White Christmas Edinburgh cast announcement

Sheila Ferguson, Dan Burton, Matthew Jeans, Jessica Daley, Emily Langham and Duncan Smith to star in Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Edinburgh Playhouse.

White Christmas Edinburgh cast announcement

Article Source: The Ambassador Theatre Group
First Published: 1 October 2021 13:28
Updated: 1 October 2021 13:29

14 DECEMBER 2021 – 2 JANUARY 2022

The Edinburgh Playhouse and show producers Jamie Wilson, Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Kevin McCollum are delighted to announce full casting for the theatre’s upcoming festive production of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS.

The show will star Sheila Ferguson as ‘Martha Watson’, Dan Burton as ‘Phil Davis’, Matthew Jeans as ‘Bob Wallace’, Jessica Daley as ‘Betty Haynes’, Emily Langham as ‘Judy Haynes’ and Duncan Smith as ‘General Waverly’. WHITE CHRISTMAS will run Tuesday 14 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022 with Edinburgh Playhouse the only Scottish venue on the tour.

The cast is completed by Phillip Bertioli, Imogen Bowtell, Isabel Canning, Freddie Clements, Meg Darcy, Adam Denman, Beth Devine, Kirsty Fuller, Ashton Harkness, Sam Holden, Matt Holland, Samuel John-Humphreys, Aoife Kenny, Ella Kemp, Joshua Lovell, Martin McCarthy, Ben Munday, Oliver Ramsdale, Kayleigh Thadani and Kraig Thornber.

Sheila Ferguson is best known as the lead singer of chart-topping group The Three Degrees, whose hits include ‘When Will I See You Again?’, ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ and ‘A Woman In Love’. Her many theatre credits include the musicals Thoroughly Modern Millie, Soul Train, Oh! What A Night and Respect La Diva and many pantomime seasons throughout the UK. She has also appeared on television as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, and as a panelist on ITV’s Loose Women.

Dan Burton reprises his role as ‘Phil Davis’, a part he played in this production of White Christmas at both the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End and at Curve, Leicester. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Tulsa in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and his other West End credits include Jersey Boys, The Pajama Game, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Betty Blue Eyes and Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall.

Matthew Jeans’ West End credits include Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, he has also appeared in the international tours of Hairspray and We Will Rock You and in Funny Girl, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Singin’ in the Rain and Mrs Henderson Presents.

Jessica Daley’s theatre credits include the UK and Ireland tours of An Officer and a Gentleman and The Sound of Music, the international tours of Evita, Les Misérables and Grease The Musical and Mamma Mia! in the West End.

Emily Langham has most recently been seen in Carousel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Her other theatre credits include The Boy Friend, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Follies, Mrs Henderson Presents and Les Misérables.

Duncan Smith’s theatre credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Marguerite, Anything Goes, Evita and Calamity Jane in the West End, and the UK Tours of Fame, The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Kiss Me, Kate.

A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, WHITE CHRISTMAS features the classic songs “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, “I Love A Piano”, “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” and the most famous festive song of all… “White Christmas”.

WHITE CHRISTMAS has Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin and a Book by David Ives and Paul Blake. It is based on the original production by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster (Annie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s). It is directed by Ian Talbot OBE (High Society, Anything Goes) and choreographed by two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear CBE (Mary Poppins, Gypsy). Set Design is by Michael Taylor and Costume Design is by Diego Pitarch. Musical Supervision is by Stephen Brooker, Lighting Design by Mark Henderson and Sound Design by Tom Marshall. Orchestrations are by Larry Blank with New Musical arrangements by Jason Carr.

WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Jamie Wilson, Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Kevin McCollum with Hunter Arnold, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Laurence Myers, InTheatre, Curve and Carlos Candal.

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