Zizi Strallen will play Lana
Zizi Strallen will play Lana
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The cast has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Matthew Bourne's The Car Man, which opens at Churchill Theatre Bromley on 16 April 2015.

The title role will be shared by Jonathan Ollivier and Chris Trenfield, who both recently appeared in Bourne's Swan Lake.

They are joined by Ashley Shaw and musical theatre actress Zizi Strallen as Lana, with Rita played by Katy Lowenhoff and Kate Lyons. Original Billy Elliot Liam Mower will share the role of Angelo with Dominic North.

Original Car Man Alan Vincent will play Lana's husband Dino, and the rest of the cast comprises Cordelia Braithwaite, Tom Clark, Danny Collins, Pia Driver, Freya Field, Glenn Graham, Tim Hodges, Katrina Lyndon, Andrew Monaghan, Leon Moran, Danny Reubens, Katie Webb, Layton Williams and Dan Wright.

The revival of the show, which is based loosely on Bizet's opera, marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.

The Car Man runs at the Churchill Theatre Bromley from 16-18 April, before touring to Wimbledon, Newcastle, High Wycombe, Bristol, Salford, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Leicester and Sheffield, ending with a four week run at Sadler's Wells in London, from 14 July to 9 August 2015.