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Musicals on tour in 2022: 25 shows touring the UK

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2022 is set to see a selection of brilliant musicals touring the UK – some for the very first time.

From huge West End hits to cult classics, here’s a round up of musicals on tour in the UK across 2022.

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Waitress

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Fresh from its Olivier-nominated spell in the West End, Waitress will be touring the UK and Ireland from November. Based on the film of the same name, Waitress tells the story of Jenna a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. The musical features a Tony and Grammy nominated score by Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson and direction by Diane Paulus.

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SIX

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Six is the award-winning smash hit musical that has taken the world by storm. Currently touring the UK throughout 2022 and into 2023 alongside its ongoing West End production. Nominated for five Olivier Awards, SIX turns Tudor queens into pop princesses as 500 years of historical heartbreak becomes an hour of 21st century sass.

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Beauty And The Beast

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Beauty And The Beast is hitting the road for a brand new UK tour in 2021. Based on the 1991 animated film of the same name, the Beauty and the Beast stage adaption features a book by Linda Woolverton with music from Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The magical tale tells the story of a prince, cursed to live as a terrifying monster until he finds true love, and a village girl called Belle, who draws the cold-hearted beast out of his isolation with help from some enchanted servants.

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The Book of Mormon

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The Book of Mormon is the award-winning Broadway Musical from the creators of South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone together with the composer of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. The comedy musical follows two Mormon missionaries in their attempts to convert the citizens of a remote Ugandan village to Mormonism. Opening in 2011 on Broadway to rave reviews, The Book of Mormon transferred to the West End in 2013 where it won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Still playing at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End, a UK tour is continuing in 2021.

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The Lion King

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Disney's The Lion King will be touring the UK throughout 2020 and into 2021, alongside its ongoing run in the West End. Based on the all-time classic animated film, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, it tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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A hit on the West End for the past three years - and with a movie also on the way - Everybody's Talking About Jamie is embarking on its first ever UK tour. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the story of Jamie New, a sixteen-year-old who lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

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The Rocky Horror Show

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The Rocky Horror Show is hitting the road for a new UK tour in 2021. With a book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, The Rocky Horror Show made its world premiere in London in the 1970s and has gone on to become one of the world's most popular and produced musicals. On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into tyre trouble and seek help at the site of a light down the road. It's coming from the Frankenstein place, where Dr Frank'n'furter and Rocky Horror reside.

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Chicago The Musical

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A new tour of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago The Musical will start in Spring 2021 Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, Chicago is one of the world's longest-running on both Broadway and in the West End.

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Rock Of Ages

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Rock of Ages is hitting the road for a new UK tour in 2021. Rock Of Ages is a jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s. Having proved a hit on Broadway, in Las Vegas and on the West End, it tells the story of an up and coming rockstar and wannabe actress. The musical features classic rock songs from groups such as Starship, Journey, Styx, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and Foreigner.

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs & Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new musical. With songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and a new book, music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill; Bedknobs & Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Jamie Harrison (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Candice Edmunds.
The show will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2021.

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We Will Rock You

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Ben Elton directs a special tour of We Will Rock You in 2022, celebrating the musical’s 20th anniversary since it first premiered in London at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002. We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen. With a book by Ben Elton, the show tells the story of a group of Bohemians hoping to bring live rock music back to a dystopian world set 300 years in the future.

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Anything Goes

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Fresh from its recent run at the Barbican in London, Anything Goes hit setting sail across the UK! With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, Anything Goes will tour the UK from April before a new run in London.

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South Pacific

South Pacific

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of the hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is coming to London and theatres across the UK. The dramatic love story, set on a South Pacific Island during World War II will be thrillingly to life with a sensational cast of over thirty and a full orchestra.

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Fisherman’s Friends

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The Fisherman’s Friends musical is based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations, and the hit 2019 film of the same name. The piece recently held its world premiere at Hall for Cornwall in Truro. Now a UK tour has been announced for 2022 and 2023, beginning on 1 September 2022 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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Jersey Boys

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The Jersey Boys musical tells the true story of The Four Seasons, following the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. The tour will feature the show’s original Broadway creative team with director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo.

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Beautiful

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Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster (Sunset Boulevard, West Side Story), Beautiful's new tour will open at Curve in February. Written by Douglas McGrath, with songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the story of the singer/songwriter before she became a chart-topping music legend.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is hitting the road for a new UK tour, fresh from its acclaimed run in the West End at the London Palladium. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat first premiered in the 1970s and has gone on to become one of the world's most widely recognised and performed musicals. At certain dates, the tour will feature Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow as Pharaoh and Joseph respectively with either Alexandra Burke or Linzi Hateley as the narrator.

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Fat Friends - The Musical

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Fat Friends - The Musical is based on the hit TV show Fat Friends, which starred James Corden and Ruth Jones, and is written by Kay Mellor, who also created the TV show. Featuring original songs from Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the show follows the infamous group of T.V’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams. The cast stars Lee Mead as Paul, Sherrie Hewson as Julia, Jessica Ellis as Kelly and Les Dennis as Fergus.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens. The moving play tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher whose attempts to solve the mystery of his neighbour’s dead dog take him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

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The Addams Family musical

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The Addams Family is a musical comedy with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the iconic characters created by Charles Addams. Directed by Matthew White, the new tour started last year and will play throughout 2022. Joanne Clifton and Cameron Blakely will star in the cast as Morticia and Gomez Addams respectively.

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Sister Act

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Produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, this brand new production of Sister Act will tour the UK from February 2022 with an opening night in Southampton. Based on the hit movie, Sister Act tells the story of a singer who is forced to join a convent after being placed in a witness protection program. Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

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The Osmonds Musical

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A new musical based on The Osmonds has been announced for a UK tour in 2021. The Osmonds: A New Musical tells the true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade. The brand new musical features a chart topping list of anthems including Love Me For A Reason, Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Puppy Love, One Bad Apple, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more. The tour will be directed by Shaun Kerrison and choreographed by Olivier Award winning Bill Deamer.

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Girl From the North Country

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Girl From The North Country is hitting the road for its first ever UK tour in 2022 - here's all you need to know. Featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, the hit musical has enjoyed two West End runs and is also currently running on Broadway.

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The Cher Show

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The Cher Show is a jukebox musical that tells the story and career of singer Cher with her biggest hits, including The Shoop Shoop Song, I Got You Babe, If I Could Turn Back Time, Strong Enough and Believe. After running on Broadway between 2018 and 2019 – where it picked up two Tony Awards – a brand new UK touring production is on its way. The brand new production of The Cher Show is directed by Arlene Phillips with choreography by Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabus. Casting is to be announced.

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