Former cast members get skates on for new Starlight tourDate: 22 March 2012
Full casting has been announced for the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's 1984 musical Starlight Express which, as was previously reported, will tour from the New Wimbledon on 10 May 2012.
Following Wimbledon Starlight Express will travel to Bradford, Salford, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Southend, Llandudno, Aberdeen and Hull, ending up in Londonderry on 9 February 2013.
Arlene Phillips, West End choreographer and judge on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, is returning to the show as director and choreographer. Phillips choreographed the original West End production and has directed and choreographed several subsequent revivals of the show. Her other stage credits include Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You and Jesus Christ Superstar.
An image from the previous tour of Starlight Express. Photo credit: Jens Hauer
Starlight Express, which was written for two of Lloyd-Webber's children as a tribute to the era of steam trains, is performed entirely on roller skates. The musical originally opened at the West End's Apollo Victoria on 27 March 1984, playing 7,406 performances during its 18-year run to 12 January 2002.
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