New production of Dear Evan Hansen to tour UK

A brand new production of hit musical Dear Evan Hansen is to tour the UK.

With a score written by Dogfight and The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen proved a huge hit on Broadway where it opened in 2016.

The West End production, which opened at Noel Coward Theatre in November 2019, played its final performance on 22 October 2022.

A brand new production, presented by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Nottingham Playhouse will now tour the UK in 2024.

Directed by Nottingham Playhouse’s Artistic Director Adam Penford, the show will open at the Nottingham Playhouse on 9 September 2024. Casting is to be announced.

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Director Adam Penford said: “Dear Evan Hansen has thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since it first premiered in 2015. Evan’s powerful story grips and moves people, told through a captivating script and musical score.

“This first, major, new and exciting UK production offers the opportunity to reexamine some of its contemporary themes and present this brand-new version to Nottingham and around the UK. I’m excited to begin the search for our Evan very soon.”

Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of socially awkward teenager Evan. In his last year of high school and with only one person he considers a friend, an assignment from his therapist leads to a misunderstanding that casts him in the centre of a tragedy.

The West End production won the Olivier for Best New Musical and Best Original Score, with Sam Tutty scooping Best Lead Actor for his title role.

Dear Evan Hansen currently continues to run on Broadway while a movie adaptation was released last year starring Ben Platt in the title role.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.