FORMER EastEnder Adam Woodyatt is to star in My Fair Lady and could land £500,000 — double his old soap salary.
Adam, 54 — Ian Beale in Walford — will play Eliza Doolittle’s dustman dad Alfred in 158 shows over nine months at up to £3,500 a pop.
Former EastEnder Adam Woodyatt is to star in My Fair Lady and could land £500,000 — double his old soap salary
He will appear with singers Charlotte Kennedy and Lesley Garrett, 67, in a UK tour after a run in London’s West End later this year.
Charlotte is Eliza, famously played by Hollywood great Audrey Hepburn in a My Fair Lady film in 1964.
An industry booker said Adam will be on £2,000 a show, rising with ticket sales.
At 70 per cent capacity he’ll get another £750, and another at 85 per cent.
Adam Woodyatt will star alongside singer Charlotte Kennedy
The source said: “Adam’s a big-name so there’s no reason ticket sales won’t be buoyant.
“It’s a good deal for him. Theatre work’s hard but rewarding — and a lot more fun than the day-to-day slog of filming a soap.
“If the tour goes well he could become a stage star.”
Adam, who split with wife Beverley Sharp, 57, in 2020, was in ’Enders for 35 years to 2020, its longest-serving actor.
Charlotte Kennedy will star in the role famously once played by Audrey Hepburn