Bill Kenwright Ltd Announces Spring 2024 Touring Productions





The girls are back – with even more laughter, more joy, more songs – and bigger iced buns! After opening to rave reviews this autumn, the freshly reimagined UK tour of the smash-hit production Calendar Girls the Musicalwrittenby Gary Barlow and Tim Firth continues in 2024.

Calendar Girls the Musical brings together a stunning cast of music, stage, and television stars. Baring it all in 2024 are Laurie Brett (EastEnders), Helen Pearson (Hollyoaks), Samantha Seager (Coronation Street), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans, Blood Brothers), Lyn Paul (The New Seekers, Blood Brothers), Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle’s War).  They are joined by Liz Carney, Colin R Campbell, Andrew TutonJayne Ashley, and Victoria Hay.

The real-life story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which coined the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time! 

With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for Blood Cancer UK and prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman. 

Following the death of a much-loved husband, a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute are prompted to do an extraordinary thing and set about creating a nude calendar to raise money for charity. But upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of the women are prepared for the emotional and personal ramifications they will face as the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN |From 16 January 2024

Following previous recording-breaking West End seasons, and a critically acclaimed tour in 2023, this powerful production of Twelve Angry Menis back in session and continues across the UK and Ireland in 2024!  

Reginald Rose’s gripping knife-edge courtroom thriller stars Jason Merrells (Casualty, Emmerdale), Tristan Gemmill (Coronation Street, Casualty), Michael Greco (EastEnders, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier, Doctors)Gary Webster (Minder, Family Affairs), and Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street, Peak Practice). 

Completing the cast are Paul Beech, Samarge Hamilton, Jeffrey Harmer, Mark Heenehan, Kenneth Jay, Paul Lavers, and Owen Oldroyd.

Twelve Angry Men has been hailed ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama playing on the West End’ with two west end seasons at London’s Garrick Theatre starring Martin Shaw followed by Tom Conti. It brings the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film, considered one of the great ‘must-sees’ of all time, to the stage.  

A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…  

BLOOD BROTHERS From 16 January 2024

The legendary, award-winning production of the international smash hit musical, Blood Brothers continues to tour across the UK. The much-loved musical, known for sell out houses across the country, returns in the new year starting at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from 16 January 2024.

Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones will continue to play the iconic roles of Mrs Johnstone and Mickey Johnstone respectively, with Gemma Broderick reprising her role of Linda, and Joe Sleight as Eddie.

Also returning to the cast for 2024 is Timothy Lucas (Sammy), Josh Capper (Neighbour), Sarah Jane Buckley (Mrs Lyons), Tim Churchill (Mr Lyons),Jess Smith (Brenda), Graeme Kinniburgh (Postman/Bus Conductor), Chloe Pole (Donna Marie) and Alex Harland (Policeman / Teacher) with further casting to be announced.

Award-winning playwright Willy Russell’s epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981, before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983. The musical has since triumphed across the globe, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers, scooping up four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, it is considered ‘one of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times). Bill Kenwright Ltd.’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. 

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.  

When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.

SLEUTH From 31 January 2024

Anthony Shaffer’s masterpiece, directed by the award-winning Rachel Kavanaugh (The RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre), Sleuth will be taking to the stage in 2024 with Todd Boyce (Coronation Street’s notorious baddie, Stephen Reid) and Neil McDermott (EastEnders, The Royal) set to star.

This dark psychological ‘thriller about thrillers’ makes for an intriguing study of human conflict, jealousy, and manipulation. Proving to be far more than a ‘whodunnit’, it promises to baffle even the most proficient sleuth! 

Sleuth is one of the greatest ever stage thrillers and played for a total of 12 years in both London and New York, winning the Tony Award for Best Play. It also became the inspiration for the hugely successful film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. From next year audiences up and down the UK will get the chance to see this award-winning play, starting at Theatre Royal Windsor from 31 January 2024, touring into the spring.

A young man arrives at the impressive home of a famous mystery writer, only to be unwittingly drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and gamesmanship, where nothing is quite as it seems…


Bill Kenwright LTD presents:

2024 UK Tour 
Written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle   

Design by Gary McCann

Lighting by Nick Richings

Musical Direction by Jordan Alexander


Churchill Theatre, Bromley                                          

Wed 10 Jan – Sat 13 Jan 2024                                                0343 310 0020

The Lowry, Salford                                                       

Tue 16 Jan – Sat 20 Jan 2024                                                  0161 876 2000

Winter Gardens, Blackpool                                          

Tue 23 Jan – Sat 27 Jan 2024                                                  0844 770 0593

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford                                       

Tue 30 Jan – Sat 03 Feb 2024                                                 01274 432000

