Little Miss Sunshine, Remembering The Movies, Tiger Who Came to Tea, Diary of Expat, Turn of the Screw
Little Miss Sunshine – tour starts 21 March
Quirky off-Broadway hit musical Little Miss Sunshine receives itS European première at London's Arcola Theatre ahead of a tour.
The musical is by James Lapine, whose credits include Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George (with Stephen Sondheim), and William Finn, whose credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Falsettos.
It is based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name by Michael Arndt.
The Arcola’s artistic director Mehmet Ergen directs this new production which has choreography by Anthony Whiteman and musical supervision by Mark Crossland. It is presented by Selladoor Productions and the Arcola Theatre.
The Little Miss Sunshine tour visits New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Quays Theatre The Lowry Salford, Grand Opera House York, Theatre Royal Brighton, Alhambra Theatre Bradford, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Kings Theatre Glasgow, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Blackpool Opera House, Malvern Theatre, Leicester Haymarket Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Exeter Northcott Theatre and Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne with further dates to be announced.
Remembering The Movies – tour starts 21 March
Strictly Come Dancing’s Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec tour Remembering The Movies, a tribute to the songs and dance routines from films of The Golden Age of Hollywood, through to films such as Saturday Night Fever, The Greatest Showman, La La Land and Cabaret.
Manrara and Škorjanec are supported by a cast of live singers and dancers.
The show visits Venue Cymru Llandudno, Charter Theatre Preston, Symphony Birmingham, Hull Arena, Corn Exchange Kings Lynn, Spa Theatre Bridlington, Victoria Hall Halifax, Forum Theatre Billingham, Sands Centre Carlisle, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, His Majesty's Aberdeen, Eden Court Inverness, Concert Hall Perth, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Sage Gateshead, Barbican York, City Hall Sheffield, Baths Hall Scunthorpe, De Montfort Hall Leicester, The Hexagon Reading, Guildhall Portsmouth, G Live Guildford, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, London Palladium, Pavilion Worthing, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, Colosseum Watford, The Swan High Wycombe, Corn Exchange Cambridge, Wyvern Theatre Swindon, Cliffs Pavilion Southend, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Forum Theatre Bath, Opera House Buxton, Aston Hall Wrexham, St David’s Hall Cardiff, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury, Regent Theatre Ipswich, Alban Arena St Albans and Richmond Theatre.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea – tour starts 26 March
Ten years since it was first seen on stage, the musical play by David Wood from Judith Kerr's book The Tiger Who Came To Tea continues to enjoy successful tours.
The cast for this tour is comprised of Jocelyn Zackon, Lizzie Dewar and David Scotland, with Hannah Miller and Glen Newham.
David Wood directs the teatime mayhem with movement director Emma Clayton and music arranger and supervisor Peter Pontzen. The show contains magical illusions designed by the President of the Magic Circle, Scott Penrose.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is produced by Nick Brooke Ltd. The show visits Palace Theatre Mansfield, The Playhouse Weston-Super-Mare, Palace Theatre Paignton, Camberley Theatre, Gatehouse Theatre Stafford, Civic Theatre Chelmsford, Rhodes Arts Complex Bishop’s Stortford, The Dukes Lancaster, Civic Theatre Rotherham, Lighthouse Poole, The Sands Centre Carlisle, Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline, The Town House Hamilton, The Radlett Centre, Coliseum Theatre Oldham, Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple, Theatr Clwyd Mold, Artsdepot London, Queen’s Hall Hexham, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Greenwich Theatre London, Colosseum Watford, Forum Theatre Malvern, Lighthouse Theatre Kettering, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury, Churchill Theatre Bromley, New Theatre Wimbledon, G Live Guildford, Spotlight Hoddeson, New Theatre Royal Lincoln, Beck Theatre Hayes, Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells, Embassy Theatre Skegness, Key Theatre Peterborough, Grand Opera House York, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Palace Theatre Southend, Victoria Theatre Halifax, Middlesbrough Theatre, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Floral Pavilion Theatre Wirral, Lyceum Theatre Crewe, Playhouse Whitley Bay, Guild Hall Preston, Capitol Theatre Horsham, Curve Theatre Leicester, Princess Royal Theatre Port Talbot, The Atkinson Southport, The Woodville Gravesend, The Spa Bridlington, Waterside Sale, Hertford Theatre, The Hexagon Reading, Auditorium Grimsby and Pavilion Theatre Worthing.
Diary of an Expat – tour starts 27 March
Diary of an Expat is based on the personal experiences of Cecilia Gragnani who came to the UK from Italy to study drama and the testimonials of other expats.
With Brexit imminent, this play looks at how it feels to belong to neither your homeland or your adopted land, and the road taken towards integrating.
Diary of an Expat is written by Cecilia Gragnani, Jvan Sica and Loredana de Michelis, directed by Katharina Reinthaller and movement director Mala Cherga Theatre, and presented by Paper Smokers / Fumatori di Carta.
It is performed by Cecilia Gragnani with Steve Wickenden in voiceover.
Diary of an Expat tours TO The Electric Theatre Guildford, Alphabetti Theatre Newcastle, Brighton Fringe Festival, St Michael’s Church Bournemouth, Cellar Theatre Sheffield and Exeter Phoenix with further dates to be announced.
Turn of the Screw – tour starts 28 March
Following last year's tour, story Turn of the Screw is back on the road.
Janet Dibley leads the cast as The Governess and Maggie McCarthy returns to her role as Mrs Grose.
Dibley has toured in Jackie the Musical, Kindertransport, A Murder is Announced and Women on the Verge of HRT. On television she is known for The Two of Us, Eastenders, Doctors, Broadchurch and Coronation Street.
Maggie McCarthy's many credits include Call The Midwife.
Henry James’s iconic ghost story is adapted by Tim Luscombe and directed by Daniel Buckroyd.
Turn of the Screw is presented by Dermot McLaughlin Productions Ltd in co-production with the Mercury Colchester, Wolverhampton Grand and joined for this tour by Exeter Northcott Theatre, and the tour visits Exeter Northcott Theatre, Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Perth Concert Hall, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Cast Doncaster, Derby Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Gaiety Theatre Dublin and Oxford Playhouse.
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.