Purple Rain is a spectacular new theatrical event celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest pop artists, Prince, who died on 21 April 2016. Directed by Gary Lloyd, director of hit production Thriller Live, Purple Rain will feature stunning choreography and will be an exhilarating journey through Prince’s entire career. Presented by West End producers, Adam Spiegel and Mark Goucher, with Claire-Bridget Kenwright, Purple Rain will tour the UK from February 2018.
Purple Rian opens on 1 February 2018 at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre and then visits Manchester, Plymouth, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull and Ipswich, with further dates to be announced.
Prince revolutionised the music world with his inimitable funk and soul driven style. He exploded the boundaries of music and created some of the most iconic songs of the 20th century including Raspberry Beret, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, Alphabet Street, U Got The Look and many more!
A 26-strong group of supremely talented musicians, singers and dancers will bring Prince’s music to life for an unforgettable evening that showcases his songwriting genius and pays homage to his imagination and showmanship. Purple Rain is a fitting, fresh and vibrant night of pure celebration.
Director Gary Lloyd said:
“Prince’s music and constant reinvention is legendary, so to get the opportunity to bring that and all his colourful characters to the theatrical stage is a dream. There is also a real appetite for live music shows that showcase the musicians as part of the performance. Prince was all about this. Prince was a consummate, theatrical artist, but in our show his music is the star. There will be so much for audiences to enjoy whether they’re fans of musical theatre, Prince, or both. Purple Rain is a fast-paced, music lover’s night out that will tease, surprise and excite audiences in the same way he did.”
Multi award-winning director and choreographer Gary Lloyd has earned critical acclaim for his many and varied productions including Thriller Live, Carrie – The Musical, 20th Century Boy – The Story of Marc Bolan, The Genius of Ray Charles, Flashmob and many more.
Casting, including star guests, and further tour dates will be announced in due course.