Purple Rain, a spectacular new theatrical event celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest pop artists, Prince. Directed by Gary Lloyd, director of hit production Thriller Live, Purple Rain will feature stunning choreography and will be an exhilarating journey through Prince’s entire career. Presented by West End producers, Adam Spiegel and Mark Goucher, with Claire-Bridget Kenwright, Purple Rain will tour the UK from February 2018.
Prince revolutionised the music world with his inimitable funk and soul driven style. He exploded the boundaries of music and created some of the most iconic songs of the 20th century including Raspberry Beret, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, Alphabet Street, U Got The Look and more!
A 26-strong group of supremely talented musicians, singers and dancers will bring Prince’s music to life for an unforgettable evening that showcases his songwriting genius and pays homage to his imagination and showmanship. Purple Rain is a fitting, fresh and vibrant night of pure celebration.
Director Gary Lloyd said
‘Prince’s music and constant reinvention is legendary, so to get the opportunity to bring that and all his colourful characters to the theatrical stage is a dream. There is also a real appetite for live music shows that showcase the musicians as part of the performance. Prince was all about this. Prince was a consummate, theatrical artist, but in our show his music is the star. There will be so much for audiences to enjoy whether they’re fans of musical theatre, Prince, or both. Purple Rain is a fast-paced, music lover’s night out that will tease, surprise and excite audiences in the same way he did.’
Multi award-winning director and choreographer Gary Lloyd has earned critical acclaim for his many and varied productions includingThriller Live, Carrie – The Musical, 20th Century Boy – The Story of Marc Bolan, The Genius of Ray Charles, Flashmob and many more.
Casting, including star guests, and further tour dates will be announced in due course.
UK TOUR LISTINGS
26 February – 3 March 2018
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
7 – 10 Regent St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ
Box office: 01242 572573
*Will go on sale on w/c 3 July 2017 – check website for details
23 – 28 April 2018
18-22 Greenside Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
Box office: 0844 871 3014
*Will go on sale on 14 June 2017 – check website for details
7 – 12 May 2018
New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG
Box office: 0844 871 7646
ON SALE SOON
21 – 26 May 2018
Grand Opera House, Belfast
2-4 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7HR
ON SALE SOON
FURTHER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.
MORE INFO HERE: purplerainonstage.com