Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed UK Tour Cancelled

Last Updated on 7th April 2020

Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed the musical UK Tour has been cancelled.

Dennis and Gnasher musical Tour

Selladoor Family and Beano Studios are delighted to announce that their all-new musical stage production Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed! will open on 23 January 2020 at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury before embarking on a year-long UK tour throughout 2020.

This new family-friendly show is based on the hit TV show Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! and is being developed by Selladoor – the company behind hits including Madagascar the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors.

The musical tells the story of the mischievous twosome and their best friends, Rubi, JJ and Pieface and their mission to save Beanotown from the grips of the evil W Corps! Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis’ trademark skateboard, this brand new, high-octane family musical is perfect for pranksters young and old!

BAFTA-winning writer/producer-director Will Brenton will write the show which will feature Dennis and Gnasher’s imitable sense of fun and ageless humour delivered with a repertoire of songs.  He commented: “The idea behind this show has always been to do something different. This adaptation takes the spirit of Dennis and the Dinmakers and puts them at the centre of an indie-rock musical – where the characters take human form, play live music and won’t be happy unless the audience end up on their feet dancing. With amazing music, both original and known, slick dance routines, pranks, explosions and surprises to delight and transport the audience, this show is aimed at the whole family”.

The creative team will also include set and costume Designer Jean Chan and choreographer Kendra Horsburgh.

The stage production follows on from the success of Beano Studios’ international Emmy-nominated TV series Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! The TV show stars Beano’s irrepressible hero Dennis, his dogged sidekick Gnasher and fearless mates including Rubi, JJ, Pieface and his pet potato Paul. Together they cook up crazy plans, get in all sorts of scrapes and take on every challenge, no matter how big.

Rory Maguire Dennis and Gnasher
Rory Maguire

British actor Rory Maquire is to star as Dennis. Rory is currently starring as Gerard in American Idiot (UK Tour & New Zealand). His previous theatre credits include Summer Holiday (UK Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Avalon, Canada), Mamma Mia (UK Tour), Peter Pan (Greenwich Theatre & Rickmansworth), George’s Marvellous Medicine (88 London Road, Brighton), Grease (BKL), Ushers (Arts Theatre & Edinburgh Festival), Aladdin (Brighton Emporium) andShrek (UK Tour).

DENNIS AND GNASHER UNLEASHED MUSICAL TOUR SCHEDULE

23 – 26 January 2020
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

28 January- 1 February 2020
Bridlington Spa Theatre

4 – 8 February 2020
Liverpool Empire

18 – 22 February 2020
Palace Theatre, Manchester

25 – 29 February 2020
Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

3 – 7 March 2020
Reading Hexagon

10 – 14 March 2020
Malvern Theatres

17 – 21 March 2020
New Wimbledon Theatre

24 – 28 March 2020
Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple

31 March – 4 April 2020
Theatre Royal Glasgow

7 – 11 April 2020
Hull New Theatre
Cancelled

14 – 18 April 2020
York Theatre Royal
Cancelled

10 – 23 May 2020
Sunderland Empire
Cancelled

26 – 30 May 2020
Wolverhampton Grand
Cancelled

3 – 7 June 2020
New Theatre Oxford
Cancelled

23 – 27 June 2020
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Cancelled

8 – 12 July 2020
Bradford Alhambra
Cancelled

14 – 18 July 2020
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Cancelled

28 July – 1 August 2020
Peterborough New Theatre
Cancelled

11 – 15 August 2020
Blackpool Opera House
Cancelled

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