Full cast announced to star alongside Bill Ward in The Glee Club
Ahead of the national touring production of The Glee Club which will play a limited engagement at the Kiln Theatre, the full cast has been announced. They will perform alongside Bill Ward in the show’s revival, with performances at the Kiln Theatre from 4th June to 27th June.
Bill Ward to play Bant in The Glee Club
The role of Bant will be played by Bill Ward, who recently starred as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. In the West End, Ward has also appeared in Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet and Viva Forever, as well as regional productions of Shakespeare in Love and The Lady from the Sea. On television, Ward is best known for playing Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street.
The full cast of The Glee Club
The Glee Club cast is completed by Linford Johnson as Colin Shuttleworth, who is currently starring in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre. Joshua Hayes will play Walt Hemmings, with Robert Jackson as Scobie, Kai Owen as Jack Horsfall and Eamonn Riley as Phil Newsome. The company will begin performances of The Glee Club at Doncaster’s Cast from 28th February, performing in a tour of 13 venues that culminates at the Kiln Theatre.
About The Glee Club
Richard Cameron’s 2002 comedy follows a group of Doncaster miners as they prepare for their annual concert. Collectively named ‘The Glee Club’, they’re used to performing in working men’s clubs, but as the swinging sixties brings an era of revolution, they’re left with no choice but to face the music. The Glee Club was first performed at the Bush Theatre, before a subsequent West End transfer to the Duchess Theatre. It was last revived at Doncaster’s Cast in 2013, marking the play’s first performance in Cameron’s hometown.
The Glee Club tickets
The Glee Club tickets are available now.