The late legend Prince is getting a jukebox musical to honor his legacy. The musical – titled Purple Rain – will tour around the United Kingdom in 2018. The show is being directed by Gary Lloyd, but there is no word on cast and all tour dates.
Opening night will take place at the Churchill theatre in Bromley on the 1st of February next year. The musical will visit various cities across the United Kingdom. Lloyd previously directed the Michael Jackson musical “Thriller Live” which has been running for six years.
Complete Music Updates reports Lloyd as saying:
“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”, says Lloyd. “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”.