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Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, The Wedding Singer is packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.
Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett and Ruth Madoc will star in the hilarious musical based on the hit film.
Cassie Compton, Ray Quinn, Ruth Madoc,
Jon Robyns, Roxanne Pallett – Photo: Darren Bell
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 ishegoingtoseeherheadoffdowntheaislewithWallStreetbadboyGlen.
Only GrandmaRosieseemstobe able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be. West EndandMusicalTheatre star JonRobynsplays RobbieHart.
Ray Quinn as Glen
and Roxanne Pallett as Holly
Photo: Darren Bell
Most recently hestarredin LegallyBlondeas Emmett Forrest, other theatre credits include Enjolras in Les Misérables, Spamalot, Memphis and Avenue Q. He is joined on stage by British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn as Glen who shot to fame as the runner-up in ITV1’s TheXFactorin2006andaschampionof DancingonIcein2009.
In 2014, hewonDancingonIce:Championof Champions.HistheatrecreditsincludeDannyZukoin Grease(WestEnd), DirtyDancing(WestEnd)and Legally Blonde (UK Tour). WestEndleadingladyandXFactorfinalist CassieComptonplaysJulia;herrolesincludeSabrinain American Psycho(Almeida,London)andEponinein LesMisérables.
No stranger to stage and screen, comedy veteran Ruth Madoc joins the company as Grandma Rosie. Ruth became a household name in the Eighties when she played Gladys Pugh in BBC comedy series Hi-De-Hi! More recently we’ve seen her on screen in ITV’s Benidorm, Mount Pleasant (Sky) and Stella (Sky). Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, West End) will play George. Further casting is to be announced.
Video Designisby JackHenryJamesandCastingby JimArnold. The WeddingSingerisproducedby DanLooney, PauldenHallProductions, Tom O’Connell and Jason Haigh-Ellery.
TheWeddingSingerMusic by Matthew Sklar Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film Written by Tim Herlihy Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston Performances by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.
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