Joe McElderry, Neil McDermott, Kate Robbins, Emily Tierney and Amelle Berrabah to star in Club Tropicana
11 October 2018
Star casting is announced today for the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical by Michael Gyngell, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics all performed live on stage. It takes a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80’s when hair was big, shoulders were padded, girls (and boys) just wanted to have fun and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne!
Welcome to the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel - the 1980s answer to Love Island - where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical.
When a budding bride and groom get cold feet, they each decide to jet off to sunnier climes and feel the heat - but little do they know they’ve checked into the same hotel...The sizzling summer season at the Club Tropicana sees drinks flowing and tans glowing. Will our young lovers decide to go through with the wedding? Will the hotel inspectors (finally) get their way and close the resort, or will the staff save the day? All will be revealed in hilarious style, to an irresistible soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping acts from the 80s, including ABC, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a-ha, Culture Club, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Bucks Fizz and Depeche Mode: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Take On Me, Just Can’t Get Enough, Oops Upside Your Head, The Look of Love, Making Your Mind Up, Relax, Islands on the Stream, She Drives Me Crazy, Don’t Go, La Dolce Vita, Surprise, Surprise, Church of the Poison Mind, Fantasy Island, Up Where We Belong, I Could Be So Good for You, Fantastic Day and many more!
The cast is headed by Joe McElderry (X Factor winner and star of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Neil McDermott (Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, Eugenius!, The Wind in the Willows, Shrek), Kate Robbins (Spitting Image, ITV’s The Imitation Game, Dinnerladies), Emily Tierney (Eugenius! , Wicked, The Wizard of Oz); and former Sugababe star Amelle Berrabah making her musical theatre debut.
It is completed by Karina Hind, Calvin Hudson, Cellen Chugg Jones, Megan Louch, Rebecca Mendoza, Alexanda O’Reilly, Joshua Pearson, Rory Phelan, Nye Rees, Camilla Rowland, Christina Shand, Courtney-Brogan Smalley, Tara Verloop, Kane Verrall.
CLUB TROPICANA - THE MUSICAL 2019 Tour Dates
24 January - 2 February BROMLEY Churchill Theatre Box Office: 020 3285 6000
4 - 9 February BRADFORD Alhambra Box 0ffice: 01274 432000
11 - 16 February ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office: 01224 641122
25 February - 2 March NORWICH Theatre Royal Box Office: 01603 630000 (on sale soon)
4 - 9 March SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre Box Office: 0114 249 6000 (on sale soon)
11 - 16 March PLYMOUTH Theatre Royal Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
18 - 23 March YORK Grand Opera House Box Office: 0844 871 3024
25 - 30 March BRIGHTON Theatre Royal Box Office: 0844 871 7650
1 - 6 April WOKING New Victoria Theatre Box Office: 0844 871 7645