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Brand New Stage Musical SUMMER HOLIDAY Comes to the Theatre Royal

Brand New Stage Musical SUMMER HOLIDAY Comes to the Theatre Royal
Peggy Bain
  • On February 22, 2018
  • http://www.brightonjournal.co.uk

David King for Summer Holiday Theatre Ltd presents: the brand new stage musical Summer Holiday, featuring British singer-dance Ray Quinn. The all-singing, all-dancing musical is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double decker bus making its stop at the Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 July.

Based on the iconic 1960’s film of the same name, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Summer Holiday will include all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics. The original film was directed by Peter Yates and produced by Kenneth Harper and became the second most popular movie at the British box office in 1963.

Featured image by Eva Rinaldi

Taking on the lead role of Don made famous by Cliff Richard, is singer-songwriter Ray Quinn. Ray shot to fame as the runner-up in ITV1’s The X Factor in 2006. This spurred a career in both music and of late musicals, with his debut album ‘Doing it My Way’ entering the charts at Number 1, and quickly gaining platinum status. Ray is perhaps best known of late for ‘doing the double’ on ITV1’s hugely successful show Dancing on Ice, winning for the first time in 2009, and then again on Dancing on Ice: Champion of Champions in 2014. Ray’s theatre credits include Danny Zuko in Grease (West End), Dirty Dancing (West End), Legally Blonde (UK Tour) and most recently, The Wedding Singer (UK Tour).

Summer Holiday tells the story of Don and his fellow London Transport mechanics as they journey together in a red double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece. Along the way they pick up a girl singing group and a young American pop star who is on the run from her domineering mother! This hit-filled musical features many of 1960’s biggest songs including In the Country, Summer Holiday, Travellin’ Light, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach.

Stage Adaptation is by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan. Orchestrations is by Keith Strachan. Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited on behalf of Josef Weinberger Limited. Executive Producer is David King and the Director and Choreographer is Racky Plews.

  • Tickets for Summer Holiday are on sale now and can be purchased online.
  • Alternatively call the box office on 0844 871 7650.
  • Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD
  • Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 July 2018

Featured image by Eva Rinaldi

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