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Full cast announced for world premiere of new musical SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS at the Landor Theatre


Aria Entertainment Presents
Sleeping Arrangements
Landor Theatre
17th April – 12th May
Press night 22nd April


Sophie Kinsella’s Sleeping Arrangements adapted for the stage

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce the full cast for the world premiere of Sleeping Arrangements, a new musical based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella, author of Confessions Of A Shopaholic.

The exceptionally high calibre cast includes Fascinating Aïda’s Liza Pulman and West End favourite Jenny Gayner who has trodden the boards as Roxie Hart in Chicago amongst other high profile roles and Sabrina Aloueche who is best known for playing the character 'Scaramouche' in We Will Rock You.

The Confessions Of A Shopaholic novel was adapted into a film released in 2009, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy but this will be the first of Sophie’s popular books to be adapted for the stage.

“I am so excited to see my story on stage in such a hilarious and tuneful musical” - Sophie Kinsella

This exciting new musical will play at the Landor Theatre in Clapham London for four weeks starting in April 2013 (17th April – 12th May)

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the musical tells the tale of Chloe who desperately needs a holiday. She’s sick of making wedding dresses and her partner, Philip has troubles at work. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain - Perfect Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than him and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he’ll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His friend Gerard has lent him a luxury villa in Spain - Perfect.
Both families arrive at the villa and realise the awful truth - Gerard has double-booked. What no-one else realises is that Chloe and Hugh have a history, and as tensions rise, old passions resurface. It seems that Gerard’s ‘accidental’ double booking may not be an accident after all…

With music and lyrics by Chris Burgess, Sleeping Arrangements the musical is the perfect summer soundtrack, just as the original novel was “a perfect holiday read”. - Sunday Mirror

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Book, music and lyrics by Chris Burgess
Directed by Robert McWhir
Musical Direction by Colin Billing
Design by David Shields
Lighting by Ben M. Rogers
Produced by Aria Entertainment

CAST
Chloe - Jenny Gayner
Amanda - Liza Pulman
Jenna - Sabrina Aloueche
Philip - Grant Neal
Hugh - Steve Serlin
Sam - Adam Pettigrew

Chloe - Jenny Gayner
Trained at Arts Ed, Jenny has 16 years of experience in TV, Film and Musical Theatre. She appeared in the West End production of Chicago, playing the role of Roxie Hart as well as swing and understudy roles at various points between 2003 and 2012. Other credits include Janet in the European tour of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and a year in Spamalot in the West End.
Due for release in 2013, Jenny plays the lead role, Nicole Hunter, in the feature film The Addicted

Amanda - Liza Pulman
Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Liza is a Drama Desk nominee and winner for Fascinating Aida. She has previously played Violet in the London Palladium's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and starred opposite Phillip Schofield and Russ Abbot in the British national tour of Doctor Dolittle. She joined Fascinating Aïda in 2004, and appeared on their album Absolutely Fascinating.

Jenna - Sabrina Aloueche -
Trained at Mountview and Sylvia Young, Sabrina is best known for playing the character 'Scaramouche' in We Will Rock You. She has played two characters in two London productions of Les Misérables, firstly Young Cosette at the Palace Theatre and then Eponine at the Queen’s Theatre where she was also cast to play the same part in the 21st anniversary show recorded for a BBC radio broadcast.  

Philip - Grant Neal
Trained at the London Academy of Performing Arts, Grant’s credits include West End shows such as Chicago, Into the Woods, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Sound of Music. He lends his voice to the original cast recordings of Imagine This and Evita.

Hugh - Steve Serlin
Trained at the Italia Conti Academy and Rose Bruford, Steve was the Lead Vocalist in the UK Tour of Tap Fever and created the role of Jan/Aaron in the West End premiere of Imagine This. Previous credits include Mr Pressman in the UK Tour of Our House, the Madness Musical, Frankie Valli in Big Girls Don’t Cry (UK Tour) Larry Stein in Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello, West End) and also created the role of Terry in Boogie Nights (West End and Tour) among many other roles.

Sam - Adam Pettigrew
Trained at The Arts Educational Schools Adam Graduated in 2010 and recent theatre credits include Princeton/Rod in the Avenue Q UK Tour and he made his West End debut in Wicked as ‘Boq’ where he appeared until late October 2012.

LISTINGS
Show: Aria Entertainment Presents Sleeping Arrangements
Venue: Landor Theatre,70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH
Dates: 17th April – 12th May 2013
Press Night 22nd April
Times: 7:30pm Tues–Thurs & 7pm Fri (Matinee - 3pm Sat & Sun)
(No show on 23rd April)
Box Office: 020 7737 7276 http://www.landortheatre.co.uk
Price: £18/£16 (£15 preview shows)

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