Titanic the Musical, winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Musical, will embark on a new tour of the U.K. beginning March 16 at Bromley's Churchill Theatre.
Thom Southerland, who has directed several productions of the hit musical around the world in the past decade, again directs. The tour, which will continue through July 29, launches 10 years after Southerland's production made its debut at Southwark Playhouse in London.
The cast will feature Martin Allanson as J. Bruce Ismay, Valda Akiks as Ida Straus, Graham Bickley as Captain Edward Smith, Sam Brown as Frederick Fleet, James Darch as Edgar Beane, David Delve as Isidor Straus, Catherine Digges as Head Maid, Adam Filipe as Frederick Barrett, Emily George as Kate Murphy, Luke Harley as Andrew Latimer, Emma Harrold as Lady Caroline Neville, Alastair Hill as Harold Bride, Abi Hudson as Maid, Barnaby Hughes as Herbert Pitman/Henry Etches, Paul Kemble as Joseph Boxhall, Niamh Long as Kate Mullins, Matthew McDonald as Charles Clarke, Ian McLarnon as Thomas Andrews, Danny Michaels as Joseph Bell, Chris Nevin as Jim Farrell, Jack North as Charles Lightoller, Joseph Peacock as Bellboy/Wallace Hartley, Billy Roberts as William McMaster Murdoch, Bree Smith as Alice Beane, and Lucie-Mae Summer as Kate McGowan.
Titanic will also have set and costume design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Andrew Johnson, musical staging by Cressida Carré, musical supervision by Mark Aspinall, and new musical arrangements by Ian Weinberger.
Danielle Tarento, who produces in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Harmonia, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack. W Batman, says, "We are so excited to have our brilliant new cast together to begin rehearsals for this 10th anniversary production. After the couple of years that we’ve all lived through, to be able to mark this anniversary by revisiting some favorite venues from the last tour and also bringing the show to some wonderful new ones feels especially joyful."
With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776), Titanic won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.
Visit TitanicTheMusical.co.uk for the current itinerary.