Little Miss Sunshine UK Tour

Selladoor Productions and the Arcola Theatre present the European Premiere of Little Miss Sunshine. The Little Miss Sunshine UK Tour will commence at the Arcola Theatre in March 2019.

Little Miss Sunshine UK Tour

The quirky Off-Broadway hit musical will make its European Premiere in a brand new production at the Arcola Theatre London prior to touring. Tickets for the tour go on sale from 26 October, tickets for the Arcola from 5 November.

The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile into their rickety, yellow VW camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they? This inventive and uplifting musical celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.

Little Miss Sunshine is based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt. The musical is created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (who collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos). This new production will be directed by the Arcola’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen with design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Williamson, choreography by Anthony Whiteman and musical supervision by Mark Crossland.

David Hutchinson, Executive Creative Producer from Selladoor Worldwide comments: “We founded Selladoor to bring original work to the UK and I’m delighted that we are able to present the European Premiere of Little Miss Sunshine. We have worked hard over the last 10 years to build strong relationships with regional audiences and venues to make such a premiere possible. This new co-production with the Arcola allows us to create an adaptable musical production which will be seen in both an intimate London venue and in larger theatres across the country thus reaching a wider theatre audience. I am a huge fan of James Lapine and William Finn’s work, one of the company’s debut productions in 2009 was Falsettoland – one half of the brilliant collaboration from Finn and Lapine’s masterpiece ‘Falsettos’ so it seems fitting to again present another of their works in our 10th anniversary year”.

The cast of Little Miss Sunshine includes Lucy O’Byrne (Sheryl), Mark Moraghan (Grandpa), Gabriel Vick as Sheryl’s husband Richard, two-time Olivier nominee Paul Keating as Sheryl’s brother Frank and Sev Keoshgerian as Sheryl’s son Dwayne. The role of Olive will again be shared by Evie Gibson, Sophie Hartley Booth and Lily Mae Denman.

Ian Carlyle (Larry/Buddy), Imelda Warren-Green (Linda/Miss California) and Matthew McDonald(Joshua Rose/Kirby) also continue in their roles. Joining the cast are Jaimie Pruden and Jacob Jackson.

Completing the cast are the ‘Mean Girls’ who will be performed by Alicia Belgarde, Scarlet Roche andElena Christie.


This tour has now concluded.



25 – 29 June 2019
New Victoria Theatre Woking

2 – 6 July 2019
Kings Theatre Glasgow

9 – 13 July 2019
Sheffield Lyceum

16 – 20 July 2019
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

30 July – 3 August 2019
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

6 – 10 August 2019
Blackpool Opera House

12 – 17 August 2019
Olympia Theatre Dublin

20 – 24 August 2019
Oxford Playhouse

27 – 31 August 2019
Malvern Theatre

3 – 7 September 2019
Leicester Haymarket Theatre

10 – 14 September 2019
New Theatre Cardiff

17 – 21 September 2019
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

31 September – 5 October 2019
Exeter Northcott Theatre

8 – 12 October 2019
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

21 March – 11 May 2019
Arcola Theatre, London

20 – 25 May 2019
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

27 May – 1 June 2019
Quays Theatre, The Lowry Salford

4 – 8 June 2019
Grand Opera House York

11 – 15 June 2019
Theatre Royal Brighton

18 – 22 June 2019
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Further dates to be announced

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