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Niamh Perry to lead the cast of The Beautiful Game revival

Niamh Perry.
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Niamh Perry, a finalist in the BBC’s I’d Do Anything series, is to star in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Beautiful Game.

The production will run at the Union Theatre from April 3 to May 3, with press night on April 8.

It marks the first London revival of the musical since it ran in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre from September 2000 until September 2001.

The show has a book and lyrics by Ben Elton and will also feature Ben Kerr, Stephen Barry, Daniella Bowen, Freddie Rogers, Will Jeffs and Alan McHale in the cast. Natalie Douglas and Carl McCrystal also appear in the show.

Perry’s credits include the recent production of Sweeney Todd at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Taboo at the Brixton Clubhouse, and Love Never Dies in the West End.

The Beautiful Game will be directed by Lotte Wakeham and choreographed by Tim Jackson.

Musical direction is by Ben Holder, with design by David Shields. Will Burton is casting the show, which has musical supervision by Tom Kelly.

It is produced by Kylie Vilcins for PTM.