Becoming Nancy - Birmingham Rep

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Joyous new musical Becoming Nancy is coming to the stage based on the best-selling book, and directed by Broadway legend Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman The Musical).

Becoming Nancy is a coming-of age-story with a huge-heart, a show that weaves a story of family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight.

Based on the extraordinarily novel by Terry Ronald, Becoming Nancy is brought to life on stage by a world class creative team led by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, The Devil Wears Prada), and with songs by award-winning writing duo Stiles & Drewe (Mary PoppinsBetty Blue Eyes).

Becoming Nancy premieres at Birmingham Rep Theatre from 2 October 2024.There’s no current news about dates or venues for a London run of Becoming Nancy, but please check back for details, or sign-up for our email alerts

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What's the story of Becoming Nancy?

It’s 1979 and David Starr is unquestionably one of the smartest, most talented sixth formers in East Dulwich – he’s got a wild imagination, a vocal range to die for, and a bedroom plastered with posters of his beloved pop idols: Blondie, Sting, and Kate Bush. But being clever, having talent, and great taste in music may not be enough to get him through secondary school, where, to his great surprise, he’s just been given the female lead in the school play. The unconventional casting sends shockwaves to everyone around him – including his parents, his aunt, and his classmates.

Before long, it seems like everybody has an opinion on whether David should go on with the show, inspiring him to turn to his no-nonsense best friend Frances and his unlikely co-star Maxie, the enigmatic captain of the football team.

Who are the creative team of Becoming Nancy?

Based on the novel by Terry Ronald.

Directed and choreographed by the Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell.

The book is by Elliot Davis, music is by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, with additional music and lyrics by Terry Ronald, Elliot Davis and George Stiles.

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New musical Becoming Nancy directed by Jerry Mitchell, songs by Stiles & Drewe, to debut at Birmingham Rep
Birmingham Rep has announced the UK premiere of new musical Becoming Nancy. Becoming Nancy will run from 2 October to 2 November 2024 at Birmingham Rep. The show will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (The Devil Wears Prada The Musical, Pretty Woman The Musical). Becoming Nancy is a coming of age story about family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight, based on the novel by Terry Ronald. The show boasts a book by Elliot Davis (Rehab The Musical), and songs by acclaimed musicals writing duo George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics), whose credits include Honk!, Mary Poppins and Betty Blue Eyes. The show has additional music and lyrics by Terry Ronald, Elliot Davis and George Stiles. Director Jerry Mitchell said in a statement: "Becoming Nancy is about finding love. Love of self, love of others and love of what matters most in life. As soon as I saw The Rep and visited Birmingham, I knew that it was the right place to open the show. It’s been a privilege to turn Terry’s beautiful story into a musical, and we are all looking forward to working on the show and sharing this beautiful musical with Birmingham and the rest of Great Britain and the world." Video: Jessica Vosk & Lizzie Bea sing "Night Bus" from Becoming Nancy Sean Foley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep, said: "I’m thrilled to be able to announce Becoming Nancy, and to be welcoming the extraordinary Jerry Mitchell and his world class creative team to The Rep. When I first saw and heard this touching, funny and relevant show at workshop stage, I knew we had to help make it happen and produce it. Stiles and Drewe, with Elliot Davis, and original writer Terry Ronald, have created as exciting, frequently hilarious, and heart-tugging show about first love and being yourself as you can ever hope to see. I’m sure that Birmingham itself is about to fall in love with this brilliant new musical." Jerry Mitchell is going to have a busy Autumn, as he is also directing and choreographing the major West End premiere of movie-to-stage musical The Devil Wears Prada, with songs by Elton John. The show starts its run at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2024. Last year Birmingham Rep staged the world premiere of new musical Sinatra The Musical, about the life of Frank Sinatra, starring Matt Doyle. The show is widely tipped for a London run, although there's no current news on a West End transfer. The Rep recently announced a new stage version of cult movie Withnail and I, which will run next year. More about tickets to Becoming Nancy

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