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Bobby Crush joins the 2018 UK Tour of new stage musical SUMMER HOLIDAY

Summer HolidayThe brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May.

Based on the iconic 1960’s film of the same name, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Summer Holiday will include all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics.

Joining previously announced singer-songwriter Ray Quinn is 70s legend Bobby Crush, who will be playing the role of Jerry for the first eight weeks of the UK tour.

Few entertainers can claim to have had as varied a career as Bobby Crush. Famous in the UK for 45 years primarily as a pianist, but also as a songwriter, actor, broadcaster and television presenter, Bobby rose to fame after six winning appearances on Opportunity Knocks (ITV). West End successes include three seasons at the London Palladium alongside Jack Jones, Vic Damone and Dame Julie Andrews. He also spent a year with Max

Bobby Crush
Bobby Crush

Bygraves in SwingalongaMax at the Victoria Palace and was chosen to appear for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at The Royal Variety Performance. Bobby has also appeared in four musicals starring as Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Vernon Gersch in They’re Playing Our Song, L.M. in Pump Boys and Dinettes and Billy Flynn in Chicago at top theatres around the United Kingdom. Bobby’s debut album ‘Bobby Crush’ reached the UK top 20, and he plays the role of Pharaoh on Pickwick’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. TV credits include two series of Sounds Like Music (ITV) as the show’s host, and most recently, Bobby has been playing Billy Sparkle in the popular TV comedy Benidorm (ITV). In April Bobby will be seen on a major new series for ITV called Last Laugh in Vegas, which documents Bobby’s American debut alongside 7 other legendary British acts and their adventure to star in a Las Vegas show.

Summer Holiday tells the story of Don and his fellow London Transport mechanics as they journey together in a red double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece. Along the way they pick up a girl singing group and a young American pop star who is on the run from her domineering mother!

This hit-filled musical features many of 1960’s biggest songs including In the Country, Summer Holiday, Travellin’ Light, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach.

Tickets for Summer Holiday are on sale now. Further casting to be announced in due course.

Stage Adaptation by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan
Based on the film SUMMER HOLIDAY, Directed by Peter Yates
Screenplay by Ronald Cass and Peter Myers
By special arrangement with StudioCanal
Orchestrations by Keith Strachan
Presented by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
On behalf of Josef Weinberger Limited
Executive Producer David King
Director and Choreographer Racky Plews

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 May
Liverpool Empire

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 May
Milton Keynes Theatre

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tuesday 29 May – Saturday 2 June
Grand Opera House, York

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 June
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 June
Edinburgh Playhouse

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 June
Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 July
Theatre Royal, Brighton

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 July
Blackpool Winter Gardens

Tuesday 30 July – Saturday 4 August
Leeds Grand Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 August
Wales Millennium Centre

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 27 August
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 September
Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 September
Chester Storyhouse

Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 September
New Wimbledon Theatre

Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 September
Darlington Hippodrome

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 October
Regent Theatre, Stoke

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 October
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November
Kings Theatre, Glasgow


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