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Hats off to Wolverhampton actor

By Alex Ross | Staffordshire | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

From impersonating Al Jolson to Frank Sinatra, an actor will be playing 28 different pars in a production this month.

Chris Wolverson – and his many hats – will be performing in Stoke

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.

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
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