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New Hit Factory musical to open in Manchester

New Stock Aitken Waterman musical I Should Be So Lucky is to have its world premiere at Manchester Opera House from November 1, ATG Productions has announced.

The show, based on hits from artists including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley and others, has been written and is directed by Debbie Isitt and choreographed by Jason Gilkison – creative director of Strictly Come Dancing and this year’s Eurovision contest.

Ella and Nathan, a young couple hopelessly in love, are 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? The show will feature 10 number one singles and over 30 songs from the “Hit Factory” whose music defined an era.

After Manchester the musical moves for a Christmas season at Leeds Grand (December 12-30) as part of a UK tour.

Mike Stock said “We have been approached many times to authorise a musical using the songs from our catalogue and have resisted until now! Debbie, Jason and the team have created a truly original and shamelessly enjoyable rollercoaster ride through our hits.”

Debbie Isitt added: “The music of Stock Aitken Waterman has been the soundtrack to my life. Their songs range from wonderful ballads to real pop anthems to dance floor classics, all of which are perfect for an original musical.”

More info and tour dates here


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