A new musical stage adaptation of the much-loved romantic comedy film My Best Friends Wedding is set to premiere in the UK in 2020.
Starring Alexandra Burke (The Bodyguard, Chess, Chicago, Sister Act, X-Factor) in the role famously portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film, the new musical has a book by Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and the films original screenwriter Ronald Bass.
My Best Friends Wedding The Musical follows fiery food critic Julianne Potter, as she vows to win back her soon to be wed ex-boyfriend Michael. With the perfect Kimmy standing her ground, can she derail her her best friend’s wedding in time and keep Michael all for herself?
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, the show will feature a classic pop score with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David including I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, Walk on By, I Say A Little Prayer and What’s New Pussycat.
The production will open on 19 September 2020 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, playing until 26 September 2020, and will then tour to the Palace Theatre, Manchester (29 Sep-3 Oct), Bradford Alhambra (5-10 Oct), Curve Leicester (13-17 Oct), His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (19-24 Oct), Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent (26-31 Oct), Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (2-7 Nov), Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (10-14 Nov), Milton Keynes Theatre (16-21 Nov), Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (23-28 Nov) and Congress Theatre, Eastbourne (1-12 Dec 2020).
Further casting and dates including a London run to be announced.
Tickets for My Best Friends Wedding to go on-sale soon.