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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Preview: Purple Rain at Sunderland Empire



From the producers of Hairspray & Motown The Musical & THE DIRECTOR OF THRILLER LIVE
 PURPLE RAIN
  A live celebration of THE MUSIC OF prince
Purple Rain
Sunderland Empire
Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th July 2018 
Directed By Gary Lloyd
Tickets on general sale 10am, Friday 16 June.
Purple Rain is 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, with a date at Sunderland Empire for one week only from Monday 2 – 7 July 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 many 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
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 including Thriller 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.

On The Web:
INSTAGRAM: @PurpleRainUK
FACEBOOK: @PurpleRainUK
#PurpleRainUK


Tickets:
Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*
*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your plus your phone company's access charge. Booking and transaction fees may apply.
Group Bookings: 0330 1027531
Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.


 
 

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