Jackie: The Musical 2016 Tour Dates

The cast of Jackie The Musical includes Janet Dibley, Graham Bickley and Nicholas Bailey. Photo: Eric Richmond

The cast of Jackie The Musical includes Janet Dibley, Graham Bickley and Nicholas Bailey. Photo: Eric Richmond

Jackie: The Musical is back on the road for 2016 with an all-new production starring EastEnders and Two of Us actress Janet Dibley, with new dates from March – and tickets are already selling fast.

The show first debuted in 2013, but this is an all-new production inspired by the fondly-remembered magazine published by DC Thomson, launched in 1964 at the height of Beatlemania. The title remained a girl’s best friend until 1993 and was famous for its romantic photo stories in the 1970s, selling over one million copies in a week.

Jackie of course brought girls endless features on David Cassidy’s favourite colour during that period, and the much-cited agony column, ‘The Cathy and Claire Page’. Models who appeared in the photo strips (and in sister title Blue Jeans Photo Love) included Garbage band member Shirley Manson (who is now a Terminator on The Sarah Connor Chronicles), BBC news reader Fiona Bruce, who was paid just £3 an hour for her work, and actress Leslie Ash.

Janet Dibley as Jackie in Jackie The Musical. Photo: Eric Richmond

Janet Dibley as Jackie in Jackie The Musical. Photo: Eric Richmond

Contributors included author Jacquleine Wilson and it was edited at one time by TV critic Nina Msykow, although its first editor was an ex-RAF Engine Fitter, Gordon Small.

Jackie: The Musical revisit those heady days when  there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook. When teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of their favourite magazine.

Jackie - Cathy and Claire Example

An example of Jackie’s “Cathy and Claire”

Telling the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals, the quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on first date’ and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all eagerly devoured by a plucky heroine as she revisits the dizzy world of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy in tow, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her life is… her.

With original choreography by Arlene Phillips and starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends) Jackie The Musical is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of hits from the 1970s. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan and many more in this fun and feisty night out.

Jackie The Musical Promotional Image• For more about Jackie The Musical visit the theatre links below for local performances or visit: http://jackiethemusical.com | Find Jackie The Musical on Facebook | Follow Jackie The Musical on Twitter @JackieMusical

Dates Announced So Far

Dundee – Gardyne Theatre11th – 12th March 2016 SOLD OUT

Coventry – Belgrade Theatre: 15th – 19th March 2016 BOOK NOW

Bromley – Churchill Theatre: 22nd – 26th March 2016 BOOK NOW

Bradford – Alhambra Theatre: 29th – 2nd April 2016 BOOK NOW

Brighton – Theatre Royal: 5th – 9th April 2016 BOOK NOW

Edinburgh – King’s Theatre: 12th – 16th April 2016 BOOK NOW

Blackpool – Grand Theatre: 19th – 23rd April 2016 BOOK NOW

• Perth – Perth Concert Hall: 26th – 30th April 2016 BOOK NOW

• Wycombe – Wycombe Swan: 10th – 14th May 2016 BOOK NOW

• Manchester – Manchester Opera House: 17th – 21st May 2016 BOOK NOW

• Birmingham – Alexandra Theatre: 24th – 28th May 2016 BOOK NOW

• Stoke – Regent Theatre: 31st May – 4th June 2016 ON SALE DATE TBC

Jackie: New Year's Resolutions 1978• Wimbledon – Wimbeldon Theatre: 7th – 11th June 2016 BOOK NOW

• Dartford – Orchard Theatre: 14th – 18th June 2016 BOOK NOW

• Malvern – Festival Theatre: 21st – 25th June 2016  BOOK NOW

• Liverpool – Liverpool Empire: 28th – 2nd July 2016 BOOK NOW

• Sunderland – Empire Theatre: 5th – 9th July 2016 BOOK NOW

Inverness – Eden Court: 12th – 16th July 2016 BOOK NOW

• Aberdeen – His Majesty’s Theatre: 19th – 23rd July BOOK NOW

• Glasgow – King’s Theatre: 26th – 30th July 2016 BOOK NOW

Further Dates To Be Announced.

Jackie ® © DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2016

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