Dolly Parton’s biggest hits to feature in one helluva musical
Here You Come Again
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 June 2024
Here You Come Again, a rollicking and joyful new musical, fully authorised by Dolly Parton herself, bringing together all of her biggest hits for the first time ever, is visiting Newcastle Theatre Royal on its premiere UK tour.
Packed with the iconic songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I
Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again and more, this lively and
touching new musical makes its North East debut at the iconic Grey Street venue
and tells the story of a diehard fan whose imagined version of international
icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times.
Having enjoyed several
successful performances across the United States, Here You Come Again
was originally written by multi-Emmy award-winning comedy and songwriter Bruce
Vilanch with Gabriel Barre (who also directs) and writer and actor Tricia
Paoluccio (who co-writes and stars as Dolly). It has now been adapted by
acclaimed British screen and theatre writer Jonathan Harvey who has written
hundreds of episodes of the popular soap Coronation Street as well as
television sitcoms Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and Beautiful People.
Director Gabriel Barre
said: “We are so excited to bring this gem of a show to the UK, following its
successful regional tour in America. Setting it in the UK with a brilliant new
British actor playing the lead role of Kevin, along with a creative UK design
team, gives us a chance to take a fresh approach to a story that features all
of Dolly’s biggest hits, along with her wit and wisdom, which the world needs
today, more than ever.”
With her wit, humour and charm, Dolly teaches her biggest fan a whole
lot about life, love and how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps…even if
your bootstraps don’t have rhinestones!
Full casting still to be announced.
Here You Come Again, a musical that is sure to
make you smile, plays Newcastle Theatre Royal Tue 18 – Sat 22 Jun. Tickets can
be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232