Last year it was announced that Titanic The Musical would be touring for the first time in the UK and Ireland in 2018. 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’s an evening both shattering and gorgeous…
The day after seeing it, I went back to see it again. It’s that good."
★★★★★ The Times
Charing Cross Theatre Cast ©Scott Rylander
Titanic The Musical On First UK and Ireland Tour
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.
Titanic The Musical
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.
The tour opened at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018, in the same city and same month in which the RMS Titanic set sail, the106th anniversary.
I was in Belfast for the second stop of the tour, where the RMS Titanic was constructed. The opening night at the Grand Opera House on April 24th was unforgettable. The entrance of the theatre was a swarm of eagerly anticipating members of the audience awaiting the award winning 2 hours 20 minute performance. From the beginning the cast transports you to a bygone era, with gripping acts including facts and figures of the tragic story. Even though you have probably seen the movie and heard the story, the musical is on a whole different level. One not to be missed!
7 – 12 May 2018 Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Salford, The Lowry Website: thelowry.com
21 – 26 May 2018 Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres Website: sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
28 May – 2 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Glasgow, King's Theatre Glasgow Website: atgtickets.com
4 – 9 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 338 5000
Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome Website: birminghamhippodrome.com
11 – 16 June 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh, Playhouse Website: atgtickets.com
18 – 23 June 2018 Box Office: 01752 267222
Plymouth, Theatre Royal Website: theatreroyal.com
25 – 30 June 2018 Box Office: 01604 624811
Northampton, Derngate Website: royalandderngate.co.uk
2 – 7 July 2018 Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Nottingham, Theatre Royal Website: trch.co.uk
9 – 14 July 2018 Box Office: 01253 625252
Blackpool, Winter Gardens Website: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
16 – 21 July 2018 Box Office: 020 3285 6000
Bromley, Churchill Theatre Website: churchilltheatre.co.uk
Thank you to the Grand opera House, Belfast.