Starlight Express coming to Princess Theatre Torquay and Bristol Hippodrome in 2013 (news)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational Starlight Express is set to visit Princess Theatre Torquay and Bristol Hippodrome in 2013.

Bill Kenwright presents one of the best-loved and longest-running musicals in theatrical history, as Starlight Express explodes back onto the stage with a new production.

Starlight Express opened to packed houses at the Apollo Victoria in London’s West End in 1984 where it ran for over 7,000 performances.

Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime.

Expect two hours of speed, spectacle, energy, daredevil stunts and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying soundtrack, dazzling sets and costumes, extraordinary roller-choreography and some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical hits.

Internationally-renowned choreographer and popular TV judge Arlene Phillips is also back on board as director and choreographer.

Arlene choreographed the original West End production and directed and choreographed several subsequent productions of the show.

Her extensive credits also include The Wizard of Oz, Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Getting his skates back on for the UK tour will be Mykal Rand, who joined the cast of Starlight Express in 1987 and has since performed in six different productions of the show spanning an incredible 18 years.

As well as playing the role of Electra, Mykal is also associate director/choreographer and resident director for the tour.

Joining him on stage will be Kristofer Harding as Rusty, Jamie Capewell as Greaseball, Lothair Eaton as Poppa, Amanda Coutts as Pearl, and Ruthie Stephens as Dinah.

Starlight Express is at Princess Theatre Torquay from January 15 to 26, 2013, and Bristol Hippodrome from March 26 to April 6, 2013.

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