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  • Writer's pictureNeill Kovacic-Clarke



... A new production of Dear Evan Hansen is to open at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2024 kicking off of a UK tour of 26 cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Plymouth and Cardiff.

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Nottingham Playhouse have announced a new production of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, will open at Nottingham Playhouse on 9th September 2024 ahead of a major UK tour.

Directed by Adam Penfold Artistic Director at Nottingham Playhouse, the show will then visit Leicester Curve, Theatre Royal Brighton, The Alexandra Birmingham, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Leeds Grand Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Sunderland Empire, Oxford New Theatre, Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Milton Keynes Theatre, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Bristol Hippodrome, Palace Theatre Manchester, King’s Theatre Glasgow, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Grand Opera House Belfast, Storyhouse Chester, New Wimbledon Theatre, Wolverhampton Grand, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Hull New Theatre, Wales Millenium Centre, and Theatre Royal Norwich.

Casting is to be announced.

Director Adam Penford said: “Dear Evan Hansen has thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since it first premiered in 2015. Evan's powerful story grips and moves people, told through a captivating script and musical score. This first, major, new and exciting UK production offers the opportunity to reexamine some of its contemporary themes and present this brand-new version to Nottingham and around the UK. I'm excited to begin the search for our Evan very soon.”

Meet Evan: an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in. The thing is, on his way to fitting in, he didn’t tell the whole truth. And now must give up on a life he never dreamt he’d have. As events spiral and the truth comes out, Evan faces a reckoning with himself and everyone around him. Packed with some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the last decade, Dear Evan Hansen has a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Oscar-winning composers for The Greatest Showman), book by Steven Levenson and awards including a Tony® Award for BEST MUSICAL, Olivier Award for BEST NEW MUSICAL, Grammy® Award for BEST MUSICAL THEATRE SCORE. For more information and to book tickets head to

Neill Kovacic-Clarke

Please note: To the best of my knowledge, all details are correct at the time of publishing


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