ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND DON BLACK’S WEST END AND BROADWAY HIT
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Returning to the stage following her acclaimed performance in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY.
Charting the romantic misadventures of an English girl in New York during the heady days of the 1980’s, this iconic musical features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful score, accompanied live by West End musicians, including the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face and title track Tell Me On A Sunday Previously performed by iconic musical theatre stars Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new production directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie charting her life, love and experience playing the role of ‘Emma’.

2021 Tour Dates

Tue 15 - Sat 19 Jun
Malvern

Festival Theatre

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Jul
Shrewsbury
Theatre Severn

Tue 13 - Sat 17 Jul

Chelmsford

City Theatres

Tue 20 - Sat 24 Jul

Canterbury

Marlowe Theatre

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Aug

Nottingham

Theatre Royal

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Aug

Birmingham

Hippodrome

Tue 31 Aug - Sat 4 Sep

Sheffield

Lyceum

Mon 6 & Tue 7 Sep

Grimsby

Auditorium

Fri 10 - Sun 12 Sep

Colchester

Mercury Theatre

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Sep

Edinburgh

King's Theatre

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Oct

Leicester

Curve

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Oct

Salford

The Lowry

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Nov

Bury St Edmonds

Theatre Royal

Press reviews

★★★★

Glorious

While Prenger is in the same league of West End Powerhouse voices, she also brings a vulnerability to the role that is all her own”

The Stage – Mark Shenton, 2016

“A sheer joy.

Superbly directed by Paul Foster, this is a wonderful revival”

British Theatre Guide, 2016

★★★★★

“One of the most memorable evenings that musical theatre can offer”

The Reviews Hub, 2016

Company

Jodie Prenger

Emma

Jodie most recently starred in the National Theatre’s West End production of A Taste of Honey. Recent theatre work includes tours of Abigail’s Party, Shirley Valentine, Annie, Fat Friends, Tell Me on a Sunday and Calamity Jane. In the West End she has starred in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, One Man Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket and Spamalot at the Playhouse and appeared in Les Miserables as the inaugural production at the Dubai Opera House. Jodie has starred in pantomime at Liverpool Empire and Birmingham Hippodrome.

Television acting work includes Years and Years, Jamie Johnson, Citizen Khan, Casualty, Wizards vs Aliens, Candy Cabs and Waterloo Road. 

Television presenting work includes Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, Top Dog, Over the Rainbow and Let it Shine.  

 Writing credits include Cinderella:The Socially Distanced Ball for Turbine Theatre and The Choir Musical. 

Creative Team

Jamie Wilson Productions

Producer

Jamie, born and raised in London, set up Jamie Wilson Productions in 2008. Now 32, Jamie has produced or co-produced over 75 productions in London, on Broadway, and on tour throughout the UK and internationally.

For three years running, The Stage newspaper listed Jamie among the top 100 most influential people and partnerships in the theatre industry.

London productions in 2019 included: On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Nativity! The Musical

In 2022, Jamie is co-producing a highly anticipated, new version of Sister Act The Musical with Whoopi Goldberg, which will open in London before embarking on a 3 year international tour.

Working alongside the Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum, Jamie is co-producing Mrs Doubtfire The Musical (currently on Broadway), and developing musical adaptations of The Devil Wears Prada, The Notebook and A Night at the Museum.

In summer 2021, as part of the reopening of theatres around the UK, Jamie will be relaunching the Watermill’s production of Tell Me on a Sunday starring Jodie Prenger.

Nativity! The Musical will also return for its fourth year in 2021, playing the Birmingham Rep Theatre, while the critically acclaimed production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will tour the UK in 2021 and 2022.

Jamie is also co-producing the North American tour of the musical An Officer and a Gentleman and in 2022 will produce the European Premiere of Something Rotten!

Jamie is a proud member of SOLT and the UK Theatre Association, a trustee of ‘Stage One’, supporting new producers, and a board member of the League of Independent Producers.

