Sherman Brothers Musical to Tour UK
UNITED THEATRICAL and MUSICWORLD (UK) announce a special 100 year anniversary UK tour of Robert J. Sherman's 'A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN, the new musical stage show featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning brothers: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
Performed by a highly talented cast led by
Olivier-nominated Sophie-Louise Dann
2018: February 14th-March 30th with more to follow at theatres across the UK.
Tickets: £18-£23, see individual venues below.
Featuring: A Spoonful of Sugar; I Wanna Be Like You; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers; Jolly Holiday; Chim-Chim-Cher-Ee and many more all time favourites
The double Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers - Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman - wrote more motion picture musical songs and scores than any other songwriting team in film history and became one of the most formidable songwriting teams in family entertainment. From 1964 onwards their unparalleled partnership produced unforgettable music for dozens of films, particularly many of Disney's best loved titles including Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Charlotte's Web, and The Aristocats. The highly prolific brothers were the sons of the great Al Sherman (1897-1973) whose own musical talents produced songs for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many singers of the golden American Songbook period of the 1930s-1950s.
Robert J Sherman, son of Robert B. Sherman and a successful composer in his own right brings the utterly compelling story of one family's century-long, award-winning musical journey to UK audiences in 2018. Three generations of Sherman songwriters are brought to life in this delightful show which includes songs from Robert J. Sherman's own charming musical, Love Birds, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.
Director/choreographer: Stewart Nicholls
Sophie-Louise Dann: Sophie's West End credits include: Celia in The Girls (2017 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical); Bend it Like Beckham and Made In Dagenham (both West End); Lend Me a Tenor (2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Role in a Musical), 42nd Street, and Jolson. Sophie recently played Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray, an acclaimed run in Forbidden Broadway and Dot in Sunday In The Park With George (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris). Sophie is a regular guest on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night.
Glen Facey: Glen graduated from The Arts Educational School in 2015. Theatre credits include The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible); Mary Poppins (Zurich & Dubai); Moby Dick! The Musical (New Union Theatre); Hairspray! (UK tour) The Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House) and Friday Night Is Music Night for BBC Radio 2. Credits whilst training include: Billy Smith in Defect, Rexford/Danny in Wonderful Town, Junior in Crazy For You and more.
JENNA INNES: Jenna has just graduated from The MTA London. Whilst training, she was nominated for Best Actress in a New Musical in Broadway World's West End Awards 2016 for her portrayal of Charlotte Donne in Animus. She has also appeared in the title role in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Waterside, Aylesbury), Young Molly in the London premiere of Some Lovers and An Evening of Webborn and Finn (both at The Other Palace) and MAD Trust West End Christmas (The Actors Church).
MARK READ: Musician/songwriter Mark was a member of the smash hit boyband A1, who enjoyed two UK No. 1s, a further 8 Top Ten hits, 3 hit studio albums and the 2001 Brit Award for Best Newcomer. Mark was recently seen on ITV's The Big Reunion and as part of the show's major concert tour. Mark has collaborated with Charlotte Church, Jarvis Cocker, Ronan Keating, and Michael Ball and his musical theatre credits include Guys and Dolls (Epsom Playhouse), and Seasons of Love (West End) with Claire Richards (Steps) and Chesney Hawkes.
Ben Stock: Musical Director and performer. Ben's many West End credits include Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dame Edna: The Spectacle and many more. Ben's MD credits include Caroline Sheen's album Raise the Curtain (SimG Records), Stephen De Martin's One Voice (SimG Records), Gay's The Word (Finborough, Jermyn Street and TER Records), Over My Shoulder (West End, Sonning, Tour and TER Records), Salad Days (Tour), Hiss And Boo (Tour), Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! and many more.
February/March: A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN tour dates 2018 with more to follow:
Feb 14th-17th Tonbridge, EM Forster Theatre www.boxoffice.tonbridge-school.co.uk
Feb 21st-23rd Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk
February 26th-28th St Helens Theatre Royal www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com
March 5th-7th Aberdeen Tivoli Theatre www.thetivolitheatre.com
March 8th-10th Inverness Eden Court www.eden-court.co.uk
March 12th-14th Darlington Hippodrome www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk
March 16th-17th East Grinstead, Chequer Mead www.chequermead.org.uk
March 20th-21st Guildford, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
March 22nd-24th Windsor Theatre Royal www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
March 26th-30th London Greenwich Theatre www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk