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Burlesque the Musical: Scottish Premiere & return to Manchester



On Sale, Friday 26 January 2024, 10am Priority Access, 12pm General Onsale

Christina Aguilera. Photo Credit Hayden Coens @daydreamsmedia
Christina Aguilera. Photo Credit Hayden Coens @daydreamsmedia

Following an unprecedented sold-out season at Manchester Opera House in June, producers of the World Premiere of Burlesque the Musical – the first ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing musical sensation, Burlesque which starred Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci – today announced that the production will make its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow in September, and return to the Manchester Opera House in October, prior to a West End transfer.

With performances in Manchester from Thursday 13 June until Saturday 29 June 2024 already sold out, producers have confirmed a return season in the city from Thursday 3 October – Saturday 2 November 2024. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January, at 10am for priority bookers and 12 midday for the general public. Sign up for advance information and priority access to tickets www.burlesquethemusical.com.

Robin Hawkes, Theatre Director of the Palace Theatre & Opera House said: “Whilst we never doubted that Manchester would react well to being the first ever city to host this hotly anticipated production, we have been completely blown away by the response so far.

I was lucky enough to attend the show’s development workshop and to see what it has already achieved since then is truly thrilling; therefore it only seems right to offer even more people the chance to see this spectacle before it heads to the West End!

Audience responses like this reinforce our city as the best place for producers to premiere these new and ground-breaking productions, and we look forward to continuing our ‘Manchester Gets It First’ programme for years to come.”

Performances at Glasgow Theatre Royal are from Wednesday 11 September – Saturday 28 September 2024. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January, at 10am for priority bookers and 12 midday for the general public.

Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical, said: “Burlesque was my first feature film — and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish. I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind-the-scenes as an Executive Producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version. Recreating Burlesque as a live theatre experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!”

Welcome to Burlesque the Musical, the glamorous, gritty and outrageously fun new musical based on the much-loved hit movie.

Discover a club like no other…a place beneath the city lights where the sequins sparkle, seduction shimmers, and a life can change in the flick of a feather boa.

When Ali heads to New York in search of her mother, she finds herself drawn into a dazzling underground world where the beat of the music and the heat of the dance moves will change her life forever. Among this unlikely family of misfits, dreamers and schemers, Ali will unwittingly find her real voice, discover her talent, and find where she really, truly belongs.

Written by Steven Antin, directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, with additional material by Kate Wetherhead, BURLESQUE THE MUSICAL is a scintillating journey of self-discovery that absolutely sizzles with songs by Christina Aguilera, Sia and Diane Warren, alongside additional songs by Todrick Hall and Jess Folley.

Burlesque is the big new musical that says life isn’t fair…it’s fabulous!

The full creative team for Burlesque the Musical is: Steven Antin (Book Writer/Producer), Music and Lyrics by Christina Aguilera, Sia, Diane Warren, Todrick Hall & Jess Folley, Nick Winston (Director and Choreographer), additional material by Kate Wetherhead, Soutra Gilmour (Set Designer), Tom Curran (Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), Phil Bateman (Musical Supervisor), Chris Poon (Musical Director), Robin Antin (Creative Co-Producer/Associate Choreographer), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director), Sarah-Jane Price (Casting Associate) and Lloyd Thomas (Production Manager). Further information about the show will be announced in due course.

Burlesque The Musical is produced by Adam Paulden & Jason Haigh-Ellery and Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Steven Antin and Christina Aguilera.

Burlesque The Musical is general managed by ADAMA Entertainment:

ADAMA Entertainment produces outstanding live theatre and events in the UK and across the world. The company has won numerous accolades for its work, including 3 Olivier awards, a South Korean DIMF award and the coveted WhatsOnStage.com award for Best New Musical.

The company offers theatrical management and programming services to other producers, promoters and companies. It also owns high-quality production sets that are available for hire, and programmes a flexible central London space for rehearsals, photo shoots and more. ADAMA is co-owner of the North East’s leading performing arts college, Musical Theatre Studio (MTS).

In Fine Company Productions (producers) are Broadway veterans Sue Gilad and Larry Rogowsky, Grammy and three-time Tony Award-winning producers. They are currently represented on Broadway by Moulin Rouge!, Merrily We Roll Along, The Who’s Tommy, and The Outsiders. More at www.InFineCompany.com

Manchester Opera House
3 Quay Street
Manchester, M3 3HP

Season 1
Thursday 13 June – Saturday 29 June 2024
For Thursday 13, Friday 14, Saturday 16 June – 7.30pm only
Monday 17 – Saturday 29 June:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Matinees 2.30pm on Thursdays & Saturdays

Season 2
Thursday 3 October – Saturday 2 November 2024
No Monday Performances
Tue – Sat 7.30pm
Matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays and one Sunday each Week (last Sunday Matinee on 27 October)
Earlier Show times on Saturday 2 November: 1pm & 6pm

Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street
Glasgow, G2 3QA

Wednesday 11 to Saturday 28 September 2024
Mon – Tues 7.30pm
Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm
Earlier show times on Saturday 28 September at 1pm and 6pm

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