Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman to star in Side Show at London Palladium

Rachel Tucker Louise Dearman Side SHow poster

Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman are to star in a staged concert of Side Show in the West End.

The pair will take up the lead roles of Daisy and Violet Hilton in the musical at the London Palladium on Sunday, 3 March 2024. Tickets are on sale now here.

Joining them on the cast are Bradley Jaden as Terry, Tosh Wanogho-Maud as Buddy, Trevor Dion Nicholas as Jake, Gina Murray as Auntie / Fortune Teller and Adam Filipe as Houdini.

This production is directed by Emma Butler with Adam Hoskins as Musical Director.

Side Show is a musical with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Bill Russell. Premiering on Broadway in 1997, the story is inspired by the real-life tale of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who rose to fame during the early 20th century.

Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bond brings them stardom but denies them love. The Tony nominated musical follows the sisters’ heart-warming search for affection and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame.

From its emotionally charged ballads like “Who Will Love Me As I Am?” to its vibrant ensemble numbers, Side Show explores the complexities of human connections, both as conjoined twins and as individuals navigating the world.

Though the original Broadway production had a relatively short run, it garnered critical acclaim and has since enjoyed numerous regional and international revivals.

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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