Following an unprecedented sold-out season at Manchester Opera House in June, producers of the World Premiere of Burlesque the Musical have announced that the theatre production will return to Manchester. The first ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing musical sensation, Burlesque, which starred Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci will be back again at Manchester Opera House in October alongside its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow in September, prior to a West End transfer.
With performances in Manchester from Thursday 13 June until Saturday 29 June 2024 already sold out, producers have confirmed a return season in the city from Thursday 3 October – Saturday 2 November 2024.
Discover a club like no other… a place beneath the city lights where the sequins sparkle, seduction shimmers, and a life can change in the flick of a feather boa.
When Ali heads to New York in search of her mother, she finds herself drawn into a dazzling underground world where the beat of the music and the heat of the dance moves will change her life forever. Among this unlikely family of misfits, dreamers and schemers, Ali will unwittingly find her real voice, discover her talent, and find where she really, truly belongs.
Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical, said: “Burlesque was my first feature film — and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish.
“I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind-the-scenes as an Executive Producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version. Recreating Burlesque as a live theatre experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!”
Robin Hawkes, Theatre Director of the Palace Theatre & Opera House said: “Whilst we never doubted that Manchester would react well to being the first ever city to host this hotly anticipated production, we have been completely blown away by the response so far.
“I was lucky enough to attend the show’s development workshop and to see what it has already achieved since then is truly thrilling; therefore it only seems right to offer even more people the chance to see this spectacle before it heads to the West End!
“Audience responses like this reinforce our city as the best place for producers to premiere these new and ground-breaking productions, and we look forward to continuing our ‘Manchester Gets It First’ programme for years to come.”
Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January, at 10am for priority bookers and 12pm for the general public. You can sign up for advance information and priority access to tickets here.