A look back at Titanic’s history before the musical next year

SEACITY Museum, Southampton, held the first press launch for Titanic the Musical last week.

The director Thom Southerland attended the event, and showcased performances from the show and revealed the productions look to spectators.

The Musical begins at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton from April 12, 2018, the date the Titanic left the Southampton docks.

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The show will be 2 hours and 40 minutes long, which was the exact time it took for the Titanic to sink.

A series of community events and education workshops will be held by the Sea City Museum, and a special gala performance will take place on Saturday, April 14.

The musical focuses on the dreams and aspirations of real people that were aboard the Titanic.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive said, “…SeaCity Museum was the perfect venue to hold the press launch… Our City was devastated by the impact of this tragic historical event and we are proud to help commemorate the lives of so many Southampton residents with this amazing theatrical experience.”

With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Phantom of the Opera), she commented on the announcement of the UK tour: “…I am touched that, musically, Titanic will finally be coming home, sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its builders – touched, and forever grateful.”

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The Musical will start in Southampton and continue to Belfast, Cardiff, Salford, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Northampton, Nottingham, Blackpool and Bromley.

Tickets are currently on sale now.

Tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk.

To hear more about the upcoming tour, below is a clip from the press conference:

by Harry Matthews (@harrymatthews__), Kathryn Waller (@kathrynwallerx) and Hannah Watkins (@hannahwatkins99)