Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will tour the UK next year. Northern dates so far announced are Leeds Grand (November 5-9, 2024); Liverpool Empire (November 12-16); Manchester Palace (February 18-22, 2025) and Chester Storyhouse (March 18-22, 2025). The show will open at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2024.
Evan is an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in - but on his way to fitting in, he didn’t tell the whole truth and now must give up on a life he never dreamed he’d have. As events spiral and the truth comes out, Evan faces a reckoning with himself and everyone around him.
Director Adam Penford said, “Dear Evan Hansen has thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since it premiered in 2015. Evan's powerful story grips and moves people, told through a captivating script and musical score. This first, major UK production offers the opportunity to re-examine some of its contemporary themes and present this new version around the UK. I'm excited to begin the search for our Evan very soon.”
Packed with some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the last decade, the show has a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar-winning composers for The Greatest Showman. Its many awards include the Tony award for best musical, Olivier award for best new musical and Grammy award for best musical theatre album.
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