In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.
Opening at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018, in the same city and same month in which the RMS Titanic set sail, the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production will transfer straight to Belfast, where the ship was constructed. From there, Titanic The Musical will visit 12 theatres nationwide.
Having received its UK premiere in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse, the production returned to London in 2016 for an 11-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, where it won overwhelming critical acclaim.
Maury Yeston commented on the announcement of the UK tour: “The idea that a troupe of actors will tour this show in the UK, birthplace of the ship, where the workers of Belfast, the cabin boys and maids and stewards from Liverpool, the officers and crew, the stokers and stevedores from the Midlands all created a miraculous floating city, means more to me than I can say. I am touched that, musically, Titanic will finally be coming home, sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its builders – touched, and forever grateful.”
The cast will feature eleven actors returning from Titanic The Musical’s performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre. The cast includes Alistair Barron (Titanic The Musical, Bumblescratch), Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera, Chess), Greg Castiglioni (Titanic The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof), Lewis Cornay (The Break, Brothers), Alexander Evans (Eugenius, The Sound of Music), Simon Green (Titanic The Musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Emma Harrold (Cinderella, The Sound of Music), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half a Sixpence, Mamma Mia), Claire Machin (Titanic The Musical, The Girls), Claire Marlowe (Titanic The Musical, The Importance of Being Earnest), Oliver Marshall as Bride (Blondel, Forty Years On), Matthew McDonald (Death Take a Holiday, A Christmas Carol), Chris McGuigan (Bananaman The Musical, West Side Story), Matthew McKenna (Bananaman The Musical, 42nd Street), Gemma McMeel (Big Fish, Royal Variety Performance), Janet Mooney (The Woman in White, The Braille Legacy), Joel Parnis (My Fair Lady, Les Miserables), Timothy Quinlan (Jersey Boys, Mack & Mabel), Philip Rham (Titanic The Musical, Dr Korczak’s Example), Dudley Rogers (Titanic The Musical, A Christmas Carol), Victoria Serra (Titanic The Musical, Mamma Mia), Niall Sheehy (Titanic The Musical, Miss Saigon), Judith Street (Titanic The Musical, The Girls) and Stephen Webb (Rothschild & Sons, Jersey Boys) & Samuel J Weir (Common, The Caucasian Chalk Circle).
Titanic The Musical has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776). The pair have collectively won, including their previous works, an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards for their works. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.
Alistair Barron as Lightoller
Kieran Brown as Murdoch
Greg Castiglioni as Andrews
Lewis Cornay as Bellboy/Hartley
Simon Green as Ismay
Emma Harrold as Kate Mullins
Devon-Elise Johnson as Kate Murphy
Claire Machin as Alice Beane
Claire Marlowe as Lady Caroline
Oliver Marshall as Bride
Chris McGuigan as Jim Farrell
Matthew McKenna as Pitman/Etches
Joel Parnis as Fleet
Timothy Quinlan as Edgar Beane
Philip Rham as Captain Smith
Dudley Rogers as Isidor Straus
Victoria Serra as Kate McGowan
Niall Sheehy as Barrett
Judith Street as Ida Straus
Stephen Webb as Charles Clarke
TITANIC THE MUSICAL – UK TOUR DATES
12 – 21 April 2018 Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
28 April 2018 Box Office: 028 9024 1919
Belfast, Grand Opera House
30 April – 5 May 2018 Box Office: 029 2063 6464
Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
7 – 12 May 2018 Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Salford, The Lowry
21 – 26 May 2018 Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres
28 May – 2 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Glasgow, King’s Theatre Glasgow
4 – 9 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 338 5000
Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome
11 – 16 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 3014
18 – 23 June 2018 Box Office: 01752 267222
Plymouth, Theatre Royal
25 – 30 June 2018 Box Office: 01604 624811
2 – 7 July 2018 Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
9 – 14 July 2018 Box Office: 01253 625252
Blackpool, Winter Gardens
16 – 21 July 2018 Box Office: 020 3285 6000
Bromley, Churchill Theatre