‘Something Rotten!’ Postpones UK Premiere

Something Rotten! has postponed its UK premiere for a second time. 

Originally due to open in autumn 2020 at the Birmingham Rep theatre, its rescheduled date in autumn 2021 has now been moved again.

Featuring music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, and book by John O’ Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten! received ten Tony Award nominations after its original Broadway run in 2015.

In a statement announcing the postponement of its UK premiere, the Birmingham Rep explained that “the continued challenges of COVID-19, with extremely large casts and international travel, has forced further delays.

“Whilst we understand the disappointment this will no doubt cause, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support regarding show postponements and look forward to welcoming you to The Rep to experience these shows.”

The full cast and crew for Something Rotten! has not yet been confirmed, with WhatsOnStage reporting that the Rep’s artistic director Sean Foley was originally believed to be directing. Six the Musical choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille is also involved.

Meanwhile, the theatre has unveiled its upcoming autumn season, to mark its 50th anniversary. Performances will include East is East, The Play What I Wrote, Coming to England, and the world premiere of What’s New Pussycat?

New dates for Something Rotten! are yet to be announced. The theatre will be in touch with existing ticket holders in due course.

Words by Emma Line.


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