A STAR-studded line-up will appear in the world premiere tour of Club Tropicana The Musical when it bursts onto stage in Southampton next week.

Former Sugababe Amelle Berrabah makes her musical theatre debut alongside X Factor winner Joe McElderry, who returns to Mayflower Theatre following his starring role in last year’s pantomime Dick Whittington.

They are joined on stage by Neil McDermott, who is best known as Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, Kate Robbins (Spitting Image, ITV’s The Imitation Game, Dinnerladies) and musical theatre star Emily Tierney who appeared in Wicked in Southampton.

It’s a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics all performed live on stage.

Club Tropicana takes a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80’s when hair was big, shoulders were padded, girls (and boys) just wanted to have fun and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne!

Welcome to the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel - the 1980s answer to Love Island - where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical.

When a budding bride and groom get cold feet, they each decide to jet off to sunnier climes and feel the heat - but little do they know they’ve checked into the same hotel...The sizzling summer season at the Club Tropicana sees drinks flowing and tans glowing. Will our young lovers decide to go through with the wedding? Will the hotel inspectors (finally) get their way and close the resort, or will the staff save the day?

All will be revealed in hilarious style, to an irresistible soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping acts from the 80s, including ABC, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a-ha, Culture Club, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Bucks Fizz and Depeche Mode.

Enjoy tracks including Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Take On Me, Just Can’t Get Enough, Oops Upside Your Head, The Look of Love, Making Your Mind Up, Relax, Islands on the Stream, She Drives Me Crazy, Don’t Go, La Dolce Vita, Surprise, Surprise, Church of the Poison Mind, Fantasy Island, Up Where We Belong, I Could Be So Good for You, Fantastic Day and many more!

Club Tropicana runs from Monday to Saturday.