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Singin' in the Rain | Tue 18 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014
Direct from the West End, this superbly enjoyable production of Singin’ in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies - and some of its stars – behind.
This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world’s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.
With high-energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water) Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical.
An Evening with Boycott and Aggers | Mon 22 Sep 2014
To celebrate the 2013 Ashes clashes, Britain’s most popular cricket commentators met live on stage for the first time at major venues in each of the host cities of the England v Australia test matches.
Playing to packed houses in London, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle, the original odd couple amazed and enthralled both devotees of the game and non-cricket lovers alike with their hilarious stories and quick-fire wit. Special celebrity guests - Stephen Fry, Jeff Thomson, Nick Hancock and Rory Bremner - added to the entertainment, but it was the Boycott and Agnew exchanges that audiences found spell-binding.
Fresh from their commentaries duties on England's disastrous tour down under, Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew returned for four more shows in January, which were even more successful than their summer outings. Now, due to popular demand, they are back for another short and exclusive run.
Again, the pair debate hot topics as England rebuild their team, management and shattered confidence and Boycs will give his no-nonsense views on cricket and life in general. The audience can tweet Aggers live with their own questions and the shows will, as ever, be fun, fiery and full of surprises!
Grupo Corpo - Sem Mim & Parabelo | Tue 7 Oct - Wed 8 Oct 2014
Brazil's internationally acclaimed dance company come to Mayflower Theatre for the first time this autumn. Grupo Corpo combine the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms. The 22 dancers fill the stage with elegant, virtuosic and joyful dance which has audiences in raptures.
"Grupo Corpo’s dancers are justly celebrated for their virtuosity, and when 22 of them are moving in rippling, flickering, high kicking unison, the audience are guaranteed a physical thrill" The Guardian
"Their combination of sharp precision and breezy relaxation is unlike anything I have ever seen." The Daily Telegraph
"Grupo Corpo is remarkable for the disciplined, uniform precision of its spectacular dancing, performed by virtuoso dancers who seamlessly integrate disparate influences into their ever-malleable, apparently tireless bodies." The New York Times
English National Ballet - Coppélia | Wed 15 Oct - Sat 18 Oct 2014
Dr Coppélius, the toymaker, has created the lifelike Coppélia doll and wishes for nothing more than to bring her to life. He thinks his dream has finally come true, but he has merely been caught up in a lovers' tiff. Love triumphs over all in this comedy of mistaken identity and the finale is a breathtaking celebration of the lovers' marriage.
Coppélia is an enchanting, effervescent family ballet, perfect for young and old alike. Delibes's irresistibly melodic score is performed by English National Ballet's full orchestra.
Wicked | Tue 21 Oct - Sat 15 Nov 2014
Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest-running West End musical of all time.In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of 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 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.
Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs (by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
An Evening with Noel Fielding | Sun 16 Nov 2014
Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Luxury Comedy) is embarking on his first live tour in five years: An Evening With Noel Fielding.
Expect a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding's best known TV characters (such as The Moon and Fantasy Man).
Fielding's comedy has seen him perform in venues all over the world (such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney Opera House and Radio City Music Hall) win numerous awards (including Perrier Best Newcomer, The Barry Humphries Award at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and The Douglas Adams Award for innovative writing) and appears on TV shows such as Michael Mcintyre's Roadshow, Big Fat Quiz Of The Year and QI.
There will also be muscular support from the loose stylings of Mike Fielding (Naboo/ Smooth) and the physical lunacy ofTom Meeton (The Mighty Boosh/ Oram & Meeton).
You'd be a fool to miss out, come along, bring your nan, fancy dress optional.
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense | Tue 18 - Sat 22 Nov 2014
A new play adapted from the works of P.G Wodehouse
The hit West End comedy is now on tour. This adorable production layers joy on joy, joke on joke, in a delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G Wodehouse’s iconic double act.
When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is called on to play matchmaker and steal a cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Of course, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse’s finest characters. Enjoy an evening of raucous comedy in the company of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Aunt Dahlia, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates!
Laugh out loud funny, Perfect Nonsense is the comedy of the year. Book now.
Riverdance | Mon 1 - Sat 6 Dec 2014
Live Nation is proud to present the Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour. With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public's heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as "The Original...The Best". The Washington Post exclaimed, "Its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!"
