The new musical is set to tour across the UK from August 2021.
The Osmonds: A New Musical will receive its world premiere at the New Wimbledon Theatre on the 26th August 2021 as part of a UK & Ireland Tour, which will run through to 30th April 2022.
Featuring a story by Jay Osmond, the musical will tell the story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits, decade after decade.
The musical is set to feature some of the group’s best known hits including One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River, Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Love Me for a Reason, (We’re) Having a Party, Puppy Love, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool and Paper Roses.
Talking about the news, Jay Osmond said, “I’ve wanted to tell my story for such a long time and the opportunity to create this beautiful musical, a sort of ‘living autobiography’, seemed the perfect way to do so. I spent my whole life performing live – on stage, on TV specials, in arenas – so the buzz of live theatre felt like the perfect place for me. There were some difficult times in my life, and some big hurdles to overcome, and this musical will tell people things that will surprise them… but despite that trouble, when you look back and think of the fans, the music, the once in a lifetime things we did – it’s joyful. I guess I want to do this now to try to spread a little bit of that joy. I’ll know I’ve done a good job telling this story if I stand at the back of the theatre and see people waving their arms in the air, singing along and dancing in the aisles. I just want people to be enjoying themselves. I guess that is in the Osmonds’ DNA.”
While casting for the production has yet to be announced, the creative team for the production is set to include: a book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison, and will be directed by Shaun Kerrison, with choreography and musical staging by Bill Deamer.
For more information and tour dates visit: https://theosmondsmusical.co.uk/