Get happy at this new musical

Ben Freeman as The Fonz in Happy Days
Ben Freeman as The Fonz in Happy Days

Take a trip back to the 1950s when the new musical Happy Days comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal later in the year.

The musical features a book by Garry Marshall and music and lyrics by Paul Williams.

It is based on the hugely popular 70s television series, created by Garry Marshall.

West End leading man and Emmerdale star Ben Freeman, will take on the iconic role of ‘The Fonz’ in the UK premiere and national tour of Happy Days – A New Musical, alongside Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham and Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero.

Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Andrew Wright, Happy Days – A New Musical comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from June 30-July 5.

Henry Winkler, the original Fonz from the television series, will serve as creative consultant, working alongside the director in creating the Happy Days world of 1959 America and guiding the cast in creating their ever so familiar characters, especially that of The Fonz.

Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long.

Join your favourite ‘50s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. 

In a race against time, can everyone’s favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save the day?

Happy Days – A New Musical is presented in partnership with Ed’s Easy Diner, the much loved chain of retro-American diners that successfully captures the spirit of the classic US original, which is an iconic symbol of an unforgettable period in American history. It was a quarter of a century ago that Ed’s Easy Diner opened its doors in London’s Soho, growing since to more than twenty diners nationwide.

Tickets for Happy Days - A New Musical, are £15-£36.50 (plus concessions). Call the box office for more details on 0115 9895555.