He's Matthew Kellys son, and his name is really Matthew Kelly but he changed it to avoid confusion with his dad (whose name is really Dave!) He is marvellous by all accounts. He & his Dad did the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella last year too.
Yes the set in the recent tour wasn't very good. Just the two houses that contributed for the whole story really, as well as the Corny Collins set. No joke shop or record shop at all...
Not sure if I will make a return this time round. Saw it only a year ago. Brenda Edwards is FAB as Maybelle and sings the roof off but I've seen her already. Might be enticed to go back if the production itself is different but will hold off until further casting is announced before I book. If Velma is good casting, I might go. One of my favourite musicals but seen it twice before on separate occasions.
Surprised they didn't get Tony back after he said on Twitter how much he loved that role and how he'd love to perform it again.