Titanic, Hive City, Act Of Repair, Malory Towers, Mr Stink, Incident Pit
Titanic The Musical – tour starts 11 July
Hit show Titanic The Musical is to tour Europe over the summer.
This multi-award-winning piece which has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone is directed by Thom Southerland.
Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.
It plays New Victoria Theatre Woking before journeying away from these shores.
Hive City Legacy – tour starts 15 July
Hive City Legacy, which enjoyed a two-week sell-out run at the Roundhouse, returns to the London venue in July prior to a tour.
Nine femmes of colour deliver a show on sexuality, race and mental health packed with circus, beatboxing, spoken word, cabaret and dance.
Written and developed by Busty Beatz, Lisa Fa’alafi, Yami ‘Rowdy’ Lofvenberg and A League of Extraordinary Femmes, the show is directed by Lisa Fa’alafi with assistant director Yami Löfvenberg. The choreographer is Yami Löfvenberg with the company, music composition is by Busty, Xana and the company.
The cast is made up of Aminita Francis, Rebecca Solomon, Krystal Dockery, Farrell Cox, Dorcas A Stevens, Koko Brown, Elsabet Yonas, Shakaiah Perez and Azara Meghie.
After playing the Roundhouse London, Hive City Legacy visits HOME Manchester, Bristol Circus City, Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru Caerdydd (Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff) before a British Council supported residency at Tempo Festival in Rio de Janeiro.
Act Of Repair – tour starts 19 July
A new piece of political theatre Act Of Repair tours Scotland in July.
Featuring a company of twenty diverse, emerging theatre makers who have co-created the work with Brian Ferguson, Act of Repair looks at Brexit, emerging forms of capitalism and the technological forces at work.
Ferguson makes his major directorial début with this piece for Scottish Youth Theatre.
Act of Repair visits the CCA Glasgow, Eden Court Inverness, The Lemon Tree Aberdeen, Dumfries Theatre Royal and Callander’s Summer Festival.
Malory Towers – tour starts 19 July
Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers has been adapted as a stage musical by Emma Rice for her company Wise Children.
In the cast are Rebecca Collingwood as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven as Bill Robinson, Izuka Hoyle as Darrell Rivers, Renee Lamb as Alicia Johns, Francesca Mills as Sally Hope and Rose Shalloo as Mary Lou Atkinson.
Emma Rice directs, original music is by Ian Ross and sound and video is by Simon Baker.
After opening at the company's home at The Passenger Shed Bristol, the show visits Cambridge Arts Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Exeter Northcott Theatre, HOME Manchester and Oxford Playhouse.
Mr Stink – tour starts 19 July
Chickenshed's musical adaptation of David Walliams's children's story Mr Stink is to tour with presenter, broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine, making his professional acting début in a cameo performance as Sir Dave.
Bradley Davis is to play Mr Stink, Phil Constantinou is to play Duchess the Dog and Lucy Mae Beacock is to play Chloe Crumb, with Courtney Dayes, Belinda McGuirk and Ashley Driver as her family.
Also in the cast are Goutham Rohan as Raj, Louise Connolly as Rosamund, Finn Walters as Mr Stern, Michael Bossisse as Prime Minister and ensemble members Cara McInanny, Bethany Hamlin and Demar Lambert.
Mr Stink has been adapted by Lou Stein who also directs. The lyrics are by Lou Stein and composition is by Dave Carey. The vocal director is Fiona Carey, the movement director is Tiia-Mari Makinen and the choreographer is Dina Williams.
Mr Stink will visit Cheltenham Everyman, Shrewsbury Theatre Severn Walker, Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage, Lowestoft Marina Theatre, Southport Floral Hall, Southampton Nuffield Theatre, Barnstaple Queens Theatre, Bolton Albert Halls, Watersmeet Theatre Rickmansworth and Llaneli Lyric Theatre.
The Incident Pit – tour starts 27 July
Chris Leicester directs Carl Wharton and Miranda Benjamin in his new play The Incident Pit.
Is it bravery or madness to dive to the deepest part of the flooded quarry that has never yet been reached. Fiona has objections so will Martin dive alone and what really lies at the bottom of the Incident Pit?
The Incident Pit plays Tristan Bates Theatre London, then visits Garret Theatre Storyhouse Chester, Copper Auditorium Square Chapel for the Arts Halifax, Kings Arms 11 Bloom Street Salford and Waterside Arts Sale.
Check web sites for information regarding post–show Q&As, captioned, signed and relaxed performances, the use of smoke/haze and flashing lights, and age suitability. At the time of going to press, some dates may not yet be on sale.