NEWS: Roman Holiday Musical to Have UK Premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath

The new musical, featuring the music of Cole porter and based on the Academy Award winning film will play at the Theatre Royal Bath from the 10th June 2023.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, by arrangement with Paul Blake and BFI Productions are set to present the UK premiere of the new stage adaptation of Roman Holiday the multi Academy Award winning film comedy that starred Audrey Hepburn (for which she won an Oscar for her performance) and Gregory Peck.

Now the classic 1950’s film has been transformed into a stage musical, featuring the music of Cole Porter including the songs Easy To Love, You Do Something To Me, In The Still Of The Night, Just One Of Those Things and Night and Day. The film has been adapted for the stage by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake, who co-wrote the stage version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Ann, a young princess visiting Rome on a goodwill tour, escapes from the watchful eye of her chaperone. She meets Joe who offers to show her around the city, but Joe’s editor has demanded a story regarding a missing princess. Through the course of one charming day and eventful night in Rome, Ann and Joe grow closer, but will true romance blossom before Ann has to return to her royal duties…?

This UK premiere production is directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams, whose directing credits include Noises Off in the West End and Jason Robert Brown’s 13. He also wrote the script for the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and translated the award-nominated Amour on Broadway. Casting and further creative team have yet to be announced.

To book tickets visit: https://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/event/roman-holiday/

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