Acclaimed musical theatre and Disney star Lea Salonga is heading out on a tour of the UK in 2024, with her new solo show Lea Salonga – Stage, Screen & Everything In Between.
Lea will preview the tour in Wolverhampton, before making her first return to London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane since her iconic performance as Kim in Miss Saigon 35 years ago in 1989. The role catapulted her international career and sealed her place in musical theatre history, with both Olivier and Tony Award wins.
The tour also visits Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham, Gateshead, Edinburgh and Manchester.
Stage, Screen & Everything In Between will feature stage and screen classics from Lea’s best known roles in Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Disney’s Aladdin and Disney’s Mulan, and new favourites including from the critically acclaimed West End hit show Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends.
Actor Lea Salonga said in a statement: “I have so much love for UK audiences, so I am thrilled to be able to share some of the many wonderful songs I have sung throughout my career with fans once more – as well as some treats from ‘in between’ too. Returning to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane after all this time is a dream come true. It’s an iconic venue, that holds such special personal memories – I cannot wait. I will always be grateful for Miss Saigon and the way that show changed my life – so to celebrate it once more, back in that beautiful and historic theatre will be incredibly special… But where have 35 years gone?”
Stage, Screen & Everything In Between will be Lea’s third UK concert tour presented by Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor.
Ben Hatton, Director of Theatre Touring for Cuffe and Taylor, said: “Lea Salonga is a true international icon of musical theatre and we are honoured and delighted to present Stage, Screen & Everything In Between. There’s no doubt these concerts will be a must-see event for any musical theatre fan. Don’t miss out!”
Lea Salonga is currently starring in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre in London, until 6 January 2024.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 8 December.
Lea Salonga -Stage, Screen & Everything In Between – Tour Dates 2024
Friday June 21 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Grand Theatre (Preview)
Monday June 24 – LONDON, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tuesday June 25 – CARDIFF, Wales Millennium Centre
Wednesday June 26 – BRISTOL, Bristol Beacon
Friday June 28 – NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Saturday, June 29 – GATESHEAD, The Glasshouse
Sunday June 30 – EDINBURGH, Festival Theatre
Monday, July 1 – MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall