Theatre Royal Windsor today announces its brand-new spring/summer season, featuring the very best in touring theatre alongside home-grown and local amateur productions.
THRILLING DRAMA: From the previously-announced heart-stopping production of The Exorcist (4 – 14 Sept) to the Theatre’s own in-house production of the gripping thriller The Anastasia File (3 – 13 July) starring Jenny Seagrove, drama fans will be spoiled for choice. There are literary detectives with Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (15 – 20 April) and the Christie-inspired Crimes on the Nile (23 – 27 April), screen adaptations with the return of Rain Man (29 Apr – 4 May), the Hitchcock-inspired The Lady Vanishes (27 – 31 Aug) and the pitch-perfect parody The 39 Steps (12 – 17 Aug). Napoli, Brooklyn (6 – 11 May) visits Windsor direct from Broadway and it will play host to one of the most famous whodunnits of all time, The Mousetrap (21 – 26 October). For an evening of hilarious comedy, theatregoers won’t want to miss the new production of Alan Ayckbourn’s classic farce, Ten Times Table (8 – 19 Oct) taking you to the committee from hell… and a fête worse than death!
FIRST-RATE MUSICALS: Musical fans will delight in the musical comedy, The Marvelous Wonderettes (16 – 25 May) which will have audiences singing along to hits from the 50’s and 60’s all the way home, and the hit musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, New Jersey Nights (19 – 22 June). Or if you Consider Yourself One of Our Family, the Theatre will be staging a community production of the timeless Oliver! (20 – 24 Aug), featuring Lionel Bart’s much-loved songs and cast of local children and adults.
WINDSOR REP: The Windsor Rep season returns with three very different plays for 2019: JB Priestley’s Dangerous Corner (24 – 27 July), the side-splitting Ray Cooney farce Wife Begins at Forty (30 Jul – 3 Aug) and the stage play based on the Oscar-winning film, The King’s Speech (6 – 10 Aug). A ‘Rep Pass’ is available to see all three shows for just £35.
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: 2019 sees the Theatre host its first ever Windsor Variety Week, (27 May – 1 June) a half term bonanza of fun with everything from favourite CBeebies presenters in Treasure Island to classical ballet with Swan Lake. Audiences can even join in with the fun and get dressed up for the very special Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman! Later in the summer, the Theatre presents Summer Lovin’: Music For A Summer’s Evening (16 – 21 July), a carefully curated series of music concerts featuring everything from ABBA to Ariana Grande, La Boheme to Elton John and a host of other exciting one-night events.
PANTOMIME: And last but by no means least, Windsor’s genie-ous of a pantomime, Aladdin (28 Nov – 5 Jan), is now on sale! Returning favourites Kevin Cruise, Steven Blakeley, Anita Harris and the nation’s favourite fox, Basil Brush, will be flying into Theatre Royal Windsor for a spectacular festive season. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Theatre Co-Directors, Anne-Marie and Jon Woodley, said: “We are thrilled to announce our first season since taking over as Directors in January. The new season at Theatre Royal Windsor has something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming audiences to this beautiful theatre over the coming months.”
For further information and show listings visit www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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