Lorna Luft, Louise Dearman and More Will Star in U.K. Tour of Judy — The Life and Music of a Hollywood Legend

News   Lorna Luft, Louise Dearman and More Will Star in U.K. Tour of Judy — The Life and Music of a Hollywood Legend Lorna Luft will star in Judy — The Life and Music of a Hollywood Legend, which will begin performances May 8 at Edinburgh's Playhouse Theatre ahead of a U.K. tour. Also in the cast are Louise Dearman, Ben Richards and Rachel Stanley.

Lorna Luft
Lorna Luft

After Edinburgh, it will visit Rhyl, York, Bradford, Birmingham, King's Lynn, Manchester, Liverpool, Torquay, London's New Wimbledon Theatre, Truro, Cardiff, Sheffield, Brighton, Watford, Bromley, Darlington, Oxford and Woking.

According to press materials, this show is made in arrangement with the Judy Garland Estate, and is the only authorized Judy Garland show in the world today. It will include never-seen-before film clips and interviews together with songs from the Garland catalogue, including "I Got Rhythm," "The Trolley Song," "The Man That Got Away," "Get Happy," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" and  "Over the Rainbow."

It is produced by David King and directed by Christopher Manoe, with Arlene Phillips as creative director.

Luft is the daughter of Judy Garland and the half sister of Liza Minnelli, who regularly appeared on stage with her mother as a young girl and continues to maintain a high-profile concert career. Her stage credits include Promises, Promises on Broadway and Guys and Dolls on a U.S. tour.

Dearman's extensive West End credits include playing both Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked, as well as productions of Evita, Cats and Guys and Dolls.

Richards has appeared in the West End and on tour in Rock of Ages, Oliver!, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Guys and Dolls and Saturday Night Fever. TV includes roles in "The Bill" and "Footballers Wives."

To book tickets, visit http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/judy-the-judy-garland-story/.

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