Nottingham to stage Dear Evan Hansen

Published: 13 November 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

Re-examining contemporary themes: Dear Evan Hansen director Adam Penford Credit: Creative by Wren

Nottingham Playhouse is to stage a new production of the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen which will open in Nottingham before touring the UK.

The Playhouse’s artistic director Adam Penford will direct. He said, “Dear Evan Hansen has gained a cult audience on both sides of the Atlantic since it premièred in 2015. Evan's powerful story grips and moves people, told through a captivating script and musical score.

“This new production offers the opportunity to re-examine some of its contemporary themes which include loneliness, mental health and social media. It's a pleasure to be collaborating with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions to bring this new version to Nottingham and around the UK.”

Packed with “some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the past decade”, Dear Evan Hansen has a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and book by Steven Levenson. It won a Tony award for best musical, an Olivier Award for best new musical and a Grammy award for best musical theatre album.

Dear Evan Hansen will run at Nottingham Playhouse from Monday 9 until Saturday 28 September 2024. Casting is to be announced.

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  • Dear Evan Hansen - Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Steven Levenson (Nottingham Playhouse in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions)

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