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Jon Lee cast in new UK tour of Copacabana

Jon Lee, who starred in the tour of Copacabana. Photo: Anton Belmonte
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Jon Lee is to star in a new UK touring production of Copacabana beginning this October.

Lee, a former member of pop band S Club 7, will play Tony Starr alongside Richard Grieve, who has previously appeared in TV soap opera Neighbours and will take on the role of Sam Silver. They are joined by Jennifer Harding appearing as Lola.

The musical, written by Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussmann and Jack Feldman, will begin its run at the Harlow Playhouse on October 2, with press night on October 3.

It will then visit venues including Jersey Opera House, Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and Billingham Forum Theatre, where it runs until November 22. Further dates have yet to be announced.

The show includes songs by Manilow such as Dancin’ Fool, Who Needs To Dream? and Copacabana.

It is directed by Thom Sutherland, whose previous credits include Titanic and Mack and Mabel, which both ran at the Southwark Playhouse in London.

Choreography is by Tim Jackson, musical direction is by Lee Freeman and lighting design is by Tom Boucher.

Copacabana is produced by Antony Stuart-Hicks and Paul Leno for Dancing Fool Theatrical Ltd in association with Harlow Playhouse.

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