Bowden unexpectedly quit the production in May 2010. It was then left to Amanda Coutts to perform the role Meat. Coutts was originally Bowden's understudy. The West End production featured a nine piece live band under the musical direction of Stuart Morley. A national UK tour was launched in 2009 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. The 2009 tour cast initially included, Alex Gaumond as Galileo.