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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR UK PREMIERE OF ‘HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 – ON STAGE’ Lucie Jones and Stephen Rolley have won the roles of Gabriella and Troy. “I’m completely overwhelmed”, said Lucie from Pentyrch. “It’s amazing to think we’re going to be the first company in the whole country to do the show!” “And it’s a great show,” added Stephen from Dinas Powys, “the music sounds even better than it does in the movie”.

The company met for the first time last Sunday and have a lot of hard work ahead of them before the show opens in April. “It’s going to be tough but we’re all really looking forward to it”, said Lauren Morgan who is playing the ‘fabulous’ Sharpay Evans. Lauren is no stranger to big musicals having made her professional debut at the age of 9 as Jemima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in London’s West-End.

“We have an extremely talented cast”, says director Nick Mills, “I was blown away by the sound they were making at the first music rehearsal!”

Aside from the principal roles, there is a large Ensemble of young singer/dancers. “We’re going to be very busy”, said Jasmine Mayo from Caerleon; “we’re in almost every musical number!” And if just the thought of all that singing and dancing is leaving you exhausted, spare a thought for the only ‘grown-up’ in the show! Simon West is playing Mr Fulton, Manager of the Lava Springs Country Club. “I get out of breath just watching the rehearsals”, said Simon; “I only hope I can keep up!”

High School Musical 2 – On Stage is being performed over the Easter school holidays in the 1000 seat, purpose built HSM2 Arena which will stand in the grounds of Fitzalan High School. “We’ve seen the plans for the Arena”, said Harry Rose from Sully who is playing Troy’s best-friend Chad, “And it’s totally awesome. We’re all really excited!”

Tickets will be available from 10am on Friday 6th February through the online box office on or by phone on 0844 357 9826
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