Cast News: Kylie joins I Should be So Lucky
Written by Jamie Griffiths on July 18, 2023
Cast News: Kylie to feature in The Stock Aitken Waterman Musical
Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman, show creator Debbie Isitt and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions have announced the full casting for I Should Be So Lucky: The Stock Aitken Waterman Musical. The team also announce today that Kylie Minogue will digitally appear throughout the show as a specially created character unique to the musical. The World Premiere of the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on Thursday 2 November 2023 before embarking on a UK tour.
Stock Aitken Waterman said today “Stock Aitken Waterman are thrilled to be part of this wonderful new adventure. To see our songs take on a new life in the world of musical theatre and working on a collaboration with Debbie Isitt and her talented team is so exciting and very special.”
Kylie Minogue said today “I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining Stock Aitken Waterman in presenting the new musical, ‘I Should Be So Lucky’! It is the music that inspired a generation (plus my first five albums!) so to have all the SAW hits in this original story will make for a compelling, funny and heartfelt show. Let’s enjoy the magic all over again!”
Bringing together the West End’s finest talent, the full cast of the musical includes Kayla Carter (The Color Purple, Bedknobs and Broomsticks) as Bonnie, Jamie Chapman (Nativity! The Musical, The Mousetrap) as Spencer, Jemma Churchill (Guys and Dolls, Nativity! The Musical) as Ivy, Matthew Croke (Wicked, Aladdin) as Nadeem, Jessica Daley (Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables) as Britney, Gary Davis (Annie, Oklahoma!) as Big Mike, Melissa Jacques (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Mamma Mia!) as Shelley, Scott Paige (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Made in Dagenham) as Michael, Billy Roberts (Rock of Ages, Titanic The Musical) as Nathan, Giovanni Spanò (Jesus Christ Superstar, Bat Out of Hell) as Ash, Lucie-Mae Sumner (Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls) as Ella and Anna Unwin (Aspects of Love) as Olivia. The cast is completed by Tegan Bannister, Ralph Bogard, Elliot Broadfoot, Emma Crossley, Kade Ferraiolo, Sydney Isitt-Ager, Joe Kelly, Aidan Nightingale, James Willoughby Moore, Lauren Woolf and Louie Wood.
The wedding’s off, but the honeymoon is on! Head from the aisle to the isles in the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical featuring the soundtrack of a generation with music from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Too Many Broken Hearts) and Bananarama (Love In The First Degree). I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY: THE STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN MUSICAL features no less than 10 Number 1 singles and over 25 songs from the Hit Factory whose music defined an era. Ella and Nathan, a young couple, hopelessly in love and about to take the biggest step of their lives – marriage. Until it doesn’t go quite to plan. Will they be together forever, or will he make her cry and say goodbye?
I Should Be So Lucky: The Stock Aitken Waterman Musical is written and directed by Debbie Isitt (the hit Nativity! franchise), choreographed by Jason Gilkison (Creative Director of Strictly Come Dancing and Eurovision 2023), with orchestrations and musical direction by George Dyer, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Ben Harrison, casting by Anne Vosser and production management by Simon Marlow. It is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions.
UK Tour Dates
THURSDAY 2 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2023 – MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2023 – WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2023 – PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
TUESDAY 12 – SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER 2023 – LEEDS GRAND THEATRE & OPERA HOUSE
MONDAY 8 – SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2024 – ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
TUESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2024 – SHEFFIELD LYCEUM
TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2024 – MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
MONDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2024 – NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
MONDAY 5 – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2024 – NEW OXFORD THEATRE
MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2024 – KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW
MONDAY 19 – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2024 – HULL NEW THEATRE
TUESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2024 – MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
MONDAY 11 – SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2024 – CLIFFS PAVILLION, SOUTHEND
MONDAY 18 – SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2024 – NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
MONDAY 25 – SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2024 – CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
MONDAY 1 – SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2024 – THE ALEXANDRA, BIRMINGHAM
TUESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2024 – BRISTOL HIPPODROME
MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024 – LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2024 – SUNDERLAND EMPIRE
TUESDAY 30 APRIL – SATURDAY 4 MAY 2024 – HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN