A national tour of the Watermill Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical Tell Me On a Sunday, starring Jodie Prenger, opens on Wednesday 2 March 2016, following a season at the Watermill Theatre from Thursday 28 January to Saturday 20 February 2016.
Tell Me On a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places. This musical’s score features the chart-topping ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’ and the title track.
Jodie Prenger is probably best known for winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End production of Oliver! through the BBC television series I’d Do Anything. During her run in the show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane she received both critical and public acclaim for her portrayal of the role. Most recently Prenger played the title role in the national tour of the musical Calamity Jane. She has also starred in the National Theatre’s hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Prenger is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.
Originally conceived for television, Tell Me On a Sunday has been performed by many legendary musical theatre stars including Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman. This new production for 2016 will include an intimate chat with Prenger about life, love and playing the role of Emma.
Tell Me On a Sunday is directed by Paul Foster with musical supervision by Catherine Jayes. It is designed by David Woodhead with lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Tom Marshall. The movement director is Matt Flint.