Rachel Howells previews eight must-see musicals scheduled to play Wales Millennium Centre in 2021.
I think everyone needs something to look forward to into 2021. My favourite way is to go out is watch a good musical, especially at the Wales Millennium Centre!
Over the last few months there have been several tour announcements, including the return of some old favourites such as Grease and Sister Act. Here, I’m highlighting some of the newer and less seen musicals scheduled to play the Wales Millennium Centre in 2021.
As we are still in the middle of the Pandemic, I suspect that all dates are subject to change (but I really hope not) and many of these shows have not announced their casts therefore I’m including links to the tour websites. These websites are where you will find the most up to date information about the tour and date changes.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,
3–8 May 2021
This was one of the most anticipated tours of 2020 which has already been cast and with dates starting as soon as March 2021.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie features Leyton Williams as Jamie, a role he led with in the West End. The cast will also feature Shane Ritchie as Hugo/Loco Channel.
- Book your tickets fr Everybody’s Talking About Jamie here
- Find out more about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie here
8–19 June 2021
The beginning of 2020 saw Six sell out many performances with their one week stay in the WMC.
After being one of the tours that was paused when the pandemic hit, I’m pleased to see that it will be resuming its tour with almost the same cast. Performances on this tour were due to start this month , but this time it’s back for longer with an 11 day run.
School of Rock,
21 – 26 June 2021
This tour was due to start in February 2021 but there is still no information about the cast therefore keep any eye on the website below for more information
29 June – 17 July 2021
Touring since November 2019, the pandemic disrupted the second year of the tour for Les Miserables.
The tour restarts in May 2021 at the Bristol Hippodrome but currently there are only 4 venues announced on the tour with a return to the Wales Millennium Centre scheduled for July 2021.
We Will Rock You,
19 – 31 July 2021
We Will Rock You is another tour that was put on hiatus when the Pandemic hit. Resuming in April, the tour has been extended with an additional 4 dates added.
With the same cast, the musical is scheduled for the Wales Millennium Centre during July 2020.
9-14 August 2021
Having seen the West End production in August 2019 this is one of the productions that I was most looking forward to in 2020, but thankfully it has been rescheduled for 2021.
As of December 2020, there was no cast announcement therefore click the link below for updated information.
Book your tickets for Waitress the Musical here
Find out more about Waitress The Musical here
The Book of Mormon,
12 – 31 October 2021
Another tour that had to be paused in 2020, The Book of Mormon is set to arrive in Cardiff for October 2021.
No news on the cast yet, so keep an eye on the links below.
Strictly Ballroom, The Musical,
29 November – 4 December 2021
Strictly Ballroom, The Musical is to star Kevin Clifton and directed by Craig Revel Harewood the Strictly Ballroom tour has been put back a year because of the pandemic.
Now due to start in September 2021, I am sure that there will be more information forthcoming for this musical.