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Prince musical to tour the UK in 2018

By | Published on Monday 5 June 2017


A new jukebox musical using the songs of Prince will tour around the UK next year, it has been announced.

Titled ‘Purple Rain’, the show will open at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 1 Feb 2018, before touring around various cities in the UK. The show will be directed by Gary Lloyd, who previously helmed Michael Jackson musical ‘Thriller Live’, which has now been running in London’s West End for six years.

“Prince’s music and constant reinvention is legendary, so to get the opportunity to bring that and all his colourful characters to the theatrical stage is a dream”, says Lloyd. “There is also a real appetite for live music shows that showcase the musicians as part of the performance. Prince was all about this. Prince was a consummate, theatrical artist, but in our show his music is the star”.

Cast and tour dates are still to be announced. The show’s makers hope that, like ‘Thriller Live’, the production will eventually transfer to the West End.