In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.
Opening at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018, in the same city and same month in which the RMS Titanic set sail, the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning production will transfer straight to Belfast, where the ship was constructed. From there, Titanic The Musical will visit 12 theatres nationwide.
Having received its UK premiere in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse, the production returned to London in 2016 for an 11-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, where it won overwhelming critical acclaim.
Maury Yeston commented on the announcement of the UK tour: “The idea that a troupe of actors will tour this show in the UK, birthplace of the ship, where the workers of Belfast, the cabin boys and maids and stewards from Liverpool, the officers and crew, the stokers and stevedores from the Midlands all created a miraculous floating city, means more to me than I can say. I am touched that, musically, Titanic will finally be coming home, sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its builders – touched, and forever grateful.”
Titanic The Musical has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776). The pair have collectively won, including their previous works, an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards for their works. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.
Titanic The Musical is co-produced by Danielle Tarento (winner of the Best Producer at the 2012 Off West End Awards). Other productions include Grey Gardens, Victor/Victoria, Mack & Mabel, Grand Hotel, Parade and Company at Southwark Playhouse; Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola); Burlesque, Drowning on Dry Land (Jermyn Street) and Noël and Gertie (Cockpit). She is co-founder of the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Co-producer Steven Levy’s productions have been the recipient of 14 Tony Award nominations, 5 Tony Awards, as well as the recipient of the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and OBIE Awards. In 1999, he was selected by Crain’s New York Business of one of the “40 under 40” outstanding business people in New York. Steven is an owner of the Charing Cross Theatre in London and is a past owner of the Actors’ Playhouse, Village Gate Theatre, Gramercy Theatre and Playhouse 91 in New York.
TITANIC THE MUSICAL - UK TOUR DATES
12 – 21 April 2018 Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre Website: mayflower.org.uk
23 – 28 April 2018 Box Office: 028 9024 1919
Belfast, Grand Opera House Website: goh.co.uk
30 April – 5 May 2018 Box Office: 029 2063 6464
Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre Website: wmc.org.uk
7 – 12 May 2018 Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Salford, The Lowry Website: thelowry.com
21 – 26 May 2018 Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres Website: sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
28 May – 2 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Glasgow, King's Theatre Glasgow Website: atgtickets.com
4 – 9 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 338 5000
Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome Website: birminghamhippodrome.com
11 – 16 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh, Playhouse Website: atgtickets.com
18 – 23 June 2018 Box Office: 01752 267222
Plymouth, Theatre Royal Website: theatreroyal.com
25 – 30 June 2018 Box Office: 01604 624811
Northampton, Derngate Website: royalandderngate.co.uk
2 – 7 July 2018 Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Nottingham, Theatre Royal Website: trch.co.uk
9 – 14 July 2018 Box Office: 01253 625252
Blackpool, Winter Gardens Website: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
16 – 21 July 2018 Box Office: 020 3285 6000
Bromley, Churchill Theatre Website: churchilltheatre.co.uk
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