STRICTLY COME DANCING Star Joanne Clifton to Lead NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL at LOST Theatre
KSW Productions and the LOST Theatre have announced the cast of their upcoming production Norma Jeane: The Musical, including Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Marilyn Monroe.Joanne is most famous for her appearances on Strictly Come Dancing, where she has partnered Scott Mills, Russell Grant and Harry Judd, with whom she won the Christmas Special 2015. She has been performing on stage as a dancer since the age of 4, with recent work also including Burn The Floor (Australia and Japan, 2014) and the UK premiere of Irving Berlin's Face the Music (Ye Olde Rose and Crowne, 2015), for which she was nominated for an Off West End Award. Joanne is the 2013 World Professional Ballroom Showdance Champion. Joanne is joined by Sarah Rose Denton (Welcome to New York, Hard Rock Café) as Norma Jeane, Joseph Bader (Der Rosenkavalier, Royal Albert Hall) as Marion, Darrie Gardner (Profumo The Musical, Waterloo East Theatre) as Ida, Maggie Robson (A Catered Affair, London Theatre Workshop) as Gladys, Hugo Joss Catton (Annie Jr, Arts Theatre) as the Doctor, Martin Rossen (An Inspector Calls, Richmond Theatre) as Stanley, John McInnes (Mandrake, Brockley Jack Theatre) as Fletcher, Ruth Betteridge (Free as Air, Finborough Theatre) and sees the debut of Erica Martin as Grace, and Bradley Richardson, James Andrews, Martyn Ian Davies and Jasmine Avis in the ensemble. Showing a side of Marilyn Monroe that to many is still a mystery, Norma Jeane: The Musical casts a beady eye on the dark side of fame and fortune. The show opens on May 30th, with a press night gala on June 1st, which would've been Norma Jeane's 90th birthday.