42nd Street sets West End closing date


The West End production of 42nd Street has set its closing date in the West End, after almost two years at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Having opened in April 2017, the musical will bow out of the West End on 5th January 2019 when the theatre will close for planned refurbishment.

It has also been announced that Bonnie Langford will take over the role of Dorothy Brock from 3rd September. Langford last appeared on stage in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which played the Savoy Theatre in 2014. She takes over the role of Brock that has previously been played by Sheena Easton, Lulu, and currently by Steph Parry, one of the show’s understudies who was recently called upon to save a show of Mamma Mia at the indisposition of one of its cast members.

The musical also stars Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer, a young, up-and-coming actress who saves a new Broadway production by stepping in to save the show, and Tom Lister as star producer Julian Marsh.

As reported last year, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane will now close for a major £35million refurb which will include stripping away modern alterations to reveal the original Georgian features of the building, reducing the capacity to allow for better sightlines and more comfortable seating, and the addition of a new restaurant.

42nd Street is at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 5th January.

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