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Titanic The Musical announces European tour

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FOLLOWING the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical in 2018, the production will return in 2019 for a European tour.

After opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on July 11, 2019, the production led by returning director Thom Southerland will tour across the continent until September 1, 2019.

In the final hour of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

Having received its UK premiere in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse, the production returned to London in 2016 for an 11-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, where it won overwhelming critical acclaim. It then embarked on its first ever UK & Ireland tour in April 2018 (during the 106th anniversary week), visiting the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship.

Commenting on the announcement of the international tour, Maury Yeston said: “After such a wonderful UK and Ireland tour last year, I am delighted that the great ship is sailing again both in the UK and across Europe.”

Titanic The Musical has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776). The pair have collectively won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards for their works. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

Follower the Woking dates (July 11 to July 13), Titanic The Musical will visit Deutsches Theater, Munich; Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne; Nationaltheater Mannheim; and Palace of Youth, Moscow.