Bobby Crush Cast In ‘Summer Holiday’ UK Tour

David King for Summer Holiday Theatre Ltd presents








Brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May.

Based on the iconic 1960’s film of the same name, starring Cliff Richard and The ShadowsSummer Holiday will include all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics.

Joining previously announced singer-songwriter Ray Quinn is 70s legend Bobby Crush, who will be playing the role of Jerry for the first eight weeks of the UK tour.

Few entertainers can claim to have had as varied a career as Bobby Crush. Famous in the UK for 45 years primarily as a pianist, but also as a songwriter, actor, broadcaster and television presenter,Bobby rose to fame after six winning appearances on Opportunity Knocks (ITV). West End successes include three seasons at the London Palladium alongside Jack Jones, Vic Damone and Dame Julie Andrews. He also spent a year with Max Bygraves in SwingalongaMax at the Victoria Palace and was chosen to appear for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at The Royal Variety Performance. Bobby has also appeared in four musicals starring as Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Vernon Gersch in They’re Playing Our Song, L.M. in Pump Boys and Dinettes and Billy Flynn in Chicago at top theatres around the United Kingdom. Bobby’s debut album ‘Bobby Crush’ reached the UK top 20, and he plays the role of Pharaoh on Pickwick’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. TV credits include two series of Sounds Like Music (ITV) as the show’s host, and most recently, Bobby has been playing Billy Sparkle in the popular TV comedy Benidorm (ITV). In April Bobby will be seen on a major new series for ITV called Last Laugh in Vegas, which documents Bobby’s American debut alongside 7 other legendary British acts and their adventure to star in a Las Vegas show.

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 hit – filled musical features many of 1960’s biggest songs including In the CountrySummer HolidayTravellin’ LightBachelor BoyMove ItLiving DollThe Young Ones and On the Beach.

Tickets for Summer Holiday are on sale now. Further casting to be announced in due course.






Stage Adaptation by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan


Based on the film SUMMER HOLIDAY, Directed by Peter Yates

Screenplay by Ronald Cass and Peter Myers

By special arrangement with StudioCanal


Orchestrations by Keith Strachan


Presented by arrangement with

Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

On behalf of Josef Weinberger Limited


Executive Producer

David King


Director and Choreographer

Racky Plews


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