Published: 18/08/2014 14:49 - Updated: 19/08/2014 11:48

Jodie heads north... via the Wild West

Jodie Prenger, Calamity Jane
Talent search winner Jodie Prenger will take the title role when the hit musical, 'Calamity Jane', comes to His Majesty's Theatre next summer.

 

WEST End star Jodie Prenger will head the cast of the touring production of the classical musical, Calamity Jane, when it comes to His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen next summer.

Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers said: "We are hugely excited to bring Jodie and Calamity Jane to His Majesty's Theatre.

"And it's doubly great as Jodie is carving out a career as one of the greats of musical theatre since her debut in Oliver!.

"It's going to be one of the hottest tickets of next summer."

Jodie is probably best-known for winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of Oliver! on the BBC TV series, I'd Do Anything.

Since then she has starred in the National Theatre's hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End and on tour, and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.

Joining Jodie on stage will be Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickock, Alex Hammond as Danny, and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown.

Tom is probably best-known to TV audiences for his role as Carl King in ITV's Emmerdale, a part he played for nine years, but his theatre credits also include Pan in Love's Mistress at the Globe Theatre and Ralph in Accrington Pals at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Calamity Jane will be directed by Nikolai Foster, whose most recent theatre credits include the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing in the West End and on tour; Annie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and the national tour of The Witches of Eastwick.

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.

Tickets are now on sale to the general public at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone on 01224 641122 and at the Aberdeen Box Office outlets at the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre.

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