Nashville’s Sam Palladio and Lizzie Wofford join the cast of Oklahoma! in London’s West End

New casting has been announced for Oklahoma! at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London.

Star of ABC’s smash-hit musical drama Nashville, British actor and musician Sam Palladio will take over the role of Curly McLain, currently played by Olivier Award Winner Arthur Darvill, from 3 July, with Lizzie Wofford taking over the role of Gertie Cummings.

Sam Palladio’s theatre credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre/Savoy Theatre) and Can’t Smile Without You (UK tour). In adddition to Nashville, his TV credits include Rebel, Catherine the Great, Humans, Episodes, Cardinal Burns, Walking and Talking, The Hour, Little Crackers; and for film, The Princess Switch, Strange Magic, Runner, Runner and 7Lives.

Lizzie Wofford’s theatre credits include The Phantom of the Opera (His Majesty’s Theatre), The Three Little Pigs (Dorking Halls), A Christmas Carol (Albany Theatre), Sam Snape and the Curse of the Chillesford Cough (Eastern Angles), Letters to Emma (Lichfield Garrick) and The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre).

They join the company alongside James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), David King-Yombo (Mike), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Paige Peddie (Ado Annie), Sally Ann Triplett (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry) with Andrew Berlin, Arthur Boan, Shani Cantor, Anna-Maria de Freitas, George Maddison, Brianna Ogunbawo, Finlay Paul, and Helen K Wint. 

Arthur Darvill and Rebekah Hinds play their final performance on 1 July. The production is running at the Wyndham’s Theatre until 2 September.

Oklahoma! won the 2023 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, with Arthur Darvill picking up an Olivier for Best Actor in a Musical. The show has also won Critics’ Circle, What’s On Stage and Evening Standard Awards.

The production, which is reimagined for the stage by Daniel Fish, has already played a sold-out run at the Young Vic last year, and transferred to Broadway from St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.

Oklahoma! is running at the Wyndham’s Theatre until 2 September 2023.

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