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Sophia Ragavelas Joins Cast of CALAMITY JANE UK Tour

Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon present the Watermill theatre production of "CALAMITY JANE" and have announced that SOPHIA RAGAVELAS will join the cast as 'Katie Brown from Tuesday 26 May.

Sophia's many West End credits include playing Epinine and Fantine in Les Miserables, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Chloe in Never Forget and Marcy in The Witches of Eastwick. She most recently played Grizabella in the national tour of Cats.

Sophia joins Jodie Prenger as 'Calamity Jane', Tom Lister as 'Wild Bill Hickok and Alex Hammond as 'Danny'.

Jamie Wilson said today "The tour of Calamity Jane has been more successful than any of us could have imagined with amazing audiences and great critical acclaim. To this end, the tour has continually extended resulting in new people joining the cast. We are thrilled that the wonderful Sophia will be playing Katie Brown from 26 May until the end of the tour in August"

Also joining the company on 26 May will be Wayne Fitzsimmons and Robert Hazle.

The rest of the company includes Anthony Dunn, Sioned Saunders, Bobby Delaney, Christina Tedders, Paul Kissaun, Jon Bonner, Martin McCarthy, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Jamie Noar, Giovanna Ryan and Justin Wilman.

"CALAMITYJANE" is directed by Nikolai Foster, has Orchestrations and Musical Supervision by Catherine Jayes, Choreography by Nick Winston, Set and Costume design by Matthew Wright, Lighting Design by Richard G Jones and Sound Design by Sebastian Frost.

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage. But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long-standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love...
Calamity Jane has an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the award-winning song Secret Love.

"CALAMITY JANE" is adapted for the stage by Charles K. Freeman and has music by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.

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