Momentous Musicals‏: Special Guest stars John Owen-Jones and Ashleigh Gray Join the Cast

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JOHN OWEN JONES & ASHLEIGH GRAY JOIN THIS YEAR’S CAST

Award-winning and record-breaking musical theatre star John Owen-Jones (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera) will join the previously announced cast of Momentous Musicals as a special guest star for each of its 2013 tour dates at New Wimbledon Theatre on Wednesday 17 July, the Princess Theatre, Torquay on Friday 19 July, the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on Monday 22 July, and the Palace Theatre, Manchester on Thursday 25 July.

Also joining the cast will be West End leading lady and ex Elphaba Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, I Dreamed A Dream, Taboo). John and Ashleigh join Gareth Gates (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Boogie Nights) and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Jersey Boys) who return to Momentous Musicals to headline the show for the second year running.

The headline cast will be supported by a young and talented ensemble including Bronte Barbe, best known as a finalist on BBC’s Over the Rainbow, Richard Lowe, who originated the role of Lucas Lloyd in Loserville at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and in its subsequent West End transfer at the Garrick, and rising star Maggie Lynne, one of the most exciting musical theatre students to graduate from Mountview Academy of Arts in summer 2013.

Featuring one or two of the best loved songs from last year’s show, alongside a wealth of new material, this year’s production will feature brand new arrangements of classic and recent musical theatre songs, including ‘Let Me Be Your Star’ from US TV series Smash, ‘What I Did For Love’ (A Chorus Line) and ‘One Day More’ (Les Miserables), as well as several surprises.

Momentous Musicals is a concert celebration of those fondly remembered songs we all know and love from an incomparable selection of musicals that have come to define a generation of theatregoers. The show prides itself on high production values and is an unforgettable evening of popular songs, eclipsing even its closest rival with artistic aplomb.

Momentous Musicals is produced by Neil Eckersley for Speckulation Entertainment with direction by John Garfield-Roberts, musical direction by George Dyer, lighting design by Tom Boucher, and sound by Keith Hutchinson for Orbital Sound.

The much anticipated live album recording of last year’s Momentous Musicals is now available at www.momentousmusicals.com featuring Gareth Gates and Rachael Wooding.

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LISTINGS

Momentous Musicals

Starring Gareth Gates with Rachael Wooding, Ashleigh Gray and special guest John Owen-Jones.

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New Wimbledon Theatre

Wednesday 17 July 2013, 7.30pm

New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG

Tickets: £18 – £25 (concessions available)

Box Office: 0844 871 7646

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Torquay Princess Theatre

Friday 19 July 2013, 7.30pm

Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Tickets: £18 – £25 (concessions available)

Box Office: 0844 871 3023

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Bradford Alhambra Theatre

Monday 22 July 2013, 7.30pm

The Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1AJ

Tickets: £18 – £25 (concessions available)

Box Office: 01274 432 000

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Manchester Palace Theatre

Thursday 25 July 2013, 7.30pm

Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 6FT

Tickets: £18 – £25 (concessions available)

Box Office: 0844 871 3019

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