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Club Tropicana The Musical - New Wimbledon Theatre and on tour

Club Tropicana The Musical

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CLUB Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics, will receive its world premiere at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley (January 24 to February 2) before visiting New Wimbledon Theatre from April 23 to April 27, 2019 as part of a UK tour.

Club Tropicana The Musical is set in the 1980s at a time when hair was big, shoulders were padded and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne!

When a budding bride and groom get cold feet, they decide to jet off separately to sunnier climes and feel the heat – but little do they know they’ve checked into the same hotel… the vibrant Club Tropicana!

With drinks flowing and tans glowing, will the young lovers decide to finally go through with the wedding? Will hotel inspectors get their way and close the resort, or will the staff save the day?

All will be revealed in hilarious style, to an irresistible soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping pop anthems of the decade all performed live on stage. They include The Look of Love (made famous by ABC), Bucks Fizz’s Making Your Mind Up, Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s 1983 debut hit, Relax, Tight Fit’s Fantasy Island, a-ha’s Take On Me, Culture Club’s Church of the Poison Mind, Up Where We Belong, made famous by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, and many, many more!

Producer Mark Goucher said: “What a time the 80’s were: great dancing, great bands, great music, funny clothes… but mostly really bad hair! But I look back with such happiness remembering going to gigs for the first time. Club Tropicana The Musical is a celebration of the 80’s with a lorra lorra laughs!”

Produced by Mark Goucher Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions, Club Tropicana The Musical has a book by Michael Gyngell and is directed by Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston. Choreography is by Nick Winston, set and costume design by Diego Pitarch, lighting design by Tim Deiling and sound design by Ben Harrison. Musical supervision and arrangements are by Greg Arrowsmith.

Casting will be announced in due course.

Following the Bromley dates, Club Tropicana The Musical will tour to Bradford, Aberdeen, Norwich, Sheffield, Plymouth, York, Brighton, Woking, Cheltenham, Hull, Wimbledon, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Oxford, Sunderland, Swansea, Manchester, Edinburgh, Canterbury, Liverpool and Nottingham, with more dates to be announced.