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WAG! The Musical - real-life WAGS join cast

Lizzie Cundy

Casting news

QUEEN of the TV Wags, glamorous presenter and former footballer’s wife Lizzie Cundy and real-life footballer’s Wag, Pippa Fulton, will join Tim Flavin and special guest star Ariadne the Greek Wag in WAG! The Musical, which runs at Charing Cross Theatre from July 24 (previews from July 18) to August 24, 2013.

A contemporary comedy musical set in a major city centre department store, WAG! The Musical follows a day in the life of best friends Jenny and Sharron, two working class girls making ends meet working on the cosmetics counter.

Encountering daily the widest range of customers, from the aspiring plain Jane to the all-conquering entourage of WAGs, Jenny longs for escape and fulfillment. As mistress to a premier league superstar, she has tough decisions to make, whilst girl-next-door Sharron battles to retain her friend and control her own reciprocated and forbidden affections towards a new colleague.

Added to the mix is an array of adulterous males, scandal, and fading hopes of lasting happiness. All of which is lorded over by an acidic queen, and played out against the backdrop of a red carpet fashion launch extravaganza.

Lizzie Cundy is a regular guest on daytime TV, giving her opinion on everything from divorce to botox. As a former WAG – she was married for 16 years to a professional footballer – she is often called upon to defend the WAG lifestyle, something she does with passion and conviction. But Cundy is also a trained actress, having studied at Central Drama School, and has appeared in two Pierce Brosnan James Bond films as well as many TV dramas.

As a model, she travelled the world working for designers such as Jasper Conran and The Emmanuels. A career move into TV presenting was inevitable, with fashion and showbiz news her speciality.

Pippa Fulton

Pippa Fulton, who recently became engaged to Brentford FC’s highest goalscorer Clayton Donaldson, is a singer, actress and dancer, who first found success after being chosen from 30,000 applicants to appear on BBC 1’s Fame Academy. Her first professional acting role, three years ago, was in John Godber’s Funny Turns, since when she has featured in a six-month tour of Thornton and Godber’s Shakers and The Office Christmas Party at Hull Truck Theatre.

The cast will also include Daisy Wood-Davis, Amy Scott, Gavin Alex, Chris Grierson, Katie Kerr, Philip Andrew and Nia Jermin.

WAG! The Musical is presented by Peter Frosdick Productions and Paul Nicholas.

Peter Frosdick’s producing credits over the last 18 years include major national tours of: 42nd Street, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Singin’ In The Rain, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Jekyll And Hyde, Carousel, Barnum, Fiddler On The Roof, Pirates of Penzance, Murdered To Death, Keeler and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, which also played in the West End

As well as being a very successful actor, Paul Nicholas has produced many shows including: Jesus Christ Superstar (concert version), The Pirates Of Penzance (UK tour), Grease (West End and Broadway – Tony Award nomination for Best Revival 2008), The Rocky Horror Show (directed by Paul Nicholas), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (West End), Singin’ in the Rain (UK tour), Evita (UK tour), Chess (UK tour), Happy Days (UK tour), Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium and Minskoff Theatre, New York), Producer, co-adapter A Tale of Two Cities (UK tour), Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour), Keeler (UK tour, directed by Paul Nicholas), Jest End (Players Theatre and Jermyn Street Theatre) and the musical version of A Tale Of Two Cities (Charing Cross Theatre).

Read more about WAG! The Musical.

For more information visit www.wagthemusical.com/