Touring news - February 2017

Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Dateline: 29th January, 2017

Hysteria, Worst Wedding Ever, Cirque Du Soleil

Hysteria - tour starts 1 February

London Classic Theatre's artistic director, Michael Cabot, directs the company's new production of Terry Johnson’s Hysteria which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1994.

Johnson's other work includes Dead Funny currently playing in the West End, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, The Graduate, Insignificance and Mrs Henderson Presents.

John Dorney plays Dali, Ged McKenna plays Freud, Summer Strallen plays Jessica and Moray Treadwell plays Yahuda.

The tour opens at Malvern Festival Theatre and finishes at Mercury Theatre Colchester calling at Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, Theatre Royal, Winchester, Alban Arena, Buxton Opera House, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Cast, Doncaster, Gala Theatre, Durham, Key Theatre, Peterborough, Millfield Theatre, Edmonton, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Charter Theatre, Preston, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Swansea Grand Theatre, Theatre Royal Margate, Greenwich Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Theatr Hafren, Newtown, Coliseum, Aberdare, Grove Theatre, Dunstable.

Worst Wedding Ever – tour Starts 2 February

Worst Wedding Ever enjoyed great success when it premièred in 2014 as the first play commissioned by Salisbury Playhouse’s Original Drama programme.

Now the hit comedy has a short tour directed by Gareth Machin, artistic director of Salisbury Playhouse, with a cast led by Julia Hills. Alongside her are Elizabeth Cadwallader, Ben Callon, Derek Frood, Lloyd Gorman, Kieran Hill, Elisabeth Hopper, Nav Sidhu and Chris Talman.

Worst Wedding Ever is written by Broadchurch writer, Chris Chibnall. Its West Dorset-set story concerns a mother's plan to rescue her daughter’s disintegrating wedding plans—with help from the family and the local pub.

Worst Wedding Ever is a Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch co–production, touring to each of the venues.

Cirque Du Soleil’s Varekai – tour starts 2 February

Cirque du Soleil starts a UK arena tour of Varekai in February.

The updated show features new acts in its telling of a story about an extraordinary forest world and its fantastical creatures.

Varekai is directed by Dominic Champagne. It tours to Sheffield Arena, 3Arena Dublin, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, First Direct Arena Leeds, Genting Arena Birmingham, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and The SSE Hydro Glasgow.

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