The international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical is returning with a new UK Tour from August 2017.
Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ‘do?
Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 2ND – 7TH OCTOBER 2017
INVERNESS EDEN COURT – 5TH – 10TH FEBRUARY 2018
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 12TH – 17TH MARCH 2018
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S – 19TH – 24TH MARCH 2018
A new musical based on the life of Cilla Black will embark on a tour of the UK, beginning in September.
Cilla – The Musical is a stage adaptation of Jeff Pope’s ITV series which starred Sheridan Smith in the title role. Open auditions for the role of Cilla are being held nationwide soon.
The musical, which is produced by Bill Kenwright, Laurie Mansfield and Cilla’s son Robert Wills, will follow the life of Black from her teenage years in Liverpool through her rise to fame. The score will feature a host of ’60s music including Cilla’s much-loved hits “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, “Alfie” and “Something Tells Me”.
Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, Black is most well known now for her TV work including Blind Date and Surprise Surprise. Her singles “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “You’re My World” both reached number one in the UK in 1964.
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 19TH – 23TH SEPTEMBER 2017
The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable.
Rita Simons who is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s Eastenders will play Paulette.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE – 21ST NOVEMBER – 3RD DECEMBER 2017
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 23RD – 28TH APRIL 2018
Dance like you’ve never danced before – FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.
Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors.
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 4TH – 12TH AUGUST 2017
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE 15TH – 20TH JANUARY 2018
Tom Parker, from boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease.
Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy, EastEnders’ and Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo.
Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again.
It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 9TH – 20TH MAY 2017
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 11TH – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2017
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE – 13TH – 18TH NOVEMBER 2017
Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
INVERNESS EDEN COURT – 8TH – 13TH MAY 2017
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 12TH – 17TH JUNE 2017
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 19TH – 24TH JUNE 2017
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them…
Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.
Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love.
Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including “The Look Of Love”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “Spooky” and of course, the classic “Son Of A Preacher Man”, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.
EDINBURGH KING’S THEATRE – 17TH – 21ST OCTOBER 2017 more dates to be announced
Wonderland is a musical adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Wonderland boasts a score from Frank Wildhorn, writer of hits including Whitney Houston’s Where Do Broken Hearts Go? and This is the Moment from the musical , Jekyll & Hyde.
Produced by Neil Eckersley, Wonderland has music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy, book by Jack Murphy and Gregory Boyd with UK adaptation by Ava Eldred. It is directed by Lotte Wakeham (Associate Director of Matilda, West End & Broadway), with musical supervision by Jason Howland (Beautiful, West End & Broadway), choreography by Lucie Pankhurst (Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse), design by Georgia Lowe (Pomona for the Orange Tree, National Theatre & Royal Exchange) and lighting design by Tony Award nominee Nick Richings (current UK tours of Priscilla Queen of the Desert & The Rocky Horror Show).
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE – 16TH – 20TH MAY 2017
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 3RD – 8TH JULY 2017
Tony Award® nominated Bring It On – The Musical will visit Edinburgh during its UK tour.
Written by a team including music and lyrics by Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton and In The Heights), Tony Award® winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Amanda Green with book by Tony Award® winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q.
Inspired by the 2000 teen movie starring Kirsten Dunst, Bring It On claims to be a high-octane thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets high school politics and teenage romance. It is a universal coming-of-age story with an exciting score, explosive choreography and athleticism.
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 30TH OCTOBER – 4TH NOVEMBER 2017
LYN PAUL returns from her West End run as ‘THE DEFINITIVE MRS JOHNSTONE’ – MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role she has played many times in the West End, in fact she was the show’s final Mrs Johnstone when it closed at The Phoenix Theatre in 2012. Lyn also starred in the tour of Cabaret with Will Young in 2013 and rose to fame as a member of the pop group New Seekers whose numerous number one hits include ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’ which sold over 20 million copies.
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 5TH – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2017