Singer and actress Lulu will take over the role of Dorothy Brock, previously held by Sheena Easton, in the West End production of 42nd Street, it has been announced.
Lulu is set to have her first performance on 19th March on London’s largest stage at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The show is currently booking until 20th October.
During her career, which has involved singing hit songs, song writing and acting, Lulu has worked with some of the most highly considered musical talents including Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, and David Bowie.
Her West End debut was in the Richard Eyre National Theatre production of Guys & Dolls; she also starred in Peter Pan, played Tom Courtenay’s wife in Whatever Happened to Harold Smith, performed successfully in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Song & Dance and gained rave reviews for stepping into Julie Walters’ formidable shoes in the much-loved Adrian Mole television series
Synopsis: 42nd Street
The story of 42nd Street follows Peggy Sawyer, a performer who aspires to be on Broadway. She manages to get a place on the chorus line with leading lady Dorothy Brock, a renowned diva, but due to an incident in rehearsal, Dorothy is forced to step down as principal, leaving Peggy to decide whether she is up to the task of taking her place.
The show includes songs such as Sunny Side to Every Situation and 42nd Street.
Lulu joins a cast which includes Claire Halse, Tom Lister Jasna Ivir, Graeme Henderson, Christopher Howell, Bruce Montague, Mark McKerracher, Emma Caffrey, and Matthew Goodgame.
Also joining 42nd Street is Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor. Day recently performed the role of Jerry Mulligan in the West End production of An American in Paris.
Groups of ten plus can benefits from special rates. Organisers can call 020-7087 7763 for more details.
For more information, visit www.42ndstreetmusical.co.uk.
Image: Lulu (Photo credit: Matt Crockett)