Following the one-night-only concert at the Lyric Theatre, Cool Rider, the cult musical sequel, will return to the West End, playing at the Duchess Theatre from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th April 2014.
The film told the heady and daring love story of two unlikely lovers and their road to romance from bowling alley to burger joint and sing-a-long-a-sex education class to talent show.
Ashleigh Gray and Aaron Sidwell will reprise the roles of Stephanie and Michael, portrayed on screen by Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield.
Ashleigh Gray’s recent theatre credits include standby Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Martha in the UK Tour of The Secret Garden and Lorraine in the UK Tour of I Dreamed A Dream.
Aaron Sidwell’s career began at 18 when he was cast as Steven Beale in EastEnders. Theatre includes Michael Dork in Loserville at the Garrick Theatre and Jack Sprat in the UK No.1 Tour of Carnaby Street.
Further casting is yet to be announced.
Cool Rider is directed by Guy Unsworth and choreographed by Matt Krzan, with musical direction by Lee Freeman.