Summer Holiday stars celebrate arrival at Leeds on board city buses
The new stage musical version of Summer Holiday has arrived at Leeds Grand Theatre this week and the cast have celebrated by swapping their famous red double-decker for First Leeds bus services.
The 18-strong cast, which includes X-Factor runner-up and Dancing on Ice champion, Ray Quinn, hopped aboard the bus to promote the show that is running at Leeds Grand Theatre until Saturday 4 August.
Based on the iconic 1963 film that starred Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Summer Holiday includes all the hits from the big screen plus some additional Cliff Richard classics. The musical tells the story of Don and his fellow London Transport mechanics as they journey together in a red double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece.
Speaking about the city bus services, Martin Hirst, Commercial Director from First Leeds, said: “We’re proud to welcome the cast of Summer Holiday onto our Leeds bus services this week. We operate regular bus services across the city, including the 2, 3, 7 and 48, which stop opposite the Grand Theatre. Unlike the buses from the 1960s, we now offer customers the option to pay with cashless options; including contactless and mTicketing and so if you’re visiting the theatre this week, start your experience by choosing to travel by bus – and who knows, you may even be able to get the whole bus singing ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday!”
Kelly Scotney, PR Manager at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House, commented: “We are always looking for new and exciting ways to promote the many diverse shows that visit Leeds Grand Theatre so we jumped at the chance to get involved with First Leeds; a very appropriate way to celebrate the arrival of the cast and crew of Summer Holiday The Musical - the feel-good musical of the summer.”