Next year, Digital Spy can exclusively reveal that Neighbours will end on a high note with its own UK stage tour.
Neighbours: The Farewell Tour, which will take place across eight cities in March 2023, will commemorate the show’s extraordinary 37-year run.
Fans may recall that for the show’s 35th anniversary in 2020, Neighbours had previously announced a special one-off Live In Conversation show.
Due to COVID constraints, this event had to be postponed, but it has now been resurrected as the Farewell Tour, which is bigger and better than before.
While a formal statement is expected in the coming days, Digital Spy has learned that the original show has been rescheduled for a future London date.
Fans who have been holding on to their tickets for more than two years will finally be able to see the much-anticipated show, which brings together popular cast members to reflect on Neighbours’ history.
Seven additional dates have been added to the tour’s itinerary, with stops in Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff expected.
FremantleMedia, the production firm behind Neighbours, has been discreetly working on the tour alongside Maple Tree Entertainment, a live events company.
Official venue and date information will be released soon.
“The show looks poised to be the ultimate celebration of Neighbours and an opportunity for fans to say their final goodbyes,” a Neighbours insider told Digital Spy.
“After Neighbours’ cancellation was revealed, the cast was moved by the outpouring of love from UK fans. Some of the most well-known celebrities will now travel out to meet and greet fans.”
After Channel 5 pulled out as the show’s UK broadcast partner, Neighbours was formally cancelled in March.
On August 1, both the UK and Australia will broadcast an hour-long series finale.