Jamie Wilson Productions management arm provides a wide range of services to the industry including market research and consultancy, general management, tour and logistics planning and a full accountancy service.

The Watermill Theatre

Producer

The Watermill Theatre has developed a reputation as one of Britain’s leading regional theatres. From its beautiful home in a small Berkshire village near Newbury, work has been created that is admired around the world. On average over 67,000 people attend shows or attend one-off events at The Watermill each year, where some 12 new productions are staged annually, ranging from Shakespeare and musicals to classics, new plays and youth theatre productions. The Watermill tours regularly across the UK as well as rural touring productions, which play in village halls and small arts centres in the South. Recent London transfers, tours and co-productions include Amélie The Musical (Criterion Theatre, West End, The Other Palace and National Tour), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour and Wilton’s Music Hall), One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Jermyn Street Theatre), Assassins (Nottingham Playhouse) Twelfth Night (Wilton’s Music Hall), Burke and Hare (Jermyn Street Theatre and The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Trial By Laughter (National Tour), Teddy (National Tour and The Vaults), Crazy For You (National Tour), The Wipers Times (West End and Tour), Loot (Park Theatre), Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (National and International Tours), Murder For Two (The Other Palace) and Frankenstein (Wilton’s Music Hall).

The Watermill Theatre aims to be a focal point for the local community and is proud to play a leading part in helping the careers of the theatre-makers of tomorrow. The Watermill’s unique environment encourages a real sense of ensemble, and its intimate 200-seat auditorium also means that there is a particularly strong connection between the actors and audience. This combination makes The Watermill a very special place to visit.

www.watermill.org.uk

Andrew Lloyd Webber

COMPOSER

When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway in February 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Love Never Dies. 

His production of School Of Rock is the first British musical to have world premiered on Broadway. He has co-produced his own shows including Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera and as a solo producer he presented the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage.  Other productions include the Olivier Award Winning Daisy Pulls It Off and La Bete, the record-breaking Palladium production of The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. 

He owns seven West End Theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Palladium and The Other Palace which provides a unique London home for new musicals in development.

He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. 

As a composer and producer, Lloyd Webber is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved EGOT status by receiving an Emmy, four Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards including the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Additionally, he has been honoured with seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center Honor.

He was knighted in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997. To mark his 70th birthday, his bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.

Don Black

LYRICIST

Don Black received two Tony Awards for best book and lyrics of a musical for his work (with Christopher Hampton) on Sunset Boulevard, which marked his third collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber. They first joined forces to write the song cycle Tell Me On A Sunday which developed to form the basis of the stage show Song and Dance. They were reunited again for Aspects of Love. He also wrote the lyrics for the Andrew Lloyd Webber produced Bombay Dreams. Awards include an Oscar for his song Born Free, five Academy Award nominations, two Tony Awards and three Tony nominations, six Ivor Novello Awards, a Golden Globe and many platinum and gold discs. He has written a quintet of James Bond theme songs: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough. Among his many popular songs are two U.S. number ones - Ben for Michael Jackson and To Sir With Love for Lulu. He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and recently honoured in London with a BMI Icon award. Don also received the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's honours list. Earlier this year he was awarded an Olivier award for his outstanding  services to theatre. Most recently  he wrote his critically  acclaimed memoir The Sanest Guy In The Room which featured in the Sunday Times "Best Sellers" list.

