The five-time Tony Award-winning show Titanic The Musical sails into Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 June, on its first ever UK tour.
In the final hour of 14thApril 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 20thcentury. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, this stunning musical focuses on the hopes and aspirations of her passengers. 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. Now Titanic The Musicalcomes to Northampton as part of a tour that visits 12 theatres nationwide.
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, including their previous works, an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
Titanic The Musical takes to the Derngate stage from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 June at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets – priced from £19 to £41* – can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.