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
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
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
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
Musical theatre fans will be delighted to know that the smash-hit West End and Broadway musical about the life of song writing genius Carole King will be coming to Scotland.
King sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen years old and by the time she was twenty was writing number ones for some the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees. it features classic numbers including So Far Away, Oh! Carol, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Some Kind of Wonderful, Up on the Roof, The Locomotion, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, You’ve Got a Friend (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Beautiful.
Beautiful is the story of King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
She became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 28TH NOVEMBER – 2ND DECEMBER 2017
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – 13TH – 17TH FEBRUARY 2018
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa. Starring Samantha Womack as Morticia, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday, Cameron Blakely as Gomez, and Les Dennis as Uncle Fester.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 7 or 307.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE – APRIL 20TH – 29TH
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE – OCTOBER 1OTH – 14TH