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NEWS: CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR DOMINIC HILL PRODUCTION OF EPIC AMERICAN DRAMA

The Citizens Theatre has released casting details for its forthcoming co-production with HOME, Manchester, of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which runs from 13 Apr – 5 May at the Citizens Theatre and at HOME, Manchester from 9 – 16 May.

Long regarded as one of the greatest American dramas of the 20th century, Long Day’s Journey Into Night delves into the private lives and failings of the conflicted Tyrone family. Due to the intensely personal nature of the play O’Neill refused for it to be performed in his own lifetime, though when it was finally staged in 1956, it would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play.

George Costigan, who is best known for portraying Bob in Alan Clarke’s 1987 film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, leads a cast of five in the role of the embittered washed-up actor and negligent father, James Tyrone.

In recent years George has starred in numerous quality TV drama series including Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Vera and Scott & Bailey and has also worked with Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill on acclaimed productions including Crime and Punishment, King Lear and Oresteia: This Restless House.

 Lorn Macdonald is familiar to Citizens Theatre regulars for his “spectacularly brilliant” (Scotsman) performance as Renton in Gareth Nicholls’ Trainspotting, and for the role of Orestes in Dominic Hill’s critically acclaimed production of Zinnie Harris’s The Oresteia: This Restless House. In Long Day’s Journey Into Night Lorn plays Edmund Tyrone – a character modelled on Eugene O’Neill himself.

Playing opposite George is Bríd Ní Neachtain in the role of troubled wife and mother Mary Cavan Tyrone. A longstanding member of the renowned Abbey Theatre company, Bríd has a host of film and TV credits to her name, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night marks her debut on the Citizens stage.

They will be joined by Sam Phillips as the couple’s elder son, James Tyrone Jr. Sam’s screen credits include appearing alongside Martin Sheen in Far From the Madding Crowd and the BBC One TV drama, The Syndicate, with stage appearances including the National Theatre’s renowned production of The History Boys.

The cast is completed by Dani Heron as Cathleen. Dani recently graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with a first class degree in acting.

Backstage, Citizens Theatre’s Artistic Director Dominic Hill heads a creative team including regular collaborators Designer Tom Piper (Hay Fever, Endgame, The Libertine, Hamlet and King Lear) and Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod (Oresteia: This Restless House, King Lear, Hamlet). Award-winning Composer Claire Mckenzie and Sound Designer Matt Padden will also join the team.

Rehearsing and opening at the Citizens Theatre, the production will play at co-producers HOME, Manchester from 9 – 26 May, following their previous successful collaboration on Endgame in 2015.

NEWS: Dog casting confirmed after Legally Blonde auditions

Last month, the producers of the smash-hit musical Broadway and West End production issued a casting call issue the role of Rufus, character Paulette Bonafonté’s dog.

Legally Blonde the Musical will run at the King’s Monday 23-Saturday 28 April.

A British Bulldog was the preferred breed however other dogs were welcome to apply if they had a “brutish nature”.

Among the 12 dogs selected to audition at Theatre Royal on Wednesday 14 February were British Bulldogs, a Chow Chow and a Husky.

Each pooch had five minutes to impress the judging panel which was formed of David Barrett, Associate Director of Legally Blonde, Helen Petrovna, who will play Brooke in the show and Robyn Davis from the King’s and Theatre Royal.

The judges then selected the final three pooches before calling them to back to make a choice on the ultimate candidate.

The three final three dogs were Diniro from Netherburn, Tia from East Kilbride and Guinness from Penilee, all of whom were bulldogs.

The standout contestant for the judging panel however was bulldog Diniro thanks to his laidback attitude.

David Barrett said: “We had a great turn out in Glasgow and we were very impressed with the talent each dog had.

“It was an incredibly difficult decision but we unanimously decided on Diniro due to his fantastic relaxed temperament in the exercises during the audition.

“We can’t wait to welcome him to the Legally Blonde company upon out arrival in Glasgow.”

Deniro’s owner Annis Sweeney, said she was thrilled and that this would be Deniro’s stage debut.

She added: “He has always been very laid back. He’s like this all the time, it’s in his nature,

“He loves being around the people so he’ll have a great time with the Legally Blonde cast.”

Deniro will star alongside, Eastender’s Rita Simmons, Eurovision singer Lucie Jones, Emmerdale’s Bill Ward and  of course, Elle’s dog Brusier.

Legally Blonde the Musical is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy, a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest.

The popular tale tells of college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods who doesn’t take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School while proving that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Based on the Reese Witherspoon film, Legally Blonde the Musical earned seven Tony nominations and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations during its Broadway run.

