It has been announced that Sophie-Louise Dann has joined the cast of Bend It Like Beckham as Paula, Jules’s Mum. Dann replaces the previously announced Ronni Ancona. Her theatre credits include Made in Dagenham (Adelphi), Forbidden Broadway (Menier) and Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud).
Rehearsal images have been released for the show which opens at the Phoenix Theatre on 24th June 2015 (previews from 15th May). The production is booking until 24th October 2015. Check out rehearsal images below (click image to enlarge).
The cast is led by Natalie Dew as Jess, Lauren Samuels as Jules and Jamie Campbell Bower as Joe. Jamal Andréas plays Tony alongside Preeya Kalidas as Pinky and Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Directed by Gurinder Chadha, with original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina Lindsay; lighting design by Neil Austin; sound design by Richard Brooker; musical direction by Nigel Lilley and orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra.
Photo Credit: Ellie Kurttz