Details Revealed For Upcoming Tours of BLOOD BROTHERS, CALENDAR GIRLS, and More in 2024

Learn more about the upcoming touring productions!

By: Dec. 05, 2023

Details Revealed For Upcoming Tours of BLOOD BROTHERS, CALENDAR GIRLS, and More in 2024

Bill Kenwright Ltd has announced their upcoming Spring 2024 touring productions, which include Blood Brothers, Calendar Girls the Musical, Blood Brothers, and Sleuth.

Calendar Girls will embark on tour from 10 January 2024. The tours of Twelve Angry Men and Blood Brothers will both kick off on 16 January, and Sleuth begins its tour on 31 January.

Casting and tour dates have been revealed for all four touring productions. Learn more about the full lineup below!

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL | From 10 January 2024

The girls are back – with even more laughter, more joy, more songs – and bigger iced buns! After opening to rave reviews this autumn, the freshly reimagined UK tour of the smash-hit production Calendar Girls the Musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth continues in 2024.

Calendar Girls the Musical brings together a stunning cast of music, stage, and television stars. Baring it all in 2024 are Laurie Brett (EastEnders), Helen Pearson (Hollyoaks), Samantha Seager (Coronation Street), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans, Blood Brothers), Lyn Paul (The New Seekers, Blood Brothers), Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle's War). They are joined by Liz Carney, Colin R Campbell, Andrew Tuton, Jayne Ashley, and Victoria Hay.

The real-life story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which coined the term "craughing" - the act of crying and laughing at the same time! 

With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for Blood Cancer UK and prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman. 

Following the death of a much-loved husband, a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women's Institute are prompted to do an extraordinary thing and set about creating a nude calendar to raise money for charity. But upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of the women are prepared for the emotional and personal ramifications they will face as the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.

Calendar Girls Tour Dates

Churchill Theatre, Bromley                                              
trafalgartickets.com

Wed 10 Jan – Sat 13 Jan 2024                                           
0343 310 0020                                           

The Lowry, Salford                                                                 
thelowry.com

Tue 16 Jan – Sat 20 Jan 2024                                                
0161 876 2000

Winter Gardens, Blackpool                                                   
wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

Tue 23 Jan – Sat 27 Jan 2024                                                
0844 770 0593

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford                                                
 bradford-theatres.co.uk

Tue 30 Jan – Sat 03 Feb 2024                                                
01274 432000

Grand Opera House, York                                                      
atgtickets.com/York

Tue 06 Feb – Sat 10 Feb 2024                                                

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen                                      
aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tue 13 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024                                             
01224 641122

Kings Theatre, Glasgow                                                         
atgtickets.com/Glasgow

Tue 20 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2024                                                

Theatre Royal Bath                                                                
theatreroyal.org.uk

Tue 05 March – Sat 09 March 2024                                    
01225 448844

Theatre Royal Windsor                                                          
theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

Tue 12 March – Sat 16 March 2024                                     
01753 853 888

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre                                                
atgtickets.com/aylesbury

Tue 19 March – Sat 23 March 2024                                      

New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                              
atgtickets.com/Woking

Tue 26 March – Sat 30 March 2024                                      

Theatre Royal, Norwich                                                         
norwichtheatre.org

Tue 02 April – Sat 06 April 2024                                           
01603 630 000

The Hawth, Crawley                                                               
hawth.co.uk

Tue 09 April – Sat 13 April 2024                                           
01293 553636       

TWELVE ANGRY MEN | From 16 January 2024

Following previous recording-breaking West End seasons, and a critically acclaimed tour in 2023, this powerful production of Twelve Angry Men is back in session and continues across the UK and Ireland in 2024!  

Reginald Rose's gripping knife-edge courtroom thriller stars Jason Merrells (Casualty, Emmerdale), Tristan Gemmill (Coronation Street, Casualty), Michael Greco (EastEnders, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier, Doctors), Gary Webster (Minder, Family Affairs), and Gray O'Brien (Coronation Street, Peak Practice). 

Completing the cast are Paul Beech, Samarge Hamilton, Jeffrey Harmer, Mark Heenehan, Kenneth Jay, Paul Lavers, and Owen Oldroyd.

Twelve Angry Men has been hailed ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama playing on the West End' with two west end seasons at London's Garrick Theatre starring Martin Shaw followed by Tom Conti. It brings the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film, considered one of the great ‘must-sees' of all time, to the stage.  

A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…  

Twelve Angry Men Tour Dates

The Marlowe, Canterbury                                         
marlowetheatre.com
Tue 16 Jan - Sat 20 Jan 2024                                      
01227 787787

The Lighthouse, Poole                                               
 lighthousepoole.co.uk
Mon 22 Jan - Sat 27 Jan 2024                                    
01202 280000

Derby Theatre                                                            
derbytheatre.co.uk
Mon 29 Jan - Sat 3 Feb 2024                                     
01332 59 39 39

Richmond Theatre                                                     
 atgtickets.com/Richmond

Mon 5 Feb - Sat 10 Feb 2024                                     

 

Milton Keynes Theatre                                              
atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

Mon 12 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024                                  

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen                              
aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tue 20 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2024                                    
01224 641122

The Lowry, Salford                                                    
 thelowry.com
Tue 27 Feb – Say 2 March 2024                                 
0161 876 2000

Festival Theatre, Malvern                                          
malvern-theatres.co.uk

Mon 4 March – Sat 9 March 2024                             
01684 892277

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford                          
 yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Tue 12 March – Sat 16 March 2024                          
01483 44 00 00

