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Little Miss Sunshine, the quirky off-Broadway hit musical will make its European Premiere in a brand new production at the Arcola Theatre, London on 21 March 2019, running for a 7 week season before embarking on a UK tour starting at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on 20 May 2019.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine is the off-beat musical comedy created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (who collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos). This new production will be directed by the Arcola’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 Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile into their rickety, yellow VW camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they? This inventive and uplifting musical celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.

TOUR DATES

16 MAY - 18 MAY
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY

7 OCTOBER - 12 OCTOBER
DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE, EASTBOURNE

12 AUGUST - 17 AUGUST
OLYMPIA THEATRE, DUBLIN

12 NOVEMBER - 16 NOVEMBER
KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH

3 JUNE - 8 JUNE
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK

15 JULY - 20 JULY
ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM

1 JULY - 6 JULY
KING'S THEATRE,

21 MARCH - 11 MAY
ARCOLA, INNER LONDON

24 JUNE - 29 JUNE
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING

10 JUNE - 15 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON

20 MAY - 25 MAY
NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH

28 MAY - 1 JUNE
THE LOWRY, SALFORD

17 JUNE - 22 JUNE
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD

16 SEPTEMBER - 21 SEPTEMBER
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN

30 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER
NORTHCOTT THEATRE, EXETER

29 JULY - 3 AUGUST
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY

5 AUGUST - 10 AUGUST
WINTER GARDENS AND OPERA HOUSE THEATRE, BLACKPOOL

2 SEPTEMBER - 7 SEPTEMBER
HAYMARKET THEATRE, LEICESTER

27 AUGUST - 31 AUGUST
MALVERN THEATRES, MALVERN

9 JULY - 13 JULY
SHEFFIELD THEATRES, SHEFFIELD

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