The producers of Happy Days - A New Musical have announced dates for the UK premiere tour and the show can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from June 30-July 5.
With a book by Garry Marshall, plus music and lyrics by Paul Williams, the show is based on the smash-hit Paramount Pictures television series Happy Days, created by Marshall.
The cast for the tour will include West End leading man and Emmerdale star Ben Freeman in the iconic role of The Fonz, alongside Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham and Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero.
Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Andrew Wright, Happy Days – A New Musical will open at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, in January before embarking on a national tour.
Happy Days – A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the popular television series.
Garry is also the director of many world-wide hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and “The Princess Diaries 1 and 2.
It includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone). The show also includes the much-loved Happy Days theme tune from the TV show.
Henry Winkler, the original Fonz from the television series, will serve as creative consultant.
Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long.
Set in the 1950s household of the Cunninghams, join the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi - as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition.
In a race against time, can everyone’s favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save the day?
Tickets to see Happy Days - A New Musical are £15-£36.50 (plus concessions) and are available by calling the box office at the Royal Centre on 0115 989 5555 or going online at www.trch.co.uk
Please note that the show is not suitable for under 12s.