Girl On The Train, House On Cold Hill, Club Tropicana, No Kids
The Girl On The Train – tour starts 21 January
Best-selling Paula Hawkins novelThe Girl on the Train is brought to the stage with EastEnders' Samantha Womack in the leading role. Her recent stage credits include Morticia in a tour of The Addams Family.
Alongside Womack is Coronation Street's Oliver Farnworth. Anthony Banks directs.
This thriller is adapted from the book and the film of the same name by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel.
The producers are Simon Friend, Amblin Entertainment and Josh Andrews.
Girl on the Train visits Milton Keynes Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Richmond Theatre, Southend Palace Theatre, Leicester Curve, Liverpool Playhouse, Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, King’s Theatre Edinburgh, The Lowry Salford, Theatre Royal Bath, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Royal and Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Shrewsbury Theatre Severn, Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin, Grand Opera House Belfast, Theatre Royal Brighton, Sheffield Lyceum, Norwich Theatre Royal and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford.
The House On Cold Hill – tour starts 23 January
This thriller receives its world première when it goes on the road starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, also of Holby City fame, and Rita Simons, previously EastEnders' Roxy Mitchell, as husband and wife Ollie and Caro Harcourt.
Joining them are EastEnders' Charlie Clements, making her professional stage debut, Hollyoaks' Persephone Swales-Dawson, Padraig Lynch, Tricia Deighton and understudy Zoe Hickson.
Originally a best-selling novel, the ghostly mystery story is based on author Peter James's own experiences of a haunted house.
Olivier Award-winning Ian Talbot directs this adaptation by Shaun McKenna. The producer is Joshua Andrews.
The House On Cold Hill opens at Dartford, Orchard Theatre and tours to Nottingham Theatre Royal, Shrewsbury Severn Theatre, Coventry Belgrade Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Portsmouth Kings, Brighton Theatre Royal, Norwich Theatre Royal, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Hull New Theatre, Southend Palace Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, Woking New Victoria, Leeds Grand Theatre, Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, Manchester Opera House, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Glasgow Theatre Royal with further dates to be announced.
Club Tropicana The Musical - tour starts 24 January
X Factor winner Joe McElderry leads the cast in new musical Club Tropicana which has its world première at the Churchill Theatre Bromley at the start of a UK tour.
McElderry is joined by EastEnders' Neil McDermott, The Imitation Game's Kate Robbins, Emily Tierney, whose credits include Eugenius!, Wicked and The Wizard of Oz, and former Sugababe Amelle Berrabah making her musical theatre début.
Joining them are Karina Hind, Calvin Hudson, Cellen Chugg Jones, Megan Louch, Rebecca Mendoza, Alexanda O’Reilly, Joshua Pearson, Rory Phelan, Nye Rees, Camilla Rowland, Christina Shand, Courtney-Brogan Smalley, Tara Verloop and Kane Verrall.
Set in the 1980s, this holiday musical features hits of the decade including "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "Just Can’t Get Enough", "Making Your Mind Up", "Relax", "Up Where We Belong", "I Could Be So Good for You" and "Fantastic Day".
The book is by Michael Gyngell and has a story of a budding bride and groom who get cold feet and decide to jet off on holiday, little knowing they are staying at the same hotel.
Samuel Holmes co-directs with Nick Winston who also choreographs. The musical director is Charlie Ingles and musical supervision and arrangements are by Greg Arrowsmith. The producers are Mark Goucher and Gavin Kalin.
Club Tropicana - The Musical visits Churchill Theatre Bromley, Alhambra Bradford, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Theatre Royal Norwich, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Grand Opera House York, Theatre Royal Brighton, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, New Theatre Hull,, Wimbledon New Theatre, Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, New Theatre Oxford, Empire Theatre Sunderland, Grand Theatre Swansea, Opera House Manchester, Playhouse Edinburgh, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Venue Cymru Llandudno, Empire Liverpool, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin and Eden Court Theatre Inverness.
No Kids – tour starts 24 January
Co-artistic directors of company Ad Infinitum and real life couple, George Mann and Nir Paldi, have made a show from their discussions around if, when and how to have children.
As a gay couple, they remember their childhoods and discuss adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, the environmental impact of childbirth and ethics to a lively Madonna soundtrack.
No Kids enjoyed a successful run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It is written, performed and directed by George Mann and Nir Paldi.
Original composition is by Chris Bartholomew and Jo Ross is the BSL interpreter. The producer is Emily Williams.
The two-hander tours to Unity Theatre Liverpool, The Art Centre Edge Hill University Ormskirk, The Lowry Salford, Battersea Arts Centre London, Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol, Bedales School Petersfield, Arts at Stowe Stowe School Buckingham and Corn Exchange Newbury.