‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ore Oduba will join Jason Manford in the UK tour of Tony Award-winning musical Curtains.
Ore previously appeared as a host on stage for the “Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour” and will be making his theatrical debut as ‘Teen Angel’ in the UK Tour of “Grease” later this month.
The musical comedy is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Broadway-bound musical Robin Hood is murdered during her opening night curtain call.
Joining Manford and Oduba in the lead roles are Carley Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde), Rebecca Lock (Heathers The Musical), Samuel Holmes (The Wedding Singer), Leah West (Disney’s film ‘Beauty and the Beast’) and Alan Burkitt (Top Hat).
Completing the cast are Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Robin Kent, Thomas Lee-Kid, Ben Mundy, Gleanne Purcell-Brown and Samuel John-Humphreys.
The production will be directed by Paul Foster “Kiss Me Kate” and “Annie Get Your Gun” (Sheffield Crucible), with choreography by Alistair David “Ghost” (West End), Set Design by David Woodhead and Costume Design by Gabriella Slade.
Curtains has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”), book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone with additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes.
The production will open at the Churchill Theatre Bromley, where it runs from 4 October to 6 October 2019, before visiting Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham, Darlington, Dartford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wimbledon, Sunderland, Liverpool, Northampton, Glasgow, Leicester and Wolverhampton. Ore is not scheduled to perform in all shows.