 

 

NEWS: CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AND INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE

Eastwood Park Theatre has lined up three special shows of music, comedy and dance, to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) and Mother’s Day (11 March).

Catch big band music with Back to Bacharach on 8 March, comedy with Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap on 9 March and dance production Virago on 10 March.

Jude Smith from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “There is something on offer for everyone during our three day celebration, from light-hearted comedy with Gary Lamont to the thought-provoking and inspiring Virago.

“A small donation from ticket sales from the big band show Back to Bacharach will also be donated to a very important charity, Breast Cancer Now, which helps hundreds of women across the UK.”

A live ten piece band, three of the finest west end singers and Burt Bacharach’s famous hits – Back to Bacharach on 8 March is sure to be a huge hit. Eastwood Park presents the only Glasgow date of the show, featuring the work of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century. This show is jam packed with big songs including I Say a Little Prayer for You, Walk on By and What’s New Pussycat.

Comedy fans are in for a treat when former River City star and Glasgow southsider Gary Lamont comes back to his roots with his show Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap on Friday 9 March. Look out for guest stars Claire from Steps, Martine McCutcheon and Graham Norton who will be featured along the way…

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a dance-digital solo production on Saturday 10 March. Virago is a vibrant, compelling and brave show, exploring light versus dark and the real versus fairytale versions of female existence. Virago, which means ‘female warrior’ in Latin, is both a protest and a celebration – come and be part of the revolution.

Book tickets now, visit: http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

NEWS: Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton confirmed for Fat Friends The Musical at Glasgow King’s

Natasha Hamilton, of Atomic Kitten fame, will be starring in the new musical Fat Friends when it tours to Glasgow this April (Mon 30 – Sat 5 May).

Natasha will be joining an all-star cast including Scotland’s very own Elaine C Smith, West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy.

NEWS: SCOTTISH OPERA CELEBRATES CONFUCIUS HUB STATUS WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE DRAGON OF THE WESTERN SEA ON CHINESE NEW YEAR

To mark the official launch of Scottish Opera’s Confucius Classroom hub status on 16 February, Chinese New Year, there will be a special performance of the Company’s primary school tour production, The Dragon of the Western Sea, at Jordanhill Primary in Glasgow. This will be followed by the presentation of a commemorative plaque by Chinese Consul General Pan Xinchun.

The award of Confucius Classroom Hub status was given at the end of last year by Hanban in Beijing, the headquarters of Confucius Institutes worldwide. Scottish Opera is the first opera company in the world to be selected for this accolade, and is one of four new hubs based outwith a school setting.

Scottish Opera will be opening its own ‘classroom’ at the Company’s Edington Street Production Studios, where resources on Chinese performance, arts and culture will be kept. It will be used as a rehearsal space for Chinese-related programmes.

Confucius Classrooms are hubs usually based in schools and serving the local community. The concept promotes joint planning of cultural activities, sharing ideas and resources to stimulate the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture.

Scottish Opera’s Primary Schools Tour began on 15 January and tours all over Scotland until November, giving thousands of pupils from Primaries 5, 6 and 7 the chance to take part in this interactive musical experience. The Dragon of the Western Sea tells the story of Admiral Zheng He and his vast fleet of ships with 28,000 crew which set sail from China to Indonesia, India, Arabia and the grasslands of Africa in search of trade, treaties and treasure.

Composed by Alan Penman with lyrics by Ross Stenhouse, pupils learn the words and songs in their own classrooms and then work with a Scottish Opera team to prepare for a performance in front of classmates, friends and family.

Jane Davidson, Director of Outreach and Education at Scottish Opera, said that she is ‘delighted and proud’ that the Company has been named a Confucius Classroom Hub: ‘Scottish Opera, with its national remit, will use its new status to create opportunities for Scottish children and young people to explore the artistic culture of China through the medium of our European style of opera. Specialised art forms such as folk tales, puppetry, dance and visuals can provide rich sources for musical and dramatic fusion.

‘The composer and librettist were inspired by this real life story to create a dramatic tale of adventure on the high seas. The plot gives us a wonderful opportunity to introduce Scottish primary pupils to a different perspective on the age of discovery. Admiral He predated the journeys made by European explorers by many years. Using a blend of musical styles as well as key words and phrases from China, Africa and India, the opera provides a fascinating snapshot of the history and customs of other cultures in an appealing and accessible way.’

