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Summer Holiday - New Wimbledon Theatre and on tour in 2018

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A STAGE production based on the iconic 1960’s film Summer Holiday that starred Cliff Richard and The Shadows, will tour the UK in 2018, visiting New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesday, September 18 to Saturday, September 22.

Summer Holiday tells the story of Don and his fellow London Transport mechanics as they journey together in a red double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece.

Along the way they pick up a girl singing group and a young American pop star who is on the run from her domineering mother!

This new production will feature hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics, among them In the Country, Summer Holiday, Travellin’ Light, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach.

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited on behalf of Josef Weinberger Limited, Summer Holiday will be directed and choreographed by Racky Plews. Casting will be announced in due course.

The tour opens at the Liverpool Empire on May 8, 2018 before continuing to Milton Keynes, Woking, York, Bromley, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Brighton, Blackpool, Leeds, Wales Millennium Centre, Southend, Dartford, Chester, Wimbledon, Darlington, Stoke, Aylesbury and Glasgow, with further dates for 2018 and 2019 to be announced soon.

Tickets for Summer Holiday are on sale now.