Following its critically acclaimed runs at both Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre, Maury Yeston’s Titanic is set to embark on a UK tour from April 2018, delighting fans of the iconic story across the country. Based on the real stories of passengers aboard the ill-fated ship, Yeston’s musical opened on Broadway in 1997 and won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. This critically acclaimed production will now travel the UK, bringing the tale to audiences far and wide.
The tour will open at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018, before touring to Belfast, Cardiff, Salford, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Northampton, Nottingham, Blackpool and Bromley. The UK is the birthplace of the ship, and through the musical production the story is able to return home: workers of Belfast; cabin boys, maids and stewards from Liverpool; officers and crew; the stokers and stevedores from the Midlands all created the floating city known as the Titanic.
Titanic opened on 23 April 1997 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City and ran for 804 performances and 27 previews. The production toured the United States after closing on Broadway, beginning in January 1999 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. On 26 July 2013, the off West End production opened at the Southwark Playhouse, London. It was the UK premiere for this new chamber arrangement of the score. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, the production won various awards, including BroadwayWorld UK Award for Best Leading Actress in a New Production of a Musical (Fringe/Regions), and Best New Production of a Musical on the Fringe or in the Regions. The production ran for six weeks before closing on 31 August.
Titanic the Musical runs at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 12 to 21 April 2018 before continuing on its extensive tour through the the UK.