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Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story - 10th Anniversary Tour

Published by: Steve Burbridge on 18th Aug 2014 | View all blogs by Steve Burbridge

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World On Stage Limited is proud to announce the sensational tenth anniversary UK tour of Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story. Since its first performance in 2004, this compelling musical play has received rapturous receptions, garnered five-star reviews, and inspired cathartic outpourings of emotion.


This is the poignant and moving story of Washington-born singer Eva Cassidy. By the time of her death, she was unknown outside Washington but within four years Terry Wogan discovered and promoted her haunting interpretation of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to the top of the chart.


This sad but uplifting musical play journeys through her life, from her idyllic childhood growing up in a musical family, to her studio work with boyfriend and mentor Chris Biondo; to the exuberant live recording of Blues Alley and finally to her tragically premature death at the age of only 33 years.


Featuring a truly talented all-star cast of performers and musicians, Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story is an award-winning musical that captures the qualities of this wonderfully talented and spiritual song stylist. Not since Blood Brothers has a musical received such an emotional response, with sell-out performances and standing ovations throughout the UK and Ireland.



Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story

has already wowed audiences all over Europe and includes more than 27 of her best-loved songs, recreated by a multi-talented cast of West End performers, including unforgettable classics such as Fields of Gold, Songbird, Autumn Leaves, Kathy’s Song and many more.



NICOLE FARADAY (Bad Girls; Emmerdale; Casualty) stars as Eva Cassidy, TOM VAUGHAN (Hollyoaks) as Danny Cassidy and ROSE-MARIE (Blood Brothers; Doctors) as Mary Annn Redmond, whilst accomplished West End actor ROBERT GROSE (The Lion King; Starlight Express & Five Guys Named Moe) plays larger-than-life legendary music mogul, Chuck Brown.




More than a musical life-story, Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story is a show for anyone who has lost someone they love. A thoroughly entertaining and a truly memorable experience.




What the critics say:



Over The Rainbow is two hours of fabulous entertainment . . . Really worth going along to see the show!”  - BBC West Midlands



“An unmissable evening for Eva’s fans” - Peterborough Evening Telegraph



“Cassidy’s final public performance closed with What a Wonderful World as did this tribute and though infused with lyrics of optimism, tears flowed throughout the auditorium. Thus, demonstrating live theatre is most powerful when it has the ability to reach out and touch the heart of its audience” - Grimsby Telegraph



“Simply wonderful . . . a beautiful show” – Northern Echo



“Spontaneous standing ovation for Eva Cassidy musical” – Waterford News



“Fantastic performances all round” – Hull Daily Mail



“If you’re a fan of Eva Cassidy’s music, you will love this” – British Theatre Guide



“A shining example of everything good theatre should be” – The Public Reviews



“A performance that is worth travelling some distance to see” – What’s On Stage?




Tenth Anniversary Tour Dates



9th                   Wellingborough Castle Theatre

11th                 Llandudno Venue Cymru

12th                 Barnstaple Queens Theatre

13th                 Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

14th                 Milton Keynes Theatre

16th                 South Shields Customs House

17th, 18th         Lancaster Grand Theatre

19th                 Glenrothes Halls

20th                 Skegness Embassy Theatre

21st                  Ayr Gaiety

23rd                 Whitley Bay Playhouse

24th, 25th          Swansea Grand Theatre

26th                  Crawley Hawth Theatre

27th                 Wimbledon New Theatre

28th                 Reading Hexagon Theatre




1st                   Yeovil Octagon Theatre

3rd, 4th             Darlington Civic Theatre

6th, 7th            Greenock Beacon

8th                  Blackpool Grand Theatre

9 10, 11         Motherwell Theatre

15th,16th         Woking New Victoria Theatre

17th                Newark Palace Theatre

18th                Manchester Palace Theatre

19th                New Brighton Floral Pavilion

21st                 Tewkesbury Roses

22nd                Southsea Kings Theatre

23rd                 Rotherham Civic Theatre

24th                 Scarborough Spa

26th                 Richmond Theatre

28th                 Dartford Orchard Theatre

29th                 Bradford St Georges Halls

30th                 Grimsby Auditorium

31st                 Swindon Wyvern Theatre



3rd                   Galway Town Hall Theatre

5th                    Armagh Market Place

6th                    Dublin Helix Theatre

7th & 8th         Waterford Theatre Royal

17th                  Epsom Playhouse

19th                  Maidstone Haslitt

20, 21 & 22     Churchill Bromley













1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 3 years ago
    Thanks for the tour update, Steve. It's a very touching story with a beautiful soundtrack.
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