King’s misses Sunshine

April 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

Little Miss Sunshine pulls Edinburgh dates

Selladoor Worldwide’s tour of Little Miss Sunshine will not play the Edinburgh King’s in November as previously scheduled.

However it appears that the show’s other tour dates, including the Glasgow King’s in July, are due to go ahead.

A spokesperson for the Edinburgh King’s was not able to elaborate, but confirmed to All Edinburgh Theatre that: “Due to unforeseen circumstances Little Miss Sunshine will not be playing Edinburgh King’s Theatre in November 2019″.

Laura Pitt-Pulford, Gabriel Vick, Gary Wilmot, Paul Keating, Lily Mae Denman and Sev Keoshgerian. Pic Manuel Harlan

Æ understands that the decision to cancel the Edinburgh performances has come from Selladoor rather than Capital Theatres, which runs the King’s. Selladoor’s other musicals booked to tour to the King’s, which include Avenue Q and Amelie The Musical, are not effected.

This is the third cancellation inflicted on Capital Theatres this year. The entire tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, which had been due to play the King’s in April, was pulled following threats of litigation from the American rights holders. And the regional tour of Dr Doolittle, due to play the Festival Theatre in May, was cut short in January due to poor ticket sales.


Little Miss Sunshine has opened at the London Arcola to mixed reviews. The Evening Standard, A Younger Theatre and Londonist’s four star tributes were tempered with two star damp squibs from The Stage, The Times and WoS, while The Guardian, Time Out and Metro’s faint three star praise was fairly damning.

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners book-writer James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and composer William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).

Scottish dates

The show is due to take to the road in May with a 22 venue tour booked through to the King’s in November, including Scottish dates in Glasgow (July 2 – 6), Aberdeen (Sept 17 – 21) and Inverness (Oct 22 – 26). There is a fortnight gap between Inverness and the cancelled Edinburgh dates.

A scene from Little Miss Sunshine. Pic Manuel Harlen

The Little Miss Sunshine website is still showing all venues on sale, and social media posts over the weekend state that the UK tour will be covering over 4000 miles and more than 20 theatres.

All Edinburgh Theatre has attempted to contact Selladoor for a comment.

Tour dates still on sale for Little Miss Sunshine are below:

Little Miss Sunshine tour:
Ends 11 May 2019 London
Arcola Theatre
020 7503 1646 Book online
16 – 18 May 2019 Bromley
Churchill Theatre
08448 717 620 Book online
20 – 25 May 2019 Ipswich
New Wolsey Theatre
01473 295900 Book online
27 May – 1 June 2019 Salford
Lowry Theatre
08432 086000 Book online
4 – 8 June 2019 York
Theatre Royal
01904 623568 Book online
11 – 15 June 2019 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
17 – 22 June 2019 Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Book online
25 – 29 June 2019 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
2 – 6 July 2019 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
9 – 13 July 2019 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
16 – 20 July 2019 Birmingham
The Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
31 July – 3 Aug 2019 Canterbury
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
6 – 10 Aug 2019 Blackpool
Opera House
0844 856 1111 Book online
12 – 17 Aug 2019 Dublin
Olympia Theatre
(+353) 1 679 3323 Book online
20 – 24 Aug 2019 Oxford
Playhouse
01865 305305 Book online
27 – 31 Aug 2019 Malvern
Festival Theatre
01684 892277 Book online
3 – 7 Sept 2019 Leicester
Haymarket Theatre
0116 296 1236 Book online
10 – 14 Sept 2019 Cardiff
New Theatre
029 2087 8889 Book online
17 – 21 Sept 2019 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
30 Sept – 5 Oct 2019 Exeter
Northcott Theatre
01392 493493 Book online
8 – 12 Oct 2019 Eastbourne
Devonshire Park Theatre
01323 412 000 Book online
22 – 26 Oct 2019 Inverness
Eden Court
01463 234234 Book online
12 – 16 Nov 2019 Edinburgh
Kings Theatre
0131 529 6000 Cancelled

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