Posted by Danielle
The West End is a very busy place this year with plenty of fantastic new shows opening. But as so many are opening there are others which are preparing themselves for a UK tour, here are a pick of our top travelling shows to keep an eye out for this year.
1 Ghost The Musical
Arriving in Manchester at the end of March, Ghost The Musical is on tour before finally heading to the West End and its new home the Piccadilly Theatre. The show is already beginning to cause a lot of interest as the hype begins to grow ahead of the first performances. Ghost, London will star Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street and Legally Blonde the Musical) as Sam Wheat and Cassie Levy (Hair, Wicked and Hairspray) as Molly Jensen and features a completely original musical score from Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart of the Eurhythmics.
2. Mamma Mia
After a very successful run in the West End Mamma Mia will be heading to Glasgow and Manchester. Ex Corrie star Richard Standing and his wife West End actress Sara Poyzer have been cast together for the show which features a host of ABBA’s greatest songs including Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, SOS and Knowing Me Knowing You. Since premiering in the West End Mamma Mia has been seen by over 45 million people around the world and still remains one of the most popular shows.
3. We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You will be arriving in Edinburgh in December and due to its success in the West End is already beginning to cause a storm. Hotels in Edinburgh are already beginning to fill up quickly for the announced performance dates as people are taking the opportunity to see this fantastic show. Created by Queen and Ben Elton, the show features over 24 classic hits such as Killer Queen, Radio Ga Ga and We Will Rock You. We Will Rock You is also part of a series of eight Royal Mail stamps to celebrate the diversity of British Theatre the stamps are onsale now and feature shows including Spamalot and Billy Elliot.
Dirty Dancing and Grease are also set to go on tour later this year, what shows will you be catching as they come to a theatre near you?