“The touring Queens will be played by Lauren Drew (Catherine of Aragon), Maddison Bulleyment (Anne Boleyn), Lauren Byrne (Jane Seymour), Shekinah McFarlane (Anna of Cleves), Jodie Steele (Katherine Howard) and Athena Collins (Catherine Parr), with alternates Jennifer Caldwell, Cassandra Lee and Harriet Watson.”
Article promoting the queens for the tour! Now really excited that I'm seeing this at Milton Keynes! I had planned to try and see the majority of the original London cast before some of them left, but I might hold off and just see it with fresh eyes with the tour cast!
I was in two minds booking to see the tour because the nearest stop to me is Southampton and it takes me just as long to get into London so it didn't feel worth the journey for something still on in the West End.
I've changed my mind and booked to see Jodie Steele now though. I wasn't even that into Heathers and her casting still swayed me!
They seem to have finally added Brighton to the tour.
Is it normal to quietly add so many extra dates so far after the rest of them? It's not like they were waiting for Theatre Royal to announce the new season or something because both ETAJ and Once are there afterwards and were announced months ago.
So annoying, I really wish I'd not bothered booking Southampton now. I held out ages for something nearer and gave up and now they've finally announced two much closer to home!
I feel like I got quite lucky in that respect. If they had announced Newcastle before Glasgow and Edinburgh I would’ve easily gone there. I just had a feeling that they would return to Scotland following the popularity of the last tour so I’m glad I waited.