Tommy Steele in The Glenn Miller Story UK Tour

Tommy Steele in The Glenn Miller Story


Tommy Steele is to feature in an extraordinary new stage production of The Glenn Miller Story which will tour the UK.

The Glenn Miller Story with Tommy Steele will feature a live 16 piece authentic Glenn Miller orchestra as well as a company of singers, dancers and actors telling the life story of one the 20th Century's most iconic musicians.

For the past 15 or so years Bill Kenwright and his idol Tommy Steele have had supper two or three times every year to talk about the past (mainly Tommy’s past, as Bill can never have enough of Tommy’s stories about rock ‘n roll’s golden era!) the present (Scrooge or Doctor Dolittle) and the future (“we’ve got to find a show Tommy which I can produce for more than 10 weeks in the year like Scrooge!”)

The “let’s find another show” conversations have been long and varied. And have possibly included adaptations of every screen musical ever written. It was when discussing a particular favourite of theirs; the James Stewart box office smash The Glenn Miller Story, that Bill discovered that his all-encompassing love for Elvis was equal only to Tommy’s adoration for Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Bill learned that Tommy is a true devotee; travelling all over the world to hear what remains of the original Orchestral Sounds, and is steeped in the knowledge and the glory of what Glenn Miller did for popular music. Tommy enthused that Glenn changed the face of it from 1939 – 1943 when he was the most popular recording artist in the world. Some might say similar to what Elvis did from the mid 50’s when he too was the most popular recording artist in the world.

The thought of Tommy Steele and The Glenn Miller Story was a wonderful opportunity to create something special in the mind of a producer like Bill. However, as Tommy told him, there was an obvious problem! Although he’s still one of this country’s greatest “8 shows a week” song and dance men, Tommy was too old to play Glenn! It was three years later – at a dinner party celebrating Tommy’s award as the Most Popular Entertainer of All Time at the London Palladium – that they came up with what they believed to be the answer!! What was it?? Come and see for yourself when The Glenn Miller Story is at a theatre near you. But here’s a clue – Tommy Steele will not be the Narrator.


25 – 29 October 2016
Alhambra Theatre Bradford

1 – 5 November 2016
Sunderland Empire



28 August – 5 September 2015
Wimbledon New Theatre

7 – 12 September 2015
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

14 – 19 September 2015
Kings Theatre, Glasgow

21 – 26 September 2015
Theatre Royal, Newcastle

28 September – 3 October 2015
Regent Theatre, Stoke

5 – 10 October 2015
Blackpool Opera House

12 – 17 October 2015
Grand Theatre, Swansea

19 – 24 October 2015
Wolverhampton Grand Theatr

26 – 31 October 2015
Milton Keynes Theatre

2 – 7 November 2015
Palace Theatre Manchester

9-14 November 2015
New Theatre, Cardiff

29 December – 10 January 2016
The Broadway, Peterborough

12 – 17 January 2016
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

19 – 23 January 2016
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

26 – 30 January 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse

2 – 6 February 2016
Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin

9 – 13 February 2016
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

16- 20 February 2016
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

23 – 27 February 2016
Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol

29 February – 5 March 2016
Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Friday 5 – Saturday 13 August 2016
Cliff's Pavillion, Southend On Sea

15 – 20 August 2016
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 August 2016
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Monday 29 August – Saturday 5 September 2016
New Theatre Oxford

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 September
Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September 2016
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September 2016
Malvern Theatre

Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October 2016
The Hawth, Crawley

4 – 8 October 2016
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Tuesday 11 October – Saturday 15 October 2016
Venue Ctmru, llandudno

18 – 22 October 2016
Orchard Theatre Dartford

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