Get happy with this new musical

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Take a trip back to 1950s America when the musical version of the hit TV show Happy Days drops in at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from June 30-July 5.

Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Andrew Wright, Happy Days – A New Musical opened at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on January 14, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first ever broadcast of the classic and much loved sitcom, which aired on US TV from January 15, 1974.

It is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!

This brand new UK Tour based on the hit TV series features the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli.

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 written by Garry Marshall, the creator of the popular television series. Garry is also the director of many world-wide hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1&2.

It includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays). The show also includes the much-loved Happy Days theme tune from the TV show.

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.

West End leading man and Emmerdale star, Ben Freeman, takes on the iconic role of The Fonz in the UK Premiere and national tour, alongside Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham and Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero.

Tickets to see the show at the Theatre Royal are available by calling the box office at the venue on 0115 9895555.