Hats off to Wolverhampton actor
From impersonating Al Jolson to Frank Sinatra, an actor will be playing 28 different pars in a production this month.
Wolverhampton actor Chris Wolverson will play a guardian angel in musical play Ain't No Angels at the Rep Theatre in Stoke from September 26 to 30.
The production, by Role-Play Productions, tells the story of what could happen if Frank Sinatra and Al Jolson met up in heaven.
The result is a show telling the life stories of the two greats, packed with some of Jolson and Sinatra’s most famous songs.
The characters Chris plays are diverse, from an Italian gangster to a camp hairdresser, and include portrayals of Dean Martin and Bing Crosby.
He said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing all these roles. It’s been a new experience for me, great fun, and I’m enjoying working with such a talented cast, director and musical director.”
He stars alongside Paul Roberts as Jolson, Paul Lumsden as Sinatra and two actresses – Sian Jones and Lexi Bennett – who also take on several characters.
Chris has performed with amateur and semi-professional companies such as Wolverhampton Muscom, Goldthorn Theatre Company and Walsall Operatic Society.
Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/role-play or by phoning 03336 663366.