Ray Quinn stars in the happiest musical around

first_imgThe hit iconic 1960s film starring Cliff Richard is now the feel-good musical of the year, bringing music, laughter, romance and lots of fun to the stageCasting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Summer Holiday.Ray Quinn is to join the cast of the new musical in the lead role of Don, which was made famous by Cliff Richard in the original film. Ray was a runner up in The X Factor in 2006 and has since starred as Danny Zuko in Grease and taken roles in Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde and The Wedding Singer.Summer Holiday follows Don and his friends and co-workers as they journey on a double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece.The musical will run at Liverpool Empire from 8-12 May and then tours the UK until 3 November.Venues on the tour include Liverpool Empire, Milton Keynes Theatre, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Theatre Royal Brighton, Edinburgh Playhouse and Kings Theatre Glasgow. Further dates for 2018 and 2019 will be announced in due course.The original 1960s film of the same name has been adapted into a musical by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan and is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews.This hit-filled musical includes classics such as ‘In the Country’, ‘Summer Holiday’, ‘Bachelor Boy’, ‘Move It’, ‘Living Doll’, ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘On the Beach’.Full tour dates and venues can be found at summerholidaythemusical.co.uklast_img read more