Daddy Cool set for UK tour with Jane McDonald & Sheila Ferguson
The tour will open in Northampton on 9 October 2012 before visiting Bradford, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Bromley, Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Sunderland (full dates below).
Daddy Cool features the hits of Boney M - as well as other Frank Farian artists such as Milli Vanilli and No Mercy - reinterpreted with contemporary influences and set alongside a modern London story loosely based on Romeo and Juliet.
Songs from the 70s and 80s include “Rivers of Babylon”, “Brown Girl in the Ring”, “Ma Baker”, “Can’t Stand the Rain”, “ Mary’s Boychild” and the title number.
The musical - which has a book by Amani Naphtali and Stephen Plaice - premiered in September 2006 at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre starring Javine and So Solid Crew’s Harvey, but closed early in February 2007.
The “all-new light, sound and dance-driven production” will visit: Derngate Theatre, Northampton (15-20 October), Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (15-20 October), Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (20-27 October), New Theatre, Oxford (29 October-3 November), Churchill Theatre, Bromley (5-10 November), Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne (19-24 November), New Wimbledon Theatre (26 November-1 December) and Empire Theatre, Sunderland (3-8 December).