It’s fair to say that Titanic The Musical has had far more success than Titanic, jewel of the White Star Line.
The former has had fairweather sailing ever since it was launched in the UK in 2013, while the latter, as we all know, sank on its maiden voyage.
Now this five-time Tony Award winning musical is setting sail again with a 2019 European tour that takes in Germany and Russia, it was announced today.
After opening at the decidedly landlocked New Victoria Theatre, Woking in July, the production, led by returning director Thom Southerland, will tour across the continent until September.
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.
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.
It then embarked on its first ever UK & Ireland tour last year, visiting the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship.
Maury Yeston said today: “After such a wonderful UK and Ireland tour last year, I am delighted that the great ship is sailing again both in the UK and across Europe.”
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 original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
TITANIC THE MUSICAL – TOUR DATES
July 11 – 13, New Victoria Theatre, Woking July 16 – 21, Deutsches Theater, Munich July 23 – 28, Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne July 30 – August 4, Nationaltheater Mannheim August 27 – 31, Palace of Youth, Moscow.