2018-2018 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Walter Bobbie
Oldham Coliseum Theatre brings this hit musical back to its original vaudevillian roots in the first new production since 1997. Get up close and personal to the murder, mayhem and music. And what music - 'All That Jazz', 'Roxie', and 'Razzle Dazzle' are among the fantastic musical numbers on stage.
Glamorous Roxie Hart is hungry for fame and she will ruthlessly target anyone who will help her up the ladder. Seductive Velma is already a shooting star - and she's determined to keep it that way. They're banged up on Death Row in Cook County Jail. For murder. Never slow to miss an opportunity, Roxie and Velma battle for lawyer Billy Flynn's attention. He wants to exploit the media furore and grab the attention of story hungry journalists. And make a fast buck. Velma and Roxie soon learn that jail is full of cold blooded killers - just as hungry as they are for their own five minutes of notoriety.Read more
Evita tells the gripping story of Eva Peron who used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, whilst glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity.
Evita features Tim Rice’s most famous lyrics and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dazzling score including Don't Cry For Me Argentina and Another Suitcase In Another Hall together with You Must Love Me, the Oscar-winning song from the film of Evita.Read more
2017-2017 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Tracey Bell
AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS LOVERS AND BANK ROBBERS TAKE THE COUNTRY BY STORM IN THIS SEXY AND COMPELLING MUSICAL. IN DEPRESSION-ERA TEXAS, A YOUNG BONNIE PARKER FALLS IN LOVE WITH CLYDE BARROW, A CRIMINAL ON THE RUN FROM THE LAW. THEIR LOVE AFFAIR SOON SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL, AS BONNIE & CLYDE COMMIT A SERIES OF BANK ROBBERIES. AS THEIR NOTORIETY — AND BODY COUNT — RISES, THE ILL-FATED LOVERS FIND THEMSELVES RACING TO THE TOP OF THE PUBLIC ENEMIES LIST.Read more
2017-2017 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Amanda Chapman
ALL SHOOK UP is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music and with a book by Joe DiPietro, based on the plot of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT. It's 1955, and into a square little town somewhere in the midwest rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Love Me Tender,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel.”Read more
2017-2017 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Tim Firth
The story of the Calendar Girls began in 1998 when John Baker, husband of Angela Baker, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. John sadly passed away after just a few months of treatment, but in the months following their loss, Angela and her friends set about creating the now infamous calendar as something for Angela to focus on and, also, to prove John wrong – he said they’d never do it!
Through the sale of calendars, the group aimed to raise enough to buy a new sofa for the hospital where John was treated and were amazed when the calendar attracted international press attention. So far, they've raised millions for Bloodwise (formerly Lymphoma & Lymphoma Research), the blood cancer charity they have been long associated with.
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2016-2017 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Richard Lewis
Peppa Pig’s Surprise follows the piggy family as they embark on a fun and surprising adventure! Set on a lovely, sunny day, Daisy is playing outside and asks the audience to join in with a game of hide and seek. Soon, she is joined by Danny Dog, Suzy Sheep and Pedro Pony, who all join together to find George and Peppa Pig. Mummy and Daddy Pig have prepared a special surprise for the next day, which involves going to the sunny beach and bumping into Mr Potato and Mr Crab!Read more
2015-2016 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14 year engagement with night‑club singer Miss Adelaide whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight‑laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. The wager: Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can't lose?
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2015-2015 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Jess needs extra time.
She is facing the most important decision of her life: live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenager is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of unexpected opportunities opens up before her. But as her sister’s traditional Indian wedding approaches, can she keep her family happy and still follow her dreams?
Bend It Like Beckham is a joyous new British musical comedy. Featuring an original score with an Indian kick, it brings a unique cultural fusion of musical theatre to the stage for the first time. This reimagining of the much-loved hit film sees generations, cultures and communities brought together in this joyous and uplifting story about bending the rules and scoring that deciding goal.
Director of the original hit film, Gurinder Chadha directs, with choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins (Anna Nicole, ROH). Bend It Like Beckham is written by Paul Mayeda Berges & Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham (film), Bride & Prejudice). The original score is an East-West fusion of Bhangra and soaring melodies with music by Howard Goodall (Love Story, The Hired Man), lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love) and orchestrations by Howard Goodall and pioneer of British Bhangra sound, Kuljit Bhamra.
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2014-2015 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by John Tiffany
Set in Dublin, Once is the smash-hit award-winning show that’s a celebration of music, love and the city that inspired it.
Once is about the power of music and following your dreams, wherever they may take you. The stunning music, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly, is performed by an extraordinary cast of actor musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out on stage.
Once is a funny, moving and life-affirming love story with glorious music… and the city’s only on-stage bar. Where else can you walk onto the set of one of Dublin’s most beautiful and historic theatres; it’s a ‘once’ in a lifetime experience.Read more
1991-2012 | Phoenix Theatre Directed by Bob Tomson
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It's Not True.
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