Paul Foster

DIRECTOR

Paul read English at University of Leeds before training at LAMDA.
Directing: Curtains (Wyndham’s Theatre/UK Tour); Talent, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Light Princess, Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall); A Little Night Music, Laurel and Hardy (Watermill); Tell Me on a Sunday (Watermill/UK Tour); L’Amante Anglaise (NT Studio); Bette Midler and Me (Edinburgh Festival/St James); Bells are Ringing (3 WhatsOnStage Award nominations, including Best Musical Revival), Darling of the Day, Crimes of the Heart (Union Theatre); Crazy For You (Mountview); A State Affair (MTA); Catch Me if You CanThe Music Man, Singin’ in the Rain, Grand Hotel (Arts Educational); Cowardy Custard (Yvonne Arnaud/UK tour); The Vagina Monologues (UK tour); Flora the Red Menace (Edinburgh Festival); Love in a Wood, Funeral Games, Landscape (LAMDA); Lorca: Playwright and Poet (NT Platform); Little One (Royal Court Young Writers Festival); Raw Bacon, Fists of Righteous Happiness (RADA).

Radio: Britannicus.

Catherine Jayes
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

As Composer: The Globe Tour  20/21 (The Globe); A Christmas Carol (RSC); Shadowlands, The Chalk Garden, An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Letter (Wyndhams); The Mandate (National Theatre); Great Expectations (RSC); His Dark Materials, Uncle Vanya, Cherry Orchard (Birmingham Rep);The Changeling, Macbeth, Cymbeline, Duchess of Malfi (Cheek by Jowl) and The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, Troilus & Cressida (Regent’s Park Open Air).

As Music Supervisor/Director: Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory/Harold Pinter/Olivier Award); The Color Purple (Menier/Bernard Jacobs/Tony Award); She Loves Me, Roadshow (Menier Chocolate Factory); Tell Me on a Sunday (Watermill & tour); The Pirates of Penzance, High Society, Crazy For You, The Boyfriend (Regent’s Park Open Air).

As Music Supervisor/Orchestrator for actor/musicians: Assassins (Watermill/Nottingham); Crazy for You, Calamity Jane (Watermill & tour); Amadeus (Wiltons Music Hall); Animal Farm (WYP); Candide (Liverpool Everyman); Irma La Douce, Carmen (Watermill).

Recordings include: The Card and The Color Purple (2017 Grammy Winner).

Films include: Stoker, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, De-Lovely.

Catherine is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl.

David Woodhead

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

David trained in Theatre & Performance Design at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, graduating with first class honours. He was a finalist in the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.

David’s designs for Titanic won the Off-West End Award for Best Designer, alongside nominations for the Broadway World Award for Best Set & Costume Design and the Canadian Dora Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design. This critically acclaimed production has gone on to play successful engagements around the world. 

Theatre credits include: Apollo 13; Birdsong Online (Original Theatre Company);  Curtains (West End & UK Tour); Nativity! (Hammersmith Apollo & UK Tour); Dial M For Murder (UK Tour); Titanic (UK Tour); Peter And The Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate); Gaslight; Strangers on a Train (ATG UK Tours); Billy Liar (Royal Exchange); The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios); The Night Watch (York Theatre Royal & UK Tour); Abigail’s Party; Bugsy Malone (Leicester Curve); Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse & UK Tour); Tell Me On A Sunday; A Little Night Music (Watermill); The Importance of Being Earnest (Bolton Octagon); The Smallest Show on Earth (Mercury Colchester, UK Tour); Of Mice and Men; Wait Until Dark (UK Tours); Lizzie Siddal (Arcola); Dinner With Friends (Park Theatre); Newsies (Arts Ed)

International credits include: Titanic (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, European Tour & China Tour); Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Cornelius; Café Society Swing (59E59 New York); The Truth (Zorlu Centre, Instanbul); Disgraced; The Hound Of The Baskervilles (English Theatre Frankfurt)

Howard Hudson

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Theatre credits include: & Juliet (Shaftesbury, West End); Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); 9 to 5 The Musical (Savoy, West End, UK & Australian Tour); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly, West End); Romeo & Juliet (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, Garrick, West End); Guys and Dolls; Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Gaslight (UK Tour); Titanic (UK and World Tours); The Little Shop of Horrors; On The Town (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical (West End, Menier Chocolate Factory and Leicester Curve); Strangers On A Train (UK Tour); In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre); Hedda Gabler; Echo's End; Bedroom Farce; Separate Tables (Salisbury Playhouse); Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Playhouse, Glasgow Citizens Co Production); The Last Five Years (The Other Palace); Queens of Syria (Young Vic); Crazy For You; Tell Me On A Sunday; The Secret Adversary (Watermill & UK Tour) A Little Night Music; Oliver! (Watermill).

