A new musical that uses songs from the Stock Aitken Waterman catalogue is heading to the stage.
I Should Be So Lucky is written and directed by Debbie Isitt (the Nativity franchise) and choreographed by Jason Gilkison (Creative Director of Strictly Come Dancing and Eurovision 2023), and will head off on a big UK tour in 2023 and 2024.
The show kicks off at the Manchester Opera House on 1 November 2023, and then plays Christmas at the Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House from 12 to 30 December 2023.
The show features all of the 80’s and 90’s music that helped Stock Aitken Waterman to define an era, including Kylie Minogue’s I Should Be So Lucky, Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Jason Donovan’s Especially For You and Bananarama’s Love In The First Degree – in total, 10 Number 1 singles and over 30 songs are included.
In the story, Ella and Nathan are a young couple hopelessly in love and about to take the biggest step of their lives – marriage. Until it doesn’t go quite to plan. Will they be together forever, or will he make her cry and say goodbye?
Other members of the creative team include orchestrations and musical direction by George Dyer and set and costume design by Tom Rogers. The show is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions.
Mike Stock said today in a press statement: “We have been approached many times over the years to authorise a musical using the songs from the Stock Aitken Waterman catalogue and have always resisted, until now! What Debbie, Jason and the team behind the show have created is a truly original and shamelessly enjoyable rollercoaster ride through our hits.”
Debbie Isitt: “The music of Stock Aitken Waterman has been the soundtrack to both my life and the lives of all my friends. Their songs range from wonderful ballads to real pop anthems to dance floor classics, which are all perfect for an original musical.”
More about tickets to I Should Be So Lucky
I Should Be So Lucky – Tour Dates
MONDAY 1 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2023
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2023
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2023
PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
TUESADY 12 – SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER 2023
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE & OPERA HOUSE
TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2024
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
More dates to be announced soon