It’s A Wonderful Life is the iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, contemplating life, he decides that everyone would be better off without him… or would they? It falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.
In a sparkling new British production that premiered to excellent reviews in London last year, the magical story of Frank Capra’s iconic film is retold as a radio play, complete with sound effects created live on stage. This loving tribute to the golden era of the wireless is a fresh take on a heartwarming and timely movie classic.
Bailey was played in Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film by James Stewart and the career-best role led him to be named No9 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 50 greatest screen heroes of all time.
It’s A Wonderful Life will open its spring tour in Malvern at Malvern Theatres (Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 June) then play Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 June), Oxford Playhouse (Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June) and Richmond Theatre on Sunday 21 June.
Summer tour dates will be announced soon.
Cast to be announced.
It’s A Wonderful Life is produced by James Seabright and Climar Productions. It had its UK premiere at Bridge House Theatre SE20, produced by Climar Productions and directed by the venue’s Artistic Director, Guy Retallack.
James Seabright and Climar Productions present the Bridge House production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Adapted from the Frank Capra film by Tony Palermo. Directed by Guy Retallack
Tuesday 9 June at 7.30pm
Wednesday 10 June at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Box office:01684 892 277
Thursday 11 June at 7.45pm
Friday 12 June at 8.00pm
Saturday 13 June at 2.30pm & 8.00pm
Box office: 01483 44 00 00
Tuesday 16 June at 7.30pm
Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm
Thursday 18 June at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 19 June at 8.00pm
Saturday 20 June at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Box office: 01865 305 305
Sunday 21 June at 7.30pm
Box office: 0844 871 7651
Richmond Theatre London Tickets