Exciting times are ahead for Peterborough as the New Theatre, who formally open their doors in September with new theatre operators Selladoor Venues, announce their brand new Autumn Season.
Other kinds of twists and turns are in store as two of the greatest thrillers of all time come to the stage. Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight starring Martin Shaw see’s the detective navigating through the mysterious hazes of fact and fiction, in his pursuit of the truth and just what is driving Bella Manningham mad? Whilst the longest running show in the world, Mousetrap the Agatha Christie classic starring Susan Penhaligon, is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, still asking the question after all these years – Whodunnit?!
Find out what all the ‘Fuzz’ is about as the winner of the Tony Awards Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book Avenue Q return to town in the fur-lariously laugh-out-loud musical with all of your favourite (and unforgettable) characters trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for….nevermind. But be warned this show is not for your little muppets with an age guidance of 14+
Families should ‘Move it’ to see the critically acclaimed Madagascar The Musical. Bringing all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends right out of the zoo and straight to you. Based on the much loved Dreamworks film, join Alex (X Factor Winner Matt Terry) Marty, Melman and Gloria, as they escape New York Zoo to find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Your little ones can also look forward to classic Mr Men and Little Miss On Stage as they leap off the page and onto the stage -featuring Mr Bump, Little Miss Splendid, Mr Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, Dillydale bursts to life in a series of colourful and timeless stories through puppets, music and interactive play.
Direct from the West End Jorgie Porter and Keith Jack Lead the cast of Fame The Musical in its 30th Anniversary tour. The international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. Dig out your legwarmers and find out why Fame really does live forever.
Comedy fans can expect laughs with comedy legends Ed Byrne and Stewart Lee performing in their one man shows for one night only there is definitely something to tickle your funny bones.
There is music by the score load as Peterborough’s own Louis Smith joins S-Club 7 Rachel Stevens, Melody Thornton and Blue’s Lee Ryan to bring a whole host of nostalgia in Rip It Up the 70s with all the hits that defined the era. One night special music events include music legends old and new including The Four Tops, We Love Little Mix, A Beautiful Noise, The Rat Pack, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Arrival -The Hits of ABBA, Mercury The Ultimate Queen Tribute, Nathan Carter, Fast Love a tribute to George Michael, and Paul Carrack. With additional special dining events and much more in the newly refurbished Boizot lounge – make sure don’t miss out.
Wrapping up the season in time for Christmas is this years magical family pantomime The Wizard of Oz starring Strictly Champion Katya Jones as Glinda! Follow the yellow brick road to the New Theatre for a high energy show full of popular hits and lots of audience participation and all of your favourite panto ingredients – This will surely mean there will be no place like Peterborough this festive season.
A peek ahead at 2020 sees the New Year open in a splash of colour as Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives in town whilst John Partridge invites you to join him at The Kit Kat Club to witness the show-stopping Cabaret.
Tickets are on sale now at newtheatre-peterborough.com or call 01733 852 992 and for your chance to win a year’s worth of free tickets to Peterborough New theatre make sure you sign up today for more information.