ROMAN HOLIDAY – New Cole Porter Musical based on the Academy Award-winning movie to have U.K. premiere at Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, by arrangement with

Paul Blake and BFI Productions, presents

The New COLE PORTER Musical


U.K. Premiere of a new stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning movie

To open at THEATRE ROYAL BATH from June 2023

Adapted for the stage by KIRSTEN GUENTHER and PAUL BLAKE

Directed by JEREMY SAMS

Monday 14 November 2022: Theatre Royal Bath Productions, by arrangement with Paul Blake and BFI Productions, is delighted to present the U.K. premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of Roman Holiday, the multi Academy Award winning movie comedy which made a worldwide star of Audrey Hepburn.

Now transformed into a glittering stage musical and featuring the unforgettable music of Cole Porter including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day, the beloved movie has been adapted by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake, who co-wrote the stage version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Winning multiple Academy Awards when first released 70 years ago, Roman Holiday follows a youthful princess and an American journalist on a frenetic 24-hour adventure through the delights of the Italian capital.

Ann, a young princess visiting Rome on a goodwill tour, escapes from the watchful eye of her chaperone. She meets Joe who offers to show her around the city, but Joe’s editor has demanded a story regarding a missing princess. Through the course of one charming day and eventful night in Rome, Ann and Joe grow closer, but will true romance blossom before Ann has to return to her royal duties…?

Roman Holiday is directed by double Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams, whose directing credits include Noises Off in the West End and Jason Robert Brown’s 13. He also wrote the script for the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and translated the award-nominated Amour on Broadway.

Cast and further creative team will be announced in due course.