Lee Mead in The West End Man at the Vaudeville Theatre
Kerry Ellis Will Also Star in the Brief Run of the Production from May to June in the West End
It has been revealed that The West End Man, which has previously been seen around the country as part of a UK tour, is going to be granted a run in the location of the show’s namesake. It will gain a brief run of shows in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre and it will see two well known West End stars take to the stage to bring it to life.
Lee Mead and Kerry Ellis will appear in the production, the former having starred in the show when it was on tour and the latter having previous guest-starred, and they will operate under the direction of Mitch Sebastian.
Lee Mead is a well known performer who will be instantly recognisable to those with theatre tickets as he has appeared in a wealth of shows. His claim to fame was cemented with his appearance on the BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do, which sought to find a star for the West End run of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Mead winning the competition. Since then he has also appeared in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre and Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on a UK tour. He also previously appeared in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Meanwhile, Kerry Ellis is also a well known icon, having appeared in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The West End Man is set to be a celebration of musical theatre with various hit songs from an array of west end shows granted performances. In addition to some stand-out classics there is also a some new musical and vocal arrangements to be heard, penned by the acclaimed David White.
It occupies the space left empty by the early closure of Great Expectations last month, with LIZA (On An E) also recently announced. The latter runs until mid-May with The West End Man following from Monday 3rd June 2013 (previews from Saturday 25th May 2013) to Saturday 22nd June 2013. The Ladykillers, the Graham Linehan version of the Ealing classic, is then set to follow it.