Lee stars alongside the previously announced Gemma Collins as 'Mama Morton' (except in Plymouth and Llandudno where Sinitta will reprise the role), Faye Brookes as 'Roxie Hart', Djalenga Scott as 'Velma Kelly', Jamie Baughan as 'Amos Hart' and B.E. Wong as 'Mary Sunshine'.
Tickets for the tour have been on sale for a while and I'm delighted to see how well sold it is. It makes ticket-buying more challenging but after the last couple of years I can't begrudge Lee and his fellow cast members playing to full houses even if my view of them doing so is a little more distant than I'm used to!
First production pictures of Lee as Billy Flynn released today... looking sharp, sir! (Credit: Matt Crockett - click for full-size images)
News broke today that Gemma Collins has been forced to pull out of the tour due to an old knee injury. I await with interest news of who will replace her as Mama Morton.
Brenda Edwards will join the cast as Mama Morton for the Sunderland (Thursday and Saturday performances only), Cardiff, Blackpool, Sheffield, Norwich and Oxford dates of the tour.
In Plymouth and Llandudo, the role will be played by Sinitta as previously announced.
I have penned a few first impressions after my visits to Sunderland for Lee's first show on 31 May and the matinee on 4 June - you can read them here.
31 MAY - 04 JUNE 2022 - Empire Theatre, SUNDERLAND
Press REVIEWS for this venue and the Timeline's own REPORT.