X-Factor finalist to star in mod musical

Amelia Lily who is starring in SHOUT! at the Winter Gardens in October
Amelia Lily who is starring in SHOUT! at the Winter Gardens in October

Billed as the ultimate in mod musicals - Shout! - which comes to the Opera House in the autumn, has finalised its vocal line-up.

Joining an all star cast which includes Suzanne Shaw, Liz McClarnon, Niki Evans and Helena Blackman, X-Factor finalist Amelia Lily will star as Yellow Girl in a show which flips through the Sixties like a musical magazine.

I can’t wait to get to Blackpool and start Shout! It contains some of my favourite music

Amelia rose to fame back in 2011 when she finished third on the eighth series of The X-Factor.

Her debut single You Bring Me Joy reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and since then Amelia has carved herself a career in musical theatre with credits including Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Green Day’s hit punk rock musical American Idiot.

Amelia said: “I can’t wait to get to Blackpool and start Shout! It contains some of my favourite music.

“I’m joining a talented group of girls to bring this infectious musical to life and I can’t wait to open at the Winter Gardens later this year.”

West End, TV and former pop star Suzanne Shaw will lead the cast in the hit jukebox musical playing Red Girl and joining her will be Atomic Kitten and musical theatre star Liz McClarnon as Green Girl and former X-Factor finalist and musical theatre star Niki Evans as Orange Girl.

Blue Girl will be played by Helena Blackman who, after rising to fame in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, has played countless roles in the West End.

It’s a smashing revue which tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing and includes a packed soundtrack of some of the biggest hits from the 1960s.

Winter Gardens Managing Director Michael Williams said: “Amelia Lily is a fantastic addition to what is already a very strong cast for Shout! and I am sure the show will be met with great enthusiasm when it opens in Blackpool.”

Shout! will run at Blackpool Opera House from Wednesday October 19 to Thursday November 3.

Tickets are on sale now priced from £15.

For more information go to www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk