Touring News – August 2017

Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Dateline: 30th July, 2017

How The Other Half Loves, Peace Train, Buddy

How The Other Half Loves – tour starts 30 August

Following a 2016 run in London’s West End, Bill Kenwright’s production of How The Other Half Loves now tours.

The three couples in Alan Ayckbourn’s farce are played by Caroline Langrishe and Robert Daws, Charlie Brooks and Leon Ockenden and Matthew Cottle and Sara Crowe.

This comedy of social graces and personal misunderstanding is both hilarious and heart-breaking. Since its 1970 opening it has been regarded as one of Ayckbourn’s most popular plays.

His other credits include Relatively Speaking, Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and The Norman Conquests.

How The Other Half Loves is directed by Alan Strachan and visits

Theatre Royal Windsor, The Lowry Salford, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Malvern Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Grand Opera House York, Richmond Theatre Richmond, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Theatre Royal Brighton and Theatre Royal Norwich.

Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story - tour starts 30 August

A show telling the story of Cat Stevens receives its UK première when it tours from next month.

Peace Train features Stevens's hits such as "Wild World", "The First Cut is the Deepest" and "Father and Son".

The show stars award-winning Australian musician Darren Coggan and his band. Peace Train has successfully toured Australia since it was first seen as a sold-out concert at The Sydney Opera House in 2010.

Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story is presented by Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd. The show visits Perth Concert Hall, Eden Court Theatre Inverness, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic, Sheffield City Hall, Sunderland Empire, The Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Hall for Cornwall Truro, Corn Exchange Cambridge, Malvern Festival Theatre, Octagon Theatre Yeovil, Richmond Theatre London, New Theatre Oxford, De Montfort Hall Leicester, G Live Guildford, The Baths Hall Scunthorpe, The Riverfront Newport and Theatre Royal Brighton.

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story - tour starts 31 August

Dubbed "the world’s most successful rock & roll musical", Buddy—The Buddy Holly played 6,893 in the UK alone, and has been seen by over 22 million people since it opened in 1989.

In time to mark Buddy Holly’s 80th Birthday in early September, the tour takes off on 31 August with Glen Joseph and Alex Fobbester alternating in the title role.

Joseph and Fobbester are joined by Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan, Jordan Cunningham, Josh Haberfield, Kerry Low, Thomas Mitchells, Matthew Quinn, Tom Sowinski and Alex Tosh.

The shows tells the story of Buddy Holly and his untimely death. It features Holly hits such as "That’ll Be The Day", "Peggy Sue", "Oh Boy" and "Rave On" and other classics of the period including "Chantilly Lace" and "La Bamba".

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story visits, Harlow Playhouse, Embassy Theatre Skegness, Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield, G Live Guildford, Watford Colosseum, King’s Theatre Portsmouth, Swan Theatre High Wycombe, Beck Theatre Hayes, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Grand Theatre Swansea, Orchard Theatre Dartford, BIC Bournemouth, Derngate Theatre Northampton, Lyceum Theatre Crewe, Wyvern Theatre Swindon, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, New Wimbledon Theatre, Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Sunderland Empire, Grand Opera House Belfast, Grand Theatre Blackpool, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury, Grand Opera House York, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, King’s Theatre Glasgow, The Hawth Crawley, Regent’s Theatre Ipswich, Corn Exchange King’s Lynn, Liverpool Empire Theatre, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Dundee Rep, Sands Centre Carlisle, Palace Theatre Manchester, Theatre Royal Brighton and Marlowe Theatre Canterbury. Further dates will be added.

Check web sites for information regarding post–show Q&As, captioned, signed and relaxed performances, and age suitability. At the time of going to press, some dates may not yet be on sale.

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