A Summer adventure of love in the sun and a soundtrack of feel-good smash-hit pop classics, Club Tropicana, starring Joe McElderry, Neil McDermott, Kate Robbins, Emily Tierney and Amelle Berrabah, comes to Wales Millennium Centre on UK Tour from 13 – 17 August 2019.
It’s a time when hair was big, shoulders were padded, and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne! Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80’s with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical UK Tour, a summer adventure of love in the sun and a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics.
When our budding bride and groom get cold feet, they decide to jet off separately to sunnier climes and feel the heat – but little do they know they’ve checked into the same hotel, the vibrant Club Tropicana!
With drinks flowing and tans glowing, will the young lovers decide to finally go through with the wedding? Will hotel inspectors get their way and close the resort, or will the staff save the day?
Club Tropicana features some of the most iconic, chart-topping pop anthems of the decade all performed live on stage, including Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Take On Me, Just Can’t Get Enough, Oops Upside Your Head, The Look of Love, Making Your Mind Up, Relax, Islands on the Stream, She Drives Me Crazy, Don’t Go, La Dolce Vita, Surprise, Surprise, Church of the Poison Mind, Fantasy Island, Up Where We Belong, I Could Be So Good for You, Fantastic Day and many more!
The cast is headed by Joe McElderry (X Factor winner and star of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Neil McDermott (Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, Eugenius!, The Wind in the Willows, Shrek), Kate Robbins (Spitting Image, ITV’s The Imitation Game, Dinnerladies), Emily Tierney (Eugenius! , Wicked, The Wizard of Oz); and former Sugababe star Amelle Berrabah making her musical theatre debut.
Producer Mark Goucher said: “What a time the 80’s were: great dancing, great bands, great music, funny clothes… but mostly really bad hair! But I look back with such happiness remembering going to gigs for the first time. Club Tropicana The Musical UK Tour is a celebration of the 80’s with a lorra lorra laughs!”
Club Tropicana the musical has a book by Michael Gyngell, direction by Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston, choreography by Nick Winston, set and costume design by Diego Pitarch, lighting design by Tim Deiling, sound design by Ben Harrison, musical supervision and arrangements by Greg Arrowsmith, musical direction by Charlie Ingles and is produced by Mark Goucher Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions.