It has been announced that Carolyn Maitland will take over as Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre for a limited run from Thursday 30th July until Saturday 17th October 2015.
Last year Maitland won West End Frame's Understudy of the Year Award for understudying the role which she is now returning to play full time. Maitland recently finished starring as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain at the Kilworth House Theatre.
Current Ellen Siobhan Dillon is taking a break from the show to undergo treatment following an operation. Maitland joins Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Chris Peluso as Chris, Hugh Maynard as John, Sangwoong Jo as Thuy and Natalie Mendoza as Gigi.
Maitland's theatre credits include: understudy Lilli Vanessi/Katherine in Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester/Old Vic), understudy Karen Holmes in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury), understudy Vivienne & Serena in Legally Blonde (Savoy), understudy Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde (UK Tour), understudy Gabriella & Taylor in High School Musical 2 (UK Tour) and understudy Serena, Mabel & Miss Bell in Fame (UK Tour). Click here to read our interview with Carolyn Maitland.
Miss Saigon runs at the Prince Edward Theatre until Saturday 27th February 2016.
West End Frame wishes Siobhan Dillon a speedy recovery