It was generally assumed that the show and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket would part when current leads Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry go their separate ways at the end of their contracts. However, it has now been announced that a new Sally will bring her fake orgasms to bear when Molly Ringwald takes over the part from June 2.
Ringwald made her name through seminal 1980s films "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty In Pink." However, theatre credits include Broadway bows – in the 2003 production of Enchanted April and the Sam Mendes-directed Cabaret — and How I Learned To Drive in Los Angeles.
Perry will also leave the show. A new Harry will be announced shortly. However, the casting of 36-year-old Ringwald (as opposed to the 29 year-old Hannigan) means that the female lead will be somewhat older than both Hannigan and Meg Ryan who was around 28 when she created the role in the 1989 movie.
The show is directed by Loveday Ingram and produced by James Tod, with music by British jazz star of the moment Jamie Cullum and his brother Ben. Loveday Ingram directs, with designs by Ultz. Lighting is by Nigel Edwards, sound by John Owens. James Tod produces.
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