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New musical, She Loves You, based on the music of Lennon & McCartney set to launch

08/04/2021

She Loves You is a brand new musical in development based on the beloved Lennon & McCartney song catalogue.

The new show is presented by a Danish producer, Mikkel Rønnow and Nordic Musical Partners, the production will have its world premiere in March 2022 at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, starring Danish singer and actress Maria Lucia (The Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music on stage and the Danish film dubbing of Disney’s Frozen) leading a cast of 24 musical performers. This production with Danish dialogue and English-language songs, will transfer to the Musikhuset in Aarhus before launching a Scandinavian tour of Sweden, Norway and Iceland, with several worldwide productions still in the pipeline.

An original book, She Loves You revolves around a modern family and their complex and contemporary journey with love: the naïve, young, infatuating love, the long-term established love compelled by children and careers and the lifelong, enduring and ultimate love, flourishing in later life.

In collaboration with Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia, the production will feature more than 40 of John Lennon & Paul McCartney’s beloved hits from The Beatles years 1963-1970 including Let It Be, She Loves You, Blackbird, A Hard Day’s Night, With a Little Help From My Friends, Help!, The Long and Winding Road and Across the Universe.

She Loves You will be directed by Multi award-winning British theatre director Thom Southerland (Titanic The Musical, Harold and Maude and Southwark Playhouse productions of Parade, Grand Hotel and Mack and Mabel). Southerland also co-wrote the book alongside Shaun McKenna (stage adaptations of Ladies in Lavender and Peter James’ novels A Perfect Murder, Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead) with adaptations by Jokum Rohde (Ivanhoe, Thor and recently The Carnival Murder).

The unmistakable catalogue of Lennon & McCartney classic hits will be underscored and orchestrated for a 16-piece orchestra by Grammy Award-winning Steve Sidwell, known for his standout collaborations with Robbie Williams and his orchestrations ofBeautiful, the Carol King musical. Musical supervision will be by Mikkel Rønnow.

The acclaimed international creative team also includes award-winning set designer Morgan Large (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  and Rock of Ages tour), internationally renowned choreographer Nick Winston (Fame, Annie, Loserville and Sondheim at 80), leading lighting designer of theatre, dance and opera Tim Mitchell (English National Ballet, Royal Opera House and Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company) and Sound designer Tim Høyer (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lizzie).

News on further international productions will be announced in due course.

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