We’re all going on a Summer Holiday tour

A new stage musical, based on the Sixties classic film Summer Holiday, will tour the UK this summer.

The musical’s famous red double-decker bus will make its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on May 8.

After Liverpool, the Summer Holiday tour moves on to Milton Keynes, Woking, York, Bromley, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Brighton, Blackpool, Leeds, Cardiff, Dartford, Chester, Wimbledon, Darlington, Stoke, Aylesbury and Glasgow.

Further dates for 2018 and 2019 will be announced soon.

It will feature hits from the film, which starred Cliff Richard and The Shadows, as well as other Cliff Richard songs.

Singer-songwriter Ray Quinn will play the lead role of Don – made famous by Cliff Richard.

Quinn was the runner-up in ITV1’s The X Factor in 2006, and has also won Dancing on Ice and Dancing on Ice: Champion of Champions.

His theatre credits include Grease, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde and The Wedding Singer.

The role of Jerry, the long-suffering agent, will be played by Bobby Crush for the first eight weeks of the tour.

Songwriter, actor, broadcaster and television presenter, Crush rose to fame after six winning appearances on Opportunity Knocks.

Summer Holiday tells the story of Don and his fellow London Transport mechanics as they journey together in a red double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece.

Along the way, they pick up a girl singing group and a young American pop star who is on the run from her domineering mother.

Songs in the show include In the Country, Summer Holiday, Travellin’ Light, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach.