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The UK premiere of film to stage romantic comedy

Roman Holiday, the multi Academy Award winning movie comedy, is brought to life on stage in a new musical adaptation.

Now transformed into a glittering stage musical and featuring the unforgettable music of Cole Porter including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day, the beloved film has been adapted byKirsten Guenther and Paul Blake, who co-wrote the stage version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Winning multiple Academy Awards when first released 70 years ago, Roman Holiday follows a youthful princess and an American journalist on a frenetic 24-hour adventure through the delights of the Italian capital.

What is Roman Holiday about?

Ann, a young princess visiting Rome on a goodwill tour, escapes from the watchful eye of her chaperone. She meets Joe who offers to show her around the city, but Joe’s editor has demanded a story regarding a missing princess. Through the course of one charming day and eventful night in Rome, Ann and Joe grow closer, but will true romance blossom before Ann has to return to her royal duties…?

Who’s in the cast of Roman Holiday?

Casting for Roman Holiday to be announced.

Creative team

Adapted by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake with direction by Jeremy Sams.


Show Information

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To be confirmed


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New musical Roman Holiday to open at Theatre Royal Bath
A new musical stage adaptation of Roman Holiday will receive its UK premiere at Theatre Royal Bath next year. Based on the multi Academy Award winning film that made Audrey Hepburn an international star, the new stage musical will play a limited run at Bath from 10 June to 1 July 2023. Adapted for the stage by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake, who co-wrote the stage version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the musical will feature the unforgettable music of Cole Porter including Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day. Roman Holiday is directed by double Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams, whose directing credits include Noises Off in the West End and Jason Robert Brown’s 13. He also wrote the script for the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and translated the award-nominated Amour on Broadway. Roman Holiday is a whirlwind 24-hour adventure of romance, European old-world glamour and royal charm, as a privileged princess escapes her diplomatic dinners and duties whilst on a tour of Europe for a chance encounter with an American reporter. Cast and further creative team will be announced in due course. Roman Holiday is presented by Theatre Royal Bath in arrangement with Paul Blake and BFI Productions. A production of the show had been due to open at Curve Leicester in 2020 directed by Nikolai Foster. Roman Holiday will run from 10 June to 1 July 2023 at Theatre Royal Bath.
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Leicester Curve to stage UK premiere of musical Roman Holiday
Leicester Curve theatre have announced a trio of 'Made At Curve' productions including the UK premiere of musical Roman Holiday. Curves Artistic Director Nikolai Foster (West Side Story, White Christmas) will direct the musical, which has been adapted from the classic Oscar winning film by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake (White Christmas). The show will feature songs from American Composer Cole Porter including Easy to Love, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day. Blake said “I, Paramount and the Cole Porter Estate are so honored that the UK premiere of Roman Holiday will be at the Curve Theatre in Leicester and that it will be directed by Nikolai Foster. Years ago I co-wrote Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and this Christmas I got to see first-hand the loving care and joy Nikolai’s direction brought to that show. I’m sure Roman Holiday is in the hands of one of England’s best directors and theatres - I couldn’t be happier.” Roman Holiday is a whirlwind 24-hour adventure of romance, European old-world glamour and royal charm, as a privileged princess escapes her diplomatic dinners and duties whilst on a tour of Europe for a chance encounter with an American reporter. The 1953 film, on which the musical is based, starred screen icons Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Casting for Roman Holiday is to be announced. Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford & Nikolai Foster also announced a new production of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (11-26 Sep) directed by Anthony Almeida, winner of the 2019 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award; and a new major dance collaboration, Samsara (20-21 Oct) from Curve Associate Artist Aakash Odedra and Hu Shenyuan inspired by the 16th century classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Roman Holiday will run from 15 July 2020 until 1 August 2020 at Leicester Curve.

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