An immersive production of Zorro the Musical is to run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
It will run from March 14 to April 18, 2020 and will be directed by Christian Durham.
The cast will comprise actor-musicians and the theatre said the production would “place audiences at the heart of this legendary adventure as they are invited to take part in flamenco dancing and sample tapas on offer during the evening”.
Zorro the Musical has music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron and lyrics by Stephen Clark, who has also written the book with Helen Edmundson,
Casting and full creative team will be announced in due course.
Durham said: “Our new immersive production will see the action spread from the stage through the audience as they become part of the story and witness the thrills and spills of our famous masked hero. We’ll be bringing the flavour and passion of Spain and 19th century California to the Hope Mill with heart-thumping flamenco choreography, Cante jondo singing, magic, ‘get-up-and-dance’ music by the Gypsy Kings and of course, the thrill of sword fights.”
The musical is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and John Gertz, in association with Zorro USA, LLC.
Lipson said: “I have always held the Gipsy King’s music close to my heart and being a huge fan of making ambitious shows in small spaces Zorro felt like a fitting addition to my programme of work. I am truly excited to be working with John Gertz and Christian Durham on this re-imagining and hope we can bring a lot of sunshine, tapas and flamenco to the Hope Mill Theatre next spring.”
The show ran in the West End in 2008 and was described as bringing “a sense of fun and adventure to the West End” by critic Paul Vale.