Last Thursday’s press performance of On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London was postponed at short notice due to incapacity of one of the leads. The theatre has now issued the following statement…
During last Monday evening’s performance (22 May 2017) at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London, Fred Haig – who plays Chip in On The Town – sustained an injury to his foot which has now been confirmed as a fracture. Sadly, this means that he has had to withdraw from the production and we all wish Fred a speedy recovery.
With the support of Danny Mac (Gabey), Samuel Edwards (Ozzie), Lizzy Connolly (Hildy) and all the Company, Fred’s understudy, Jacob Maynard has now stepped out of the Ensemble permanently to play the role of Chip for the remainder of the run.
Having trained at The Urdang Academy and The Dance Studio, Jacob Maynard has previously appeared in Guys and Dolls (Savoy/UK Tour), Love Me Tender, Five Guys Named Moe (UK Tour), and Ragtime (Pleasance).
On The Town runs at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until 1 July 2017. Press performances for are now taking place tonight and tomorrow (30 and 31 May 2017).