Let It Be, On The High Road, Keep on Walking Federico, My Left Right Foot
Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles – tour starts 23 April
Hit show Let It Be is back.
Reprising their roles for this new tour are Emanuele Angeletti who plays Paul McCartney, John Brosnan who plays George Harrison and Ben Cullingworth who plays Ringo Starr.
They are joined by Richard Jordan who plays John Lennon. Musical director Michael Bramwell is once again joining on keyboards.
The show features many of the Beatles' hits including "Day Tripper", "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Penny Lane", "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Come Together".
It covers the band's story from the early days at the Cavern Club to the height of Beatlemania with a second act in the form of a fictional reunion concert. This set features solo work from the four including "Starting Over", "Band On The Run", "Black Bird", "My Sweet Lord", "Live and Let Die" and "Imagine".
The producer is Jeff Parry.
Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles visits Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Eden Court Inverness, Sec Centre Glasgow, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Winter Gardens Blackpool, Theatre Royal Bath, Alhambra Theatre Bradford and Theatre Royal Norwich.
On The High Road – tour starts 24 April
Clod Ensemble's On The High Road premières at London's Southbank Centre prior to a short tour.
In the show, a disparate group of people find themselves caught in a storm, taking refuge under the same roof waiting for the dawn to come.
Suzy Willson directs this show which fuses dance, theatre and gig played by a cast of dancers, actors and singers including Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy, soprano Melanie Pappenheim and cabaret singer George Heyworth.
Composition is by Paul Clark.
On The High Road visits Queen Elizabeth Hall London, CAST Doncaster, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and Oxford Playhouse.
Keep on Walking Federico – tour starts 25 April
Mark Lockyer's acting career was wrecked following a bipolar breakdown. He returned to the theatre in 2016 with his autobiographical show Living With The Lights On, which has toured successfully in the UK and Europe, and he now has a show about living in the present.
A letter takes Mark to a sleepy Spanish town where he meets people who will change his life forever and where grappling with the past helps him to find a way forward.
Keep On Walking Federico is written and performed by Mark Lockyer, directed by Alice Malin and presented by Actors Touring Company.
The show visits The North Wall Oxford, Tobacco Factory Bristol, Ustinov Studio Bath and Traverse Theatre Edinburgh.
Left Right Foot—The Musical – tour starts 25 April
Left Right Foot—The Musical tours in an expanded version of the show that enjoyed great success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe collecting five-star reviews and winning a Fringe First Award and a Herald Angel.
An uproarious musical satire My
Left Right Foot—The Musical has a book by Robert Softley Gale, music and lyrics by Richard Thomas, Robert Softley Gale, Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie with new songs by Richard Thomas and Robert Softley Gale.
The cast is made up of Katie Barnett, Richard Conlon, Chris Imbrosciano, Natalie MacDonald, Shannon Swan, Neil Thomas and Gail Watson.
It is presented by Birds of Paradise and the National Theatre of Scotland and directed by Birds of Paradise artistic director Robert Softley-Gale. Music arrangement and production is by Laurence Owen and movement direction is by Rachel Drazek
Left Right Foot—The Musical tours to Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline, Theatre Royal Brighton and The Dundee Rep Theatre.