Lizzie Roper takes over from Broadway star Ellen Greene
as West End musical Betwixt!
extends to September 10
Ellen Greene plays her final performance August 20
Ellen Greene, the original stage and screen Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, will play her final performance in the new British West End comedy musical Betwixt! on Saturday August 20, the original end date of the limited engagement at Trafalgar Studios 2.
The production, written and directed by Ian McFarlane, has now announced an extension to Saturday September 10, but Greene is unable to continue with the production due to previous commitments.
Her three roles – the identical triplets, The Enchantress, Princess and Nymph Queen – will be played by British comedy actress Lizzie Roper.
In a statement Greene said, “Although I will be sad to say goodbye to such a fantastically talented young cast, I’m delighted that audiences have enjoyed the show and that it will continue its run. It’s such fun and creating not one but three characters has been a wonderful experience.”
Lizzie Roper has performed many solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival often with sell-out West End transfers, including One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, co-starring with Christian Slater, The Odd Couple, with Bill Bailey and Alan Davies, Peccadillo Circus and Through My Keyhole. She was in August: Osage County at the National Theatre. On TV she was most recently seen in Coronaton Street and has just filmed Sky 1’s new eight-part comedy series This Is Jinsy.
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