A musical version of TV show Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! will head out on a UK tour in 2020.
A stage adaption of the animated, family friendly programme is being worked on by Selladoor, who are behind Madagascar the Musical and Avenue Q.
BAFTA winning writer & director Will Brenton will pen the show, which will head to more than 40 theatres across the UK and Ireland in 2020.
The musical will feature Dennis and Gnasher’s “hallmark slapstick comedy and ageless humour” together with a repertoire of songs.
Emmy-nominated TV series Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! airs on CBBC in the UK and more than 20 other countries across the globe.
It features Dennis – voiced by Freddie Fox – his dogged side kick Gnasher and fearless mates including Rubi, JJ, Pieface and his pet potato Paul. Together they cook up crazy plans, get in all sorts of scrapes and take on every challenge, no matter how big.
Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! The Musical tour dates, venues & tickets
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Thursday 23rd Jan, 2020 – Sunday 26th Jan, 2020
Tuesday 28th Jan, 2020 – Saturday 1st Feb, 2020
Liverpool Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 4th Feb, 2020 – Saturday 8th Feb, 2020
Manchester Palace Theatre
Tuesday 18th Feb, 2020 – Saturday 22nd Feb, 2020
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
Tuesday 25th Feb, 2020 – Saturday 29th Feb, 2020
Reading The Hexagon
Tuesday 3rd Mar, 2020 – Saturday 7th Mar, 2020
Worcestershire Malvern Theatre
Tuesday 10th Mar, 2020 – Saturday 14th Mar, 2020
London New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 17th Mar, 2020 – Saturday 21st Mar, 2020
Barnstaple The Queen’s Theatre
Tuesday 24th Mar, 2020 – Saturday 28th Mar, 2020
Glasgow Glasgow Theatre Royal
Tuesday 31st Mar, 2020 – Saturday 4th Apr, 2020
Hull Hull New Theatre
Tuesday 7th Apr, 2020 – Saturday 11th Apr, 2020
York York Theatre Royal
Tuesday 14th Apr, 2020 – Saturday 18th Apr, 2020
Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! The Musical cast
Emma Scott, CEO of Beano Studios said: “Following the success of Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed around the world, bringing our gang to life on stage is the perfect next step. Selladoor are the ideal team to take on the exciting challenge of bringing the iconic characters to life in a show to entertain all ages.”
British actor Rory Maguire (American Idiot, Mamma Mia, Shrek) will star in the lead role of Dennis, with further casting to be confirmed.