The international tour of Titanic the Musical has pulled dates in Russia and Saudi Arabia, with cast and crew reportedly given their notice just 10 days into the show’s run.
The international dates follow a UK and Ireland tour of the show last year. The current tour opened in Woking on July 11 before playing in Munich last week.
A statement from the producers said that further dates in Germany over the next two weeks will go ahead, however the production will not go on to visit Moscow or Saudi Arabia due to “funding delays with the local presenters”.
Planned performances in China in November are still scheduled as planned.
The statement said: “Titanic the Musical, which had an extremely successful tour across the UK, Dublin and Hamburg last year, has returned this year for an international tour. It is currently enjoying great success in Germany, where it will have played Munich, Cologne and Mannheim, and will be playing five cities in China later in the year, with further venues in the UK and abroad to follow.
“Regrettably, as the company have been fully informed, the tour has had its dates in Saudi Arabia and Moscow cancelled, owing to funding delays with the local presenters. Both regions are working to find new dates to present Titanic the Musical, as we look to further dates worldwide with this fantastic company and production.”
Titanic is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams, in association with the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. It is directed by Thom Southerland.