Thursday, 5 March 2015

CONFIRMED: Janie Dee & Emma Williams to star in Mrs Henderson Presents

It has been confirmed that Janie Dee (Blithe Spirit/Hello Dolly!) and Emma Williams (White Christmas/Annie Get Your Gun) will star in Mrs Henderson Presents at the Theatre Royal Bath. Dee has been cast in the title role whilst Williams is set to star as Maureen.

The production runs between 14th August and 5th September 2015. The new musical has book by Terry Johnson who will also direct the production. Lyrics are by Don Black with music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain.

UPDATED: The cast will also include Sarah Bakker, Katie Bernstein, Rhiannan Chesterman, Lizzy Connolly, Victoria Hay, Samuel Holmes, Lauren Hood and Matthew Malthouse.

It is understood producers are keen to transfer Mrs Henderson Presents to the West End following its run in Bath. The musical is based on the film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. Dee will also play Arkadina in The Seagull at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre from 19th June 2015. 

Read our interviews with Janie DeeEmma Williams & Lizzy Connolly

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