Hairspray UK Tour – Manchester And Liverpool On Sale Today

Hairspray musical

Tickets for Hairspray The Musical in Liverpool and Manchester go on sale today. This new production of the award-winning musical starts it UK tour in September 2015 at the Leicester Curve and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK. It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way. Hairspray is directed by Paul Kerryson with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical direction by Ben Atkinson. Click Here for the full Hairspray UK Tour schedule

New Dates Added To Dirty Dancing Tour

Dirty Dancing Uk tour dates extended in 2015

CLICK FOR DIRTY DANCING TOUR DATES BELOW Producers of the UK and Ireland tour of Dirty Dancing have announced eight new venues as part of the current tour. Dirty Dancing is based on the 1987 film of the same name written by Elanor Bergstein which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Dirty Dancing is the story of a teenage girl’s relationship with a dance instructor who works at a summer holiday vacation camp. The first tour of Dirty Dancing was a phenomenal success taking in an unprecedented £42,000,000 at theatres across the UK. The current cast includes; Gareth Bailey as Johnny Castle, Roseanna Frascona as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, Claire Rogers as Penny Johnson, James Coombes as Dr. Jake Houseman, Julia J. Nagle as Marjorie Houseman, Jessie-Lou Yates as Lisa Houseman, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Alexander Wolfe as Neil Kellerman, Michael Remick as Max Kellerman, Wayne Smith as Billy Kostecki … Read more

Jersey Boys UK Tour 2015/16 Announces Further Dates

Jersey Boys UK tour annouces further dates

JERSEY BOYS WILL CLOSE IN LONDON ON 26 MARCH 2017 – BOOK NOW BOOK TICKETS FOR FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS ON TOUR THE JERSEY BOYS TOUR RECOMMENCES IN DECEMBER 2017 The Jersey Boys UK Tour have announced extra dates to their current 2015/16 tour. The newly announced dates are The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (28 April – 9 May), Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (21 July – 1 August), Sunderland Empire (8 – 19 September), Lyceum Theatre Sheffield (6 – 17 October), Venue Cymru Llandudno (10 – 21 November) and Theatre Royal Glasgow (8 December – 3 January 2016) with further dates to be announced. Jersey Boys is the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their incredible rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame having sold 175 million records worldwide – all … Read more

Casting Announced for Oklahoma! 2015 Tour

Oklahoma! on tour in the UK in 2015

CLICK FOR OKLAHOMA TOUR DATES BELOW The full cast has been announced for the new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Oklahoma! presented by Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton. From the award-winning producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof, this new production of one of the great classic American musicals will feature Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie, James O’Connell as Will Parker, Paul Grunert as Andrew Carnes, Kara Lane as Gertie Cummings, Christopher D Hunt as Cord Elam and Barnaby Thompson as Ike Skidmore. Also in the cast are Simon Anthony, Christina Bennington, Robbie Boyle, Katie Marie-Carter, Lisa Dent, Emilie du Leslay, Ian Gareth-Jones, Hannah Grace, Ross Lee Fowkes, Perry O’Dea, Sasi Strallen and Gabriella Stylianou. They join the previously announced Belinda Lang as Aunt Eller, Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim, Ashley Day as … Read more

Jason Manford To Headline The Producers UK Tour

Jason Manford

It was announced today that award winning comedian Jason Manford will star in a brand new UK tour of Mel Brooks’ The Producers. The award-winning musical comedy will begin touring in March 2015. Jason Manford will play down-trodden accountant leo Bloom in what will be his first ever UK theatre tour. Manford’s wealth of experience spans from a critically acclaimed West End role in Sweeney Todd, alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, to award-winning stand-up comedy shows across the country. He shot to stardom in 2007 as team captain on C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, since then he has hosted prime time television shows including Sunday Night at the Palladium, BBC1’s A Question of Sport: Super Saturday and The Royal Variety Performance. Jason was the winner of ITV1’s Born to Shine and will star in BBC TV’s forthcoming drama Ordinary Lies. Jason said; “I’m so thrilled to be starring … Read more

The Full Monty Kicks Off UK Tour

Full Monty play

The Full Monty launched its UK tour last night at the Manchester Opera House. In 1997, A British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm becoming one of the most successful British films ever made.  Adapted from his screenplay, Simon Beaufoy has captured the heart of the story including iconic son gs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones. The cast of The Full Monty includes Gary Lucy (Eastenders, The Bill, Footballer’s Wives), Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield. For more information visit The Full Monty Website  

INTERVIEW: Tim Driesen on the UK Tour of Jersey Boys

Tim Driesen

After a phenomenal seven years, Jersey Boys continues to run in the West End with no sign of stopping. As the national tour of the international hit musical Jersey Boys kicks off in Manchester, BritishTheare.com caught up with the tour’s Frankie Valli – Tim Driesen to talk about the show and the challenges of playing a living legend. You’ve just returned from playing Frankie Valli in Utrecht, that must have been an experience. “It’s a bit of a culture shock going from Dutch to English, In Utrecht, the songs were in English, but the script was in Dutch. I did a brief stint in the show in the West End last February, so I already knew the script but this is a slightly different production. It’s almost like starting from scratch with a completely new group of people in a new production which is great. “ “It does however mean … Read more

Jersey Boys – UK and Irish Tour Cast Announced

Jersey Boys

The producers of the Jersey Boys UK tour today announced the full cast for the first ever tour of the multi-award winning musical. Tim Driesen will star as Frankie Valli, with Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths will star as Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi respectively. Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast will be Sean Kingsley as Gyp DeCarlo, Matt Gillett as Bob Crewe, Nathaniel Morrison as Barry Belson, Dominic Smith as Norm Waxman, Damian Buhagiar as Joey Pesci, Henry Davis as Hank Majewski, Leanne Garretty as Lorraine, Amelia Adams-Pearce as Mary Delgado and Sinead Long as Francine, with Dan Krikler, Dayle Hodge, Luke Morton and Charlie Allen. Jersey Boys has been seen by over 19 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End’s longest running and most popular shows, where it … Read more

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