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Jamie Muscato replaces Jamie Campbell Bower in Bend it Like Beckham

The ''Dogfight'' actor will join the cast later this month

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Jamie Muscato will join the cast of Bend It Like Beckham from 14 December to play coach Joe, taking over from Jamie Campbell Bower.

Muscato joins current cast members including Natalie Dew (Jess), Lauren Samuels (Jules), Sophie-Louise Dann (Paula) and Preeya Kalidas (Pinky). His previous theatre credits include House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola Theatre), Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse) and The Light Princess (National Theatre).

The musical, which received two nominations at the WhatsOnStage Awards launch yesterday - best new musical and best supporting actress in a musical for Lauren Samuels - is directed by Gurinder Chadha, with original music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart and book by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges.

Bend It Like Beckham is currently running at the Phoenix Theatre. Click here to book tickets.

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