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42nd Street at Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff

Get your tickets now for the glittering classic Hollywood musical 42nd Street that's set to wow audiences when it comes to Wales Millennium Centre, 14-19 August.

Fresh off the bus from small-town America, young and beautiful Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City dreaming of her name in lights. She quickly catches the eye of a big-time director and lands a spot in the chorus line of Broadway’s newest show…and when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy gets her shot at stardom. 42nd Street is a timeless and inspiring showbiz fairy tale that combines breath-taking tap dance routines, backstage intrigue, classic romance and delightful comedy to dazzling effect. This iconic song-and-dance spectacular features a hit parade of toe-tapping songs, including the title number, “We’re In The Money”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”. Cardiff will see the stars descend this summer as Samantha Womack, Michael Praed, Faye Tozer, Les Dennis and Nicole-Lily Baisden will be starring in 42nd Street when the show visits south Wales next month. Well-known entertainer Les Dennis will be playing the role of Bert Barry. Les is best-known for presenting Family Fortunes and has starred in multiple TV shows including Death In Paradise, Coronation Street, Holby City, and Hotel Babylon. His theatre credits are equally impressive, as they include Only Fools & Horses The Musical, HMS Pinafore, Hairspray, The Addams Family, Spamalot, South Pacific, and Chicago. Les Dennis said “I’m thrilled to be playing Bert Barry and really excited to be opening this brand new production of 42nd Street. Jonathan Church our director is really digging into the characters and where they’ve been. We’re giving a new look to this production.” The role of Maggie Jones will be played by Faye Tozer. Faye is best-known as a member of the BRIT Award-winning pop band Steps and her theatre credits include Singin’ In The Rain, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, In The Spotlight, Over The Rainbow, Me And My Girl, Love Shack, Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens and Tell Me On A Sunday. Samantha Womack will be playing the role of Dorothy Brock. Samantha, well-known for playing Ronni Mitchell in Eastenders, has also starred as Tanya in 3 seasons of Mount Pleasant, Ruth in Babes In The Wood and Mandy in Game On. Samantha’s theatre credits include The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Girl On The Train, The Addams Family, Hope, the Lincoln Center’s production of the classic musical South Pacific in the lead role of Nellie Forbush at the Barbican & UK Tour, and Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys And Dolls alongside Patrick Swayze. They will be joined by Michael Praed whose TV credits include playing Frank Clayton in Emmerdale, as well as starring in The Bill, Casualty, Dynasty and Doctors. Nicole-Lily Baisden will be playing Peggy Sawyer, She said: “The choreography by Bill Deamer is incredible. It’s going to be breathtaking. I think everyone’s going to leave smiling!” Celebrate all things Broadway, the old and the new, in the sparkly and euphoric musical 42nd Street! 42nd Street is a timeless fairytale of reaching for the stars, set to the beat of breathtaking tap dance routines, backstage intrigue, classic romance and delightful dazzling comedy. Book your 42nd Street tickets today. It’s simply irresistible!

 

TICKETS & INFO

Tickets are on sale now for 42nd Street, which will appear at Wales Millennium Centre from 14-19 August 2023, at www.wmc.org.uk

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