This 20th Anniversary UK Tour gives Riverdance fans, old and new, the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty years after it took its first steps, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Don't miss this anniversary tour!
Saturday Night Fever | Tue 6 - Sat 10 Jan 2015
When John Travolta walked on to the dance floor in the smash hit film Saturday Night Fever, it changed the way we dance forever.
The date is 1976 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life - to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, and they decide to train together for a dance competition, their lives begin to change forever.
This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classicsStayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love?
A large and hugely talented cast of actor-musicians will play instruments, dance and sing in this spectacular new musical production.
Co-producer Robert Stigwood is one of the world’s leading impresarios and entertainment entrepreneurs whose stage shows have included Hair, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstarand whose films have included Grease and the phenomenally successful film of Saturday Night Fever.
Andrew Wright won Best Choreographer at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2013 and was nominated for Best Choreographer at the 2012 Olivier Awards and Broadway World 2011 Awards for his choreography of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain.
The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia | Tue 13 - Sat 17 Jan 2015
This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...
The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia
Formed in 1981, The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb and never fail to delight audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes.
Sergei Bobrov - Artistic Director
The Sound of Music | Tue 13 - Sat 17 Jan 2015
In 1965 The Sound of Music quickly became the highest grossing movie of all time. 50 years later it remains the most successful musical movie ever...
One of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music returns in an all new production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the multi-Oscar winning film.
Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, the epic movie that followed the hit Broadway and West End musical received 5 awards at the 1966 Oscars and featured Hollywood greats, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The Sound of Music quickly became a number one box office hit after its release in 1965, cementing itself in the musical hall of fame.
Experience timeless classics like, My Favorite Things, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Edelweiss,and Do-Re-Mi as you witness Maria win the hearts of the children and their widowed father against the backdrop of World War Two.
The Bodyguard | Thu 12 - Sat 28 Feb 2015
"★★★★★ LONDON’S BEST MUSICAL"
THE BODYGUARD, the award-winning musical based on the smash-hit film, is launching its tour in Southampton in 2015. Currently wowing audiences in London, the show is coming to Mayflower Theatre direct from its West End run for 20 performances only!
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.
A 'BRILLIANT!' (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller,THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of Whitney Houston's greatest hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Jesus Loves Me, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
THE BODYGUARD is ‘THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN’ (Sunday Mirror)
Edward Scissorhands | Tue 3 - Sat 7 Mar 2015
★★★★ 'THE MATTHEW BOURNE - TIM BURTON CHEMISTRY IS FIZZING. A CRACKING PIECE OF THEATRE' Guardian
'In 2005 I achieved a long time ambition to bring Edward Scissorhands to the stage. Now I am delighted to have the opportunity to take a fresh new look at this magical production, which will be revitalised for a new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers' Matthew Bourne
Matthew Bourne's magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere in 2005. After sell out performances in Europe, America and Australia it now returns to the UK in its first major revival to delight the whole family.
Based on the classic Tim Burton film and featuring the beautiful and unforgettable music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touching love story tells the bittersweet story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.Edward Scissorhands is a parable for our times about the ultimate outsider whose journey builds to an unforgettable finale filled with theatrical magic.
★★★★★ 'VISUALLY ARRESTING, WILDLY AMBITIOUS AND CEASELESSLY INVENTIVE. A MOUNTAIN OF EYE CANDY!' Metro
After global success with his inspired interpretations ofSwan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Nutcracker!, The Car Man and Play Without Words, Matthew has once again teamed up with New Adventures Associate Artists forEdward Scissorhands, which features designs by Olivier Award-winners Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Howard Harrison (lighting) with sound design by Paul Groothuis.
The original film directed by Tim Burton with music by Danny Elfman has become a modern classic and confirmed Burton as one of the most imaginative film-makers of our time. Burton and Elfman have worked together on numerous films including Beetle Juice, Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice In Wonderland. Danny Elfman is one of Hollywood's most unique and best-loved composers. Recognised worldwide for his music for The Simpson's, he also wrote the theme music to the TV hit Desperate Housewives, as well as his recent acclaimed work on the Oscar winning movie Silver Linings Playbook and this year's ten times Oscar nominated American Hustle.
