Kerry Ellis lands first non-musical role in The Importance of Being Earnest
Kerry Ellis is to star in the touring cast of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest next year.
Ellis, who is best known for appearing in West End musicals including We Will Rock You and Wicked, will play Gwendolen in her first professional non-singing role. The production will tour to venues including the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford. Hannah Louise Howell will play Gwendolen for the rest of the UK tour.
Ellis and Howell will be joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon. Other cast members include Geoff Aymer, Louise Coulthard, Thomas Howes, Peter Sandys-Clarke and Simon Shackleton.
The tour will open on January 24 at the Yvonne Arnaud and will close on April 28 in Eastbourne.
The Importance of Being Earnest will be directed by Alastair Whatley and produced by Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company.
It will feature design by Gabriella Slade, sound and music by Giles Thomas and lighting by Alan Valentine.