The first ever UK tour of Titanic the Musical will open in Southampton in April, before visiting cities across the nation until August.
Thom Southerland returns as director and, along with 25 actors from across the country, will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour. It will visit the cities and communities whose ancestors built, manned and sailed on the famous ship.
What’s the musical about?
It depicts the tragedy of the RMS Titanic which, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and sank on 14th April 1912.
The story of the ‘unsinkable’ ship has been described as one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century; 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives.
Titanic the Musical is based on real people aboard the legendary ship, with a focus 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.
The cast will feature 11 actors returning from Titanic The Musical’s performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto as well as at Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre in London.
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.
Selected tour dates
• Southampton Mayflower: 12th – 21st April
• Belfast Opera House: 24th – 28th April
• Cardiff Millennium Centre: 30th – 5th May
• Salford Lowry: 7th – 12th May
• Dublin Bord Gais: 14th – 19th May
• Birmingham Hippodrome: 4th – 9th June
• Plymouth Theatre Royal: 18th – 23rd June
• Blackpool Winter Gardens: 9th – 14th July
• Liverpool Empire: 30th July – 4th August
Group tickets can be found at www.atgtickets.com/shows/titanic-the-musical.
(Photo credit: Scott Rylander).