Arena tour for new Heaven on Earth musical

The story of Adam and Eve has been turned into a new musical, which will tour the UK from December 2017 through to May 2018.

Heaven on Earth will star Kerry Ellis (Wicked) as Eve and Hugh Maynard (Miss Saigon) as Adam, with the voice of tenor Russell Watson as God.

It starts at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on December 4, and in January 2018 it moves to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.

Also on the tour are arenas in Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Glasgow, Exeter and Wembley.

It is described as “a classic re-telling of the story of Adam and Eve and their fall from paradise…an exhilarating story of love, loss, and redemption, and an exploration of the universal search for the meaning of life”.

The production promises a recreation the Garden of Eden, with special effects including fire, water and animatronics.

Writer Sara Jeffs said: “This brand new musical, and its original emotive songs, will resonate with people of all ages and backgrounds, and stay with the audience long after they view this thrilling and visual treat of a production.

“The story of Adam and Eve is the oldest and greatest story ever told and whether you are someone with faith or someone who just enjoys the theatre and a great show this will appeal to you.”