The end-of-contract cast change also sees dancer Adam Cooper take over from Nigel Harman in the role of Sky Masterson and TV sitcom star Neil Morrissey replace Nigel Lindsay (The Pillowman, Dealer’s Choice) as Nathan Detroit.
Citing a chest infection, Lancashire has not performed in the production since Jan. 4. She was contracted to perform in the show until March 4.
Cooper, who performed with the Royal Ballet for seven years, is best known for his performance in Matthew Bourne’s male Swan Lake, for which he won the Evening Standard Best Dance Performance Award. He also starred in London productions of On Your Toes and Singin’ in the Rain. Morrissey, best known for the the TV comedy “Men Behaving Badly,” was last seen on the West End stage in Acorn Antiques.