The first-ever stage adaptation of Steven Antin’s crowd-pleasing musical sensation, Burlesque, which starred Christina Aguilera, Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci - will have its World Premiere at the Manchester Opera House next summer.

Burlesque the Musical will debut at the Manchester theatre on June 13 next year and run for just over two weeks until Saturday, June 29. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 8 and fans can sign up for advance information and priority access here.

The production, which is based on the 2010 American backstage musical film directed by Stevin Antin, will feature additional material from Kate Wetherhead, the American actress, writer and director known for her work on Legally Blonde, and is being described as a "scintillating journey of self-discovery that absolutely sizzles". Music and lyrics will be looked after by Christina Aguilera, Sia, Darren Warren, Todrick Hall and Jess Folley.

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Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical, said: "Burlesque was my first feature film - and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish. I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind-the-scenes as an Executive Producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version. Recreating Burlesque as a live theatre experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!”

Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical

Steven Antin added: "To say that I’m excited is an understatement. ‘Peel me off the ceiling’ is more accurate.

"Getting Burlesque the Musical to the stage has been an ambition and a dream of mine for over 10 years. I’m working with the best creative and producing team in the world, and we are all beyond thrilled that Christina has chosen to come on board as Executive Producer.

"It’s a privilege to be working with her again. Her unrivalled experience, intuition and artistry continues to elevate everything. So exciting to be on this new journey with Xtina.”

The original film tells the story of Ali (Aguilera), an aspiring singer who leaves her small hometown for Los Angeles, where she becomes a dancer at a burlesque lounge owned by Tess (Cher). After a performance is sabotaged by her rival, Ali sings the song herself, impressing Tess and leading to her becoming the main attraction of the lounge. Burlesque was Aguilera's first leading role, as well as Cher's first musical performance on screen.

Burlesque the Musical will debut at Manchester Opera House on Thursday, June 13 and run until Saturday, June 29. Tickets will be priced between £11.25 and £73.25.