It will then visit Edinburgh's Pleasance Theatre (May 24-25), Stirling's MacRobert Art Centre (May 26-28), London's Greenwich Theatre (June 7-12), Manchester's Lowry Theatre (June 14-15) and Norwich Playhouse (June 17-18).
Wedekind's play explores a story of teenage sexual awakening set against a backdrop of religious and parental repression. This musical version — written by Steven Sater with songs by Duncan Sheik — retains the period setting of the original and introduces a collection of contemporary songs that serve to express the private anguish and ecstasy of the young characters. First staged at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater in 2006, the musical subsequently transferred to Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for two years and grossed over $50 million. It was first seen in Britain in a production at the Lyric Hammersmith in February 2009 that subsequently transferred to the West End's Novello Theatre.
The tour is presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company, and directed by Pip Minnithorpe (who recently directed Departure Lounge at Waterloo East Theatre) and choreographed by Cressida Carre.
In a press statement, co-producer David Hutchinson commented, "This is a very exciting project indeed, following great success on Broadway and on the West End. I've been a huge fan of the production since I saw it in New York in 2008, it is a timeless coming of age tale that will impress audiences for many years to come. Sell a Door are currently putting together a dynamic creative team to lead the UK debut tour."
For further details, visit www.selladoor.com.