World Premiere of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL set to embark on 22 week UK Tour in 2019

Announcing the world premiere of 
Club Tropicana The Musical

A summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year!

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, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year!

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 our 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? 

All will be revealed in hilarious style, to an irresistible soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping pop anthems of the decade all performed live on stage, including: The Look of Love (made famous by ABC), Bucks Fizz’s Making Your Mind Up, Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s 1983 debut hit, Relax,Tight Fit’s Fantasy Island, a-ha’s Take On Me, Culture Club’s Church of the Poison MindUp Where We Belong, made famous by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, and many, many more!

Welcome to Club Tropicana, the 1980’s answer to Love Island. The drinks are free and the whole family are invited to join the ultimate holiday musical, celebrating everything we loved about the 80’s, a decade when girls (and boys) just wanted to have fun. 

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 is a celebration of the 80’s with a lorra lorra laughs!”

Club Tropicana The Musical will open a major UK tour at the Churchill Theatre Bromley (Thursday 24 January - Saturday 2 February 2019) and then visit Bradford Alhambra; His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; Norwich Theatre Royal; Sheffield Lyceum Theatre; Plymouth Theatre Royal; Grand Opera House, York; Theatre Royal, Brighton; New Victoria Theatre, Woking; Cheltenham Everyman Theatre; Hull New Theatre; Wimbledon New Theatre; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre; Coventry Belgrade Theatre; Oxford New Theatre; Sunderland Empire Theatre; Swansea Grand Theatre; Manchester Opera House; Edinburgh Playhouse; Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury; Liverpool Empire; Nottingham Theatre Royal, with more dates to be announced.

Cast to be announced.

Creative team:
Book by Michael Gyngell
Directed by Samuel Holmes & Nick Winston
Choreographed by Nick Winston
Set & Costume Design by Diego Pitarch
Lighting Design by Tim Deiling
Sound Design by Ben Harrison
Musical Supervision and Arrangements by Greg Arrowsmith
Produced by Mark Goucher Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions


Michael Gyngell - Playwright
Michael has worked as an actor, writer and director for most of his life. He first appeared in the West End as choir member in the original production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Albery Theatre in 1973. He last appeared in Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007. In between, he was in West Side Story, Starlight Express, Poppy, Caird/Nunn
production of Peter Pan, Exclusive!, The Rink, Oh Kay!, Doctor Dolittle, Listen to the Wind, One Touch of Venus and Art. He first directed at Greenwich Theatre in 2000, it was a new musical called Bumpy Ride before working as Associate Director on the original production of The Play What I Wrote at Wyndhams Theatre. He went on to work as associate for Yes, Prime
Minister at Trafalgar Studios, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Duke of Yorks and The Dresser at The Duke of York’s. He also directed Bring It On at Kenneth More Ilford, Spring Awakening at Mirren Studio, the tours of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Yes Prime Minister at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford and UK Tour,The Play What I Wrote and When Harry Met Sally. He directed a new comedy Clittaford at St James Church, Piccadilly, Relatively Speaking and Confusions in South Africa as well as Summer Holiday in 2003 at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He co-wrote the stage adaptation of Summer Holiday! which premiered at Blackpool Opera House in 1996. and has written Double Top for Valentine Productions / BBC Wales, Serena for SMG and the book for Close Encounters, a new musical which was performed at Century City, Los
Angeles. Twitter: @GYNGE

Samuel Holmes - Co-Director
Samuel is an actor, writer and director who will be making his musical theatre directorial debut with Club Tropicana The Musical. Assistant Director, co-writer and Dandini in Cinderella (Bristol & Manchester), Dick Whittington (Manchester), Peter Pan (Brighton). Theatre credits include: Lord Farquaad in Shrek (UK Tour), George in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Theo in Eugenius (London Palladium), Bertie in Mrs Henderson  Presents (Theatre Royal Bath and Noël Coward), White
Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Kangaroo, Elvis, Viking, Graham Chapman, Monty Python Live (O2 Arena), Waterbabies (Leicester Curve), Spamalot (Playhouse, London), Privates on Parade (Brighton Royal), Kiss Me, Kate (Old Vic & Chichester), Crazy For You (Regent’s Park and Novello), Sir Robin in Spamalot (UK and International Tour), Ruth in all-Male The Pirates of Penzance (Union Theatre & Wilton’s) Round the Horne: Unseen and Uncut (UK Tour), Katisha in all-male The Mikado (Union Theatre), Half a Sixpence (UK Tour), Aladdin (Leamington Spa), My Fair Lady (Singapore), The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus and The Pirates of Penzance (South Africa). Samuel had the great honour of giving a speech and collecting the Lifetime Achievement Award for comedy on behalf of Monty Python at the British Comedy Awards.

Nick Winston - Co-Director & Choreographer
Nick is an international Director & Choreographer working in Theatre, Opera and Television. His extensive credits include Stage Director & Choreographer for The Royal Variety Performance at The London Palladium (ITV); choreographer for Shakespeare Live! From The RSC, which received a BAFTA nomination for Live Entertainment (BBC) and Sondheim at 80 (BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall), starring Dame Judi Dench. West End: Annie starring Miranda Hart; Loserville (Olivier nomination: Best New Musical); Flashmob (Director & Choreographer); and Horrid Henry: Live & Horrid.  As Director & Choreographer: An American In Paris (Linz); Rock Of Ages; Fame; The Wedding Singer (National Tours); Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also, adaptation, Curve); Bugsy Malone (Curve) and Tomorrow Morning (New End, London). As Choreographer: Grease (Curve / Dubai); Legally Blonde (Curve / South Korea); To Sir With Love (UK Tour); Let’s Dance Again! (Royal Festival Hall); Sweeney Todd (The Royal Exchange / West Yorkshire Playhouse); Calamity Jane (Watermill / UK Tour); Little Shop Of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse); White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse); I Dreamed a Dream (UK Tour); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clywd); Love Story (Minerva, Chichester); The Band Wagon (Sadlers Wells); Stepping Out (Derby Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep / West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Wizard Of Oz (Royal Festival Hall) and Follies (Royal & Derngate). International: Kiss Me, Kate (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris / Grand Theatre de Luxembourg/ Oper Gratz / Bonn Opera / Theatre Dortmund); Waiting For Godot (Chicago / Washington DC / Charleston / Abbey Theatre / Druid); The Pajama Game (Tokyo / Osaka); Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie, Brussels); Annie (Ed Mirvish, Toronto / South Africa); Chess (Copenhagen); Forbidden City (Esplanade, Singapore) and Flashdance (Switzerland).  Opera: Il Turco In Italia (Garsington Opera); Fortunio (Grange Park Opera); Benzin (Chemnitz Opera) and The Adventures Of Pinocchio (Opera North / Sadlers Wells / Minnesota / Bonn / Moscow). Television: The Royal Variety Performance 2017 (Stage Director & Choreographer; London Palladium, ITV); Shakespeare Live! From The RSC (BAFTA nomination: Live Entertainment); Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms); Children In Need (BBC); High School Dance (E4) and music videos for Universal Music. Corporate: Dubai World Cup; Redken; Paul Mitchell and Moroccan Oil.  Awards: Nick was ominated for the Carl Alan Award for his work in Theatre and has received 10 Broadway World nominations.
Twitter: @N1CKW1NSTON

2019 Tour Dates

24 January - 2 February
Churchill Theatre
Box Office: 020 3285 6000

4 - 9 February
Box 0ffice: 01274 432000

11 - 16 February
His Majesty’s Theatre
Box Office: 01224 641122

25 February - 2 March
Theatre Royal
Box Office: 01603 630000
(on sale soon)

4  - 9 March
Lyceum Theatre
Box Office: 0114 249 6000
(on sale soon)

11 - 16 March
Theatre Royal
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
(on sale 6 July)

18 - 23 March
Grand Opera House
Box Office: 0844 871 3024

25 - 30 March
Theatre Royal
Box Office: 0844 871 7650

1 - 6 April
New Victoria Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

8 - 13 April
Everyman Theatre
Box Office: 01242 572573
(on sale soon)

15 - 20 April
New Theatre
Box Office: 01482 300 306

23 - 27 April
Wimbledon New Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7646

29 April - 4 May
Grand Theatre
Box Office: 01902 429212
(on sale 25 June)

6 - 11 May
Belgrade Theatre
Box Office: 024 7655 3055

13 - 18 May
New Theatre
Box Office: 01865 320760

20 - 25 May
Empire Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3022

28 May - June 1
Grand Theatre
Box Office:01792 475715

3 - 8 June
Opera House
Box Office: 0844 871 3018

11 - 15 June
Box Office: 0844 871 3014

17 - 22 June
Marlowe Theatre
Box Office: 01227 787787

1 - 6 July
Box Office: 0844 871 3017

8 - 13 July
Theatre Royal
Box Office: 0115 989 5555