Following its critically acclaimed runs at Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre, Thom Southerland’s production of Titanic returns to the stage, bringing a new casting announcement with it. The production will head off on a UK tour, with a cast including Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half a Sixpence), Claire Machin (The Girls), Victoria Serra (Mamma Mia!) and Niall Sheehy (Miss Saigon).
The leading names will be joined by Alistair Barron, Greg Castiglioni, Lewis Cornay, Alexander Evans, Simon Green, Emma Harrold, Claire Marlowe, Oliver Marshall, Matthew McDonald, Chris McGuigan, Matthew McKenna, Gemma McMeel, Janet Mooney, Joel Parnis, Timothy Quinlan, Philip Rham, Dudley Rogers, Judith Street, Stephen Webb and Samuel J Weir.
The production – Maury Yeston’s musical – is based on the real stories of passengers aboard the ill-fated ship Titanic, telling its tale on the Atlantic at the beginning of last century. The blockbuster hit film of the same name saw much critical acclaim, and the same is true of the musical production. The show opened on Broadway in 1997, and as a result it won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show will now be able to reach further flung audiences on the UK tour, rather than just concentrating on the UK capital.
The Titanic tour will open at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton and run from 12 to 21 April, before additionally playing to audiences in Belfast, Cardiff, Salford, Dublin, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Northampton, Nottingham, Blackpool and Bromley. The show will then finish its run in Liverpool in August.