Fhiona Mackay, Director, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages and Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools added: ‘Scotland is the first country in the world to host Confucius classrooms in establishments such as Scottish Opera that are of significant cultural, national and international importance.  We see this innovation as a way of supporting Scottish Opera’s educational outreach programme so that youngsters, families and communities across Scotland have the opportunity to explore Chinese culture and language through the arts.  It’s exciting to see the plans for the classroom coming to fruition and we are looking forward to it becoming a bridge between the two countries that enables the sharing of ideas, the development of opportunities and the creativity of thought that is made possible when people come together.’

In October 2017, a team from the Education Department at Scottish Opera travelled to Beijing to perform a show called Warriors! The Incredible Army, working with 900 pupils from Fang Cao Di International School. The show had previously toured primary schools in Scotland.

NEWS: Casting confirmed for Evita at King’s Theatre

After 10 years in the UK and two West End seasons, Evita is captivating audiences across the world as it continues on an International and UK tour in 2018. Having already visited Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates, the story of an ordinary woman’s meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest will run at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday 15 May – Saturday 19 May 2018.

Returning to the role of Eva Perón is Madalena Alberto, a role she received critical-acclaim for at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2014. Considered as one of the West End’s prominent leading ladies, Madalena is renowned for some of the most coveted roles in musical theatre, including Fantine in Les Miserábles (25th Anniversary Tour, The Barbican, 02 Arena), Grizabella in Cats (London Palladium) and the title role in Piaf (Leicester Curve). Her most recent credits include The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre), Polly in Pollyanna (Tristan Bates Theatre) and a guest lead in BBC’s Holby City. Alongside her acting career, Madalena is a songwriter and performs solo concerts regularly.

Fresh from the recent West End production in July 2017, leading Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti will continue in the role of Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people. Linked to Eva by destiny; he brings balance to the story of Eva’s rise to fame. Gian’s most recently played the title role of Tarzan in Disney’s Musical Tarzan, in Stuttgart. Prior to this he played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet across Italy.

Leading London and Broadway performer Jeremy Secomb joins the cast of Evita as Juan Perón. Jeremy most recently starred in the theatre production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Barrow Street Theatre) in the title role on Broadway, previous to which he played Javert in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) and Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre).

The cast is completed by: Oscar Balmaseda (Magaldi); Cristina Hoey (Mistress); Kellie Gnauck (Ensemble); Bethan Jacks (Ensemble); Samuel John Humphreys (Ensemble); Benjamin McMillan (Ensemble); Verity Burgess (Ensemble); Riva Grant (Ensemble); Callum Fitzgerald (Ensemble); Joe McCourt (Ensemble); Emmanuel Alba (Ensemble); Yuval Zoref (Ensemble); Oliver Slade (Ensemble); Jessica Ellen (Ensemble); Kirsty Whelan (Ensemble); Anthony Ray (Ensemble); and Mike Ward (Ensemble).

Telling the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, Evita follows Eva’s journey, which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.

 

NEWS: Scottish Ballet announce 2018 Season

Scottish Ballet have announced a season of  familiar favourites and new adventures.

Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet comments: 

“We are thrilled to announce our exciting plans for the 2018 season, which includes taking a full scale production – Matthew Bourne’s  Highland Fling – to the Scottish Islands for the first time, and the company debuting in Macau, performing Hansel and Gretel as part of our Asian tour. In the summer we will work with YDance on a major intergenerational dance event as part of the Euro Champs festival and the Year of Young People, and in winter our classic Cinderella will return due to popular demand.”

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling Dances its way to the Scottish Islands

Scottish Ballet dancers and touring team will be taking Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling across Shetland, Orkney and Lewis throughout April and May 2018.

This is the first time Scottish Ballet has toured a full-scale production to such remote locations and ensures performances of this production can be enjoyed by local communities across Scotland.

Affectionately known as a romantic wee ballet, Highland Fling was originally produced in 1994 by Olivier Award-winner Matthew Bourne.  Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a wonderfully imaginative re-working of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide with a wickedly wry Scots twist and hilarity mixed with classical ballet.  In addition, Scottish Ballet is the only company to be given the rights to recreate any of Matthew Bourne’s ground-breaking and contemporary works.

Scottish Ballet Flying High With Loganair

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling Tour Dates:

  • Theatre Royal, Glasgow 4-7 April 2018

 

  • Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 10-14 April 2018

 

  • Clickimin Main Hall, Lerwick 21-22 April 2018

 

  • Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall 25 – 26 April 2018

 

  • Atlantis Leisure, Oban 29-30 April 2018

 

  • Lewis Sports Centre, Stornoway 3-4 May 2018

Running time: The performance lasts approximates 1 hour 35 min, including one 20 minute interval.  Due to scenes of an adult nature, age recommendation: 14yrs+

International Asian Tour – Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel debuts in Macao

This will be the first time Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel has been performed by Scottish Ballet outside of the UK and the company is delighted to make its debut in Macau.

