Thursday, 10 December 2015

Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot & Sam Attwater to star in End Of The Rainbow UK tour

Lisa Maxwell is set to play Judy Garland in a new UK tour of End Of The Rainbow

The former Loose Women panelist and star of The Bill will perform alongside Gary Wilmot (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/Me and My Girl) as Anthony and Sam Attwater (Dancing On Ice/Rocky Horror) as Mickey. At certain performances the role of Judy Garland will be played by Ellen Verenieks.

End Of The Rainbow will run at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester between 12th and 20th February 2016. Check out full tour dates below. 

The show features Garland's most famous songs including The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

It's 1968 and Judy Garland, a once-glittering star, is in London to make her explosive comeback. But off stage, holed up in her hotel room, Judy is battling with her young new fiancĂ©, her devoted accompanist, and her destructive addictions. Will she be able to conquer her demons and reclaim her crown as one of history’s great musical icons? 

End Of The Rainbow premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2005, before playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006. It returned to the UK in 2010 in a new production at Northampton Royal & Derngate, transferring to the West End the same year where it ran for 6 months and received four Olivier Award nominations. A Broadway run followed in 2012, with the show receiving three Tony Award nominations. 

The musical is written by Peter Quilter. End Of The Rainbow will be directed by Daniel Buckroyd who is the artistic director of the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Design is by David Shields.

2016 Tour Dates 

Friday 12 - Saturday 20 February 2016 
Colchester Mercury Theatre 

Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 February 2016 
Coventry Belgrade Theatre 

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 March 2016 
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 March 2016 
Bromley Churchill Theatre 

Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 March 2016 
Torquay Princess Theatre 

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 March 2016 
Windsor Theatre Royal 

Tuesday 29 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 
Brighton Theatre Royal 

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 April 2016 
Malvern Festival Theatre 

Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 April 2016 
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 April 2016 
Glasgow King’s Theatre 

Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 May 2016 
Manchester Opera House 

Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 May 2016 
Billingham Forum Theatre 

Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 May 2016 
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre 

Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 May 2016 
Lichfield Garrick Theatre 

Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 May 2016 
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House 

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 May 2016 
Richmond Theatre 

Tuesday 31 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 
Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal 

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 June 2016 
Woking New Victoria Theatre 

Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 June 2016 
High Wycombe Swan Theatre 

Tuesday 21 -Saturday 25 June 2016 
Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre 

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 July 2015 
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre 

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