'I TEETERED ON THE VERGE OF TEARS THROUGHOUT' Johnny Depp
Fascinating Aida - Charm Offensive | Mon 9 Mar 2015
Following a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane and Adele Anderson celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show.
Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully!
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis | Wed 11 - Sat 14 Mar 2015
Cirkopolis is a show combining the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. Set in the heart of a stern and imposing factory-city, giant gears and dark portals symbolize a mechanism that crushes individuality. Twelve acrobats and performers rebel against the monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city.
In a world where fantasy provokes reality, the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of colour.
With an inventive stage design and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, Cirkopolis will transport you between dream and reality in a stream of acrobatics, music and images.
"There are much bigger shows than "Cirkopolis", 90 minutes of circus-theatre by the Cirque Éloize troupe of Montreal. But I’d bet there aren't more beautiful ones."New York Times
The Hollies | Sun 15 Mar 2015
No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their Classics – The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more hits in a brilliant Hollies celebration.
To Kill a Mockingbird | Tue 17 - Sat 21 Mar 2015
Direct from London’s West End
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his feisty daughter, Scout - a young girl on the cusp of adulthood - brings new hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.
This utterly enchanting and enthralling production from London's award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth and poignancy of this best-loved classic with genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as moving and magical as you could ever hope to find.
Anton & Erin - That's Entertainment | Sun 22 Mar 2015
A dazzling new production for 2015 featuring sensational choreography, sassy tunes and sparkling costumes in a wonderful show of music, song and dance.
Join the UK’s favourite dance couple as they combine the sophisticated elegance of their quick step, foxtrot, tango and waltz with the showbiz razzmatazz of hits and steps from stage and screen.
Featuring classic hits That’s Entertainment, True Love, Make ‘Em Laugh, Steppin’ Out with my Baby and There’s No Business Like Show Business.
Anton du Beke & Erin Boag
Welsh National Opera - Chorus | Wed 25 Mar 2015
New Production 'Chorus!' is an extravaganza featuring some of the greatest moments in opera, a fully staged show which puts the exceptional WNO Chorus centre stage alongside soprano Lesley Garrett. It’s an opportunity to delight in some of opera’s best loved scenes as well as to discover exceptional music you may not have experienced before.
Sung in various languages with surtitles in English.
Director David Pountney
Welsh National Opera - The Magic Flute | Thu 26 - Fri 27 Mar 2015
Every now and then we need a night at the theatre which just makes us smile. Dominic Cooke’s warm and witty production of The Magic Flute does just that. The combination of Mozart’s sublime music and Cooke’s surreal staging featuring an angry lobster, a newspaper reading lion and a fish that is also a bicycle adds up to an irrepressibly entertaining evening.
Sung in English with surtitles in English.
Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Welsh National Opera - Hansel & Gretel | Sat 28 Mar 2015
This Hansel & Gretel is not sugary and sweet, it’s a decidedly dark and delicious confection. Richard Jones’ endlessly inventive production of Humperdinck’s gorgeous opera revels in the story’s more sinister moments whilst also casting a magical spell over audiences.
Co-production with Lyric Opera, Chicago.
Sung in English with surtitles in English.
Conductor Lothar Koenigs
An Evening with Pam Ayres | Sun 29 Mar 2015
Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Mayflower Theatre following the recent publication of her new book of poetry,You made me late again!.
Pam Ayres’ work is funny, and approachable. It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art.
Pam has sold millions of books, CDs, and DVDs over the years, and she is still a regular on TV and Radio, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Ayres On The Air, Paul O’Grady Show, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Countdown, and The One Show.
“PAM AYRES has an incredible way with an audience. She was really one of the funniest comics I’ve seen, and it’s because of her rapport. She just treats the audience like a huge roomful of friends.” The Press
Anything Goes | Mon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015
Stage Entertainment presents the Sheffield Theatres production of
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
This brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical-comedy, Anything Goes transports you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society.
When Billy Crocker discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?
Featuring a full orchestra and a sensational cast of 25, Cole Porter’s uplifting masterpiece of song and dance features the magnificent songs I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, It’s De-Lovely and Anything Goes. Hop aboard for a wonderful night of sassy heroines, mischievous mob bosses and tap dancing sailors in this hilarious tale of romance and hi-jinks on the high seas.
*Lunch/Dinner & Show includes top price ticket
Call our box office on 02380 711833 to book your package
Monty Python's Spamalot | Tue 7 - Sat 11 Apr 2015
Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops back out on tour to bring the West End production to theatres across the land (to the sound of banging coconut shells). Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail , Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, ( well, almost ) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls,
The latest tour, which is directed by Christopher Luscombe, follows hot on the heels of the can’t-believe-how-successful-it-was-with-the-first-show-selling-out-in-40-seconds Monty Python Reunion at The O2 and Eric Idle’s acclaimed performance of ‘ Always Look On The Bright Side of Life ’ at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony – the world sang along, and Spamalot audiences get the opportunity to do so too! During the run, there have been 21 onstage moustache incidents, three suspected cases of swine flu (French pigs!), two outbreaks of nits and 92 pairs of coconuts.
*Lunch/Dinner & Show includes top price ticket
Call our box office on 02380 711833 to book your package
Carlos Acosta - On Before | Tue 14 - Wed 15 Apr 2015
Carlos Acosta is the world's favourite dancer and this is his most personal work to date. On Before builds on Carlos' astonishing dance vision and features collaborations with major UK and international dance stars.
On Before is created and danced by Carlos Acosta and Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Zenaida Yanowksy.
The show combines existing and new choreography by some of the world’s leading dance makers, Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tuckett, Edwaard Liang, Yuri Yanowsky, Miguel Altunaga in a framework created by Carlos which tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman.
The show has a wide ranging score from Handel to new commissions from Cuban composer Omar Puente and culminates in a moving finale featuring the live choral work of Morte Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium
That'll Be The Day | Thu 16 Apr 2015
Prepare for a party as the nations favourite rock 'n' roll variety show That'll Be The Day, returns with its Brand New 2015 Production.
This hugely entertaining rock 'n' roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of classic gold hits from the 1950's, 60's and 70's, plus more hilarious comedy!
Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs andROCK 'N' ROLL!
Jimmy Carr - Funny Business | Sun 19 Apr 2015
Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’.
Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive.
It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal.
‘Funny Business’ is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show.
Northern Ballet Wuthering Heights | Wed 22 - Sat 25 Apr 2015
Passionate and obsessive, Cathy and Heathcliff’s love is as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire moors that surround them.
As children they are inseparable, running wild and free, but over time their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming and devastating love.
Renowned for bringing famous stories to life with its unique blend of ballet storytelling and live music, Northern Ballet are the perfect company to perform Emily Bronte’s romantic masterpiece.
With music composed by Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon & Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra) played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, do not miss this passionate adaptation of one of the world’s greatest love stories.
Dead Simple | Tue 28 Apr - Sat 2 May 2015
From the team that brought you The Perfect Murder
One man's nightmare is another man's fortune.
Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder earlier this year, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date – Dead Simple.
Michael Harrison has it all; great career, great friends and a beautiful fiancé. But when his stag night prank goes horribly wrong, Michael finds himself alone, buried alive and facing a terrifying fate. As time runs out and the terror grows, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to solve Michael’s mysterious disappearance. But as he begins to unravel a tangled web of deceit and treachery, Grace fears that Michael will never be found in time…
Directed by Olivier award winner Ian Talbot and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, this gripping, chilling, thriller has all the classic suspense, twists and turns of a best-selling Peter James novel.
International bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James has sold over 14 million books of his Roy Grace series, and is published in 36 languages.
Oklahoma! | Tue 5 - Sat 9 May 2015
Music & Lyrics and Royal & Derngate Northampton present
As refreshing and thrilling as the day it was written, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! is the original feel-good musical. From the minute the rugged cowboy Curly steps on to the stage singing Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ we know that all will be right with the world. This colourful production overflows with well-known songs such as I’m Just a Girl Who Cain’t Say No, Surrey With a Fringe on Top, Kansas City, People Will Say We’re in Love and, of course, the rousing title song itself!
Celebrating the vigour of America’s pioneering spirit with classic tunes and boot-stomping dances, we follow Curly and the girl of his dreams, Laurey, as they travel down love’s highway on an extremely bumpy surrey ride.
From the award-winning producers of The King & I andFiddler on the Roof this brand new production, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh features a cast of 20 and live orchestra, brings its audience romance, excitement and a score filled with sunshine.
Top Hat | Tue 12 - Sat 23 May 2015
Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular West End production will be returning to Mayflower Theatre where it wowed audiences in 2011. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.
Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including, Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails, Let’s Face the Music & Dance and Puttin’ on the Ritz, Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!
The Producers | Tue 26 - Sat 30 May 2015
From the producer of the West End smash-hit Dance 'Til Dawn comes a brand new production of the ultimate musical comedy The Producers.
When a washed up Broadway Producer’s new show closes the day after it opens, once again, the accountants are called in. Whilst cooking the books, they discover they could become rich by producing a flop instead of a hit and so they set out to create the worst musical in Broadway history - with hilarious and spectacular results.
Adapted from the Academy Award winning film, directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder, into a Tony Award winning musical, The Producers features a riotous mix of eccentric characters, spectacular situations and show-stopping songs. Expect the unexpected as dazzling dancers, a star studded cast and a live orchestra bring you a mad-cap evening of musical comedy that has to be seen to be believed!
Star cast to be announced.
The Importance of Being Ernest | Mon 1 - Sat 6 Jun 2015
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
'In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.'
Prior to a West End run, David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest this Spring.
Wilde's superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language - the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity can still make you laugh out loud.
Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.
David Suchet is one of Britain’s most respected actors on both stage and screen. Best known for his title role in television’s Poirot, his most recent stage credits includeLong Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons in the West End. Winner of an International Emmy award for his performance in BBC drama Maxwell, he has been nominated for numerous Olivier, Tony and BAFTA awards throughout his career, and was awarded the CBE in 2010.
Directed by Adrian Noble, be the first to experience this major new production before it opens in the West End next Summer.
Barnum | Tue 9 - Sat 20 Jun 2015
CAMERON MACKINTOSH AND CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE'S RECORD-BREAKING PRODUCTION
‘Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’
THIS EXHILARATING MUSICAL follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus – the Greatest Show on Earth.
Barnum is a ‘BIG, SHARP, WITTY, BREATHTAKING, AND EMOTIONAL’ (The Observer) show starring Brian Conley(Oliver!, Hairspray, Jolson) and Linzi Hateley (Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Les Misérables).
Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits Come Follow The Band, The Colours Of My Life and There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.
A CAMERON MACKINTOSH / MICHAEL HARRISON PRESENTATION OF THE MARK BRAMBLE / MICHAEL STEWART / CY COLEMAN MUSICAL
‘It’s a real event’ (BBC Saturday Review)
‘Blockbuster Barnum! Theatrical energy of the highest order’ (Daily Express)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Mon 22 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2015
Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly-acclaimed National Theatre production embarks on its first ever nationwide tour.
Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world...
Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre.
Shrek The Musical | Wed 8 - Sun 26 Jul 2015
Direct from the West End and larger than life in 2015!
Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film,SHREK THE MUSICAL is a must-see show for all the family.
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!
Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure.
Jersey Boys | Tue 4 - Sat 15 Aug 2015
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, JERSEY BOYS is touring the UK and Ireland for the very first time! This smash hit musical has won 55 major awards worldwide, including the OLIVIER AWARD for BEST NEW MUSICAL.
Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including BEGGIN', CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, OH WHAT A NIGHT, SHERRY, WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY, BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY and many more, JERSEY BOYS is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (THE SUNDAY EXPRESS) you simply will never forget.
Mayflower Summer Youth Project present...Oliver! | Fri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015
Consider yourself welcome to this Mayflower Summer Youth Project production of Lionel Bart’s classic family musical.
A large cast of talented young people will take to Mayflower Theatre’s stage in a spectacular new production to entertain all the family.
Dickens’ characters will be brought to life with Lionel Bart’s sensational score featuring classic numbers Consider Yourself, Oom Pah Pah, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, Food Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything and many more.
Fresh from the successes of sell-out production of Bugsy Malone in 2013 and Five of the Best this year the Mayflower production team are planning a show that will have you wanting more!