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Carolyn Maitland steps into But I'm A Cheerleader musical with four hours' rehearsal

Maitland takes on the role of Mom/Lloyd

Carolyn Maitland

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news regarding Cabaret swing Chris O'Hara, we have yet another example of creatives acquitting themselves with aplomb.

Carolyn Maitland (she/her, Rags, Miss Saigon) has stepped into the role of Mom/Lloyd at the ongoing world premiere of But I'm A Cheerleader at the Turbine with four hours' rehearsal. Maitland is also set to appear as the cover Mary and Mom/Lloyd in the show as it continues its London run.

The comedic role of Mom/Lloyd, normally played by Jodie Jacobs, is a fan favourite in the hit show, which continues its run to early May. As revealed earlier this week, Gina Beck (she/her) is set to take on the role of Mary from later this month.

This stage version, previously seen at the Turbine as part of the venue's MTFestUK in 2019, has a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin (he/him), music by Andrew Abrams (he/him) and direction by Tania Azevedo (she/her).

Musical direction and orchestrations are by Josh Sood (he/him) with choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento (she/her) and set and costume design by David Shields (he/him). Lighting is by Martha Godfrey (they/them) and sound design by Chris Whybrow (he/him).

The hit show, which received a warm review from WhatsOnStage, will continue at the Turbine Theatre until 8 May 2022. It is based on Jamie Babbit's cult classic Lionsgate motion picture, which features a screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson.