THE WOMAN IN BLACK - FORTUNE THEATRE
Monday to Saturday Evenings.
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s bestselling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.
THE 39 STEPS
Monday to Thursday Evenings & Wednesday Matinee.
John Buchan’s classic spy thriller THE 39 STEPS, and Alfred Hitchcock’s memorable movie version of the book have been recreated for the stage in this hilarious Olivier and Tony Award winning comedy. The fast paced story features just four actors who play an incredible 139 roles between them. THE 39 STEPS follows the thrilling adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and beautiful women.
THRILLER - LYRIC THEATRE
THRILLER-LIVE is a spectacular show celebrating the career of the world’s undisputed King of Pop – Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling record of all time. THRILLER-LIVE consists of over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances. Smash hits include: I Want You Back
With Academy Award® winning music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, scenic and costume designs are by Bob Crowley, lighting is by Natasha Katz, sound is by Clive Goodwin, musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Lowe and movement is by Steven Hoggett. Casting will be announced shortly. Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once is an celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.
Tuesday to Thursday Evening.
JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi – and how this group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American and International pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. Their songs include ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘My Eyes Adored You’, ‘Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Working My Way Back to You’, ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Rag Doll’ and ‘Who Loves You’.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Phantom continues to entrance audiences around the world, with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising and unforgettable score, the jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, all of which magically bring to life the legendary love story. Synopsis Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
Monday to Thursday Evenings and Thursday Matinee.
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday Evening, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Matinee.
This multi-award winning show continues to astound audiences across the world with its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. In the summer of 2012, STOMP wowed billions when they took centre stage at the epic closing ceremony of the London Olympics. With new routines, new choreography and new music, STOMP is pure stage magic!
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - DUCHESS THEATRE
Sunday to Thursday Evenings, Sunday & Thursday Matinees.
Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, this is THE smash hit new comedy for 2014! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
WICKED - APOLLO VICTORIA
Monday, Friday & Wednesday Matiness.
Wicked has been casting its spell over audiences across the world for a decade, winning over 90 international awards, and continues to be a “West End sensation” (Daily Mail) at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where it recently played its landmark 3000th performance. Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - PLAYHOUSE THEATRE
Monday to Friday Evenings & Saturday Matinee.
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage) makes her musical theatre debut, with Olivier and Tony Award nominee Haydn Gwynne (The Audience, Billy Elliot, Silent Witness, Death in Paradise), in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Capturing the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodóvar's Madrid, Pepa (Tamsin Greig) and her friends juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, heart-breaking and rebellious musical comedy.