Jodie Prenger is set to star in Watermill Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s West End and Broadway hit musical Tell Me On A Sunday, charting the romantic adventures (and misadventures) of a young English girl in 1980’s New York.
Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.
Jodie Prenger is probably best known for winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End production of Oliver! through the BBC television series I’d Do Anything. During her run in the show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane she received both critical and public acclaim for her portrayal of the role. Most recently Jodie wowed audiences playing the title role in the national tour of the musical Calamity Jane. She has also starred in the National Theatre’s hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and as ‘Lady of the Lake’ in Spamalot. She won rave reviews as Fairy Bowbells in the Opera House’s award-winning panto Dick Whittingham in 2013. Jodie is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.
Originally conceived for television, Tell Me On A Sunday has been performed by many legendary musical theatre stars including Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman. This new production for 2016 will include an intimate chat with Jodie about life, love and playing the role of Emma. This iconic musical, with a wonderful original score, features the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face and the title track Tell Me on A Sunday.
Tell Me On A Sunday is directed by Paul Foster with musical supervision by Catherine Jayes. It is designed by David Woodhead with lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Tom Marshall. The movement director is Matt Flint. It is presented on tour by Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin Productions.
Tell Me On A Sunday is performed at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on Monday 25 April.