We are delighted to announce the full cast for the first UK staging of Strictly Ballroom the Musical.
Gemma Sutton, who starred in the hugely-acclaimed production of Gypsy and is currently in The Go-Between in the West End, will play opposite Sam Lips, who has starred on Broadway in Pippin and Wicked and now makes his UK debut. They will take the iconic lead roles of Fran & Scott.
Starring alongside them will be Tamsin Carroll (whose credits include the recent production of Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse), Stephen Matthews (The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse), Julius D’Silva (Made In Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre, Oliver! Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Richard Grieve (Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Palace Theatre & UK Tour, as well as starring in both Home & Away and Neighbours), Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Kings Cross Theatre) and Charlotte Gooch (Dirty Dancing, Piccadilly Theatre and Top Hat, Aldwych Theatre).
The cast is completed by Lauren Stroud, Jade Albertsen, Liam Marcellino, Gary Watson, Michelle Bishop, Richard Dempsey, Zak Nemorin, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Javier Cid, Selina Hamilton, Luke Jackson, Lindsay McAllister, Freya Rowley, Javier Santo, Alexzandra Sarmiento and Dale White.
Director and choreographer Drew McOnie said: “I am incredibly excited about the dynamic and diverse company we have carefully put together to create Strictly Ballroom. Our international company is hugely talented and I can’t wait to introduce them to audiences.”