Grand Opera House, York                                            

Tue 06 Feb – Sat 10 Feb 2024                                                

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen                                

Tue 13 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024                                                 01224 641122

Kings Theatre, Glasgow                                               

Tue 20 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2024                                                

Theatre Royal Bath                                                      

Tue 05 March – Sat 09 March 2024                                       01225 448844

Theatre Royal Windsor                                                

Tue 12 March – Sat 16 March 2024                                       01753 853 888

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre                                      

Tue 19 March – Sat 23 March 2024                                      

New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                    

Tue 26 March – Sat 30 March 2024                                      

Theatre Royal, Norwich                                               

Tue 02 April – Sat 06 April 2024                                             01603 630 000

The Hawth, Crawley                                                     

Tue 09 April – Sat 13 April 2024                                             01293 553636          

Bill Kenwright LTD presents:

2024 UK Tour 
Written by Reginald Rose

Directed by Christopher Haydon 

Associate Director Tim Welton

Design by Michael Pavelka

Lighting Design by Chris Davey

Sound Design by Andy Graham


The Marlowe, Canterbury                 
Tue 16 Jan – Sat 20 Jan 2024                                       01227 787787

The Lighthouse, Poole                                      
Mon 22 Jan – Sat 27 Jan 2024                                     01202 280000

Derby Theatre                                                  
Mon 29 Jan – Sat 3 Feb 2024                                      01332 59 39 39

Richmond Theatre                                            

Mon 5 Feb – Sat 10 Feb 2024                                     

Milton Keynes Theatre                                    

Mon 12 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024                                  

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen                    

Tue 20 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2024                                     01224 641122

The Lowry, Salford                                           
Tue 27 Feb – Say 2 March 2024                                  0161 876 2000

Festival Theatre, Malvern                                

Mon 4 March – Sat 9 March 2024                              01684 892277

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford                 
Tue 12 March – Sat 16 March 2024                           01483 44 00 00

Theatre Royal, Windsor                                   
Mon 25 March – Sat 30 March 2024                          01753 853888

Lichfield Garrick                                               

Mon 8 April – Sat 13 April 2024                                  01543 412121

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin                   
Tue 16 April – Sat 20 April                                          353 (0) 1 677 7999

The Grand Theatre, Blackpool                         

Mon 29 April – Sat 4 May 2024                                  01253 290190

The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton              
Mon 6 May – Sat 11 May 2024                                   01902 42 92 12

Bill Kenwright LTD presents:


2024 UK Tour 

Written by Willy Russell 

Directed by Bob Tomson & Bill Kenwright 

Resident Director Tim Churchill

Design by Andy Walmsley

Lighting Design by Nick Richings

Sound Design by Dan Samson

Musical Direction by Matt Malone


New Victoria Theatre, Woking                        
Tue 16 Jan – Sat 20 Jan 2024                                      

Festival Theatre, Malvern                                   
Tue 23 Jan – Sat 27 Jan 2024                                       01684 892277

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton            
Tue 06 Feb – Sat 10 Feb 2024                                      0151 666 0000

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury                            
Tue 13 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024                                      01743 281281

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                  
Tue 27 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 2024                                          02380 711811

Alive Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn                      
Tue 12 March – Sat 16 March 2024                            01553 764864

Princess Theatre, Torquay                               
Tue 19 March – Sat 23 March 2024                           

Forum Theatre, Billingham                               
Tue 26 March – Sat 30 March 2024                            01642 552663

Theatre Royal, Bath                                         

Tue 9 April – Sat 13 April                                            01225 448844

Curve, Leicester                                                
Tue 23 April – Sat 27 April 2024                                  0116 242 3595

Birmingham Hippodrome                                 
Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May 2024                                    0844 338 5000

Bill Kenwright LTD presents:

2024 UK Tour 
Written by Anthony Shaffer  

Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh

Design by Julie Godfrey

Lighting Design by Tim Oliver

Sound Design by Andy Graham


Theatre Royal, Windsor                                   
Wed 31 Jan – Sat 10 Feb 2024                                    01753 853888

Theatre Royal, Bath                                          
Mon 12 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024                                    01225 448844

Princess Theatre, Torquay                              
Tue 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2024                                        

Grand Opera House, York                                 
Mon 26 Feb – Sat 2 March 2024                                

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne            
Mon 4 March – Sat 9 March 2024                               01323 412000

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford                            
Wed 13 March – Sat 16 March 2024                           01274 432000

Palace Theatre, Southend                    

Mon 25 March – Sat 30 March 2024                           0343 310 0030

Festival Theatre, Malvern                                

Mon 8 April – Sat 13 April 2024                                  01684 892277

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham                      

Mon 15 April – Sat 20 April 2024                                01242 572 573

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford                               
Mon 22 April – Sat 27 April 2024                                01483 44 00 00


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