New Dates Announced for Burlesque

Written by on January 14, 2024

Burlesque is the big new musical that says life isn’t fair…it’s fabulous!

New Dates Announced for Burlesque

Following an unprecedented sold-out season at Manchester Opera House in June, producers of the World Premiere of Burlesque the Musical – the first ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing musical sensation, Burlesque which starred Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci – today announced that prior to a West End transfer the production will return to the Manchester Opera House 3 October – 2 November 2024 alongside its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow in September.

Glasgow Theatre Royal: 11 September – 28 September 2024.
Manchester Opera House:  3 October – 2 November 2024
Tickets go on sale HERE on Friday 26 January, at 10am for priority bookers and 12 midday for the general public.

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. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January, at 10am for priority bookers and 12 midday for the general public.



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!”

Christina Aguilera
Photo: Hayden Coens @daydreamsmedia

Welcome to Burlesque the Musical, the glamorous, gritty and outrageously fun new musical based on the much-loved hit movie. 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.

Written by Steven Antin, directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, with additional material by Kate Wetherhead, Burlesque The Musical is a scintillating journey of self-discovery that absolutely sizzles with songs by Christina Aguilera, Sia and Diane Warren, alongside additional songs by Todrick Hall and Jess Folley.

Diane Warren photo by Erik Melvin


The full creative team for Burlesque the Musical is: Steven Antin (Book Writer/Producer), Music and Lyrics by Christina Aguilera, Sia, Diane Warren, Todrick Hall & Jess Folley, Nick Winston (Director and Choreographer), additional material by Kate Wetherhead, Soutra Gilmour (Set Designer), Tom Curran (Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), Phil Bateman (Musical Supervisor), Chris Poon (Musical Director), Robin Antin (Creative Co-Producer/Associate Choreographer), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director), Sarah-Jane Price (Casting Associate) and Lloyd Thomas (Production Manager). Further information about the show will be announced in due course. Burlesque The Musical is produced by Adam Paulden & Jason Haigh-Ellery and Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Steven Antin and Christina Aguilera.

Jess Folley – Pic: Elliott Morgan

Todrick Hall – Pic: Jon Sams

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.”

Sign up for advance information and priority access to tickets HERE.

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