Legally Blonde co-stars Siobhan Dillon and Simon Thomas will lead the cast of Rob Young’s new play with songs EX alongside Amy Booth-Steel and Gabriel Vick. The new work opens at the Soho Theatre on 15 November (previews from 10 November 2011).

An unlikely couple: Ruby (Booth-Steel) is funny and gawkily attractive, Jack (Vick) a bit of a scruff but cocky. When they were together she let him walk all over her, but now Ruby looks great, is full of confidence and has a new lover, Keith (Thomas), with whom she is about to emigrate to America. But will her feelings for Jack return when she decides to meet him one last time? And will Jack abandon his new love, the feisty and beautiful Claire (Dillon)?

Siobhan Dillon, who made her West End debut in 2007 playing Patty Simcox in Grease and later returned to play Sandy, reached the final show of BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. Currently playing Vivienne Kensington in the West End production of Legally Blonde, her theatre credits include the national tour of new musical Can’t Smile Without You and playing Sally Bowles in the UK tour of Cabaret

Also currently in Legally Blonde, playing the role of Walter Huntington III, Simon Thomas was also seen as Rapunzel’s Prince in Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. His other stage credits include Disney’s Tarzan (Hamburg), Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket) Make Me A Song (Theatre Royal Brighton) and Merry Wives Of Windsor (RSC).

Amy Booth-Steel came to prominence as one of the final 12 in the BBC and Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for a Nancy, I'd Do Anything. Her stage credits include Tom Morris' Swallows and Amazons at the Bristol Old Vic and Sister Act at the London Palladium as well as appearances at the National Theatre and the RSC.

Gabriel Vick recently appeared alongside John Barrowman in Terry Johnson's La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse Theatre. His other credits include playing Henrik in Trevor Nunn's A Little Night Music at the Garrick as appearing in the UK tour of Hamlet the Musical.


Simon Thomas, Siobhan Dillon, Amy Booth-Steel & Gabriel Vick. Photo credit: Helen Maybanks

EX, which is directed by Tricia Thorns, is a Soho Theatre co-production with Two’s Company and producer Graham Cowley.

Writer Rob Young's credits include The Old Man and the Sea (Brighton Festival, Arcola and Riverside Studios); Surfing and Obsession (Battersea Arts Centre); The Man with the Absurdly Large Penis (Young Vic) and The Shoe Shop of Desire (Battersea Arts Centre). The show has music by Ross Lorraine whose theatre work includes Whistling Psyche (Almeida) and The Old Man and the Sea, also with Young.