Kym Marsh and Faye Tozer to star as Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians musical tour

Kym Marsh and Faye Tozer in 101 as Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians musical
Kym Marsh and Faye Tozer as Cruella de Vil. Credit: Matthew Pover

Kym Marsh and Faye Tozer will star as Cruella de Vil in the upcoming UK tour of 101 Dalmatians The Musical.

The tour will kick off at the New Wimbledon Theatre in June 2024, promising a spectacular show that combines talent, music and puppetry.

Actor, singer and presenter Kym Marsh and actor and pop icon Faye Tozer have been cast in the lead role of the infamous villain, Cruella de Vil.

Kym Marsh will perform the role in Wimbledon, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Southend, Dublin, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Woking, Cardiff, Southampton, Aberdeen, York and Brighton.

Faye Tozer will perform the role in Norwich, Canterbury, Leicester and Wolverhampton.

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Currently touring until 5 January 2025

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Completing the cast are:

  • Charles Brunton as Casper
  • Victoria Compson-Bradford as Swing
  • Ross Dorrington as Ensemble
  • Benjamin Durham as Ensemble
  • Jessie Elland as Danielle
  • Benedict Hastings as Ensemble
  • Danny Hendrix as Jasper
  • Linford Johnson as Pongo
  • Lottie Johnson as Ensemble
  • Rachel Lea-Gray as Ensemble
  • Tom Norman as Ensemble
  • Hugo Rolland as Ensemble
  • Lindo Shinda as Ensemble
  • Eugene Shire as Swing
  • Samuel Thomas as Tom
  • Emma Thornett as Perdi
  • Jasmine Triadi as Ensemble

The musical is penned by Douglas Hodge and Johnny McKnight, with direction by Bill Buckhurst. The production features design by David Woodhead, costumes by Sarah Mercadé, choreography by Lucy Hind, musical supervision by Alfonso Casado Trigo and orchestrations by Jack Hopkins.

A thrilling feature of the show will be its puppetry, designed by Jimmy Grimes, which promises to bring the Dalmatian puppies to life in an enchanting manner. The production team is rounded out with Leigh Thompson as musical director and Lucy Casson as casting director.

Kym Marsh said: “I’m over the moon to be joining the cast of 101 Dalmatians playing the iconic Cruella De Vil, has there ever been a more fabulous baddie?! Obviously she’s a million miles away from me in real life – and my dogs are very glad about that – but being able to bring to life my take on this renowned character is a real treat. Douglas and Johnny have written this brilliant new musical filled with songs I’m already finding myself humming under my breath. The 101 Dalmatians story spans generations and I’m sure young and old alike will absolutely love this production.”

Faye Tozer said: “I’m going into my wicked era with this dream role – it really doesn’t get much better than Cruella de Vil! When they offered me the part, I just jumped at the chance. I love that it’s something people probably don’t expect me to do and can’t wait to create my own version of her for this incredible new musical.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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