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Carley Stenson and Ore Oduba to star in Curtains with Jason Manford

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming tour

Carley Stenson and Ore Oduba
Carley Stenson and Ore Oduba
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Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Curtains.

Joining the already announced Jason Manford in the UK tour will be Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba as Aaron Fox as well as Carley Stenson as Georgia Hendriks.

Rebecca Lock will play Carmen, Samuel Holmes will play Christopher Belling, Leah West will play Niki Harris and Alan Burkitt will play Bobby. Emma Caffrey will join them as Bambi, Adam Rhys-Charles as Daryl Grady, Martin Callaghan as Oscar Shapiro, Minal Patel as Johnny Harmon and Mark Sangster as Sidney. The ensemble will be made up of Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Robin Kent, Thomas Lee-Kid, Ben Mundy, J R Ballantyne, Gleanne Purcell-Brown and Samuel John-Humphreys.

Stenson is currently starring as Fantine in Les Misérables in the West End, while Oduba is best known for winning the 14th series of BBC One's Strictly.

The musical is by Kohn Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Rupert Holmes. The original book and concept is by Peter Stone, with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes. The show will be directed by Paul Foster, with choreography from Alistair David, musical supervision from Sarah Travis, set from David Woodhead, costume from Gabriella Slade, lighting from Tim Mitchell and sound from Tom Marshall.

Curtains tells of Jessica Cranshaw, star of Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood who has been murdered on stage. Detective Frank Cioffi is tasked with finding out the killer. The show opens at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 4 October before touring the UK until April 2020.