Jay McGuiness to star in White Christmas at Theatre Royal, Nottingham, alongside Lorna Luft and Michael Starke
Jay McGuiness is to star in a touring of production of White Christmas later this year.
The show will be performed at Nottingham Theatre Royal from November 22–26.
Jay will take the role of Bob Wallace — made famous by Bing Crosby in the ever-popular film musical of the same name.
He is joined by Lorna Luft as Martha Watson, Michael Starke as General Waverly and Dan Burton, Jessica Daley and Monique Young returning in their roles as Phil Davis, Betty Haynes and Judy Haynes respectively.
Jay best known as a member of boyband The Wanted has also starred as Josh Baskin in Big The Musical at the Dominion Theatre and Rip It Up at the Garrick Theatre, both in London’s West End.
He also starred as Sam in new musical Sleepless – A Musical Romance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
Hailing from theatrical royalty, Lorna Luft is an iconic star of stage and screen.
Her credits include the role of Fran Kubelik in the original Broadway production of Promises, Promises, and the original Off-Broadway production of Snoopy! as Peppermint Patty.
Lorna previously played the role of Martha Watson in the 2016 US tour of White Christmas. Her film credits include Grease 2, Where The Boys Are, 54 and My Giant.
Michael Starke most recently appeared in the UK and Ireland tour of Waitress as Old Joe. Other theatre credits include the role of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Monsignor Howard in Sister Act, and the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show, all part of national tours.
Michael is best known for his role as Thomas ‘Sinbad’ Sweeney in Channel 4’s Brookside, which he played for 16 years.
Dan Burton reprises his role as Phil Davis, a part he played in this production of White Christmas on tour, at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End and at Curve, Leicester.
Jessica Daley returns to the role of Betty Haynes, having previously toured with this production of White Christmas while Monique Young reprises her role as Judy Haynes, a part she initially played at Curve, Leicester.
White Christmas features the beloved songs Blue Skies, Sisters, I Love A Piano, Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) and the most famous festive song of all — White Christmas.