Opera and Dance credits include: Street Scene (Opera North); Written On Skin (Opera Philadelphia); The Monstrous Child; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Linbury. Royal Opera House); The Barber of Seville; Mansfield Park (Grange Festival); The Bartered Bride; Fantasio; Fidelio; Vert-Vert (Garsington Opera); Die Fledermaus; Lakmé; La Boheme (Opera Holland Park); Egle Queen of the Serpents (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, Vilnius, choreo. George Williamson).

International credits include: Jersey Boys (Dubai Opera House and International Tour); Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Madagascar: The Musical (World Tour); Titanic (Princess of Wales, Toronto); a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (Folketeateret, Oslo, National Opera, Bucharest and Athens, Greece); Death and the Maiden; Educating Rita (English Theatre Frankfurt); La Cage Aux Folles (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Cornelius (59E59, New York); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (City Hall Theatre, Bermuda); Brazouka (UK, South Africa and Australia Tour).

Awards and Nominations: Nominated for Oliver Award for Best Lighting Design & Juliet (2020). Winner of WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design & Juliet (2020). Nominated for WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design The Little Shop of Horrors (2019) and In The Heights (2016). Winner of Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer in 2014, 2012 and 2011.

www.howardhudson.co.uk

Tom Marshall

Sound Designer

Tom Marshall has worked in sound for the past twenty five years. Sound Design credits include: Sister Act (UK Tour 2022), A Christmas Carol (Watermill Theatre), Hairspray, (Pimlico Opera), The Boy In The Dress (RSC), Curtains (London Wyndham’s Theatre & UK Tour), White Christmas (London Dominion & UK Tour), Amelie (Watermill Theatre, The Other Palace, London & UK Tour) West Side Story (Curve), Grease (UK Tour), My Beautiful Laundrette (Curve), The Color Purple (Curve & Birmingham Hippodrome), Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre), Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera), An Officer And A Gentleman (UK Tour), The Jungle Book (UK tour), Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour), Project Polunin (Sadlers Wells & London Coliseum), Crazy for You (UK Tour), Nativity! (UK Tour), Flashdance (UK tour), A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre), Working (Southwark Playhouse), Brass (Hackney Empire), Bugsy Malone (Curve), Crazy for You (Watermill Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera) Legally Blonde (Curve), Tell Me on a Sunday (UK Tour), The Silver Sword (UK Tour), Sweet Charity (Curve), Oliver! (Watermill Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (London Savoy & UK Tour), Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre, London),The Hired Man (St. James Theatre), West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester), My Favourite Year (Bridewell Theatre), The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre), Pushing up Poppies (Theatre 503), Legally Blonde, The Life, Crazy For You, Cry Baby & Newsies (Arts Educational School, London).

Sound Recording & Mixing Credits: The Color Purple & Sunset Boulevard for Curve ‘At Home’ season, L’heure Espagnole, Owen Wingrave, A Feast in The Time of Plague for Grange Park Opera. The Found Season and the Interim Season for Grange Park Opera

Tom has acted as an associate sound designer on over thirty shows in the UK and internationally, including The Bodyguard, Warhorse & Gypsy to name a few. Prior to this he worked as No.1 (Head of Sound), opening and mixing numerous large West End shows over the past two decades.

As a freelance mix engineer Tom has had the privilege of working on countless events, such as the 2012 Olympic stadium athletics and touring with many artists including; PJ Harvey, The Coral, The Bees, The Lightning Seeds, Elaine Paige, Lewis Taylor and Martina-Topley-Bird.

www.tommarshallsound.com