Sick Boy to Sky

Feb 22 2016 | By More

Casting for Mamma Mia! tour announced

Philip Ryan, who played Sick Boy in the In Yer Face production of Trainspotting at the Fringe, has been cast as Sky in the tour of Mamma Mia! coming to the Playhouse in November 2016.

Ryan graduated from Arts Educational last year and took over the role of Sick Boy halfway through the run when Neil Pendleton got a job in Hollywood.

Phillip Ryan will play Sky in Mamma Mia!

Phillip Ryan will play Sky in Mamma Mia!

Ryan will play the role of Sky, the fiancé of Sophie, who will be played by Lucy May Barker, in the jukebox musical based on the songs of Abba. The main role of Donna, Sophie’s mother, will be played by Sarah Poyzer with Jenna Lee James as her alternate.

They will star alongside Jacqueline Braun as Rosie and Emma Clifford as Tanya, Donna’s best friends with whom she was in a girl band: Donna and the Dynamos.


Sophie’s potential dads are played by Richard Standing (Sam Carmichael), Tim Walton (Harry Bright) and Christopher Hollis (Bill Austin).

Further roles are played by Micha Richardson (Ali), Blaise Colangelo (Lisa), Louis Stockil (Pepper) and Sam Robinson (Eddie).

Mamma Mia! opens in Bristol in March and arrives in Edinburgh in November where it will stay until January 2017, before going out on further dates, to be announced.

With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.

The In Yer Face production of Trainspotting – with Philip Ryan as Sick Boy – was reviewed here and here, during its run at the fringe in 2015.


Mamma Mia!
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tuesday 29 November 2016 – Saturday 7 January 2017
Daily, Mon-Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Full details and tickets on the Playhouse website:

Mamma Mia! on tour 2016
25 March – 7 May Bristol
0844 871 3012 Book online
10 May – 4 June Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
14 – 25 June Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
28 June – 3 Sept Birmingham
0844 338 5000 Book online
13 Sept – 8 Oct Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
11 Oct – 13 Nov Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
29 Nov 2016 – 7 Jan 2017 Edinburgh
0844 871 3014 Book online


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