NOW That's What I Call A Musical tour

Currently touring until 12 April 2025

Get ready to relive the playlist of your life by celebrating 40 years of iconic chart-topping compilations with NOW That's What I Call A Musical on its UK tour! This fun-filled evening at the theatre is bursting with hits from Whitney Houston, Wham! Blondie, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet and so many more.

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NOW That’s What I Call A Musical tour dates and tickets

Meet the cast

Nina Wadia is set to lead the cast, starring as Gemma in the world premiere

Joining Nina in 2024 at certain performances will be an array of special guest stars playing themselves and singing the songs that made them NOW icons. Sinitta will perform in Aylesbury, Sheffield, Canterbury, Nottingham and Norwich with Sonia in Newcastle, Cardiff, Milton Keynes and Brighton, Carol Decker in Truro, Belfast and Woking, and Jay Osmond in Bradford and Dartford.

Further guest stars and musical cast members are to be announced.

All about the new musical

Directed and choreographed by Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood and inspired by the iconic NOW That’s What I Call Music compilation albums, the show will feature songs by Whitney Houston, Wham! Blondie, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet and many more.

It’s Birmingham, 1989. Two school friends, Gemma and April, are busy with very important business – planning their lives based on Number One Magazine quizzes and dreaming of snogging Rick Astley. Cut to Birmingham 2009 and it’s the most dreaded event of their lives– the school reunion. Drama, old flames and receding hairlines come together as friends reunite and everything from the past starts to slot into place. The biggest question is: what was with all that hairspray?

The new musical has been written by award-winning comedian Pippa Evans and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

Craig Revel Horwood said “This is a beautiful and funny story about two schoolgirls navigating life through their shared love of music. Pippa has written a script that takes you right back to sharing your Walkman headphones with your best friend, escaping the boring day to day and dancing like nobody is watching. Everybody remembers getting the latest NOW That’s What I Call Music Album! Our show is packed full of the biggest hits of the era and I cannot wait to get started and you will love it.”

The production has set and costume design by Tom Rogers & Toots Butcher, musical supervision and arrangements by Mark Crossland, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Adam Fisher, Wigss & hair design by Sam Cox, associate choreography by Aaron Renfree and casting by Annelie Powell CDG.

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