Principal casting has been announced for Created at Curve’s manufacturing of Irving Berlin’s WHITE Christmas touring the British isles this winter season. The production will star Jay McGuiness as Bob Wallace, Lorna Luft as Martha Watson, Michael Starke as Common Waverly and Dan Burton, Jessica Daley and Monique Youthful returning in their roles as Phil Davis, Betty Haynes and Judy Haynes respectively.
WHITE Xmas opens at the Truro Hall for Cornwall (12 – 19 November) right before visiting the Nottingham Theatre Royal (22 – 26 November), Sunderland Empire (28 November – 3 December) and Liverpool Empire (6 – 31 December). Comprehensive casting for the tour will be introduced in due program.
Jay McGuiness’ theatre credits contain Josh Baskin in Significant The Musical at the Dominion Theatre and Rip It Up at the Garrick Theatre, both equally in London’s West Finish. He also starred as Sam in new musical Sleepless – A Musical Romance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Jay is greatest known as a member of boyband The Preferred, as very well as winning BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
Hailing from theatrical royalty, Lorna Luft is an legendary star of stage and display screen. Her credits contain the role of Fran Kubelik in the original Broadway creation of Claims, Promises, and the original Off-Broadway production of Snoopy! as Peppermint Patty. Lorna previously played the position of Martha Watson in the 2016 US tour of White Xmas. Her film credits incorporate Grease 2, Where The Boys Are, 54 and My Giant.
Michael Starke most not long ago appeared in the United kingdom and Ireland tour of Waitress as Old Joe. More theatre credits incorporate the role of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Monsignor Howard in Sister Act, and the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Demonstrate, all part of countrywide excursions. Michael is greatest regarded for his position as Thomas ‘Sinbad’ Sweeney in Channel 4’s Brookside, which he performed for 16 many years.
Dan Burton reprises his part as Phil Davis, a portion he played in this generation of White Xmas on tour, at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West Stop and at Curve, Leicester. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Tulsa in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and his other West Stop credits include Jersey Boys, The Pajama Game, Chicago, Lawfully Blonde, Betty Blue Eyes and Men and Dolls at the Royal Albert Corridor.
Jessica Daley returns to the position of Betty Haynes, owning beforehand toured with this manufacturing of White Xmas. Her supplemental theatre credits include the Uk and Eire excursions of An Officer and a Gentleman and The Audio of Tunes, the worldwide excursions of Evita, Les Misérables and Grease The Musical and Mamma Mia! in the West End.
Monique Young reprises her role as Judy Haynes, a element she originally performed in this creation of White Christmas at Curve, Leicester. Most not long ago Monique appeared as Louise in the Buxton Opera Property revival of Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Her even more theatre credits consist of go over Winifred Banks and the title role in Mary Poppins in the West Finish, Penny Pingleton in the British isles tour of Hairspray, alternate Dale in the United kingdom tour of Best Hat, and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Avenue and Kathy Seldon in Singin’ In The Rain both equally at the Theatre Du Chatelet.
A passionate comedy to warm hearts of all ages, WHITE Christmas attributes the beloved songs “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, “I Really like A Piano”, “Rely Your Blessings (Rather of Sheep)” and the most renowned festive tune of all… “White Xmas”.
WHITE Xmas has New music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin and a Guide by David Ives and Paul Blake. It is based on the first output by Curve Creative Director Nikolai Foster (Annie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s). It is directed by Ian Talbot OBE (Higher Society, Anything at all Goes) and choreographed by two-time Olivier Award-successful choreographer Stephen Mear CBE (Mary Poppins, Gypsy). Set Design and style is by Michael Taylor and Costume Structure is by Diego Pitarch. Musical Supervision is by Stephen Brooker, Lights Style by Mark Henderson and Seem Structure by Tom Marshall. Orchestrations are by Larry Blank with New Musical preparations by Jason Carr.
Offered by unique arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of R&H Theatricals.
WHITE Xmas is developed by Jamie Wilson, Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Kevin McCollum with Hunter Arnold, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Laurence Myers, InTheatre, Curve and Carlos Candal.
Saturday 12 November – Saturday 19 November 2022
TRURO Hall FOR CORNWALL
Tuesday 22 November – Saturday 26 November 2022
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 28 November – Saturday 3 December 2022
Tuesday 6 December – Saturday 31 December 2022