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X Factor star Lola Saunders joins cast of Save the Last Dance for Me

The singer joins Antony Costa in the UK tour which kicks off in Windsor in April

Lola Saunders
Lola Saunders

Lola Saunders has been announced to star as Jennifer in the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me.

After previously appearing on The X Factor in 2014, the role marks Saunders' theatrical debut. She joins the previously announced Antony Costa who will play Milton.

Also in the cast will be Wayne Robinson (Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North/National Tour, In The Heights, Southwark Playhouse) as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats, UK tour) as Marie, who returns to the production after playing the role in 2013.

Completing the cast will be Sackie Osakonor, Rachel Nottingham, Kieran Kuypers, Joe McCourt, Andrew Joseph, Michael Kantola, Chris Coxon, Sheridan Lloyd, Josef Pitura-Riley, Alan Howell, Anna Campkin and Kate Hardistry.

The production, which will start its UK tour in Windsor, follows two teenage sisters through the summer of 1963 and includes classic songs from Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman such as "Viva Las Vegas", "Save the Last Dance For Me" and "Can't Get Used to Losing You".

Save the Last Dance for Me opens in Windsor on 6 April, after which it tours. For more information, click here.