Jodie Prenger To Take Leave From Playing Nancy In OLIVER!

Jodie Prenger, the actress voted to play the lead role of Nancy in Oliver! at the Theater Royal, Drury Lane, has taken a leave of absence from the show.

Prenger was chosen through the reality show "I'd Do Anything."

According to the theater's website, 'Having suffered a mild illness, on the advice of her doctors, Jodie Prenger will be taking an enforced break from appearing in OLIVER! from the 2nd to the 7th March 2009. Medical examination following a recurring sore throat has revealed some minor swelling to the vocal cords which is a common problem in singers. The medical advice is to take six complete days rest to prevent the problem from developing into a serious condition, at the end of which she will resume her normal performance schedule. In her absence the role of Nancy will be shared between Tamsin Carroll who played the role to great acclaim in Australia, and Sarah Lark who was one of the finalists in the I'D DO ANYTHING competition last year. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause, as with any live performance the appearance of the billed performers cannot always be guaranteed due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances.'



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