The lovely Emma Williams in Love Story
Emma made her West End stage debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, co-starring with Michael Ball – who is producing the West End transfer of Love Story.
She went on to star in Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre, Zorro at the Garrick Theatre, and opposite Bryn Terfel as Johanna in Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall. Earlier this year she originated the role of Jenny in Love Story at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Emma’s film and TV work include Heartbeat, Where the Heart Is, Bleak House and Cosi.
Love Story is a passionate new musical based on Erich Segal’s best-selling novel – which became one of the most romantic films of all time starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal. Created by Howard Goodall and Stephen Clark, the show stars Emma Williams as Jenny, Michael Xavier as Oliver Barratt IV and Peter Polycarpou as Jenny’s father, Phil.The producers of the show include West End star Michael Ball, Adam Spiegel and Stephen Waley-Cohen and the show is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with a book by Stephen Clark, design by Peter McKintosh and musical direction by Stephen Ridley.