Lulu will join the cast of the dazzling musical 42nd Street in March, making her return to the West End after an absence of three decades.
Taking on the iconic role of Dorothy Brock, currently portrayed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane by Sheena Easton, Lulu will begin performances from Monday 19 March. She is joined by recent An American In Paris star Ashley Day, who will play Billy Lawlor.
The roles of Julian Marsh and Peggy Sawyer will continue to be performed by Tom Lister and Clare Halse respectively.
The announcement marks the latest milestone in a stunning musical career for the Scottish singer, whose hit singles include Shout, Bond theme song The Man With The Golden Gun, Eurovision-winning song Boom Bang-A-Bang, and Relight My Fire (guest starring on Take That’s cover version). Lulu made her West End musical debut in Richard Eyre’s National Theatre production of Guys And Dolls, and also performed successfully in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Song & Dance.
Directed by the show’s co-author Mark Bramble, 42nd Street is a romantic homage to the bright lights of Broadway, telling the classic song and dance, American dream fable of musical theatre. Featuring an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 on the West End’s largest show on stage, 42nd Street promises dazzling spectacle in abundance.
The show includes songs such as We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You, and 42nd Street, and is currently booking at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane until 20 October 2018.