Marti Pellow to Star in U.K. Tour of Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll and Hyde

News   Marti Pellow to Star in U.K. Tour of Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll and Hyde
 
Marti Pellow, best known as the singer, songwriter and front man of pop group Wet Wet Wet, will return to the theatrical stage to play the title role(s) in Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's 1997 Broadway musical Jekyll and Hyde. It will begin performances at Bromley's Churchill Theatre Jan. 20, 2011, where it will run through Jan. 29, then visit Abu Dhabi before returning to the U.K. to launch an extensive U.K. tour.

Marti Pellow
Marti Pellow

Pellow has previously starred onstage in the West End and on tour as Billy Flynn in Chicago, and on a U.K. tour of Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey's The Witches of Eastwick. He also appeared in Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall that was filmed and subsequently released on DVD. He was recently heard on BBC Radio 2's "Elvis Forever" concert.

Jekyll and Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic gothic novella. Pellow stars as the brilliant but obsessive scientist whose sadistic alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London in a tale of love, redemption and the seductive power of evil.

With music by Frank Wildhorn, whose other Broadway credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War and whose new musical Wonderland will begin performances at Broadway's Marquis Theatre in March 2011, and with book and lyrics by Oscar-winning writer Leslie Bricusse (Stop The World I Want to Get Off, Scrooge, Doctor Dolittle, Victor/Victoria, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), the tour is produced by Bill Kenwright.

Following its premiere at Bromley's Churchill Theatre and a subsequent visit to Abu Dhabi, it will return to commence a tour at London's New Wimbledon Theatre Feb. 28, then continue to Dublin, Aberdeen, Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham, Bradford, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent, Tunbridge Wells, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Milton Keynes, Woking and Leeds with further dates to be announced.

To book tickets for the initial run at Bromley's Churchill Theatre, contact the box office on 08448 717 620, or visit www.ambassadortickets.com.

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