Brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May.
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.
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 spurned 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.
Tickets for Summer Holiday are on sale now. Further casting to be announced in due course.
SUMMER HOLIDAY – 2018 UK TOUR DATES
Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 May Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 May Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tuesday 29 May – Saturday 2 June Grand Opera House, York
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 June Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 June Edinburgh Playhouse
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 June Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 July Theatre Royal, Brighton
Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 July Blackpool Winter Gardens
Tuesday 30 July – Saturday 4 August Leeds Grand Theatre
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 August Wales Millennium Centre
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 27 August Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 September Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 September Chester Storyhouse
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 September New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 September Darlington Hippodrome
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 October Regent Theatre, Stoke
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 October Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November Kings Theatre, Glasgow