Exclusive: Little Miss Sunshine musical announces UK premiere and tour dates
The show first premiered in San Diego in 2011
The musical adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine will have its UK premiere in London in March 2019 before embarking on a UK tour in May.
Based on the Academy Award-winning 2006 film of the same name, the musical is created by James Lapine (Into the Woods) and William Finn (Falsettos). It follows the Hoover family, who travel from New Mexico to California to help their daughter Olive compete in a beauty contest.
Running for seven weeks at London's Arcola Theatre from 21 March, the show will embark on a UK tour from New Wolsey Ipswich on 20 May, visiting Salford, York, Brighton. Bradford, Woking, Glasgow, Birmingham, Canterbury, Blackpool, Malvern, Leicester, Aberdeen, Exeter and Eastbourne with further dates to be announced.
The production will be directed by the Arcola Theatre's artistic director Mehmet Ergen with design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Williamson, choreography by Anthony Whiteman and musical supervision by Mark Crossland.
The musical had its world premiere in San Diego in 2011 before performing Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in October 2013.