Theatre Royal, Windsor                                             
theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
Mon 25 March – Sat 30 March 2024                         
01753 853888

Lichfield Garrick                                                        
 lichfieldgarrick.com

Mon 8 April – Sat 13 April 2024                                 
01543 412121

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin                             
bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Tue 16 April – Sat 20 April                                          
353 (0) 1 677 7999

The Grand Theatre, Blackpool                                   
blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Mon 29 April – Sat 4 May 2024                                 
01253 290190

The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton                        
grandtheatre.co.uk
Mon 6 May – Sat 11 May 2024                                  
01902 42 92 12

BLOOD BROTHERS | From 16 January 2024

The legendary, award-winning production of the international smash hit musical, Blood Brothers continues to tour across the UK. The much-loved musical, known for sell out houses across the country, returns in the new year starting at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from 16 January 2024.

Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones will continue to play the iconic roles of Mrs Johnstone and Mickey Johnstone respectively, with Gemma Broderick reprising her role of Linda, and Joe Sleight as Eddie.

Also returning to the cast for 2024 is Timothy Lucas (Sammy), Josh Capper (Neighbour), Sarah Jane Buckley (Mrs Lyons), Tim Churchill (Mr Lyons), Jess Smith (Brenda), Graeme Kinniburgh (Postman/Bus Conductor), Chloe Pole (Donna Marie) and Alex Harland (Policeman / Teacher) with further casting to be announced.

Award-winning playwright Willy Russell's epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981, before opening at The Liverpool Playhouse in 1983. The musical has since triumphed across the globe, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers, scooping up four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, it is considered 'one of the best musicals ever written' (Sunday Times). Bill Kenwright Ltd.'s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London's West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. 

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.  

When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again - this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show's shattering climax.

Blood Brothers Tour Dates

New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                  
atgtickets.com/Woking
Tue 16 Jan - Sat 20 Jan 2024                                      

Festival Theatre, Malvern                                            
 malvern-theatres.co.uk
Tue 23 Jan - Sat 27 Jan 2024                                      
01684 892277

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton                      
floralpavilion.com
Tue 06 Feb - Sat 10 Feb 2024                                     
0151 666 0000

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury                                      
theatresevern.co.uk
Tue 13 Feb - Sat 17 Feb 2024                                     
01743 281281

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                            
mayflower.org.uk
Tue 27 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2024                                          
02380 711811

Alive Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn                                
kinglslynncornexhange.co.uk
Tue 12 March - Sat 16 March 2024                           
 01553 764864

Princess Theatre, Torquay                                         
atgtickets.com/Torquay
Tue 19 March - Sat 23 March 2024                           

Forum Theatre, Billingham                                         
forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk
Tue 26 March - Sat 30 March 2024                            
01642 552663

Theatre Royal, Bath                                                   
theatreroyal.org.uk

Tue 9 April – Sat 13 April                                           
01225 448844

Curve, Leicester                                                          
curveonline.co.uk
Tue 23 April - Sat 27 April 2024                                  
0116 242 3595

Birmingham Hippodrome                                           
birminghamhippodrome.com
Tue 30 April - Sat 4 May 2024                                    
0844 338 5000

SLEUTH | From 31 January 2024

Anthony Shaffer's masterpiece, directed by the award-winning Rachel Kavanaugh (The RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre), Sleuth will be taking to the stage in 2024 with Todd Boyce (Coronation Street's notorious baddie, Stephen Reid) and Neil McDermott (EastEnders, The Royal) set to star.

This dark psychological ‘thriller about thrillers' makes for an intriguing study of human conflict, jealousy, and manipulation. Proving to be far more than a ‘whodunnit', it promises to baffle even the most proficient sleuth! 

Sleuth is one of the greatest ever stage thrillers and played for a total of 12 years in both London and New York, winning the Tony Award for Best Play. It also became the inspiration for the hugely successful film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. From next year audiences up and down the UK will get the chance to see this award-winning play, starting at Theatre Royal Windsor from 31 January 2024, touring into the spring.

A young man arrives at the impressive home of a famous mystery writer, only to be unwittingly drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and gamesmanship, where nothing is quite as it seems...

Sleuth Tour Dates

Theatre Royal, Windsor                                             
theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
Wed 31 Jan - Sat 10 Feb 2024                                   
01753 853888

Theatre Royal, Bath                                                    
theatreroyal.org.uk
Mon 12 Feb - Sat 17 Feb 2024                                    
01225 448844

Princess Theatre, Torquay                                        
atgtickets.com/Torquay
Tue 19 Feb - Sat 24 Feb 2024                                        

Grand Opera House, York                                           
atgtickets.com/York
Mon 26 Feb - Sat 2 March 2024                                

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne                      
eastbournetheatres.co.uk
Mon 4 March - Sat 9 March 2024                              
01323 412000

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford                                     
 bradford-theatres.co.uk
Wed 13 March - Sat 16 March 2024                         
  01274 432000

Palace Theatre, Southend                             
 trafalgartickets.com/palace-theatre-southend

Mon 25 March - Sat 30 March 2024                           
0343 310 0030

Festival Theatre, Malvern                                          
malvern-theatres.co.uk

Mon 8 April – Sat 13 April 2024                                 
01684 892277

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham                                
everymantheatre.org.uk

Mon 15 April – Sat 20 April 2024                               
01242 572 573

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford                                       
  yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Mon 22 April – Sat 27 April 2024                               
01483 44 00 00




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