Opening at the Manchester Opera House on 2nd November 2023 before heading across the UK, the new promotional video above teases the show through a comical sketch which pays homage to Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue’s 1988 wedding in the Australian soap Neighbours.

The show is said to feature the soundtrack of a generation with music from Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Too Many Broken Hearts) and Bananarama (Love In The First Degree).

I Should Be So Lucky musical

The show follows the marriage of a young couple alongside countless 80s hits.

The story follows the story of Ella and Nathan, a young couple, hopelessly in love and about to take the biggest step of their lives – marriage. Until it doesn’t go quite to plan.

Bringing together a cast of West End regulars, Billy Roberts and Lucy-Mae Sumner will lead as Nathan and Ella respectively. They are joined by the likes of Kayla Carter as Bonnie, Scott Paige as Michael and Giovanni Spanò as Ash. Creator of the musical, Debbie Isitt, is a BAFTA and EMMY award-winning writer and director. 

Stock Aitken Waterman said: “We’re thrilled to be part of this wonderful new adventure. To see our songs take on a new life in the world of musical theatre and working on a collaboration with Debbie Isitt and her talented team is so exciting and very special.”

Kylie Minogue added: “I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining Stock Aitken Waterman in presenting the new musical. It is the music that inspired a generation (plus my first five albums!) so to have all the SAW hits in this original story will make for a compelling, funny and heartfelt show.”

Tour dates for I Should Be So Lucky: The Stock Aitken Waterman Musical 

Stops on the tour include Leeds Grand Theatre (12th - 30th December 2023), New Oxford Theatre (5th - 10th February 2024), Milton Keynes Theatre (5th - 9th March 2024), The Alexandra, Birmingham (1st - 6th April 2024) and Liverpool Empire (15th - 20th April 2024).

You can find all the touring dates and venues by clicking here.

Who are Stock Aitken Waterman?

In 1984 record promoter and producer Pete Waterman joined forces with songwriters, record producers and musicians Matt Aitken and Mike Stock, creating Stock Aitken Waterman.

Working with upcoming singers as well as established acts, they created a pop catalogue that sold millions and dominated the music charts worldwide.

Working with artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue, Sir Paul McCartney, Donna Summer, Dead or Alive, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Jason Donovan, Sir Cliff Richard, Mel and Kim, Sonia and many more, they provided the soundtrack to a generation that continues to be enjoyed today.

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