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NEWS: Mamma Mia announce new cast for International Tour

Mamma Mia! International Tour have today announced the 2015 cast which will play the Liverpool Empire in February.

Sara Poyzer will play Donna Sheridan, with Shobna Gulati as Tanya and Sue Devaney as Rosie, when the Mamma Mia! International Tour comes to Liverpool in 2015. Sara has also played Donna in the West End production ofMamma Mia! and her other West End rôles include Janet in Rutherford &Son, Emilia in Othello and Mam in Billy Elliot. Shobna’s many television rôles include Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street, Anita in Victoria Wood’s award-winning BBC series Dinnerladies, Nisha Clayton in the last ever series of Where the Heart is for ITV, and, most recently, Fiona in Kay Mellor’s new BBC series In the Club. Sue’s television rôles include Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker for four years in Casualty, Rita for three years in Jonny Briggs and Debbie Webster for two years in Coronation Street.

The cast for Liverpool will also star Sara Poyzer’s real-life husband, Richard Standing as Sam Carmichael, Michael Beckley as Bill Austin, Mark Jardine as Harry Bright, Niamh Perry as Sophie Sheridan, Justin Thomas as Sky, Daniella Bowen as Ali, Tara Young as Lisa, Alex Simmons as Pepper and Charlie Stemp as Eddie. The rôle of Donna will be played at certain performances by Francesca Ellis.

Also in the cast will be Michael Anthony, Holly Ashton, Charlotte Bradford, Devon-Elise Johnson, Matt Kennedy, Gemma Lawson, Scott Mobley, Dean Read, Matthew Ronchetti, Ellie Rutherford, Parisa Shahmir, Katy Stedder, Rhodri Watkins, Tom Stanford-Wheatley, Simon Wilmont, Sarah Wilkie and Jamie Wilkin.

TheMamma Mia! International Tour is currently playing in Hong Kong, followed by Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai, and will then take a break before re-opening in Liverpool, performing for the first time ever at the Liverpool Empire from Friday 20 February to Saturday 14 March. Liverpool will be the only UK mainland date outside of London to host the production in 2015.

There will be a Gala Performance at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 24 February at 7.30pm.

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