Barbara Rafferty Joins THE WEDDING SINGER at King's Theatre Glasgow Next Spring

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer starring Barbara Rafferty, Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett will make an appearance at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday 18 April for five nights as part of major UK tour.

Barbara, best known for playing Ella Cotter in Rab C Nesbitt will take on the role of Grandma Rosie for the tour's Scottish dates.

It's 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) 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 (Cassie Compton) and her best friend Holly (Roxanne Pallett) 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 Glen. Only Grandma Rosie (Barbara Rafferty) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.

The Wedding Singer 2017 UK Tour is Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston. Set and Costumes are by Francis O'Connor. Musical supervision is by Sarah Travis with musical direction and orchestration by George Dyer.

Lighting design is by Ben Cracknell with Sound Design by Richard Brooker. Video design is by Jack Henry James and Casting by Jim Arnold. The Wedding Singer is produced by Dan Looney, Paulden Hall Productions, Tom O'Connell and Jason Haigh-Ellery.

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.

IF YOU GO:

THE WEDDING SINGER

Music 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

At King's Theatre

Tues 18-Sat 22 April

Tues & Thurs, 7.30pm; Wed, 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Fri, 5pm & 8.30pm; and Sat, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

ABOUT THE CAST:

Much-lovEd Scottish actress Barbara Rafferty is best known for playing Ella Cotter in Rab C Nesbitt and as Shirley Henderson in BBC Scotland drama River City. Her other television credits include Granma Mainland CBBC hit show Katie Morag, Hamish MacBeth and Shetland. Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, West End) will play George.

West End and Musical Theatre star Jon Robyns most recently starred in Legally Blonde as Emmett Forrest. His other theatre credits include Enjolras in LES MISERABLES, Spamalot, Memphis and Avenue Q.

British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn shot to fame after becoming the runner-up in ITV1's The X Factor in 2006 and as champion of Dancing on Ice in 2009. In 2014 he won Dancing on Ice: Champion of Champions. His theatre credits include Danny Zuko in Grease (West End), Dirty Dancing (West End) and Legally Blonde (UK Tour).

West End leading lady and X Factor finalist Cassie Compton has held the role of Sabrina in American Psycho (Almeida, London) and Eponine in LES MISERABLES.

Roxanne Pallett is perhaps best known for her long-standing role as Jo in ITV's Emmerdale. She has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Casualty on screen and in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Vagina Monologues and John Godber's On The Piste on stage.



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