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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

“Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film which brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage.

Everyone’s favourite ogre becomes an unlikely hero when his solitary existence is thrown into disarray when a wisecracking Donkey and a host of fairy tale misfits, including a gingerbread man with attitude, are forcibly relocated to his quiet swamp by the wicked, vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. Thus he embarks on a life-changing journey in which he has to rescue a feisty princess, who doesn’t want to be recused, from the lair of a bad-tempered but lover-lorn dragon and a bad guy whose stature is as short as his temper.

This all-singing, all-dancing, comical stage adaptation is full of toe-tapping musical numbers, and flamboyant costumes is must see fun for all the family.

“Shrek the Musical” will be performed at the Magna Carta Arts Centre, Egham from the 5th to the 8th October 2022.

Kinky Boots, the musical

Kinky Boots, the musical

Kinky Boots the musical is based on the film of the true story of a man who inherits his father’s failing shoe factory.  Meeting Lola, he finds a way to save the factory and to meet a niche market.  Such an uplifting show, with great musical score by Cyndi Lauper book by Harvey Fierstein.  It will leave you dancing and singing and knowing that ‘you can change the world if you change your mind!”

Our House

Our House

Revolving around the music of British band, Madness, Our House follows the story of London lad Joe Casey.

On the night of his sixteenth birthday, an over-excited Joe takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out for a romantic evening. On a whim, he breaks into a new building development near his house to show Sarah the view over North London. When the police come, Joe faces a tough decision: to run, or give himself up. It is at this point that the story splits in two as we follow the fortunes, and misfortunes, of Good Joe and Bad Joe.

Featuring:
“Our House”
“It Must Be Love”
“Baggy Trousers”
“Driving in My Car”
and LOADS more MADNESS Hits!

A Night at the Oscars

A Night at the Oscars

Dust off those diamonds, break out the ballgowns, don the DJ’s and walk down the red carpet to enjoy an evening of spectacular entertainment!

Cloud Nine Musical Theatre Group and SACOS Musical Productions invite you to have a brilliant night out and enjoy a show made up of the superb songs and music that won the Oscars or were from Oscar nominated films from the past decades.

This will be a sparkling show with spectacular singing and amazing dance routines which will keep which will keep your toes tapping along and your memories flooding back. We are delighted to be joined by Arabesque School of Performing Arts, Chichester, whose members will add their own sparkle to this incredible event!

Cabaret seating round tables, a golden raffle, pay bar and fantastic entertainment Dress to impress is welcomed but optional!

Our show is on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 7.30pm at The Academy Selsey, School Lane, PO20 9EH.  Tickets £10 available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/cloud9 or in person (cash/card only) from Highhouse Insurance, 101 High Street, Selsey PO2 0QL.

 

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Theatrecraft is delighted to announce that we will be bringing the award-nominated musical Made in Dagenham to The King’s Hall Theatre, Herne Bay in 2022. Following on from our sell out productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who’s Tommy, which were both met with standing ovations, and even a Musical Award of Excellence, this is live theatre you will not want to miss.

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Set in 1968, it tells the true story of how the women in the stitching room at Ford’s Dagenham car plant came out on strike for equal pay. And in doing so took on the full might of Ford, the British Government and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them and WON!!!

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together!

Performances:

Wednesday, 6th July – 7.30 pm –  £13.00

Thursday, 7th July – 7.30 pm – £15.00 (£13.00 concessions)

Friday 8th July – 7.30 pm –  £15.00 (£13.00 concessions)

Saturday 9th July- 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm –  £15.00 (£13.00 concessions

Flowers for Mrs Harris

Flowers for Mrs Harris

This is the story of one woman’s dream of achieving the impossible.

For Ada Harris, day-to-day life is spent cheerfully cleaning houses. But when she happens upon something that takes her breath away, something deep within her awakens and she sets off on a journey that will change her life.

From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the magical avenues of Paris and beyond, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way, but can she let go of her past and finally let her own life blossom?

Flowers for Mrs Harris had its World Premiere at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield in May 2016, directed by Daniel Evans and transferred to the Chichester Festival in 2018. Winner of the UK Theatre Awards 2016 for Best Musical Production, Best Performer in a Musical (Clare Burt as Ada Harris) and Best Design, this new musical is certainly not to be missed!

Based on the novel by Paul Gallico

A musical by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff

Book by Rachel Wagstaff

Music and Lyrics by Richard Taylor

An amateur production by arrangement with www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, ‘Into The Woods’ premiered on Broadway in 1987 and has received 10 Tony Awards and 6 Olivier Awards. The 2014 film of the same name is an adaptation for screen from the original book by James Lapine and featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.

Northern Ireland Opera are delighted to be bringing one of Stephen Sondheim’s most loved musicals to Belfast. ‘Into the Woods’ promises to be a real highlight for audiences in 2022: a wonderfully intriguing show that brings together and intertwines some of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk and Rapunzel, to ask what might have happened before “Once upon a time” and after “Happily ever after”.

This locally built and created musical will be presented at the Lyric Theatre, featuring some of Northern Ireland’s greatest musical and creative talent. We are thrilled to be able to introduce Belfast to some wonderful new local talent while at the same time to be able to showcase some of the West End’s finest performers, some originally from NI and making their debut performances back home.’

‘Into The Woods’ follows three highly successful productions each February by Northern Ireland Opera at the Lyric: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ in 2018, ‘Sweeney Todd’ in 2019 and ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ in 2020. We look forward to welcoming audiences old and new to this latest production, opening on 9th February 2022.

A final note from the Director, Cameron Menzies about the legendary composer and lyricist of ‘Into The Woods’, Stephen Sondheim, whose recent loss is an incalculable one to music and to theatre: “We will endeavour to create a wonderful tribute to one of the greatest musical theatre composer/lyricists of all time. There is truly now a…Giant in the Sky.’’

Evita

Evita

HMTC (Harpenden Musical Theatre Company) is thrilled to perform the sensational, Tony Award-winning musical, EVITA in their new home at the Eric Morecambe Centre.

Based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte Perón, Evita tells the tale of a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people.

As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and political system run by men.

The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece include, ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’, ‘Oh What A Circus’, ‘Buenos Aires’ and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’

With an exciting combination of Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional songs and dances, this popular musical truly has something for everybody.

Wednesday 30 March – Saturday 2 April 7.45pm
Saturday Matinee 2.30pm

Box Office: 01582 767525
www.the-emc.co.uk/events/evita

Tickets £19 (Concessions £17)
(A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases)

**Friday Night is SOLD OUT, tickets available for remaining performances

Hex

Hex

The true story of the bad fairy.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless.

When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse.

Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.

Rosalie Craig plays the fairy in this vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty: a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Rufus Norris directs with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder, designs by Katrina Lindsay and choreography by Jade Hackett.

Recommended for ages 8+

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