Carrie Hope Fletcher Will Lead UK Tour of CALAMITY JANE, Ahead of West End Run

The production will tour the UK and Ireland from January 2025 prior to the West End.

By: May. 30, 2024
Carrie Hope Fletcher Will Lead UK Tour of CALAMITY JANE, Ahead of West End Run
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Carrie Hope Fletcher will lead an all new UK tour of Calamity Jane, which will tour the UK and Ireland from January 2025 prior to the West End.

Calamity Jane will open at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 14 January 2025 followed by Manchester Opera House, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Sunderland Empire, New Victoria Woking, Leeds Grand Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Brighton Theatre Royal, Norwich Theatre Royal, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Liverpool Empire, York Grand Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Canterbury Marlowe, Southampton Mayflower, Sheffield Lyceum, Stoke Regent Theatre, Blackpool Opera House, Glasgow Kings, Curve Leicester, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Milton Keynes Theatre, Truro Hall For Cornwall, Dublin Bord Gais, Llandudno Venue Cymru, Bradford Alhambra, Wolverhampton Grand and Bromley Churchill Theatre. For the full details please visit www.CalamityJaneMusical.com.

Marking ten years since the show hit the road the production reunites the previous creative team with Direction by Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster (An Officer and a Gentleman, Kinky Boots), Co-Direction and Choreography by Nick Winston (Shrek The Musical, Burlesque The Musical), Orchestration and Music Supervision by Catherine Jayes (The Color Purple, Merrily We Roll Along), and Set and Costume Design by Matthew Wright. This production will have Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design by Ben Harrison and Casting by Debbie O'Brien. 

Carrie Hope Fletcher is a three-time WhatsOnStage Best Actress in a Musical winner.  She most recently originated the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (Gillian Lynn Theatre, West End). Her previous credits include Veronica in Heathers, Wednesday in The Addams Family and Eponine in Les Misérables. Carrie is a 2022 GRAMMY nominee for two competing albums for Best Musical Theatre Album - Cinderella (Original Concept Album) and Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (Live Album).  Carrie went out on her first solo tour in 2023 which was entitled An Open Book – she toured the UK (including a sold-out performance at the London Palladium) and the show was a huge celebration of her career so far. She embarks on her second solo tour, Love Letters, in Autumn 2024. Alongside theatre, Carrie has also written several best-selling novels and has huge social media presence with over 635,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel with over 1 million views every month.

Carrie Hope Fletcher said “Calamity Jane is one of those roles that doesn’t come around all too often. She’s action, romance and comedy all packed into one character, and I can’t wait to take on the challenge of filling her shoes!”

Producer Jamie Wilson said “With this new version of Calamity Jane first opening at The Watermill Theatre in 2014, I am delighted to be collaborating with them again to finally bring this wonderful production back to theatres all over the country after a 10-year absence.  We have been waiting for the right moment and artist to step into Calamity's boots and bring this hilarious and joyful musical back to the nation, and we are thrilled that Carrie Hope Fletcher will be leading the company as the iconic Calamity Jane. Carrie is one of the UK’s most talented artists who’s broad fan base will introduce this much beloved musical to audiences across the country."

Based on the much-loved Doris Day movie, this foot-stomping new production features all the sure-fire classic songs including The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), The Black Hills of Dakota, Just Blew in from the Windy City, and the Oscar-winning Secret Love.

About Calamity Jane

Meet the fearless, gun slingin' Calamity Jane – biggest mouth in Dakota territory and always up for a fight. She'll charm you hog-eyed though, especially when trying to win the heart of the dashing Lieutenant Gilmartin, or shooting insults at the notorious Wild Bill Hickok. But when the men of Deadwood fall hard for Chicago stage star Adelaid Adams, Calamity struggles to keep her jealousy holstered. Her heart's a thumpin'... but who for?

What are you waiting for, you wild coyotes?  Whip-crack-away!

Full casting will be announced in due course.

 Calamity Jane was adapted for the stage by Charles K. Freeman from a screenplay by James O’Hanlon, produced by Warner Bros. With music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster and Orchestral & vocal arrangements by Philip J. Lang.

Tour Dates

14 – 18 January 2025

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/aylesbury-waterside-theatre/

 

21 – 25 January 2025

Manchester Opera House

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester/

28 January – 01 February 2025

Southend Cliffs Pavilion

https://trafalgartickets.com/cliffs-pavilion-southend/en-GB/southend-theatres

04 – 08 February 2025

Sunderland Empire

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire/

25 February– 01 March 2025

New Victoria Woking

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/

04 – 08 March 2025

Leeds Grand

https://leedsheritagetheatres.com/whats-on/

11 – 15 March 2025

Wales Millennium Centre

https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/events

18 – 22 March 2025

Birmingham Hippodrome

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/whats-on/

25 – 29 March 2025

Nottingham Theatre Royal

https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/

01 – 05 April 2025

Theatre Royal Brighton

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton/

08 – 12 April 2025

Norwich Theatre Royal

https://norwichtheatre.org/whats-on/

15 – 19 April 2025

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

https://www.capitaltheatres.com/your-visit/festival-theatre

22 – 26 April 2025

Liverpool Empire

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/

29 April – 03 May 2025

York Grand Theatre

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york/

13 – 17 May 2025

New Wimbledon Theatre

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre/

27 – 31 May 2025

Canterbury Marlowe

https://marlowetheatre.com/

03 - 07 June 2025

Southampton Mayflower

https://www.mayflower.org.uk/

10 – 14 June 2025

Sheffield Lyceum

https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/lyceum

17 – 21 June 2025

Stoke Regent Theatre

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre/

24 – 28 June 2025

Blackpool Opera House

 https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/whats-on/

01 – 05 July 2025

Glasgow Kings

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre-glasgow/

08 – 12 July 2025

Curve Leicester

https://www.curveonline.co.uk/

15 – 19 July 2025

Plymouth Theatre Royal

https://theatreroyal.com/

29 July – 02 August 2025

Milton Keynes Theatre

https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre/

05 – 09 August 2025

Truro Hall For Cornwall

https://www.hallforcornwall.co.uk/

19 – 23 August 2025

Dublin Bord Gais

https://www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/

26 – 30 August 2025

Llandudno Venue Cymru

https://www.venuecymru.co.uk/

02 – 06 September 2025

Bradford Alhambra

https://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/alhambra-theatre

09 – 13 September 2025

Wolverhampton Grand

 https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/

16 – 20 September 2025

Bromley Churchill Theatre

https://trafalgartickets.com/churchill-theatre-bromley/en-GB




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