News: Burlesque The Stage Musical Announces Scottish Premiere and New Dates

January 12, 2024
News: Burlesque The Stage Musical Announces Scottish Premiere and New Dates

Producers of the World Premiere of Burlesque the Musical – the first ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing musical sensation, Burlesque which starred Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci – today announced that the production will make its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow in September, and return to the Manchester Opera House in October, prior to a West End transfer.

Adapted for the stage by Steven Antin with songs by Christina Aguilera, Sia, Dianne Warren, Jess Folley, Todrick Hall and Nick Winston.

The performances in Manchester run from 13th June to 29th June, at Manchester Opera House, and have already sold out. This has led to a second run from 3rd October to 2nd November. Performances at Glasgow Theatre Royal are from 11th September to 28th September 2024. Tickets go on sale for both the second run in Manchester and the run in Glasgow on the 26th January 10am (for priority), midday for general public.

Welcome to Burlesque the Musical, the glamorous, gritty and outrageously fun new musical based on the much-loved hit movie.

Discover a club like no other…a place beneath the city lights where the sequins sparkle, seduction shimmers, and a life can change in the flick of a feather boa.

 When Ali heads to New York in search of her mother, she finds herself drawn into a dazzling underground world where the beat of the music and the heat of the dance moves will change her life forever. Among this unlikely family of misfits, dreamers and schemers, Ali will unwittingly find her real voice, discover her talent, and find where she really, truly belongs.

 Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical, said: “Burlesque was my first feature film — and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish.  I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind-the-scenes as an Executive Producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version.  Recreating Burlesque as a live theatre experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!

 The creative team are made up of Nick Winston (Director and Choreographer), additional material by Kate Wetherhead, Soutra Gilmour (Set Designer), Tom Curran (Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), Phil Bateman (Musical Supervisor), Chris Poon (Musical Director), Robin Antin (Creative Co-Producer/Associate Choreographer), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director), Sarah-Jane Price (Casting Associate) and Lloyd Thomas (Production Manager).

 Burlesque The Musical is produced by Adam Paulden & Jason Haigh-Ellery and Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Steven Antin and Christina Aguilera.

 Casting for the runs are to be announced.