Inspired by the Grimm Brother’s famous fairy tale, in a small town, all the children have disappeared. Plucky Hansel and Gretel embark on an exciting adventure, traveling deep into the enchanted forest to find their friends.  A carousel of delicious treats from start to finish, Hansel & Gretel is full to the brim with magic and wit, with toys that come to life and a beautiful, bewitching ballerina who is not at all what she seems.

Scottish Ballet participates in Glasgow 2018 Euro Champs

Scottish Ballet is proud to be part of this intergenerational dance festival that will be delivered with YDance and will involve community dancers aged from 15 years and above.  Both Scottish Ballet’s Youth Exchange and Elders will be involved alongside National Youth Dance Scotland.

Scottish Ballet will also be working closely with community dancers drawn from partnering Local Authority areas and will showcase the best in intergenerational community dance.  It will take place in Glasgow during Championships in this time and will be funded by Glasgow 2018 European Championships Festival Fund 2018

Winter Season 2018/2019

Christopher Hampson’s classic Cinderella returns by popular demand

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella returns once more as part of our Winter Season 2018/2019.  When Cinderella’s father remarries, bringing a wicked stepmother and two nasty stepsisters, her future seems bleaker than ever. Yet, while the course of true love never did run smooth, romance blossoms when she finally meets her prince.

Originally created for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christopher Hampson will present this timeless, rags-to-riches romance. Luxurious costumes and extravagant sets create a glittering fantasy world in this ravishing interpretation of Cinderella.  The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing the world famous Prokofiev score.

NEWS: Fringe favourites return as Pleasance announces its first shows for Edinburgh 2018

At the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1985, the Pleasance Theatre Trust announce the first acts on sale in its 2018 Festival programme, including Reginald D Hunter, Colin Cloud and Showstopper! An Improvised Musical.

An entire festival in itself, the Pleasance’s programme will offer some of the biggest names in entertainment, much-loved returning acts and exciting newcomers over three sites. The first released names in this year’s line-up hint at the epic full programme in store for the 2018 Fringe, with tickets available from Thursday 1st February.

Reginald D Hunter celebrates his 20th year on the Fringe with his highly anticipated new show. Reginald’s searingly honest brand of comedy is one of the many highlights of a much-expanded programme at Pleasance at EICC, which promises the very best in comedy, circus and theatre, all under one state-of-the-art roof.

Joining the bill at the EICC is internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star Daniel Sloss, who returns to the Festival with new show X, and a double dose of Fringe regular Jimeoin, who brings Result! and the late-night Roast Chicken Result!

Elsewhere, the Pleasance Courtyard remains one of the Festival’s best-loved and most familiar sites, and in 2018 there’s even more magic in the air…

Scotland’s very own forensic mind reader Colin Cloud makes a triumphant return to the Pleasance Grand after his sell-out 2017 run, with a brand-new thrill-ride of a show; Psycho(logical). Cloud has won worldwide acclaim for his astounding deductions and outrageous stunts, most recently wowing audiences on America’s Got Talent, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and the Royal Variety Performance. He promises that for better or worse, audiences will leave altered forever. You have been warned.

Meanwhile, over at Pleasance Beyond, TV regular and Fringe favourite Pete Firman’s new show Marvel combines laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016) West End hit Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical also returns for its 11th consecutive year. A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show, with audience suggestions transformed into hilarious all-singing, all-dancing productions. For family audiences, the Showstoppers team will also appear in The Showstoppers’ Kids Show – taking suggestions from kids (and only kids!) to create interactive musical adventures.

At Pleasance One, Just a Minute regular and One Show reporter Gyles Brandreth is back with a riotous celebration of all things theatrical in Break A Leg! Delivering a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping, the show follows Brandreth’s last three Edinburgh appearances, all of which were five-star sell outs.

Also taking to the Pleasance stage is Hal Cruttenden, who has been (literally) filling our screens recently on Have I Got News for You and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show; Chubster.

The Pleasance will continue to add to its award-winning programme, with over 200 shows still to be announced in March, April and May. With comedy, theatre, circus, magic, dance, kid’s shows and much more still to come, alongside support for some of the most innovative newcomers through artist development strand Pleasance Futures, there’s surely no better place to be this August.

Tickets available at:

www.pleasance.co.uk or by phoning 0131 556 6550.

