Stunning Musical: Titanic the musical sets sail in South Yorkshire

A “STUNNING” musical based around one of the most notorious sea tragedies ever glides onto the South Yorkshire stage later this month.

Titanic The Musical, which may seem extra topical given the recent loss of a research vehicle in the Atlantic, is at the Lyceum Theatre until Saturday.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is described as a “stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers”.

It is based around the final hours of the proud ship RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York after hitting an iceberg, despite having been hailed as “the unsinkable ship”.

It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th century, as 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives.

In the show, the passengers include the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class hoping they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class, who anticipate legacies lasting forever.

It is the work of composer Maury Yeston and author Peter Stone, who have collectively won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony awards.

The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book and this touring production is marking the tenth anniversary of the musical’s London premiere.

Tickets can be booked through the box office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000, or at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.