The full cast has been revealed for the three-week run of Forever Plaid at London’s St James Theatre Studio. Jon Lee stars alongside Keith Jack, Matthew Quinn and Luke Striffler.
Jon Lee plays Jinx. He recently played Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys in the West End (Prince Edward Theatre). Other credits include Marius in Les Misérables (Palace Theatre, Queen’s Theatre and 25th anniversary concert at the O2). He played the title role in Oliver! at the London Palladium in the original production alongside Jonathan Pryce. He is well known for being an original member of S Club 7 and was part of the reunion in 2015 which was launched as part of Children In Need and then went on to sell out an 11-date tour to more than 100,000 people.
Keith Jack plays Sparky. He was a runner-up in BBC’s Any Dream Will Do. His credits include Joseph in the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Ralph in HMS Pinafore (UK tour).
Matthew Quinn plays Smudge. His credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End), Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour) and Carnaby Street (UK tour).
Luke Striffler plays Francis. His credits include Hairspray (UK tour) and Avenue Q (UK tour). He was a semi- finalist, as part of The Kingdom Tenors, in Britain’s Got Talent 2015.
Forever Plaid, which runs from 5 April to 24 April 2016, takes audiences on a humorous ‘heavenly’ journey through some of the greatest close-harmony songs of the 1950s. With one final chance to give the concert they never gave, The Plaids sing nostalgic hits ‘Rags to Riches’, ‘Love is a Many Splendid Thing’, ‘Catch a Falling Star’, ‘Three Coins in a Fountain’ and many more.
Forever Plaid, written by Stuart Ross, was first performed Off-Broadway in 1990 and continues to be performed internationally. It was made into a film in 2008.
Forever Plaid is directed and staged by Grant Murphy with musical direction by Anthony James Gabriele, lighting design by Ben Rogers and set design by Nik Corrall. It is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James, the producing team behind previous Studio hits Jerry Girl’s, Marry Me a Little and Miss-Leading Ladies. Casting is by Jane Deitch.