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Understudy who saved Mamma Mia! lands leading role in 42nd Street

Steph Parry as Dorothy Brock with the 42nd Street ensemble. Photo: Matt Crockett Steph Parry as Dorothy Brock with the 42nd Street ensemble. Photo: Matt Crockett
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Steph Parry, the actor who stepped in at a moment’s notice to play the lead in Mamma Mia! when its star became injured, will now take over a leading role in 42nd Street.

Parry, who is an understudy in 42nd Street, will take over the role of Dorothy Brock full time from July 9 as Lulu ends her engagement with the show.

Last week, Parry was in her dressing room at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane when her company manager called to tell her that the performer playing Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! had suffered a calf injury and could not continue the performance.

Within 18 minutes, Parry was on stage in Mamma Mia!.

Her first performance as Dorothy Brock will be on July 9. It is produced by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade together with the Global Group of Companies for Gate Ventures with executive producer Johnny Hon.

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