Get our free email newsletter with just one click

Lulu returns to West End after three decades for 42nd Street run

Lulu will play Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street. Photo: Matt Crockett
by -

Lulu is set to return to the West End for the first time in 30 years to take over the role of Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street.

The Shout singer replaces Sheena Easton in the show’s first major cast change since it opened in April last year, while Ashley Day will join the company as Billy Lawlor, replacing Stuart Neal.

Clare Halse and Tom Lister will continue in their roles of Peggy Sawyer and Julian Marsh.

Lulu last appeared in the West End in 1985 when she played Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, alongside Clarke Peters.

The show’s new cast previews at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from March 19.

42nd Street is produced in the West End by Michael Linnit and Michael Grae, with the Global Group of companies for Gate Ventures. Johnny Hon is executive producer.

We need your help…

When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.

The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.

We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.

Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.