Jane McDonald and Sheila Ferguson Lead DADDY COOL UK Tour, Autumn 2012
Following a hugely successful run in London's West End and Berlin, a recent record breaking sell-out tour in the Netherlands and a current 5 month summer run in Palma, Majorca, Daddy Cool makes a welcome return to the UK this autumn for its first ever UK tour.
The original feel-good disco musical, Daddy Cool, will open in Northampton on Tuesday 9 October and will star Jane McDonald as Ma Baker and Sheila Ferguson as Pearl.
Young Sunny comes to London from Jamaica as a boy with his head filled with dance and music. After meeting a young Rose on his arrival, years later a dance competition brings them back together again, but with it an old conflict between their mothers (Pearl & Ma Baker) - centred around the local king of dance 'Daddy Cool' and which threatens the growing love between Sunny and 'Rose. But with a little magic and lots of great music, there's a pretty good chance that love will find a way....
In an all-new light, sound and dance-driven production, Daddy Cool brings you the toe-tapping beats of Boney M, Milli Vanilli, No Mercy, Eruption and La Bouche, with world-wide smash hits including Sunny, Mary's Boychild, Rasputin, Brown Girl In The Ring, Ma Baker, Girl I'm Gonna Miss You, Girl You Know It's True, Sweet Dreams, I Can't Stand The Rain, Daddy Cool and more!
Jane McDonald is one of Britain's most admired personalities and singing sensations, performing to millions of people worldwide. She has released many major albums, her first placed her in the '1998 Guinness Book of Records', has done numerous tours and appears on many TV programmes in the UK and internationally. She is also an accomplished television and radio presenter and actress. She co-presented ITV1's hugely successful 'Loose Women' from 2004-2010 and after a break to concentrate on her music and a hugely successful national tour, rejoined the panel in January 2012. She has guest presented BBC1's 'National Lottery Show'.
Legendary soul diva Sheila Ferguson rose to fame as the lead singer of The Three Degrees – the American Soul group who encapsulated the Philadelphia Soul sound of the 1970's and achieved worldwide acclaim with their hit record, 'When Will I See You Again', which held the Number 1 spot in the UK charts for two weeks in 1974 and reached Number 2 in the US Billboard chart. Since leaving the group after nearly 20 years she has starred in a string of successive hit West End and touring musicals including Soul Train, Always, Hot Flush and at the Garrick Theatre in London in the musical revue, RESPECT! La Diva. In 2004 she was a contestant on the 4th series of ITV reality show, I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and in early 2011 appeared in the Channel 4 programme, Celebrity Five Go to… South Africa.
Re-live the music... or find it for the first time! Daddy Cool will be a night to remember and a party not to forget!!
2012 UK TOUR DATES
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October
Box Office: 01604 624811
DernGate Theatre, Northampton
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 October
Box Office: 01274 432000
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 October
Box Office: 01902 42 92 12
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November
Box Office: 0844 871 3020
New Theatre, Oxford
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 November
Box Office: 08448 717 620
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Monday 19 – Saturday 24 November
Box Office: 01323 412000
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Monday 26 November – Saturday 1 December
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
New Wimbledon Theatre
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 December
Box Office: 0844 871 3022
Empire Theatre, Sunderland