New musical version of 101 Dalmatians to tour the UK in 2024

A new musical version of Dodie Smith’s classic book 101 Dalmatians will embark on a UK tour, launching at the New Wimbledon Theatre in June 2024.

This new musical is written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris and is reimagined from the acclaimed Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production in 2022. Cast and creative team to be announced.

101 Dalmations. Photo credit Matthew Pover.
101 Dalmations. Photo credit Matthew Pover.

Lead casting and creatives of a new musical version of Dodie Smith’s classic book 101 Dalmatians have been announced, ahead of a UK and Ireland tour launching at the New Wimbledon Theatre in June.

Kym Marsh plays the iconic villain Cruella de Vil in the musical written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris. The director is Bill Buckhurst, with sets designed by David Woodhead, costumes designed by Sarah Mercadé and choreography by Lucy Hind. Musical supervision is from Alfonso Casado Trigo, orchestration by Jack Hopkins, the puppets are designed by Jimmy Grimes, with lighting by James Whiteside and sound design from Chris Whybrow. The musical director is Leigh Thompson, and casting director is Lucy Casson.

When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups.

This classic canine caper is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppetry, show-stopping choreography, hilarious songs and irresistible puppies!

After launching in Wimbledon the production will visit Birmingham, Norwich, Canterbury, Leicester, Manchester, Belfast, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Southend, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Woking, Cardiff, Southampton, Aberdeen, York, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Further dates to be announced.

101 DALMATIANS THE MUSICAL 2024 UK TOUR VENUES
New Wimbledon Theatre
22-29 June 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
2-6 July 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Norwich Theatre Royal
9-13 July 2024
www.norwichtheatre.org

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
16-20 July 2024
www.marlowetheatre.com

Leicester Curve
23-27 July 2024
www.curveonline.co.uk

Palace Theatre, Manchester
30 July – 10 August 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Belfast Grand Opera House
13-17 August 2024
www.goh.co.uk

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
20-24 August 2024
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Newcastle Theatre Royal
27 August – 1 September 2024
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
5-8 September 2024
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Liverpool Empire
24-28 September 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Milton Keynes Theatre
1-5 October 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Woking, New Victoria Theatre
8-12 October 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

New Theatre Cardiff
15-19 October 2024
www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Southampton Mayflower Theatre
22-26 October 2024
www.mayflower.org.uk
On sale soon

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
29 October-2 November 2024
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/his-majestys-theatre
On sale soon

York Grand Opera House
5-9 November 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Glasgow King’s Theatre
12-16 November 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

Edinburgh Playhouse
19-23 November 2024
Priority on sale now, general on sale Friday 20 October 2023

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