Touring News – August 2017

Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Dateline: 30th July, 2017

Real Magic, Wait Until Dark, Blood Brothers

Real Magic – tour starts 22 August

Forced Entertainment's Real Magic takes off on tour following its opening at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.

Described as "a hallucinatory journey creating a compelling performance about optimism individual agency and the desire for change" Real Magic comes hot on the heels of the company's première of Dirty Work (The Late Shift).

Real Magic plays the Edinburgh International Festival and then tours visiting Cambridge Junction, Platform Theatre King’s Cross London, mac Birmingham and HOME Manchester.

Wait Until Dark – tour starts 24 August

Frederick Knott’s thriller will tour with Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson. Graeme Brookes will play Croker and Tim Treloar will play Roat with Shannon Rewcroft and Thomas McCarron completing the cast.

The action takes place in 1960s London and finds Susy, a blind woman, in the hands of a group of conmen with an elaborate scheme.

Knott also wrote the popular thriller Dial M For Murder.

Alastair Whatley directs Wait Until Dark for this tour which is presented by The Original Theatre Company.

Wait Until Dark visits, Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne, Richmond Theatre, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Malvern Festival Theatre, Palace Theatre Southend, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, New Theatre Cardiff, York Theatre Royal and Yvonne Arnaud Guildford.

Blood Brothers – tour starts 29 August

Willy Russell's epic musical ran in London’s West End for over two decades and has been seen all over the world.

It is thirty years since the show first toured and it seems demand for this moving story of two brothers separated at birth only to be reunited to meet a fateful end will not be sated.

The present tour extends from August with Lyn Paul reprising her role as Mrs Johnstone Dean Chisnall reprising that of the Narrator and Sean Jones reprising that of Mickey.

Lyn Paul was a member of the '70s hit band the New Seekers more recently she has toured the UK as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret as well as in Taboo and Footloose - The Musical.

Dean Chisnall's credits Shrek the Musical, Love Never Dies, Never Forget, Evita and The Woman in White.

This production is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright with musical direction by Kelvin Towse.

Blood Brothers visits G Live Guildford, King’s Theatre Glasgow, Theatre Royal Norwich, New Theatre Cardiff, Milton Keynes Theatre, Chester Story House, De Montfort Hall Leicester, Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline, Bradford Alhambra, Northampton Derngate, Theatre Royal Nottingham and Sunderland Empire.

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