Burlesque The Musical Cast: Meet the Cast of the Upcoming Production
Let’s meet the talented individuals who will bring this production to life.
Jess Folley as Ali
Musical sensation Jess Folley will play the lead role of Ali. Folley is a rare talent indeed, an incredible singer, a wonderful, instinctual actress, a spectacular songwriter, and gorgeous.
She won the first series of the national ITV show “The Voice Kids UK” and in 2019 her band RLY were crowned winners of “X Factor – The Band”. She has since dedicated all her time to developing herself as an artist and songwriter.
George Maguire as Vince
George Maguire, an Olivier Award-winning actor, will portray Vince. Maguire is an English actor and musician, known for originating the role of Dave Davies in the musical “Sunny Afternoon”. He has a rich history in theatre and has been part of the entertainment business since childhood.
Billie Kay Payne as Sophia
Billie-Kay Payne is a distinguished performer known for her dynamic roles in various productions. Her most recent appearance was in the acclaimed production of “42nd Street”. A graduate of the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Payne’s talent and dedication to her craft have been recognized by both audiences and critics alike.
B Terry as Georgie
B Terry is a dance lecturer at the Institute for Contemporary Theatre. They will be playing the role of Georgie.
Jess Qualter as Daphne
Jess Qualter, a TikTok star and actor, will be playing the role of Daphne. She is known for her situational comedy, dance, lip-sync, and duet videos on TikTok.
Yasmin Harrison as Brenda/Dance Captain
Yasmin Harrison is a British dancer and actress who has appeared in various films and TV shows, such as “Murder on the Orient Express”, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, and “Branagh Theatre Live”. She will be playing the role of Brenda and also serve as the Dance Captain.
Lily Wang as Fifi
Lily Wang is a professional actress based in London. She received her training at The Urdang Academy, graduating with a BA Honours in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre in 2016.
Hollie-Ann Lowe as Summer
Hollie-Ann Lowe is an actress who has worked professionally for 4 years. She played Gloria in “Flashdance UK” and International Tour for 16 months, dance captain & cover Ivy in “Bare: A Pop Opera”. She will be playing the role of Summer.
Alessia McDermott in the Ensemble
Alessia McDermott is an actress/dancer/singer/model who trained at Laine Theatre Arts and has been performing professionally ever since.
Where to Watch Burlesque the Musical
This talented cast is set to bring Burlesque The Musical to life with their unique skills and experiences. The production is set to preview at Manchester Opera House on 13th June with sold-out performances until 29th June 2024.
Due to the phenomenal success of the show, producers last week confirmed a run at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from 11th September to 28th September 2024 followed by a return season in Manchester prior to its West End run.
Burlesque The Musical is shaping up to be a must-see production. With a cast that blends seasoned performers with fresh faces, and a creative team led by the incomparable Christina Aguilera, the stage is set for a truly memorable theatrical experience.
As the cast prepares to bring their characters to life, audiences can look forward to a show that promises to be as dazzling and dynamic as its source material. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new musical.