Maury Yeston’s acclaimed musical Titanic will embark on a natiowide tour from April 2018.

First seen at Southwark Playhouse in 2013, Titanic became one of the hottest must-see shows of the year, winning a clutch of Best Musical awards, four and five star rave reviews inlcuding many Critics Choice in national newspapers. Directed by Thom Southerland, the production was most recently revived at Charing Cross Theatre in 2016.

The tour will open at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018, before touring to Belfast, Cardiff, Salford, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Northampton, Nottingham, Blackpool and Bromley.

Based on real people aboard Titanic, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and Peter Stone’s (Woman of the Year and 1776) musical focuses on their never-to-be realised hopes and aspirations. The original Broadway production opened in 1997 winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Maury Yeston commented on the announcement of the UK tour: “I am touched that, musically, Titanic will finally be coming home, sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its builders – touched, and forever grateful.”

Titanic the Musical runs at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 12 to 21 April 2018 before continuing on tour.