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BLOCKBUSTER The Musical - Aaron Sidwell and Louise English join cast

 Aaron Sidwell

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AARON Sidwell and Louise English will join Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas in BLOCKBUSTER The Musical.

Featuring the chart-busting hits of legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, it receives its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, where it plays from September 11 to September 20, 2014.

The production will then tour to the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (September 22 – 27) and the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon (September 29 – October 4) before embarking on a No1 UK tour in 2015.

Aaron Sidwell will play the lead character of Mickey Block, a young busker, singing in present day Soho, who is sent back in time to 1972 to perform two good deeds.

Sidwell – best known as Steven Beale in EastEnders – has just finished touring the UK in Romeo And Juliet in which he played Tybalt. His musical theatre credits include: the starring role in Cool Rider: Live (Lyric and Duchess theatres), Michael Dork in Loserville – The Musical (Garrick Theatre), Ham in Children of Eden (Prince of Wales Theatre), Jack in Carnaby Street (UK Tour) and Kyle Gibson in The Prodigals (Edinburgh Festival).

Louise English (Alice) has played many leading roles in musical theatre. She created the role of Rosa opposite David Essex in All the Fun of the Fair in two national tours, a West End season at the Garrick Theatre and a specially recorded DVD version, and spent two years in the West End as Sally Smith in Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre),

Her other roles include Nancy in Oliver! (Kuala Lumpur), Grace Farrell in Annie (National Tour), Irene Molloy in Hello Dollie! (National Tour), Louise in Gypsy (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) and Bella Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes the Musical (Bristol Old Vic & National Tour).

Completing the cast of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical will be Blair Anderson, Michael Antony, Ami Atkinson, Grace Holdstock, Vickie Hoyles, Alim Jayda, Lee Honey-Jones, Tom Millan, Tom Murphy, Carla Nella, Rosie O’Hare, Micha Richardson and Ryan Ridley.

Read more about BLOCKBUSTER The Musical.