Lola Saunders will star in the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me

Saunders will join a growing list of X Factor contestants including Amelia Lily, Matt Cardle, Sam Bailey and Diana Vickers when she makes her theatrical debut playing Jennifer in the forthcoming UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me, which kicks off in Windsor this April.

Also in the cast will be former Blue singer Antony Costa as Milton, Wayne Robinson (Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North/National Tour, In The Heights, Southwark Playhouse) as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats, UK tour) as Marie, who returns to the production after playing the role in 2013.

Completing the cast will be Sackie Osakonor, Rachel Nottingham, Kieran Kuypers, Joe McCourt, Andrew Joseph, Michael Kantola, Chris Coxon, Sheridan Lloyd, Josef Pitura-Riley, Alan Howell, Anna Campkin and Kate Hardistry.

The production follows two teenage sisters through the summer of 1963 and includes classic songs from Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman such as Viva Las Vegas, Save the Last Dance For Me and Can’t Get Used to Losing You.

The UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me opens on 6 April 2016 in Windsor.