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BURLESQUE musical to have Scottish Premier in Glasgow in 2024

Updated: Apr 26

Burlesque the musical cast and ticket info, Manchester and Glasgow

NEWS: BURLESQUE the musical is to have it's Scottish Premier in Glasgow ahead of a West End run.

Get the latest cast and ticket info here

Burlesque will play at The Theatre Royal, Glasgow from 11 - 28 September 2024 prior to performances in London's West End.

🎟️ Tickets for Glasgow on sale on Friday 26 January 2024.

💗 10am: ATG+ members and Priority Access

💗 12 noon: General Onsale

Following an unprecedented sold-out season at Manchester Opera House in June, producers of the World Premiere of Burlesque the Musical - the first ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing musical sensation, Burlesque which starred Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci - have announced that the production will make its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow in September 2024.


The production will arrive at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Wednesday 11 September - Saturday 28 September 2024, following a sold-out season at Manchester Opera House where it will return from Thursday 3 October - Saturday 2 November 2024 ahead of a run in London’s West End.

🎟️ Tickets for Glasgow and Manchester will go on sale on Friday 26 January at 10am for priority bookers and 12 midday for the general public.


Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical, said:


"Burlesque was my first feature film — and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish.  I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind-the-scenes as an Executive Producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version.  Recreating Burlesque as a live theatre experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!”


Welcome to Burlesque the Musical, the glamorous, gritty and outrageously fun new musical based on the much-loved hit movie.


Discover a club like no other...a place beneath the city lights where the sequins sparkle, seduction shimmers, and a life can change in the flick of a feather boa.


When Ali heads to New York in search of her mother, she finds herself drawn into a dazzling underground world where the beat of the music and the heat of the dance moves will change her life forever. Among this unlikely family of misfits, dreamers and schemers, Ali will unwittingly find her real voice, discover her talent, and find where she really, truly belongs.

Written by Steven Antin, directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, with additional material by Kate Wetherhead, BURLESQUE THE MUSICAL is a scintillating journey of self-discovery that absolutely sizzles with songs by Christina Aguilera, Sia and Diane Warren, alongside additional songs by Todrick Hall and Jess Folley.

Burlesque is the big new musical that says life isn't's fabulous!


Burlesque the musical: CAST

It has been announced that musical sensation Jess Folley will play Ali in Burlesque the Musical, the first ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing movie Burlesque, which starred Christina Aguilera.

Steven Antin said: ‘I am so thrilled that we have the powerhouse that is Jess Folley taking on the iconic role of Ali Rose.  She is a rare talent indeed.  An incredible singer, a wonderful, instinctual actress, a spectacular songwriter…and gorgeous.  Jess has also composed sensational new music for the show. Everyday I peel myself off the ceiling and ask…what did I do to deserve Jess Folley.  I was gobsmacked over Xtina when she did the movie, because she had so many extraordinary talents that she brought to the film, the rare breed that she is, so the bar for me was very high. And it has come full circle with Jess.

The other cast members who are creating the world of Burlesque deserve more than just a brief mention.  The stakes and the bar for being in the Burlesque cast are very high. It requires a rare breed of talent and we have looked tirelessly for those special people who will populate our world.

From George Maguire, to Billie-Kay, B Terry, Jess Qualter, Yasmin Harrison,  Lily Wang,  Hollie-Ann Lowe and Alessia McDermott and more! These artists are the creme de la creme.’  

Jess Folley added:  'A year ago, I was lucky enough to have the chance to compose a song for the show and fortunately for me, Steven loved it! We had a couple of calls to get to know each other, and the next thing I know he had asked me to play Ali in the workshops and then the show itself.

Since then, I’ve written a number of other songs, become part of the creative team and have totally fallen in love with this project. I’m beyond excited to be in the Burlesque family and can’t wait to open as Ali Rose in Manchester in June.'

Jess won the first series of the national ITV show The Voice Kids UK and in 2019 her band RLY were crowned winners of X Factor – The Band.  Jess has since dedicated all her time to developing herself as an artist and songwriter, having had the opportunity to work with some of the most respected songwriters and producers in the industry. 

Other cast members announced are: Olivier Award-winning George Maguire as Vince, Billie-Kay as Sophia,  B Terry as Georgie, West End favourite, and TikTok and social media sensation Jess Qualter as Daphne, Yasmin Harrison as Brenda/Dance Captain, Lily Wang as Fifi, Hollie-Ann Lowe as Summer and Alessia McDermott in the Ensemble. 


Burlesque the Musical: Creatives

The full creative team for Burlesque the Musical is: Steven Antin (Book Writer/Producer),  Music and Lyrics by Christina Aguilera, Sia, Diane Warren, Todrick Hall & Jess Folley, Nick Winston (Director and Choreographer), additional material by Kate Wetherhead, Soutra Gilmour (Set Designer), Tom Curran (Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), Phil Bateman (Musical Supervisor), Chris Poon (Musical Director), Robin Antin (Creative Co-Producer/Associate Choreographer), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director), Sarah-Jane Price (Casting Associate) and Lloyd Thomas (Production Manager). Further information about the show will be announced in due course.


Burlesque The Musical is produced by Adam Paulden & Jason Haigh-Ellery and Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Steven Antin and Christina Aguilera.



Burlesque the Musical: Glasgow tickets

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Wed 11 to Sat 28 September 2024

Mon – Tues 7:30pm

Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm

Earlier show times on Saturday 28 September at 1pm and 6pm


On sale, Friday 26 January 2024, 10am Priority Access, 12pm General Onsale

Tickets: From £11.25

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Burlesque the Musical: Manchester tickets

Manchester Opera House

13 - 29 June 2024


3 October - 2 November 2024

On sale, Friday 26 January 2024, 10am Priority Access, 12pm General Onsale

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Burlesque the musical cast and ticket info, Manchester and Glasgow


New Musical BURLESQUE to have Scottish Premier at Glasgow Theatre Royal ahead of West End run.

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