Freddie Flintoff makes stage debut in Fat Friends the musical

Andrew Freddie Flintoff joins the Cast of Fat Friends the musical UK Tour

Producers Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel have today announced that sportsman and television personality Freddie Flintoff is to make his stage debut in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the musical which is to tour the UK later in 2017. Freddie will be playing Kevin Chadwick opposite Jodie Prenger as his fiance, Kelly. Freddie will appear in the show in Leeds, Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and Blackpool. One of the world’s most recognised cricket stars, Freddie Flintoff won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 2005 after playing a pivotal role in regaining the Ashes from Australia. Since the Lancashire Lad’s cricket career ended in 2010, he has forged a career as a much loved presenter and broadcaster. Appearing as a captain on Sky’s ‘A League of Their Own’, being crowned King of the Jungle in the first Australian version of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!’, … Read more

Shirley Valentine UK Tour

Everyone’s favourite Liverpudlian housewife is back! Shirley Valentine will tour venues across the UK bringing her heart-warming tale to audiences. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an oscar nominated film starring Pauline Collins, and now as the play celebrates its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this treasured play. Shirley’s kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. Of the revival Willy Russell says; “It’s now thirty years since Shirley Valentine first walked onto the page, into my life and the … Read more

REVIEW: Calamity Jane, New Wimbledon Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger now touing the UK

This is a theatrical treat: a good, old fashioned musical done in a new fangled way. It’s great to hear such good songs so well sung by a cast that basically accompanies itself. Prenger’s crowd pleasing turn as Calamity, together with first class support from Lister, Delaney, Street and Hammond ensures an evening that moves along at Whip Crack Away pace and makes you long for those Black Hills of Dakota.

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