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Cast announced for The Way Old Friends Do at Birmingham Rep and on tour

Miriam Margolyes and Paul O'Grady have also lent their voices to the production

Donna Berlin, Ian Hallard and Sara Crowe

Complete casting has been revealed for the upcoming world premiere of The Way Old Friends Do at Birmingham Rep and subsequent UK tour.

Under the direction of Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), the cast is led by Donna Berlin (Doctors) as Sally, James Bradshaw (Endeavour) as Edward, Sara Crowe (Private Lives) as Mrs Campbell, Andrew Horton (Jupiter's Legacy) as Christian and Rose Shalloo (Call The Midwife) as Jodie. Playwright Ian Hallard also takes on the role of Peter.

Completing the company are Toby Holloway, Tariye Peterside and Anton Tweedale.

The production will also feature the voice talents of Miriam Margolyes and Paul O'Grady as Nan and the Radio DJ, respectively.

Miriam Margolyes and Paul O'Grady

The Way Old Friends Do follows two former schoolmates who, after 30 years, have a chance meeting... and decide to form the world's first ABBA tribute band - in drag.

The world premiere will run at The Rep from 17 February until 4 March 2023 ahead of a UK tour, including stops at Sheffield's Lyceum (7 to 11 March), a London run at the Park Theatre (15 March to 15 April), Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (17 to 22 April), Exeter's Northcott Theatre (24 to 29 April), Theatre Royal Brighton (2 to 6 May), Everyman Theatre Cheltenham (9 to 13 May), Playhouse Theatre Oxford (15 to 20 May), The Lowry in Salford (22 to 27 May), Theatre Royal Bath (30 May to 3 June) and Theatre Royal York (6 to 10 June).

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