Starlight Express the Musical Wiki

Regional and Amateur Productions

Since 2013, Starlight Express has been available to schools and youth groups in a fairly limited license.  The licensed production is effectively the 2012 UK Tour version of the show, including Duvay and "I Do"

Previous to this, there have been unlicensed productions around the world, walking a fine line legally but having freedom to produce a really fun show!

The first licensed amateur production was the 2004 Fairfield school, Ohio, trial schools production.  The same school also trialled a schools production of "Phantom of the Opera".

Regional productions are also taking place across the USA, under different licensing restrictions to the UK. As of 2019 the Adult rights to perform the show have been withdrawn in the UK prior to updating the show with material from the 2018 Bochum show, but youth productions continue.

Add Your Production

Please add info about your own production! Where, when, who put on the show,and link us to photos/videos.

St Peter's School, Cambridge, New Zealand. May 5th - 11th 2017

School Website

Dundee Schools Music Theatre, Dundee, UK. August 2016

Dress Rehearsal Photos in

Company Website

Gillian Banks Theatre School, Rotherham, UK. June 2016

North West End review by Paul Downham

Co-Op Juniors, Ipswich, UK. June 2016

Ipswich Star Feature

East Anglian Daily Times Review

West Potomac High School, Virginia, USA. May 2016

DC Metro Theater Arts Review

Directed by Philip Lee Clark

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, UK. May 2016

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Motiv8 Productions were the first adult group to be granted permission to perform Starlight Express . Through putting on this great fun show, Motiv8 were able to raise £5000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

You would have been able to catch up with the rolling stock at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre from May 6th to May 14th 2016. It played eight performances, four full houses and go eight standing ovations.

Rehearsals made it to the Western Gazette

Another article during the run up to opening night - including a good luck message to our Electra from the German production's Electra Western Gazette Article

Show Review

David Beech Competition Review

Photo gallery from the Western Gazette

Some photos from the above gallery

MIDAS, Limerick, April 2016

MIDAS production, Limerick, Ireland

The Irish premiere was staged in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 13th-16th April 2016. This production was brought to stage entirely by full-time students, including director, choreographer, vocal mistress, costume designer, make up artist, PR team, props and backstage team.

Running for 7 shows (3 matinees and 4 shows), it was performed to over 3500 people and was met with great praise by audiences of young and old alike for these students who only in January of the same year had first set foot in rollerskates.

The cast list is as follows:

Rusty - Edmond Gubbins

Pearl - Emily Lohan

Poppa - Brian Finn

Greaseball - James Deegan

Electra - Brian McCarthy

Control - Lea Pepper

Dinah - Bronagh Murphy

Buffy - Kim Broderick

Duvay - Louise Cashman

Wrench - Aisling Cusack

Purse - Mykeala Tomlinson

Volta - Claire O'Neill

Joule - Niamh Fitzgibbon

Hip Hoppers - Eleanor O'Brien, Shanann O'Sullivan-Glynn, Ryan O'Sullivan Glynn

Flat Top - Jamie Mee

Dustin - Eimhin O'Meara

Caboose - Denis O'Sullivan

Ruhrgold - Eoin Hamell

Turnov - Robyn O'Brien

Nintendo - Tommy Barrett

Prince of Wales - Taylor Dillon

Greaseball's Gang - Catriona Feehily, Rachel Breen, Sophianne Horgan

Mother - Kate Galligan

Chorus - Niamh Browne, Lisa Simcox, Amanda Kearns, Emma O'Rourke, Rachel Spain, Bronagh Hogan

Choerogapher - Amanda Kearns

Director - Lee Dillon

Costume Mistress - Annie Hayes

Vocal Mistress - Emily Lohan

Make- Up - Azariah McCarthy

Production Stage Manager - Tina O'Dwyer

PR - Mark Noble

Newspaper Coverage

Tempo Youth Theatre, Greater Manchester, March 2016

North West End detailed review by Mark Dee.

Mossley Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, January 2016

North West End Detailed review by Alistair Zyggu.

NODA review by Sharon Drummond

Libertyville High School, November 2015

Libertyville, IL. Show performed November 5th-8th, 2015.  

A roller skating extravaganza at Libertyville High School

Futurist Youth Theatre, Yeadon, Leeds - June 2015

Ilkley Gazette

San Bernardino, California - April 2015

Local Review

This production also appears to be using the Tuacahn costumes, however with a new, sleeker (but clearly coded bad guy) Electra.

Amorevo, Madrid. October - November 2014

Calder Valley Youth Theatre, November 2014

Ryedale Youth Theatre, Malton, April 2014

The York Press review

Woodkirk Academy, March 2014

Tingley, West Yorkshire, England

Heritage Hall, February 2014

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Apparently this production inherited the costumes built for the Tuacahn, Utah production.

Local news article

Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, Utah, USA. June 2013

See Article Here