour, and Miss Adelaide in Michael Grandage’s production of Guys and Dolls alongside Patrick Swayze. Her screen credits include Ronni Mitchell in EastEnders, Mandy in Game On, the titular role in Imogen’s Face and The Kingsman franchise. 

Michael Praed’s theatre credits include Tom Beauregard in Darker Shores at Theatre Royal Windsor and on tour, George in War of the Worlds at the Dominion Theatre, Alex in Aspects of Love at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Lawrence Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dexter Haven in High Society and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music all on UK tours. His television credits include the role of Frank Clayton in Emmerdale, Prince Michael in Dynasty and the titular role in Robin of Sherwood. 

Faye Tozer is best known as a member of BRIT Award winning pop band Steps. Her theatrical credits include Singin’ In The Rain at Sadler’s Wells and on tour in the UK and Canada, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, and touring productions of In The Spotlight, Over The Rainbow, Me And My Girl, Love Shack and Tell Me On A Sunday. Faye was also a runner-up in BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2018. 

Les Dennis most recently starred as Grandad Trotter in Only Fools and Horses The Musical. His other West End credits include Wilbur in Hairspray opposite Michael Ball at the London Coliseum, Amos Hart in Chicago and Bill in Me and My Girl. His touring theatre credits include Art, Legally Blonde, High School Musical 2 and Uncle Fester in the musical comedy The Addams Family. His many TV credits include Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street and a fictional version of himself in Extras.

Nicole-Lily Baisden’s theatre credits include the role of Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon, both in the West End and on tour, and Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre and on tour.

Sam Lips theatre credits include the role of Don Lockwood in Singin’ In The Rain and Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom, both in the UK and Canada. His Broadway credits Cats, Chicago, Pippin, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and The Cher Show. 

This new production will be directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain, The Drifters Girl) with choreography and design by Olivier Award winners Bill Deamer and Rob Jones, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker, video design by Jon Driscoll, musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte and orchestrations by Larry Blank

This iconic song-and-dance spectacular features a hit parade of toe-tapping songs, including the title number, “We’re In The Money”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”. 42nd STREET is a timeless and inspiring showbiz fairy tale that combines breath-taking tap dance routines, backstage intrigue, classic romance and delightful comedy to dazzling effect. 

Fresh off the bus from small-town America, young and beautiful Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City dreaming of her name in lights. She quickly catches the eye of a big-time director and lands a spot in the chorus line of Broadway’s newest show…and when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy gets her shot at stardom.

42nd STREET is a larger-than-life, massively entertaining celebration of musicals and the irrepressible spirit of Broadway that’s guaranteed to lift anyone’s spirits.  

42nd STREET has music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. Original direction and dances were by Gower Champion. The show was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick.

The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros. and EMI Publishing Ltd.

42nd STREET 2023 TOUR
42ndstreettour.com 

LISTINGS

Wednesday 17th May – Saturday 3rd June 2023
Leicester Curve Theatre
www.curveonline.co.uk
ON SALE NOW
Starring Ruthie Henshall, Adam Garcia and Les Dennis

Wednesday 7th June – Sunday 2nd July 2023
Sadler’s Wells
www.sadlerswells.com
ON SALE NOW
Starring Ruthie Henshall, Adam Garcia and Les Dennis

Thursday 13th July – Saturday 22nd July 2023
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
www.marlowetheatre.com
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Tuesday 25th July – Saturday 29th July 2023
Leeds Grand Theatre
www.leedsheritagetheatres.com
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed. Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August 2023
Bristol Hippodrome
www.atgtickets.com/bristol-hippodrome
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer* and Les Dennis 
*Faye Tozer will not be performing from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 August

Monday 7th August – Saturday 12th August 2023
Plymouth Theatre Royal 
www.theatreroyal.com
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Monday 14th August – Saturday 19th August 2023
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
www.wmc.org.uk
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Monday 21st August – Saturday 26th August 2023
Glasgow Theatre Royal
www.atgtickets.com/theatre-royal-glasgow
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed and Faye Tozer 

Monday 28th August – Saturday 2nd September 2023
Milton Keynes Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/milton-keynes-theatre
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed and Faye Tozer

Monday 4th September – Saturday 9th September 2023
Liverpool Empire
www.atgtickets.com/liverpool-empire
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Monday 18th September – Saturday 23rd September 2023
Woking, New Victoria Theatre 
www.atgtickets.com/new-victoria-theatre
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Tuesday 3rd October – Saturday 7th October 2023
Mayflower, Southampton
http://www.mayflower.org.uk
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Tuesday 10th October – Saturday 14th October 2023
Newcastle Theatre Royal
https://www.theatreroyal.co.uk/
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis*
*Les Dennis will not be performing on Thursday 12 October 

Monday 16th October – Saturday 21st October 2023
Manchester Opera House
www.atgtickets.com/manchester
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

Tuesday 24th October – Saturday 28th October 2023
Belfast, Grand Opera House
www.grandoperahouse.co.uk
ON SALE NOW
Starring Samantha Womack, Faye Tozer and Les Dennis 

FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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