Kylie Minogue Set to Star in Musical Celebrating The Hit Factory’s Songs

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Kylie Minogue, the iconic singer known for her numerous chart-topping hits, is making waves in the world of musical theatre. The pop superstar has revealed that she will be featuring in an upcoming musical centered around the songs produced by The Hit Factory.

During the 1980s, The Hit Factory, consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman, dominated the pop scene with an impressive string of Number One singles. They played a pivotal role in Kylie Minogue‘s career, penning and producing 25 of her hits, including her breakthrough chart-topper “I Should Be So Lucky.”

The musical, titled “I Should Be So Lucky: The Scott Aitken Waterman Musical,” is written and directed by Debbie Isitt. It ingeniously weaves all 25 songs created by The Hit Factory for Kylie Minogue into the storyline. The plot revolves around a young couple named Ella and Nathan, whose wedding plans take an unexpected turn. In a unique twist, Minogue will appear digitally throughout the show as a specially created character, adding a touch of magic to the performance.

Excited about her role in the musical, Kylie Minogue expressed her enthusiasm, stating,

“I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining Stock Aitken Waterman in presenting the new musical, I Should Be So Lucky. It is the music that inspired a generation (plus my first five albums), so to have all the SAW hits in this original story will make for a compelling, funny, and heartfelt show. Let’s enjoy the magic all over again!”

The creative team behind The Hit Factory, Scott, Aitken, and Waterman, also shared their excitement about this new endeavor. They are delighted to see their songs take on a new life in the world of musical theatre, and they are thrilled to collaborate with Debbie Isitt and her talented team.

The world premiere of I Should Be So Lucky: The Scott Aitken Waterman Musical is set to take place at the Manchester Opera House on November 2, 2023. Following the premiere, the musical will embark on a nationwide tour, with various dates scheduled across the UK. Tickets for the show can be purchased through the official website, and fans can catch the musical at multiple locations, including Cardiff, Plymouth, Leeds, Dartford, Sheffield, Southampton, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, and many more.

The’I Should Be So Lucky: The Scott Aitken Waterman musical’ tour dates are:

November 2 – 25: Manchester, Opera House
November 27 – December 2: Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
December 4 – 9: Plymouth, Theatre Royal
December 12 – 30: Leeds, Grand Theatre & Opera House
December 8 – January 13: Dartford, Orchard Theatre

January 16 – 20: Sheffield, Lyceum
January 23 – 27: Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
January 29 – February 3: New Wimbledon Theatre
February 5 – 10: New Oxford Theatre
February 12 – 17: Glasgow, King’s Theatre
February 19 – 24: Hull, New Theatre
February 5 – March 9: Milton Keynes Theatre
March 11 – 16: Southend, Cliffs Pavillion
March 18 – 23: Woking, New Victoria Theatre
March 25 – 30: Bromley, Churchill Theatre
April 1 – 6: Birmingham, The Alexandra
April 9 – 13: Bristol Hippodrome
April 15 – 20: Liverpool Empire
April 22 – 27: Sunderland Empire
April 30 April – May 4: Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre

In addition to her theatrical venture, Kylie Minogue is gearing up for the release of her 16th studio album, Tension, scheduled to drop on September 22 via Darenote / BMG. Excitingly, a massive 2024 tour and potential collaboration with Madonna have also been teased, igniting anticipation among her fans. Furthermore, there are speculations about a possible Las Vegas residency, as Minogue mentioned the possibility of having her own slot in the iconic city.

With her undeniable talent and ever-evolving artistry, Kylie Minogue continues to captivate audiences worldwide, leaving a lasting mark on the music and entertainment industry.