Musical version of Adam Sandler hit heads to Sunderland

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A musical version of an Adam Sandler classic is heading to Sunderland.

A new production of The Wedding Singer will tour the UK in 2017, heading to Sunderland Empire from February 21-25.

Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett and Ruth Madoc will transport audiences back to 1985 when hair was huge, greed was good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer.

When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar, Robbie, played by West End actor Jon Robyns, sets out to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Most recently Jon starred in Legally Blonde as Emmett Forrest. He’ll be joined on stage by British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn as Glen who shot to fame as the runner-up in ITV1’s The X Factor in 2006 and as champion of Dancing on Ice in 2009.

West End leading lady and X Factor finalist Cassie Compton plays Julia and playing best friend Holly is Roxanne Pallett, who is best-known for her long-standing role as Jo in ITV’s Emmerdale.

No stranger to stage and screen, comedy veteran Ruth Madoc joins the company as Grandma Rosie. Ruth became a household name in the Eighties when she played Gladys Pugh in BBC comedy series Hi-De-Hi! and has more recently appeared on screen in ITV’s Benidorm.

•Tickets are available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*

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