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  • “Motown the Musical” – Berry Gordy’s show will embark on a UK and Ireland tour opening at Birmingham’s New Alexandra on 11th October before moving out across the country and continuing into 2019 while it continues its run at London’s Shaftesbury.
  • “The Grinning Man” – has extended its run at the Trafalgar Studios until 14th April.
  • “Fame – the musical” – returns to tour the UK in the summer opening at Manchester Palace on 20th July and then touring to 2nd February 2019 in Shrewsbury.
  • “Calendar Girls –  the musical” – tour dates following the Leeds opening on 15th August then calling at Canterbury, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Southampton and Cardiff.
  • “The Band” – more dates have been added to the current tour which will finish back at Southampton’s Mayflower on 16th March 2019 in what promises to be a star studded final night.
  • “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” – is extending it’s booking period by adding a further six months to its run at London’s Apoll“Chicago” – the production opening at London’s Phoenix on 26th March is to star Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding in the role of Billy Flynn.
  • “Bayside” – a new musical parody based on the popular TV comedy Saved By The Bell makes its UK debut at The Other Palace on 9th March and run through the 17th March. Having extended seven times off Broadway, it brings all the characters from the show to the stage. Penned by Bob and Tobly McSmith, creators of “Friends The Musical Parody”, which is currently playing Off-Broadway. American actor Ben Campbell (A Futile & Stupid Gesture, Netflix) has been cast as Zack Morris, a role made famous by Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
  • “The Secret Garden” – the American musical by Marsha Normand and Lucy Simon will be directed by Dominic Shaw and open at Cirencester’s new Barn Theatre on 19th March (previews from 16th) and run until 15th April.
  • “Heaven on Earth” – performers, creatives and venues are among those owed an estimated £2.6 million (one of the largest ever in relation to a collapsed theatre production) by producers of the musical which was to star Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard, which was cancelled in November three weeks before it was due to open at Arena Birmingham ahead of a 5 month UK arena tour.