Lauren Samuels has been singing in the role of Scaramouche in We Wil Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in London and now it has been announced that she’s going to continue that role in the UK tour of the show, which will give Lauren Samuels fans who can’t easily get to London the chance to see her leading performance in large regional venues!
The musical We Will Rock You is going on a 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour which kicks off in March 2013 at Nottingham Trent Arena.
The first casting has just been announced with Over the Rainbow finalist Lauren Samuels (Grease, Last 5 Years, Wizard of Oz, Children of Eden, Vampirette and WWRY London) playing Scaramouche: Lucie Jones (The Prodigals, Les Miserables, The X Factor Arena Tour) is Meat: Rob Castell is Pop: Rolan Bell is Britney and Jenna Lee-James (The Boyfriend, Wizard of Oz,WWRY, Boogie Nights, Money, Money, Money ,20th Century Boy) is the Killer Queen.
There is also a We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary Edition CD which is due for release on 15th October 2012.
Our Lauren Samuels is spending some of the summer season away from London and the Dominion Theatre stage by joining the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody, taking the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen out into regional theatres. Bohemian Rhapsody is a Broadway style show with a cast of 25 performers with an on-stage band. They perform Queen’s classic hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, We are the Champions, Barcelona and of course We Will Rock You.
Produced by David King the full cast list has yet to be confirmed but names mentioned so far include Lauren Samuels, Sabrina Aloueche, Jonathan Ansell, Lucinda Shaw, Nathan James, Mig Ayesa and David Heather.
The show is going on a short UK tour starting in June to Newcastle Theatre Royal 20th-23rd June: Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney 26th June-1st July and the Congress Theatre Eastbourne from 10th-14th July before heading off to theMonte Carlo Sporting Club between 6th-14th August
Lauren Samuels,Tony Christie, Mazz Murray, Steph Fearon and Lucie Jones in Plug in the Lead Charity Concert
Here’s a chance to see both Lauren Samuels and Steph Fearon ( former housemates from Over The Rainbow) in Concert!
Plug In the Lead is a charity concert being produced by West End’s Alexis Gerred and Paulden Hall Productions in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice.
It is being hosted by music journalist Paul Gambaccini and headlined by Tony Christie with West End stars including Lauren Samuels (Grease, The Last Five Years, We Will Rock You), Mazz Murray (We Will Rock You, Rent, Smokey Joe’s Café, Boogie Nights), Lucie Jones (Les Miserables, The Prodigals), Lorna Want (Footloose, Evita, The Fantasticks, Dreamboats & Petticoats, High School Musical), Liam Doyle (High School Musical, Hairspray, Rock n Roll Heaven, Mamma Mia), Steph Fearon (Smokey Joe’s Café, The Wiz) and Jimmy Johnston (Oklahoma, Pirates of Penzance, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats).
The concert will be held at the Leicester Square Theatre at 7:30 pm on Sunday 17th June. All profits from the evening will go towards St Christopher’s Hospice, including money raised from an auction that will take place on the night.
Nine West End stars can be heard on the concept album for a new musical, The In-Between which is released online. Performers featured on the recordings include Sabrina Aloueche, Julie Atherton, Daniel Boys, Cassandra Compton, Hadley Fraser, Alexia Khadime, Dianne Pilkington, Lauren Samuels and Liam Tamne. A quirky tale of love, friendship and letting go, The In-Between is a fantasy musical telling the story of sarcastic misfit, Flick Wimple, a perpetually underachieving nineteen-year old who stumbles through the wrong doorway and finds herself trapped in between parallel worlds. Desperately searching for a way home, Flick must overcome new challenges as she finds help in unexpected places and is forced to confront her troubled past…
Lauren Samuels sings “Someone You’d Be Proud Of” which can be previewed on iTunes
The In-Between has music, lyrics and book by Laura Tisdall
Our Lauren Samuels has only gone and landed the fantastic new role as Scaramouche in We Will Rock You!
Rachel Tucker who went on to play Elphaba in Wicked and also came from a TV casting show, played “Meat” in We Will Rock You, a great role but a slightly lesser one, and only got to play Scaramouche on occasion as an alternate, but Lauren Samuels will be playing the lead female role night after night right through the winter!