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Theatre Revew: March round-up

Spring is upon us and that means a new season in theatre land. This month sees a nod back to the Sixties, some excellent classic musicals, innovative drama and a circus.

London

  • Aldwych theatre

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Feb 25, 2015)

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, You make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman and Up On The Roof are all classic ballads that stream from the pen of songwriter Carole King. This production tells the story of how Carole went from talented teenager to the Hall of Fame, working with everyone from Aretha Franklin to the Monkees.

To book, go to www.aldwychtheatre.com


  • Apollo Theatre

My Night with Reg (Jan 17, 2015- April 11, 2015)

The year is 1985, and as Guy and his friends gather to party, their lives are about to change forever. This award-winning play by Kevin Elyot explores life in the gay community as the AIDS epidemic begins to spread. The titular Reg does not appear, but he is nonetheless the cause of deception and betrayal.

To book, go to www.nimaxtheatres.com


  • Dominion Theatre

Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games (March 13, 2015- Sept 5, 2015)

New staging and new choreography mark this Irish dance spectacular, which returns to London following a sell-out run last year. Michael Flatley himself will be appearing in the evening performances from March 13 - March 24.

To book, go to www.dominiontheatre.com


  • Duke of York´s Theatre

The Nether (Feb23, 2015- April 25, 2015)

Set in 2050, this crime drama explores digital identity and morality. It takes its name from a virtual wonderland which enables those linked to it to make all their dreams come true. This multi-award winning play comes to the Duke of York´s Theatre following a highly successful run at the Royal Court Theatre.

To book, go to www.atgtickets.com


  • Garrick Theatre

Let It Be (Feb 28, 2015- Sept 27, 2015)

Lovers of the Fab Four are in for a nostalgic treat as this show relives the Liverpool lads’ rise to fame. It features a host of hits including Twist and Shout, She Loves You, Yesterday and Let It Be.

To book, go to www.nimaxtheatres.com


  • Playhouse Theatre

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Jan 12, 2015- May 9, 2015)

Adapted from Pedro Almodóvar´s film of the same name, this musical tells the story of Pepa, who is struggling to deal with being dumped by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, her best friend worries that she is dating a terrorist. Starring Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books and The Archers).

To book, go to www.playhousetheatrelondon.com


  • Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Taken At Midnight (Jan 15, 2015 – March 14, 2015)

Penelope Wilton stars as the mother of Hans Litten, a lawyer who attempts to stand up to Hitler. It is the 1930s and Litten is trying to subpoena Hitler in the trial of some SA men accused of murder. He is, himself, taken into custody and his mother finds herself pleading for his release.

To book, go to www.trh.co.uk


  • Vaudeville Theatre

Di and Viv and Rose (Jan 22, 2015 – March 14, 2015)

This heart-warming comedy explores whether the friendships we make when we are young can really stand the test of time. Starting as student housemates, the three titular characters grow older and experience life and love.

To book, go to www.nimaxtheatres.com

Elsewhere in the UK

  • Palace Theatre Manchester

Blood Brothers (March 3, 2015 – March 14, 2015)

The story of twin boys separated at birth, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Marti Pellow and Maureen Nolan feature in this moving musical.

The Producers (March 16, 2015 – March 21, 2015)

An impoverished producer and an accountant aim to bring out the worst show ever as part of a money-making scheme. However, things don’t go according to plan. This musical stars Jason Manford,  Phill Jupitus and Louie Spence.


  • Birmingham Hippodrome

Cirque Eloize- Cirkopolis (March 25, 2015- March 28, 2015)

Contemporary circus troupe Cirque Eloize combine acrobatics, music, video and inventive stage design to wow the audience.


  • Bristol Improv Theatre

Bristol Improv Theatre Festival (March 6, 2015- March 14, 2015)

Local, national and international acts all converge on Bristol to showcase their improv talents.  For full details go to www.bitfestival.co.uk

 

  • New Theatre Cardiff

The Sound of Music (March 17, 2015-March 28, 2015)

The theatre, as well as the hills, will be alive with the sound of music in this production of the classic musical.

 

  • King´s Theatre Edinburgh

The History Boys (March 17, 2015 – March 21, 2015)

A group of sixth-formers seek a place at university while being taught by two eccentric teachers and a results-obsessed head teacher in Alan Bennett’s award-winning play.

 

Round-up by Vicky Nill



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