Tuesday, October 23

Little Miss Sunshine musical announces tour dates

The musical adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine comedy drama is to have its UK premiere in London in March 2019 before embarking on a UK tour in May. The musical had its world premiere in San Diego in 2011 before performing Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in October 2013.

The musical is is created by James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee) and based on the Academy Award-winning 2006 film , following the Hoover family who are determined to get their young daughter Olive into the finals of a beauty pageant and  travel from New Mexico to California in their rickety yellow VW bus. Can it survive the 800-mile trip – and more importantly, can they?This uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.

The new production will be directed by Mehmet Ergen, artistic director at the Arcola, with design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Williamson, choreography by Anthony Whiteman and musical supervision by Mark Crossland.

The musical is a co-production between Selladoor Worldwide and London's Arcola Theatre  where will run for seven weeks at from 21st March, and then kick off  a UK  tour at Ipswich  New Wolsey  on 20th  May before visiting Salford Lowry, YorkGrand Opera House, Brighton Theatre Royal,  Bradford, Woking, Glasgow King's , Birmingham New Alexandra, Canterbury Marlowe, Blackpool Winter Gardens, Malvern, Leicester, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Exeter Northcott and Eastbourne Congress with further dates to be announced. Tickets for London are on sale now and  tickets for the tour go on sale from 26th October


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