NEWS: BREXIT THEMED PRODUCTION PUTS COMMUNITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Citizens Theatre has released details of a new community led production, Come Hell or High Water, focused on people’s hopes and fears for a future outside of the European Union. The show will play in the theatre’s Circle Studio from Wed 21 – Sat 24 March.

The show is part of the Sky Arts Art 50 project, which has invited artists of all kinds, from all walks of life and from all artistic genres, to say something important about identity in post-Brexit Britain. These 50 projects will be featured on the Sky Arts TV Channel in March 2019. Currently, Come Hell or High Water is the only part of this UK-wide scheme taking place in Scotland.

With a diverse cast of 25, some of whom have experienced long-term unemployment, the criminal justice system and addiction services, Come Hell or High Water has been devised over several months and draws on a wide range of collected statements – with participants asked to interview a friend or relative with an opposing view on Brexit.

The project is being delivered in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council and several participants are asylum seekers. In addition to this international perspective, the project is also intergenerational – with a 56 year age gap between the youngest cast member, aged 20, and the oldest, aged 76.

The show intersperses sketches and opinions with a live score of original music and songs by composer Finn Anderson. It promises an accessible, light-hearted and at times irreverent take on a momentous political event that’s still unfolding. It will be directed by Citizens Theatre Associate Director Guy Hollands.


Martin Travers
, Script Editor for the show, said:

Come Hell or High Water is performed by people from all walks of life and is built around real people’s views about what it means to be Scottish and British at this moment of significant and maybe irreversible change.

“Throughout the process, it’s been important for us to create a space where everyone’s opinion is respected. We made a particular effort to welcome those who don’t have a strong view one way or another and, if anything, the dominant theme that has emerged is confusion about what Brexit means.

“The show will be entertaining and thought provoking. Brexit has been divisive – but we can’t think of a better way to look beyond current political divides than to bring people together for an evening of great music and sketches.

Come Hell or High Water is about a wave that’s coming towards us that we’ll either have to surf or overcome. It’s also about putting Brexit in perspective, and about human resilience. But above all, it will be a great night out.”

Tickets for Come Hell or High Water are available by calling the Citizens Theatre Box Office on 0141 429 0022 or by visiting citz.co.uk. Tickets start from £2 concessions.

NEWS: Casting confirmed for Titanic the Musical in Glasgow

Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship. Titanic the musical will dock at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 28 May 2018 until Saturday 2 June 2018.

In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

The cast will feature eleven actors returning from Titanic The Musical’s performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre. The cast includes Alistair Barron (Titanic The Musical, Bumblescratch), Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera, Chess), Greg Castiglioni (Titanic The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof), Lewis Cornay (The Break, Brothers), Alexander Evans (Eugenius, The Sound of Music), Simon Green (Titanic The Musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Emma Harrold (Cinderella, The Sound of Music), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half a Sixpence, Mamma Mia), Claire Machin (Titanic The Musical, The Girls), Claire Marlowe (Titanic The Musical, The Importance of Being Earnest), Oliver Marshall as Bride (Blondel, Forty Years On), Matthew McDonald (Death Take a Holiday, A Christmas Carol), Chris McGuigan (Bananaman The Musical, West Side Story), Matthew McKenna (Bananaman The Musical, 42nd Street), Gemma McMeel (Big Fish, Royal Variety Performance), Janet Mooney (The Woman in White, The Braille Legacy), Joel Parnis (My Fair Lady, Les Miserables), Timothy Quinlan (Jersey Boys, Mack & Mabel), Philip Rham (Titanic The Musical, Dr Korczak’s Example), Dudley Rogers (Titanic The Musical, A Christmas Carol), Victoria Serra (Titanic The Musical, Mamma Mia), Niall Sheehy (Titanic The Musical, Miss Saigon), Judith Street (Titanic The Musical, The Girls) and Stephen Webb (Rothschild & Sons, Jersey Boys) & Samuel J Weir (Common, The Caucasian Chalk Circle).

Maury Yeston commented on the cast of the UK tour: “The idea that a troupe of actors will tour this show in the UK, birthplace of the ship, where the workers of Belfast, the cabin boys and maids and stewards from Liverpool, the officers and crew, the stokers and stevedores from the Midlands all created a miraculous floating city, means more to me than I can say. I am touched that, musically, Titanic will finally be coming home, sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its builders – touched, and forever grateful.”

 

Having received its UK premiere in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse, the production returned to London in 2016 for an 11-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, where it won overwhelming critical acclaim.

 

Titanic The Musical has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776). The pair have collectively won, including their previous works, an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards for their works. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

 

Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

Titanic the Musical

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 28 May-Sat 2 Jun 2018

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm

Wed & Sat 2.30pm

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