Get the diary at the ready – here are our picks of the best musicals and plays hitting local theatres this September and October
Derren Litten’s smash hit ITV comedy Benidorm will take the stage this autumn at The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th September 2018. The show will be produced for the stage by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
A Lichfield Operatic Society production, My Fair Lady will be on stage at the Lichfield Garrick from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September. Follow the highs and lows of Eliza Doolittle’s remarkable transformation into a lady – the show features classic tunes: Wouldn’t It Be Lovely, I Could Have Danced All Night and On The Street Where You Live.
Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a London Classic Theatre production by Charlotte Keatley and directed by Michael Cabot. It follows the lives of four generations of women from the same family as they navigate through the immense social changes of the 20th Century. Playing at the New Vic Theatre from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th October.
Rock & Roll touring group That’ll Be the Day are returning to the Stafford Gatehouse performing on Wednesday 3rd and Friday 26th October. Expect classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s and a good dose of comedy. The group use the tour to raise funds for Make-A-Wish charity, having raised more than £250,000 in donations over the last 2 years.
Hot on the heels of a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall earlier this year, critically-acclaimed English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey will perform his unique folk sound at the Buxton Opera House on 6th October.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow, the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family, celebrates the legend that is Johnny Cash. With respected singer/songwriter Clive John and accompanied by emotive screen visuals. On stage at Lichfield Garrick Wednesday 10th October.
Back at The Regent Theatre, Dirty Dancing, complete with its awesome soundtrack and sexy dance moves, will be showing from Monday 15th to Saturday 20th October. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Bill Kenwright’s production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers, an epic tale of Liverpool life and twins that were separated at birth, will show at The Regent Theatre from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th October. West End star Linzi Hateley will play Mrs Johnstone.
Titanic – the musical will be performed by the Newcastle Operatic Society from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th October at the Stoke-on-Trent Repertory Theatre.