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Scarlett Strallen to star in She Loves Me

The actress will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory in December

Scarlett Strallen

Scarlett Strallen will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory to lead the company of She Loves Me later this year.

Strallen previously appeared in Candide at the Menier in 2013, and will play Amalia in the production when it opens on 7 December.

Candide director Matthew White also returns to the theatre to direct the musical which tells the story of two clerks, Amalia and Georg, who each have romantic pen pals. It follows them as they build up to the day they finally meet their pen pals.

Based on the play by Miklos Laszlo, the musical got its Broadway premiere in 1963, and formed the basis of the films The Shop around the Corner and You've Got Mail. It features songs such as "Ice Cream" and "A Trip to the Library".

It has a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Paul Farnsworth will design the set and costume, Paul Pyant will design lighting and Greg Clarke will design sound. Catherine Jayes will be the music supervisor, with orchestrations by Jason Carr.

She Loves Me will open at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 7 December, with previews beginning on 25 November.

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