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Danny Mac and Emma Williams to lead cast of White Christmas at Curve Leicester

Mac and Williams will return to Leicester for the Christmas musical

Dan Burton, Danny Mac and Emma Williams
Dan Burton, Danny Mac and Emma Williams
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Danny Mac and Emma Williams will appear in the Leicester Curve production of White Christmas, directed by the venue's artistic director Nikolai Foster, as full casting for the show is announced.

Mac, who appeared in the Curve's production of Sunset Boulevard, will play Bob Wallace in Irving Berlin's musical, while Williams (recently seen in An Officer and a Gentleman) plays Betty Haynes. Monique Young (Singin‘ in the Rain) will play Judy, while Dan Burton (Gypsy) plays Phil Davis.

Garry Robson (Reasons to be Cheerful) will play General Henry Waverly, with Wendy Mae Brown (Ghost the Musical) as his big-hearted housekeeper.

The full cast includes Michael Anderson making his professional debut at Curve as Marty, Delycia Belgrave (Legally Blonde UK tour) as Rita, Chantel Bellew (Scrooge the Musical) as Loretta, Luke Byrne (La Cage aux Folles) as Mark, Sophie Camble (Chess) as Gale, Roger Dipper (Singin' in the Rain) as Ralph Sheldrake, Nicholas Duncan (Fiddler on the Roof) as Jim, Davide Fienauri (Me and My Girl) as Scooter, Nia Jermin (Scrooge the Musical) as Gloria.

Robbie McMillan (Chess) will play Dean, Jo Morris (Shoes) as Connie, Sam Murphy (Grease) as Mike, Alex Tranter (Eugenius!) as Jimmy, Sion Tudor Owen (West Side Story) as Ezekiel Foster, Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Guys and Dolls) as Tessie and Bleu Woodward (Kinky Boots) as Rhoda.

Ellie Copping, Lucie Ellard, Macy Grundy and Georgia Stewart will share the role of Susan Waverly.

Berlin's musical, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, is based on the film of the same name. It tells of two veterans who form a showbiz duo in the wake of the Second World War.

The show has choreography by Stephen Mear with scenic design by Michael Taylor, costume design by Diego Pitarch, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Tom Marshall, arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, reorchestrations by Jason Carr with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker and musical direction by Neil Macdonald.

It opens on 6 December and runs until 13 January.