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A Chorus Line returns

Adam Cooper in Curve :eicester's touring production of A Chorus Line, coming to Salford's Lowry next summer
Adam Cooper in Curve Leicester's touring production of A Chorus Line, coming to Salford's Lowry next summer. Pic: Marc Brenner

The only northern date for the returning UK tour of archetypal Broadway musical A Chorus Line is at The Lowry in Salford (July 23-27, 2024).

This production was originally staged at Curve, Leicester at Christmas in 2021, and will be directed by Curve’s artistic director, Nikolai Foster, with the same stars, Adam Cooper as Zach and Carly Mercedes Dyer as Cassie.

The 1975 show, with a terrific Marvin Hamlisch score, famously celebrates the lives of theatre’s unsung heroes – the chorus line dancers – as they tell stories of ambition, shattered hopes and what it really costs to follow their dreams.

On an empty Broadway stage, 17 dancing and singing hopefuls are put through their paces in the final, gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will survive the audition...

Generally rated a masterpiece, and a show that helped to revolutionise the way Broadway thought musicals should be, creator Michael Bennett used real-life testimonies from recording sessions with dancers to write his script. The score features iconic songs such as One, I Hope I Get It, Nothing and the hit ballad What I Did For Love.

Adam Cooper is best known for creating the lead role of the Swan/Stranger in Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake, a role he also performed in the 2000 film Billy Elliot. His recent credits also include Singin’ in the Rain and The Red Shoes.

Carly Mercedes Dyer is currently playing the lead role of Faye Treadwell in the UK and Ireland tour of The Drifters Girl. Her previous credits include Anything Goes, as well as the productions of The Color Purple and West Side Story, both for Curve.

More info here; tickets on sale soon

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