The U.K. and Ireland tour of Bring It On: The Musical, which opened in December 2020 at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall following a preview engagement at New Theatre in Peterborough, has canceled all of its upcoming tour dates. The decision follows the recent cancellation of 13 performances due to the impact of rising COVID-19 cases and self-isolation requirements.
The production, however, will continue its Southbank Centre engagement through January 22.
Producers Selladoor Worldwide said in a statement, “Canceling 13 performances has resulted in an overwhelming loss of income for the production during a peak period that would otherwise have provided a vital financial backbone of the tour. This lost income, amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds, has sadly rendered the remainder of the tour financially unsustainable. It would be irresponsible for us to continue, and we therefore have no option but to cancel the remainder of the tour.
"We have not taken this decision lightly and have explored every possible alternative to avoid cancellation. Selladoor remains incredibly proud of this fantastically received production and are grateful to everyone who has worked so hard on it, and to all the audiences who have cheered us on. We are only too aware of the impact this will have on our wonderful cast, crew, musicians, and creative team—as well as our audiences, venues, and suppliers we had been due to work with during the tour. We are heartbroken that we have been forced into this position, but the impact of these cancellations caused by Omicron has left us with no other choice.”
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Inspired by the 2000 film, Bring It On features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt, lyrics by Miranda and Amanda Green, and a book by Jeff Whitty.
Guy Unsworth directs the staging with choreography by Fabian Aloise, set design by Libby Watson, costume design by Susan Kulkarni, lighting design by Matt Daw, sound design by Ross Portway, music supervision by Mark Crossland, and musical direction from Sarah Burrell. Danny MacDonald is the acrobatic director, and Aundrea Fudge is the dialect coach.
For more information, visit BringItOnTheMusicalUK.com.