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Rings musical unveils London cast
Laura Michelle Kelly
Laura Michelle Kelly, who starred in Mary Poppins, will play Galadriel
The cast of the London production of the blockbuster Lord of the Rings musical has been announced.

Laura Michelle Kelly, who won an Oliver Award playing the title role in Mary Poppins, will play the powerful elf queen Galadriel.

Shakespearean actor Malcolm Storry will take the role of magician Gandalf.

The 13m musical, which premiered to mixed reviews in Toronto, Canada, is due to open at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 19 June.

West End veteran Jerome Pradon will play Aragorn while Rosalie Craig, who has appeared in the BBC's productions of My Family and Other Animals and Casanova, will play Arwen.

James Loye, Peter Howe and Michael Therriault will reprise the roles of Frodo, Sam and Gollum from the Canadian production.

The show closed three months early in Toronto and is expected to be adapted for its London outing.

Building the 1m set, which uses a series of pneumatic lifts, will mean the theatre has to be closed for four months.

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