Friday, 10 April 2015

Mica Paris to star in Elvis Presley musical Love Me Tender

It has been announced that Mica Paris will star as Sylvia in the UK Tour of a new Elvis Presley musical called Love Me Tender

The production opens at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 5th June 2015. Paris released her debut album So Good in 1988 whilst her theatre credits include The Vagina Monologues and Sweet Lorraine.

Producer Adam Spiegel said: "I'm a huge fan of Mica Paris and as soon as I heard her audition I knew she was perfect for the role of Sylvia. Her incredible, powerful voice and presence does true justice to the greatest hits of the one and only King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley."

The show premiered on Broadway in 2005 under the title All Shook Up. However, the "romantic musical comedy" has been retitled Love Me Tender for its UK premiere. The show is inspired by and features the music of Elvis Presley.

Love Me Tender is Written by Tony Award Winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and Directed and Choreographed by Olivier Award Winner Karen Bruce (Saturday Night Fever, Dance ’Til Dawn, Pacific Overtures) with Set Design by award nominated Morgan Large (Flashdance, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), Lighting Design by James Whiteside (Never Forget, Footloose) Costume Design by Vicky Gill (Dance ‘Til Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing) and Casting by James Orange (The Producers, Sweeney Todd).

Further casting is yet to be announced.

2015 Tour Dates

Friday 5 June – Saturday 13 June
Opera House, Manchester 

Monday 15 June – Saturday 20 June
Bristol Hippodrome 

Monday 22 June – Saturday 27 June
New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon 

Monday 29 June – Saturday 4 July
Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent 

Monday 6 July – Saturday 11 July
New Theatre, Oxford 

Monday 13 July – Saturday 18 July
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland 

Monday 20 July – Saturday 25 July
Playhouse, Edinburgh 

Monday 27 July – Saturday 1 August
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

Monday 3 August – Saturday 8 August
King’s Theatre, Glasgow 

Monday 1- August – Saturday 15 August
Empire Theatre, Liverpool 

Monday 17 August – Saturday 22 August
Grand Opera House, York 

Monday 24 August – Saturday 29 August
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham 

Monday 31 August – Saturday 5 September
The Churchill Theatre, Bromley 

Monay 7 September – Saturday 12 September
New Victoria Theatre, Woking 

Monday 14 September - Saturday 19 September
New Theatre, Cardiff 

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