Diana Vickers and Sara Crowe have been announced to join the UK tour of The Entertainer.
They join the previously announced Shane Richie in the new version of John Osborne’s play, which moves forward the setting from 1957 to 1982.
Crowe will take on the role of Phoebe Rice and Vickers will play Jean Rice, with further casting to be announced.
The Entertainer will open at Leicester’s Curve on August 27 and will tour the UK until November 23.
It will visit Milton Keynes, Malvern, Plymouth, Woking, Eastbourne, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Brighton, Manchester, Bromley, Cheltenham and Shrewsbury.
Director Sean O’Connor said: “I fell in love with Diana’s feisty but vulnerable LV in The Rise And Fall of Little Voice when I saw it in the West End and am very excited about what she’ll bring to the role of Jean in The Entertainer, a young woman whose political conscience has been awakened by the Falklands war and who struggles in her combative relationship with her feckless father, Archie.
“And I’ve long been an admirer of Sara’s extraordinary work and am thrilled that she is taking on one of Osborne’s greatest female roles as Phoebe, the hapless, hopeless wife of the washed up showman, Archie Rice.”
The Entertainer is a co-production between Curve, Anthology Theatre, and Simon Friend Entertainment.