Fresh from appearing in the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent earlier this week, Alison Jiear has been cast as Mummy Pig in George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical adaptation of The Three Little Pigs.
The show runs during the day at the West End's Palace Theatre between 5th August and 6th September 2015. The Commitments will continue to run at the Palace as normal. Prior to opening in the West End, the production will play the North Finchley arts depot on 24th July and Birmingham Town Hall from 28th July.
Jiear received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Jerry Springer The Opera. Her other West End credits include: The Fabulous Singlettes, On The Town And The Hot Mikado.
She joins Simon Webbe (Blue/Sister Act), Gareth Gates (Pop Idol/Legally Blonde), Leanne Jones (Hairspray/Molly Wobbly) and Taofique Folarin (The Lion King/Avenue Q). Stiles (music) and Drewe (book and lyrics) put their own musical twist on the retelling of this classic fairy tale.
The Three Little Pigs will be directed by Anthony Drewe with set and costumes designed by Jason Denvir, choreography by Ewan Jones, lighting designed by Oliver Fenwick and casting by Pippa Ailion. The show runs for 55 minutes with no interval.