Friday 30 March – Saturday 14 April
7.30pm and matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Glasgow Kings Theatre from Tuesday 17 April to Saturday 21 April
Sutherland Empire from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 April
The New Musical Mystery featuring …
Exotic locations, far out cars, groovy spies and The Monkees’ Biggest Hits!
Austin Powers meets James Bond, Monkee Business is the zany new musical using the swinging soundtrack of The Monkees’ hit songs! It’s the story of four innocent boys who fall prey to an evil record producer and are tricked into impersonating one of the biggest bands in the world; The Monkees: a group that once outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Featuring a huge cast, and a seriously loud and LIVE rock and roll band, this madcap ‘Austin Powers-style’ plot promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
This exciting new musical for 2012, features the smash hitsDaydream Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, I’m A Believer, My Boy Lollipop and of course Hey Hey We’re the Monkees**.
Written by Peter Benedict (Naked Flame, Fire Down Under, Deadlock), directed by David Taylor (A Chorus Line at Drury Lane, Cats in Toronto, The Prisoner of Second Avenue at the Haymarket in London), choreographed by David Morgan (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK Tour) and produced by Michael Rose Ltd and the Ambassador Theatre Group.
The producers of Monkee Business the Musical said today: ‘We are all deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Davy Jones. He was a wonderfully talented musician and his songs brought happiness to millions of people around the world. We hope that Monkee Business the Musical will be seen as it was always intended, a loving tribute to all of The Monkees and a celebration of their lives and careers. Our thoughts and prayers are with Davy’s family and friends at this sad time.
‘The Manchester run will be dedicated to Davy, his talent, work and music and the laughter and fun they created for the youngsters of the time, and subsequent generations who have discovered and loved them too.’