Wedding Singer show set for week-long run

The cast of The Wedding Singer coming to Blackpool Summer 2017
The cast of The Wedding Singer coming to Blackpool Summer 2017
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A new production of The Wedding Singer is heading to Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for one week only next summer.

Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett and Ruth Madoc will star in the musical based on the hit film.

Set in 1985, hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer.

When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own - until his friends step in.

It is the second show to be announced for the venue for next year – Wonderland, a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, will run at the venue next April.

Winter Gardens Managing Director Michael Williams said: “This is a great announcement for 2017.

“The Wedding Singer promises to be an absolutely fantastic show and we are thrilled the Opera House will be part of the UK tour.

“The show has a really strong cast with Ruth, Roxanne and Ray all having strong Blackpool links having previously performed here so we look forward to welcoming them back as well as offering a warm welcome to all their fellow cast members.

“We are absolutely packed with hit musical theatre shows at the Winter Gardens during 2016.

“The Wedding Singer is just the second show to be announced for 2017 with many more exciting announcements to come soon.”

West End and Musical Theatre star Jon Robyns plays Robbie Hart. Most recently he starred in Legally Blonde as Emmett Forrest, other theatre credits include Enjolras in Les Misérables, Spamalot, Memphis and Avenue Q.

He is joined on stage by British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn as Glen who shot to fame as the runner-up in ITV1’s The X Factor in 2006 and as champion of Dancing on Ice in 2009.

Playing best friend Holly, Roxanne Pallett is perhaps best known for her long-standing role as Jo in ITV’s Emmerdale.

The Wedding Singer 2017 UK Tour is Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston.

The Wedding Singer plays Blackpool Opera House from July 4 to July 8 2017.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday and for more information or to book tickets go to www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk