Friday, June 2

New Prince Musical Purple Rain to tour next year

A new show based on the music of Prince called Purple Rain will premiere at the Churchill Theatre Bromley from 1st to 10th February 2018 before touring to Manchester, Plymouth, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, and Ipswich. On sale dates and booking links to follow. More details, including cast and further dates, will be announced in due course. Producers are also hoping for a West End run of the show. A 26-strong group of musicians, singers and dancers will bring Prince’s music to life for an evening that showcases his songwriting genius and pays homage to his imagination and showmanship.

The production will feature music from the  legendary artist including the "Kiss", "When Doves Cry", "Little Red Corvette", "Alphabet Street", "U Got The Look" and the show's title track.

Directed  by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live) whose stage credits include: Thriller Live, Carrie – The Musical, 20th Century Boy – The Story of Marc Bolan, The Genius of Ray Charles and Flashmob, it will  produced by Adam Spiegel (Motown) and Mark Goucher (Hairspray) with Claire-Bridget Kenwright.

Announcing the production, Lloyd said: "Prince's music and constant reinvention is legendary, so to get the opportunity to bring that and all his colourful characters to the theatrical stage is a dream.There is also a real appetite for live music shows that showcase the musicians as part of the performance. Prince was all about this. Prince was a consummate, theatrical artist, but in our show his music is the star."

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