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Kevin Clifton to star in The Wedding Singer at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Kevin Clifton

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

KEVIN Clifton is to star in The Wedding Singer, which will play a strictly limited season at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from Thursday, January 30 until Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Further casting will be announced in due course.

Based on the 1998 Hollywood Blockbuster film of the same name starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer features music from the Tony Award nominated composer of Elf the Musical and The Prom, Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Begeulin and a book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn?

After thrilling audiences in the UK tour of Rock of Ages this year Kevin Clifton will return to the stage to play ‘Robbie Hart’. Clifton is an international Ballroom and Latin dancer and has won numerous titles, including the British Latin Championships four times. He is best known as a Pro Dancer on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing and is the only pro to have danced in four consecutive finals. He is the current reigning champion having won with Stacey Dooley in 2018.

Clifton made his musical theatre debut in Dirty Dancing the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End and went on to become a principal dancer in the Burn The Floor Dance Company, performing in the West End, on Broadway and across the world.

The Wedding Singer will be directed and choreographed by Nick Winston and designed by Francis O’Connor, with lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison, musical supervision by Sarah Travis and orchestration by George Dyer. Casting Director is Jim Arnold CDG.

Tickets: From £15. To book, visit www.troubadourtheatres.com/wembley-park/whats-on/the-wedding-singer.

Times: Tuesday to Sunday evenings at 7.45pm. Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (apart from Saturday, February 1 when the performance will begin at 3pm). Sunday performances at 2pm and 5.30pm.

Also at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre: Sleepless, A Musical Romance based on the film Sleepless in Seattle (December 13 and 14, 2019 and from March 21, 2020).