Alison Jiear joins The Three Little Pigs at the Palace

Further to last week's announcement that British musical theatre song-writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe will premiere their latest musical, an adaptation of The Three Little Pigs, at the Palace Theatre, it has now been announced that Alison Jiear will join the cast in the role of 'Mother Pig'.

The new musical will have its premiere in London's West End for a limited summer season from 5 August to 6 September 2015, with performances during the day.

Jiear will star alongside the previously announced cast which includes 'Blue' singer Simon Webbe (Wolf), 'Pop Idol' winner Gareth Gates (Q), Olivier Award winner Leanne Jones (Bee), and Taofique Folarin (Bar).

"Discover how the three little porkers become world renowned celebrity superstars when forced to leave the warmth of their mother's overcrowded sty. Will the Three Little Pigs cope without their adoring mother's 'hogs and kisses'? Will their DIY building skills cut the mustard? And will they be able to stand on their own four trotters and outwit the Big Bad Wolf?"

Alison Jiear, who this week starred on the ITV talent show 'Britain's Got Talent' was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2004 for her performance in 'Jerry Springer the Opera'. Her West End credits include 'Shoes', 'On The Town', and 'Hot Mikado'.

Stiles and Drewe's musical theatre credits include 'Honk!', 'Betty Blue Eyes', 'Just So', 'Mary Poppins', 'Peter Pan' and 'Soho Cinders'.

The production will be directed by Anthony Drewe with set and costumes designed by Jason Denvir, choreography by Ewan Jones and lighting designed by Oliver Fenwick.

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