This brand-new stage production of the hugely popular TV show will bring sunshine and smiles to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Monday 01 to Saturday 06 October 2018. We have an exclusive offer available for GCN readers, just enter code GCNBEN at the checkout and get stall tickets normally priced at €45 for only €20! Get tickets here.
On making its transfer from TV to stage, writer Derren Litten said: “I’ve loved ten years of writing my TV show Benidorm but despite a successful writing career I’m first and foremost a performer so have always been secretly frustrated I couldn’t hear the audience’s laughter. This national tour of Benidorm Live will not only make a long-lasting dream come true but will also mean I no longer have to stand in strangers gardens listening at their windows at 9 o’clock on cold winter evenings.”
Stars from the small screen will be leaving the familiar surrounds of the Solana to appear live on stage across the UK and Ireland. Leading the cast of this special debut production will include Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple-Savage), Jake Canuso (Mateo), Janine Duvitski (Jacqueline), Adam Gillen (Liam), Shelley Longworth (Sam) and Tony Maudsley (Kenneth).
ITV’s award-winning comedy recently celebrated over a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holidaymakers and staff over ten series since it first broadcast in 2007 the final series was broadcast earlier this critically acclaimed, Benidorm has received two National Television Awards, a TV Quick Award, nominations at the British Comedy Awards and BAFTAs.
After leaving school in Hull in the late 1980’s Derren Litten spent a year working as a professional magician whilst auditioning for drama schools. He won a place on the 3-year acting course at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama where he met fellow student Catherine Tate.
After 10 years of working as an actor, Derren was asked by Catherine to write for her newly commissioned TV sketch show, The Catherine Tate Show; in which he also appeared in many of the sketches. After co-writing and appearing in two series and a Christmas Special, Derren was given a script commission by legendary comedy producer Geoffrey Perkins, “just write anything you want as long as it’s funny” he said; that show turned out to be ITV’s BAFTA nominated hit comedy Benidorm. Derren’s hobbies include drinking and karaoke, usually in that order. He splits his time equally throughout the year between homes in London and Spain.
Derren has written an all-new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members as they swap sangria for the stage – after a quick spruce up at the Blow ‘n’ Go!
Book now for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars from the Solana live on stage for the very first time!
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