After a 30 year absence from the West End, Lulu joins the cast of 42nd Street in the role of Dorothy Brock.
Having made her acting debut at the age of 16 starring with Sidney Poitier in the unforgettable To Sir With Love – and taking the title son to Number One in the USA for five weeks, Lulu has never been away from the spotlight as an actress, singer, song-writer and businesswoman. She has worked with artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and David Bowie with stage credits including Richard Eyre’s Guys and Dolls, Peter Pan, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance and in the TV cult series Absolutely Fabulous.
Also joining the cast of 42nd Street is Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor. Ashley was most recently seen playing Jerry Mulligan in An American In Paris (Dominion Theatre). His other theatre credits include Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Oklahoma! (National Tour), The Book Of Mormon (West End) and The Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium).
Tom Lister will continue in the role of Julian Marsh, alongside Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer. The cast also includes Jasna Ivir is ‘Maggie Jones’, Graeme Henderson is ‘Andy Lee’, Christopher Howell is ‘Bert Barry’, Bruce Montague is ‘Abner Dillon’, Mark McKerracher is ‘Mac/Doc/Thug’ and Emma Caffrey is ‘Anytime Annie’. Matthew Goodgame joins as ‘Pat Denning’.
42nd Street boasts largest musical cast, with over 50 all-singing, all-tapping performers. The 45 piece ensemble comprises Clare Rickard, Ella Martine, Hannah Amin, Lucy Andic, Sara Bispham, Pamela Blair, Abi Curruthers, Danielle Cato, Lisa Dent, Natasha Ferguson, Madeleine Francis, Maria Garrett, Maddie Harper, Leah Harris, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Bethany Huckle, Sarah Kacey, Annie Kitchen, Jenny Legg, Hannah–Faith Marram, Billie Kay, Katy Riches, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Stent, Josephina Camble, Gabrielle Cocca, Emma Johnson, Jasmine Kerr, Lucy Renouf, Christina Shard, Freddie Clements, Martin McCarthy, Zac Watts, Steph Parry, Thomas Audibert, George Beet, Philip Bertioli, Joel Cooper, Matt Cox, Adam Denman, Luke George, Ryan Gover, Alyn Hawke, Tom Partridge, James-Royden Lyley and Liam Wrate.
42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off To Buffalo’, ‘Dames’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’.
Lulu joins the cast on 19 March 2018.