Magic Mike Live is heading to arenas around the UK starting in May 2020.
Marking the first time the show has been staged outside of an intimate, cabaret-style space, The Arena Tour will open Belfast on 6th May, followed by Glasgow, Aberdeen, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and finishing in Liverpool.
Following two hugely successful films starring Channing Tatum and the hit Live show at the Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London, the show’s producers and creative team felt it was time to develop a new Magic Mike production to bring to people in other parts of the UK to celebrate the rebirth of live entertainment.
Magic Mike Live Co-Director Alison Faulk said, “This is not ‘Magic Mike Live’ with more seats. Our arena tour is something totally different. After a year of isolation and frustration, we want to give women something that makes them feel alive again… a sort of celebratory revival that makes them want to stand on their chairs, dance with their friends and feel connected to each other. The show is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of togetherness, sexuality and freedom that only an arena can hold. We want our guys to give our fans the best night of their lives with a party they’ll never forget.”
Conceived by Channing Tatum and co-directed by Channing Tatum and Alison Faulk, ‘Magic Mike Live’, which has already wowed over 200,000 people in London alone and almost 750,000 worldwide, is a large-scale, live production show based on the hit films ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’, which opened at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square in November 2018.
‘Magic Mike Live’ will be resuming its successful London run on 21 May 2021.
‘Magic Mike The Arena Tour’ is a new project that builds on the dance, spectacle and fun of the much-loved films and London show. It will be a complete evening of unparalleled entertainment for guests aged 18 and up. A group of extraordinary artists from around the world will perform a sultry dance and acrobatic spectacular on an incredible scale. Sexy dance routines intertwined with one-of-a-kind acts, will be presented by a diverse cast of performers from around the world.
The Arena Tour will feature an elaborate series of stages and runways spanning the length of the arena floor, punctuated by massive screens, incredible visual effects, a live DJ, and of course some of the hottest, most talented male dancers in the world. It’s a celebration of fun and freedom that will blow the roof off the arena.
‘Magic Mike The Arena Tour’ will be directed by Magic Mike Live co-director Alison Faulk, with choreography by Alison Faulk and co-direction and choreography by Teresa Espinosa and Luke Broadlick.
The scenic design is by Rob Bissinger and Anita LaScala (Arda Studio), with costume design by Marina Toybina, lighting design by Philip Gladwell and video design by Luke Halls. The musical supervisor and composer is Jack Rayner, with sound design by Nick Kourtides. Dreya Weber is the aerial choreographer & aerial apparatus designer. Vincent Marini is Executive Producing.
‘Magic Mike The Arena Tour’ is produced by Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Greg Jacobs, Peter Kiernan and Nick Wechsler in association with Vincent Marini and presented by David Ian Productions and Phil McIntyre Entertainments.
The tour schedule is:
6th May – The SSE Arena Belfast
9th May – The SSE Hydro Glasgow
12th May – P&J Live Aberdeen
17th May – Leeds First Direct Arena
19th May – Sheffield Arena
23 May – Utilita Arena Newcastle
25th May – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
30th May – Utilita Arena Birmingham
2nd June – AO Arena Manchester
6th June – M&S Bank Arena Liverpool