Scarlett Strallen and More in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium
Strallen, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Leigh Zimmerman Joining the Cast of the Upcoming Musical in the West End from February
A new casting announcement emerges for the upcoming production of “A Chorus Line” at the London Palladium, which is set to begin performances in February, as Scarlett Strallen is among those set to take on a lead role. The announcement appears on the back of the show’s initial announcement early in September, when it was revealed as one of many productions set to replace the previous hit “The Wizard Of Oz”, which was replaced by “Scrooge the Musical” in October.
The show centres upon a group of dancers that operate within the Broadway theatre scene. They hope to become part of a chorus line and as a result they set out to audition, but they are all in it for different reasons. During the course of the show we get glimpses into their motivations and desires so that we realise why they have found themselves in the industry and why they have nurtured these skills. The musical earned a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in the second half of the 1970s.
Scarlett Strallen is a well known theatre performer alongside her sister Summer Strallen with the former currently seen in “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Palace Theatre, a role that earned her a nomination for an Olivier Award this year. Her other credits include “Mamma Mia!” in the West End and other Theatreland shows such as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Mary Popins”. She earned another Olivier Award nomination earlier in her career when she appeared in the Gilbert and Sullivan musical “HMS Pinafore” at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. To date, her work in “Mary Poppins” remains her most famous part.
Also appearing in the show are Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Leigh Zimmerman and John Partridge.
Co-star Victoria Hamilton-Barritt has also appeared in a wide range of shows, with “Flashdance” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, which closed in January 2011, and “Desperately Seeking Susan” at the Novello Theatre.
Audiences hoping to catch “A Chorus Line” will be able to witness the production at the London Palladium from Tuesday 19th February 2013 (previews from Saturday 2nd February 2013).