The wedding singer returns with cast of favourites

The Wedding Singer: 'Ray and Jon
The Wedding Singer: 'Ray and Jon
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STEP back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town at The King’s next week as a brand new production of The Wedding Singer tours to the Capital.

The Wedding Singer is packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer.

When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight?

Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glen.

Only Grandma Rosie seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.

Bringing the popular musical to life are a host of familiar faces. West End and Musical Theatre star Jon Robyns play the heartthrob wedding singer of the title, Robbie Hart.

Most recently Jon has starred in Legally Blonde and Sister Act as well as appearing in Les Misérables, Spamalot, Memphis and Avenue Q.

He is joined on stage by British singer-songwriter Ray Quinn as Glen. Quinn shot to fame as the runner-up on The X Factor in 2006 before becoming the champion of Dancing on Ice in 2009. Five years later he won Dancing on Ice: Champion of Champions.

Now with a well established musical theatre career to his name his previous credits include Danny Zuko in Grease, Dirty Dancing and Legally Blonde.

Another X Factor finalist, Cassie Compton, plays Julia while the role of her best friend Holly, soap star Roxanne Pallett steps up to the mark.

Pallett is best known for her long-standing role as Jo in Emmerdale, but has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Casualty.

No stranger to stage and screen, comedy veteran Ruth Madoc will star as Grandma Rosie.

The legendary actress who became a household name in the Eighties when she played Gladys Pugh in Hi-De-Hi!, Madoc has more recently been seen in Benidorm, Mount Pleasant and Stella.

So, don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year, with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your dad at a wedding, The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £26-£37.50, 0131-529 6000