Lisa Maxwell is set to play Judy Garland in a new UK tour of End Of The Rainbow.
The former Loose Women panelist and star of The Bill will perform alongside Gary Wilmot (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/Me and My Girl) as Anthony and Sam Attwater (Dancing On Ice/Rocky Horror) as Mickey. At certain performances the role of Judy Garland will be played by Ellen Verenieks.
End Of The Rainbow will run at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester between 12th and 20th February 2016. Check out full tour dates below.
The show features Garland's most famous songs including The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
It's 1968 and Judy Garland, a once-glittering star, is in London to make her explosive comeback. But off stage, holed up in her hotel room, Judy is battling with her young new fiancé, her devoted accompanist, and her destructive addictions. Will she be able to conquer her demons and reclaim her crown as one of history’s great musical icons?
End Of The Rainbow premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2005, before playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006. It returned to the UK in 2010 in a new production at Northampton Royal & Derngate, transferring to the West End the same year where it ran for 6 months and received four Olivier Award nominations. A Broadway run followed in 2012, with the show receiving three Tony Award nominations.
The musical is written by Peter Quilter. End Of The Rainbow will be directed by Daniel Buckroyd who is the artistic director of the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Design is by David Shields.
2016 Tour Dates
Friday 12 - Saturday 20 February 2016
Colchester Mercury Theatre
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 February 2016
Coventry Belgrade Theatre
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 March 2016
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 March 2016
Bromley Churchill Theatre
Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 March 2016
Torquay Princess Theatre
Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 March 2016
Windsor Theatre Royal
Tuesday 29 March - Saturday 2 April 2016
Brighton Theatre Royal
Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 April 2016
Malvern Festival Theatre
Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 April 2016
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 April 2016
Glasgow King’s Theatre
Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 May 2016
Manchester Opera House
Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 May 2016
Billingham Forum Theatre
Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 May 2016
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 May 2016
Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 May 2016
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 May 2016
Tuesday 31 May - Saturday 4 June 2016
Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 June 2016
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 June 2016
High Wycombe Swan Theatre
Tuesday 21 -Saturday 25 June 2016
Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 July 2015
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre