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BLOCKBUSTER The Musical - Suzanne Shaw joins cast

Suzanne Shaw

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SUZANNE Shaw will join Paul Nicholas in BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which receives its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, where it runs 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 to October 4), before embarking on a No1 UK tour in 2015.

BLOCKBUSTER The Musical features the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Following the global success of Mamma Mia! and We Will Rock You, it includes classic hits by Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Tina Turner and Mud; hits such as Ballroom Blitz, Blockbuster, Tiger Feet, Can the Can, Devil Gate Drive, Some Girls, Lay Back in the Arms of Someone, Living Next Door To Alice, Teenage Rampage, Kiss You All Over, Oh Carol, Better Be Good To Me, Little Willy, The Cat Crept In, Lonely This Christmas, Mickey and many, many more.

BLOCKBUSTER The Musical has a book by David Soames, who co-wrote the musical Time for Cliff Richard, that ran for two years in the West End at the Dominion Theatre.

Suzanne Shaw’s big break came in 2001 with Hear’say. Their single debut was the fastest selling non-charitable record in UK chart history, selling over 1.3 million copies. Since the band split in 2003, Shaw moved into musical theatre, plays and TV. As Roxie Hart in the West End cast of Chicago, she was nominated for Best Takeover in a Role in the annual Whatsonstage Awards. She was also leading lady Bobby in the remake of Summer Holiday and Judy in White Christmas; she appeared across the UK in The Vagina Monologues; and was Irene in a UK tour of Alan Aykbourn’s Funny Peculiar.

Her TV career includes playing series regular Eve Jensen in Emmerdale and she won ITV’s hit show Dancing on Ice in 2008, returning to the ice this year in the All Stars Dancing on Ice final series.

Full cast and creatives will be announced soon.

Read more about BLOCKBUSTER The Musical.