Tell Me On A Sunday for King’s

Apr 20 2021 | By More

Jodie Prenger stars in UK tour

Tell Me On A Sunday, staring Jodie Prenger in “the most naturally socially distanced musical in the world”, has booked into the Edinburgh King’s for a week in September 2021.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black one-act musical is set in 1980s New York and features only one performer on stage. It will be touring the UK from June 2021.

Jodie Prenger in the Watermill Newbury’s 2016 production. Pic: Tristram Kenton.

Tell Me On a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of Emma, a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980s. Beside the title song, it features the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face which brought fame to Marti Webb.

Brimming with optimism, Emma seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Producer Jamie Wilson said: “Tell Me On A Sunday, with its cast of just one actress, is probably the most naturally socially distanced musical in the world! We are delighted that Jodie Prenger is able to return to this role to reprise her incredible performance as Emma.

“This production is the perfect way for audiences to support their local theatre with this classic show.”

Edinburgh regular

Jodie Prenger has been a regular on Edinburgh’s stages in recent years, staring in A Taste of Honey in 2019 (★★★☆☆ Sweet), Fat Friends the Musical in 2018 (★★★☆☆ Feel-good fun) and Shirley Valentine in 2017 (★★★☆☆ Vibrant).

Originally presented as a Festival song cycle, and subsequently broadcast on television in 1980, Tell Me On A Sunday was expanded as a stand alone, one act production. It has had several UK tours in slightly differing configurations.

This new production for 2021 is based on the Watermill Theatre production of 2016 and will include “an intimate chat with Prenger and Musical Director Francis Goodhand about life, love and playing the role of Emma”.


Tell Me On A Sunday
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 September 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Tour website:

Tell me on a Sunday on tour in 2021:
Tue 15 – Sat 19 June Malvern
Festival Theatre
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Tue 6 – Sat 10 July Shrewsbury
Theatre Severn
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Tue 13 – Sat 17 July Chelmsford
City Theatres
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Tue 20 – Sat 24 July Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
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Tue 10 – Sat 14 August Nottingham
Theatre Royal
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Tue 24 – Sat 28 August Birmingham
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Tue 31 Aug – Sat 4 September Sheffield
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Mon 6 & Tue 7 September Grimsby
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Fri 10 – Sun 12 September Colchester
Mercury Theatre
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Tue 14 – Sat 18 September Edinburgh
King’s Theatre
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Tue 12 – Sat 16 October Leicester
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Tue 19 – Sat 23 October Salford
The Lowry
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Tue 2 – Sat 6 November Bury St Edmonds
Theatre Royal
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