Jay McGuiness and Lorna Luft have been announced for a new UK tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas this winter.
They are part of a principal cast that will also include Michael Starke, Dan Burton, Jessica Daley and Monique Young. The rest of the cast are yet to be announced.
White Christmas opens at Truro’s Hall for Cornwall from 12 to 19 November before visiting Nottingham Theatre Royal from 22 to 26 November, Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December and Liverpool Empire from 6 to 31 December.
Jay McGuiness, who will play Bob Wallace, is best known for being part of pop group The Wanted and winning Strictly Come Dancing but has also starred in shows including Big The Musical and Sleepless: A Musical Romance.
Luft, who is a daughter of Judy Garland, has a long Broadway, film and recording career. She will be playing Martha Watson – a role that she played in a US tour of White Christmas in 2016.
The touring production is based on the original show by Nikolai Foster, artistic director of Curve in Leicester, and is directed by Ian Talbot with a team including two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear.