Oliver Tompsett & Rachael Wooding join cast of We Will Rock You
Date: 12 September 2012
Oliver Tompsett and Rachael Wooding are set to join the cast of the hit musical based on the music of Queen We Will Rock You from 8 October in the lead roles of Galileo and Scaramouche.
Tompsett, who was nominated this year for the Whatsonstage.com Best Actor in a Musical award for his performance in Rock of Ages, moves across town to take over the role of Galileo from Noel Sullivan, who has played the role in the West End since February. Tompsett's other credits include Our House, Mamma Mia! and Wicked.
Wooding, most recently seen in Jersey Boys and on tour in the title role of Evita, is returning to We Will Rock You, in which she first played the role of Meat between 2006-2007, this time to play the principal, Scaramouche. She takes over the role from Lauren Samuels.
Oliver Tompsett in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Dan Wooller
Tompsett and Wooding are booked to take their roles through to 2013 and are the only recasting of lead cast although the current change-over will also see in 15 new ensemble.
Long-running cast members Kevin Kennedy (Pop), Brenda Edwards (Killer Queen), Rachel John (Meat), Wayne Robinson (Britney) and Alasdair Harvey (Khashoggi) will all continue in their roles.
Commenting on the castings, show co-creator and Queen guitarist Brian May said: “We're very excited to welcome our two new leading stars to We Will Rock You London…Oliver and Rachael will be an explosive combination - can't wait!”
It has also been announced that a special Anniversary Edition of the cast soundtrack CD is being released to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the show. The anniversary edition will be released as a special 2 CD and DD set offering 11 additional and previously unavailable recordings.
The We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary Edition special 2 CD set is released October 15 through EMI Records and available in record stores and from the Dominion Theatre.
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