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Full casting announced for White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which runs at London’s Dominion Theatre from Saturday, November 16, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Michael Brandon will play General Henry Waverly, with Brenda Edwards as Martha Watson, Danielle Hope as Betty Haynes and Clare Halse as Judy Haynes. They join the previously announced Danny Mac as Bob Wallace and Dan Burton as Phil Davis, who both reprise their acclaimed roles following the successful run at Curve, Leicester in 2018.

Michael Brandon is probably best known for starring in the classic 80’s television series Dempsey and Makepeace. His most recent television credits include four seasons as Elliot Salad in Episodes with Matt Le Blanc.

Brandon’s theatre credits include creating the role of Jerry Springer in Jerry Springer The Opera at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Musical, Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre and the New York productions of The Lady and the Clarinet with Stockard Channing and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? with Al Pacino on Broadway.

Brenda Edwards first came to the public’s attention when she became a semi-finalist in the 2005 series of The X Factor. Since then, she has become one of the most sought-after leading ladies in musical theatre.

Her many West End and touring credits include Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre/original UK Tour), Mama Morton in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre/10th Anniversary Gala), Nettie Fowler in Carousel (London Coliseum), Pearl Pastor in Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall), Esta in Moby Dick (Union Theatre) and most recently Motormouth Maybelle in the UK tour of Hairspray. Edwards is also a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.

Danielle Hope is best known for winning Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit BBC television series Over The Rainbow resulting in her playing the leading role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Her other West End credits include the title role in Snow White, also at the London Palladium and Eponine in Les Misèrables at the Queen’s Theatre. Her UK touring credits include Sandy in Grease, Maria in The Sound of Music, The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and most recently Sherrie in Rock of Ages.

Clare Halse most recently played the lead role of Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Her other West End credits include Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Shrek The Musical, (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). Her UK touring credits include Amber Von-Tussle in Hairspray.

Completing the cast of White Christmas are Stephane Anelli, Delycia Belgrave, Sophie Camble, Matthew Caputo, Jordan Crouch, Aimee Hodnett, Michael Lin, Robbie McMillan, Jo Morris, Oliver Ramsdale, Erin Rushidi, Kayleigh Thadani, Sion Tudor Owen, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sasha Walters, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Jack Wilcox, Anna Woodside and Freya Yates.

A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, White Christmas features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the most famous festive song of all, White Christmas.

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