Drew McOnie

Choreographer
Drew McOnie

Drew is fast becoming one of Britain’s most sought-after emerging directors and choreographers. He won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights in 2016 and he was nominated for the same award in 2017 for the ground-breaking production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Theatre credits as director/choreographer include: King Kong (The Broadway theatre, Broadway); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, London’s West End/Toronto/West Yorkshire Playhouse); On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival 2018 - Regent’s Park); and The Wild Party (The Other Palace).

Theatre credits as a choreographer include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 - Regents Park); In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre Choreography, Winner of the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Choreography-Southwark Playhouse and Kings Cross Theatre); The Lorax (Old Vic), Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Choreography-UK Tour); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Oklahoma! (National Tour); Kinky Boots (Malmo Opera); The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre Leicester); Chicago (Curve Theatre Leicester); West Side Story (NYMT); British Style (Collaboration with Matthew Bourne at Buckingham Palace- BBC); Laurel and Hardy (The Watermill); James and the Giant Peach (National Tour); 13 (West End); Tommy (European Tour); Spring Awakening (German Premier- Frankfurt); The Full Monty (German Premier,Frankfurt); and Kes (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour).

For the McOnie Company: Jekyll and Hyde (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Dance – Old Vic Theatre); DRUNK! (Curve Theatre Leicester/ The Bridewell Theatre London) which lead to him being nominated for the ‘Emerging Artist Award’ at the National Dance Awards; Making Midnight (Jermyn Street Theatre/ Latitude Festival); Slaughter (Audience Choice Award Winner- The Place Prize); and Be Mine! (Robin Howard Theatre).

Additional ballets include: Monochrome Suite (Sadlers Wells); The Old Man Of Lochnagar (Sadlers Wells and Hackney Empire); Little Red Riding Hood (Wimbledon Theatre); and To You (Sadlers Wells).

Film credits include: Me Before You (Directed by Thea Sharrock) and Recordare: Days of Remembrance (pre-selected for the Cannes & Berlin Film Festival).

Tour Dates

Merlin
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
World Première
01274 432000
Times
M T W T F S S
12
13
14
15
16
7.30
17
2.30
7.30
18

Merlin
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Times
M T W T F S S
19
20
7.30
21
7.30
22
2.30
7.30
23
7.30
24
2.30
7.30
25

Merlin
Newcastle Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21*
Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary, please contact your operator for details.
Times
M T W T F S S
9
10
7.30
11
7.30
12
2.00
7.30
13
7.30
14
2.30
7.30
15

Merlin
Southampton Mayflower
02380 711811
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
16
17
18
19
7.30
20
2.00
7.30
21
2.00
7.30
22

Tickets £12.00 – £43.50

Merlin
Woking New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645*
Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Times
M T W T F S S
23
24
7.30
25
7.30
26
2.30
7.30
27
7.30
28
2.30
7.30
29

Merlin
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700*
Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary.
Times
M T W T F S S
7
8
7.00
9
7.00
10
2.00
7.00
11
7.00
12
2.00
7.00
13
4.00
14
15
7.00
16
7.00
17
2.00
7.00
18
7.00
19
2.00
7.00
20
4.00

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.