Faye Tozer, the former singer with Steps, is set to star as Christina Black in the raunchy new stage comedy 69 Shades Of Black which is touring in 2015.
She has accepted the role after actress Gail Porter had to step down due to a clash of dates.
Faye, who has carved out a successful career as a theatre actress since leaving the band, begins a three-month tour in April which includes a visit back to her home-town and Dunstable’s Grove Theatre.
Sassy and saucy with a whip-crackingly riotous script, 69 Shades is the perfect feel-good girl’s night out.
Boring and vanilla; William Shight’s most interesting trait has always been his snigger-inducing name. Up until now that is!
Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a turn for the shocking.
Company director, Christina Black, has taken a shine to William and attempts to seduce him with an indecent proposal.
Overwhelmed by the attention and without friends or family to turn to, he decides seek the advice of the only two men in his life he can trust, the hilariously argumentative Gabriel and Gideon…his conscience.
William tries in vain to resist but in the end relents and signs a 69-page contract, the one Christina intends to use to make a man out of him…. The 20 pages of “don’t” and 49 pages of “do whatever the hell I want” will lead William on the hilariously painful journey of a lifetime.
Bedfordshire-born Faye trained at Dunstable’s Anne Gale School of Dance (where she was known as Miss Faye) before going on to dance professionally with the Belinda King Dancers for two years.
She earned international success with the phenomenon that was Steps.
During a six year period, Steps had over 18 top ten hits and four multi-platinum albums. Overall, record sales topped 20 million.
After their split Faye went solo before making her musical theatre debut with Tell Me On A Sunday.
She has since appeared in Love Shack, Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens, Me and My Girl, Dial M for Murder, Eva Cassidy in Over The Rainbow and recently toured in the award-winning Singin’ In The Rain as Lina Lamont.
10/ 11 April, Palace Theatre Kilmarnock
12 April, Motherwell Theatre
15/ 16 April, Palace Theatre, Redditch
17 April, Plaza Theatre, Stockport
18 April, Forum Theatre Billingham
22 April, Queens Hall, Hexham
23 April, Baths Halls, Scunthorpe
24 April, Forum Theatre, Northallerton
25 April, Webster Theatre, Arbroath
29 April, Forum Theatre, Barrow-in-Furness
30 April, Barbican, York.
1 May, North Pier Theatre, Blackpool
2 May, Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
3 May, Spa Pavilion Theatre, Scarborough
6 May Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
7 Mat, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
8 May, Grove Theatre, Dunstable
9 Mat, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
14 May, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
16 May, Eden Court, Inverness
17 May, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.
21 May, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
22 May, Kings Theatre, Southsea
23 May, Stratford Arthouse, Stratford
28 May, Falkirk Town Hall
29 May New Theatre, Hull
30 May, William Aston Hall, Wrexham
4 June, City Hall, Sheffield
5 June, Embassy Theatre, Skegness
6 June, Playhouse, Whitley Bay
7 June, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
11 June, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral
12/ 13 June, Solihull Arts Centre
18 June, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
19/ 20 June, Grand Theatre, Lancaster
21 June, DG One, Dunfries
25 June, Theatre Royal, Wakefield
26 June, Grand Theatre, Swansea
27 June, Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford.