Judy & Liza, a heart warming musical will tour the UK in Spring 2023.
A dazzling stage show charting the careers and relationship between Hollywood mother and daughter Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, the show will feature West End actresses Emma Dears and Helen Sheals.
Emma Dears self-penned the musical biopic which has run for over a decade. Emma’s acting career began at the age of nine when she toured the UK in the title role of Annie. Emma’s West End roles have included Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and Oliver!.
Helen is widely known for her roles in Coronation Street and Downton Abbey. She previously portrayed the role of Judy Garland in the title role in the West End musical Judy! at The Arts Theatre in London. Her extensive theatre roles have included Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives and Goneril in King Lear for Northern Broadsides; Mari Hoff in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Hull Truck and UK Tour); and Shirley Valentine.
Audiences are taken on an emotional rollercoaster journey as they discover the uncanny parallels between some of Judy and Liza’s most iconic songs and their own personal lives.
The show features performances of iconic songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time, Over The Rainbow, The Man That Got Away, The Trolley Song, and Together Wherever We Go.
Producer Bill Elms said: “We are thrilled to announce another UK outing of the sensational musical Judy & Liza, it’s a show very close to my heart as I worked on the very first run over 10 years ago. We can promise audiences a memorable experience as they rediscover the joy of live entertainment through this captivating show.”
Writer and actress Emma Dears added: “It is with pure excitement that we can take Judy and Liza’s emotional and iconic story on the road. Whether you’re a fan of Judy or Liza, or both, their story is unique. The show is full of love, heartache, and passion, and Helen and I have worked tirelessly to make sure we get every tiny detail just right. Join us for an evening with the mother and daughter who really did put the ‘show’ into showbiz.”
Judy & Liza will tour in March and April 2023 visiting venues in Lancaster, Bolton, Lowestoft, Oldham, Barnstaple, Sale, Ulverston, Ilkley, Cheltenham, Milford Haven and Cardiff.
JUDY & LIZA UK TOUR 2023
DUKES THEATRE, LANCASTER
Friday 17 March at 7.30pm
OCTAGON THEATRE, BOLTON
Monday 20 March at 7.30pm
MARINA THEATRE, LOWESTOFT
Thursday 23 March at 7.30pm
MILLGATE ARTS CENTRE, OLDHAM
Saturday 25 March at 7.30pm
QUEENS THEATRE, BARNSTAPLE
Saturday 1 April at 7.30pm
WATERSIDE ARTS, SALE
Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm
THE CORO, ULVERSTON
Friday 7 April at 7.30pm
KINGS HALL, ILKLEY
Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm
TOWN HALL, CHELTENHAM
Wednesday 12 April at 7.30pm
TORCH THEATRE, MILFORD HAVEN
Friday 14 April at 7.30pm
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
Saturday 15 April at 3.30pm & 8.30pm