Here is a selection as to what is on offer at the New Wimbledon Theatre from August to December 2014.
Tue 12 – Sat 23 Aug Tue – Sat eves, 7.30pm, Wed (wk1), Tue (wk2), Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
Straight from its wonderful success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, Top Hat conveys the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.
Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Aug, Tue – Thu & Sat eves, 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm
A sensational hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q is at New Wimbledon Theatre, bringing a host of fuzzy friends for one week only. Boasting the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.
Annie Get Your Gun
Tue 9 – Sat 13 Sep, Tue – Sat eves, 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat mats, 2.30pm
Annie Get Your Gun transports the heart of Broadway to New Wimbledon Theatre. From the producers of West Side Story and South Pacific this TONY award-winning version of Irving Berlin’s classic musical comedy, stars Jason Donovan (Sound of Music, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and Norman Pace (Chicago). It boasts the all-time classic hits, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly and Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better, led by a live grand orchestra.
The Rat Pack; Vegas Spectacular
Fri 26 Sep, 7.30pm
This impressive live show will recreate the fantastic memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Junior in a wonderful production that carries on being a success worldwide. Classic songs include, Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Sway, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me to the Moon, That’s Amore, Mack the Knife, plus many more of your favourites.
Over the Rainbow – The Eva Cassidy Story
Sat 27 Sep, 7.30pm
A powerful award-winning musical, which tells the life story of this legendary artist, following Eva’s life through dramatic scenes & sensational live interpretations of her music including a moving interpretation of Somewhere over the Rainbow. Starring Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls, Emmerdale).
Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive
Sat 11 Oct, 7.30pm
Coming after a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show. Anticipate topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully!
Tue 14 – Sat 18 Oct, Tue-Sat eves, 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat mats, 2.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh presents the record-breaking production of Barnum starring comedy legend, Brian Conley. This stimulating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman, who lit up the world with colour, warmth and the exhilaration of his imagination. Cy Coleman’s marvelously extravagant score includes the hits Come Follow The Band, The Colours Of My Life and There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.
Dancing in the Streets
Sun 26 Oct, 7.30pm
Get together with the original and the foremost celebration of Motown’s Greatest Hits with the critically acclaimed Dancing in the Streets. The gifted cast and band will bring to life the catching, melodic, foot-tapping songs with a touch of soul and style assured to have you singing along and dancing in the aisles. Enjoy your favourite songs made famous by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and many more.
The Perfect Murder
Mon 27 Oct – Sat 1 Nov, Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm, Thu & Sat mats, 2.30pm
The new stage hit from the No.1 best selling author Peter James is a extremely entertaining dark comedy thriller which has been heralded by audiences and critics around the country. With an all-star cast led by Robert Daws (ITV’s The Royal, Roger Roger & Outside Edge), Dawn Steele (ITV’s Wild at Heart, Sea of Souls and Monarch of the Glen), Gray O’Brien, (Coronation Street, Casualty and Peak Practice), Thomas Howes (Downton Abbey) and Simona Armstrong, (finalist in the BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?). The Perfect Murder was 15 weeks at No.1 and remained for 50 weeks in the iBook Top 10.
Stones in His Pockets
Wed 12 Nov, 7.30pm
Coming after a sell-out run on Broadway, four and a half years in the West End and on tour, the worldwide sensation Stones in His Pockets returns with Ian McElhinney, the original director at the helm. Universally loved by all who see it, Stones in His Pockets is brought to life by two extremely talented actors who play 15 characters between them – from the two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood Goddess! This Multi Award Winning Comedy by Marie Jones has been seen by over 2 million people, don’t miss this hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.
Rock of Ages
Tues 18 – Sat 22 Nov, Tue-Thu eves 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Still rocking after five years on Broadway and following three years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages comes to Wimbledon starring Ben Richards (9 to 5 The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Bill) as Stacee Jaxx and Noel Sullivan (We Will Rock You, Hear’say) as Drew. This 80s-themed humorous musical boasts over 30 eyebrow scorching tunes including: Don’t Stop Believin’ and We Built This City amongst many more.
West End Women
Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pm
West End leading ladies Kerry Ellis (Wicked, We Will Rock You), Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Cats) and Ria Jones (Les Misérables/Evita) get together to celebrate their critically acclaimed careers. With special guess star Rory Taylor from ITV’s Superstar, this glittering concert features songs from the most loved musicals of the past 40 years including Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Wicked.
Santa Claus and The Magical Christmas Journey
Mon 1 – Wed 24 Dec
From the producers of last year’s record breaking production, this new magical adventure full of with songs, nursery rhymes and stories promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. A truly memorable experience which includes the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience – a guaranteed white Christmas at every show! As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and get a special present of their own. For all children ages 2+
Fri 5 Dec – Sun 11 Jan 2015
The most magical fairytale of them all comes to New Wimbledon Theatre in 2014! With luxurious sets, beautiful fairytale costumes riotous panto dames, real shetland ponies, big song and dance numbers, magic and bags of audience participation. Fun and laughter is guaranteed for the whole family! And with star casting soon to be announced Cinderella is sure to be a guaranteed hit this Christmas.
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