Club Tropicana The Musical - cast announced

Thursday 11 October 2018

Musicals - Premieres - Shows - Tours

Star casting is announced today for the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical by Michael Gyngell, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics.
Star cast of Club Tropicana The Musical

Photo by Darren Bell

Club Tropicana The Musical takes a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's when hair was big, shoulders were padded, girls (and boys) just wanted to have fun and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne!

Star casting has now been announced and the ensemble is headed by Joe McElderry (X Factor winner and star of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Neil McDermott (Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, Eugenius!, The Wind in the Willows, Shrek), Kate Robbins (Spitting Image, ITV's The Imitation Game, Dinnerladies), Emily Tierney (Eugenius! , Wicked, The Wizard of Oz); and former Sugababe star Amelle Berrabah making her musical theatre debut.

It is completed by Karina Hind, Calvin Hudson, Cellen Chugg Jones, Megan Louch, Rebecca Mendoza, Alexanda O'Reilly, Joshua Pearson, Rory Phelan, Nye Rees, Camilla Rowland, Christina Shand, Courtney-Brogan Smalley, Tara Verloop, Kane Verrall.

Here are the cast enjoying their photo shoot ...

Club Tropicana has a book by Michael Gyngell and is directed by Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston.

The show will be embarking on a major tour next year and will be stopping off in the London area at the Churchill Theatre Bromley from 24 January to 2 February 2019 and at the New Theatre Wimbledon from 23 to 27 April.

You'll find the the full tour schedule here and links to book tickets.

Producer Mark Goucher said ...

"What a time the 80's were: great dancing, great bands, great music, funny clothes ... but mostly really bad hair!

But I look back with such happiness remembering going to gigs for the first time.

Club Tropicana The Musical is a celebration of the 80's with a lorra lorra laughs!"


Welcome to the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel - the 1980s answer to Love Island - where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical.

When a budding bride and groom get cold feet, they each decide to jet off to sunnier climes and feel the heat - but little do they know they've checked into the same hotel ...

The sizzling summer season at the Club Tropicana sees drinks flowing and tans glowing.

Will our young lovers decide to go through with the wedding?

Will the hotel inspectors (finally) get their way and close the resort, or will the staff save the day?

All will be revealed in hilarious style, to an irresistible soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping acts from the 80s, including ABC, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a-ha, Culture Club, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Bucks Fizz and Depeche Mode: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Take On Me, Just Can't Get Enough, Oops Upside Your Head, The Look of Love, Making Your Mind Up, Relax, Islands on the Stream, She Drives Me Crazy, Don't Go, La Dolce Vita, Surprise, Surprise, Church of the Poison Mind, Fantasy Island, Up Where We Belong, I Could Be So Good for You, Fantastic Day and many more!


Joe McElderry

Neil McDermott

Kate Robbins

Emily Tierney

Amelle Berrabah

Karina Hind

Calvin Hudson

Cellen Chugg Jones

Megan Louch

Rebecca Mendoza

Alexanda O'Reilly

Joshua Pearson

Rory Phelan

Nye Rees

Camilla Rowland

Christina Shand

Courtney-Brogan Smalley

Tara Verloop

Kane Verrall


Author: Michael Gyngell (book)

Director: Samuel Holmes & Nick Winston

Designer: Diego Pitarch

Musical supervision and arrangements: Greg Arrowsmith

Musical director Charlie Ingles

Choreography: Nick Winston

Lighting: Tim Deiling

Sound: Ben Harrison

Production: Mark Goucher Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions


New Wimbledon Theatre

The Broadway

London SW19 1QG

The Churchill Theatre

High Street

Bromley BR1 1HA


Full tour dates available here


ActDrop show listings:

The Churchill Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre

Buy tickets for the RSC London season ...

Buy tickets for the RSC LOndon season at the Barbican