Cheryl’s West End co-star has been forced out of 2:22 A Ghost Story after she made her debut.
Hugo Chigon, who played Ben in the show, had to bow out after dropping out of the play. FluMaking him too sick to exercise.
The actor has been replaced. EastEnders star Jack Wood, who originated the role in the drama’s first run;
Play: Cheryl’s West End co-star forced out of 2:22 A Ghost Story after making her debut
Hugo said: ‘I’ve got the flu. I had to withdraw from the play due to breakdowns during rehearsals.
‘I’m absolutely gutted about it and I wish everyone involved in the drama the best of luck. The cast is truly amazing.’
Jack Wood said: ‘It was an honor to debut the role of Ben in Noel Coward, winning the WhatsOnStage Best Supporting Actor in a Male Identifying Role award at the 2021 Play Awards, and I’m rejoining the cast until then. Excited to be. at the end of April.
The ‘Danny Robins’ script is funny, touching, and so entertaining and easily the best play I’ve ever read. If you’ve seen this show before, come back and watch it again and I promise you’ll enjoy it as much as I know I will the second time around.’
Illness: Hugo Chigon, who played Ben in the show, had to withdraw from the play after contracting the flu, which made him too ill for rehearsals.
In the drama, Cheryl plays Jenny, a housewife who becomes convinced of paranormal activity in her home.
The role has previously been played by Lily Allen, Giovanna Fletcher and Laura Whitmore.
The Girls Aloud star is reportedly set to pocket one of the biggest fees in West End history, sources claim. She will earn £750,000 for four months of work on the play..
Sherrill signed up for the role despite having little acting experience, and bosses hoped she would increase ticket sales.
Change: The actor has been replaced by EastEnders star Jack Wood (right left), who originated the role in the first run of the play.
Hugo said: ‘I’ve got the flu. I had to withdraw from the play due to breakdowns during rehearsals. ‘I’m quite worried about it’
Her foray into acting seems to be paying off.according to early reviews from theatergoers who were in the audience for its first performance.
Online reactions claim Cheryl packed a ‘punch’ and performed without a single ‘fuss or stumble’, while her jokes reportedly went down well, as the cast gave a standing ovation at the end of the show. received
One person said: ‘Ok but honestly I won’t take any Cheryl abuse until 2:22! Girly made her debut. No hesitation or stumbling, all jokes landed, my girl delivered with oomph and punch. And I’ve seen a lot of shows and performances.’
Another said: ‘2:22 was crazy! Cheryl did the slate and I am absolutely amazed.
Rave Reviews: It looks like Cheryl’s move into acting is paying off, according to early reviews from theatergoers who were in the audience for her first performance.
Another person said: ‘Sheryl was amazing in 2.22 – I honestly think she gave a really strong performance. Well done @CherylOfficial and the whole cast!’
A third wrote: ‘2:22 opening night. I honestly felt like I was living a fever dream watching a ghost story starring Cheryl in her West End debut.
‘I really enjoyed the show and our Chezza smashed it, and the whole cast is great. What a night!’
Someone else who has already seen the show wrote: ‘I still can’t watch Cheryl at 2:22 yesterday! The show and the entire cast was amazing! Also, never jumped so much in my life [crying laughing emoji].’
A different person agreed, writing: ‘Cheryl was brilliant in 2:22 Ghost Story last night. Well worth meeting him.’
Noting the full house attendance, another said: ‘2:22 A Ghost Story was packed to see Cheryl on opening night.
‘I had no expectations and it worked well. Besides, I didn’t change even after making jokes at the break.’
The clever, supernatural thriller written by Danny Robbins opened to rave reviews in August 2021.
From day one the production has relied heavily on what is known as stunt casting – where a celebrity, often with little or no acting experience, is given a role to sell tickets.
Hugo added: ‘I wish everyone involved in the drama the best of luck. The cast is really amazing’ (pictured with Cheryl in rehearsals)
The highlight of the play is that every night at 2.22am Jenny hears footsteps and a man crying on the baby monitor.
Her husband believes there must be a rational explanation, and her guests agree to stay until such an awful time to witness the event for themselves.
The official synopsis for the play says: ‘Jenny thinks her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam is having none of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new colleague Ben.
Speaking about her role with Mail Online ahead of her debut, Cheryl said: ‘Some people have said they wouldn’t expect it from me. But to me it doesn’t feel so far away.
‘I think we like people to be in their own little box where we know where to find them and we know what we’re going to expect. And when someone does something different, you’re like, ‘Oh.’
‘But for me it feels like a natural progression, a next step if you will.’
Debut Show: In the drama, Cheryl plays a housewife named Jenny who becomes convinced of supernatural activity in her home.
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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