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'Could it be? Yes, it could. Something’s coming – something good.'
‘I’m delighted that our new production has caught the imagination of today’s audiences, and that the electricity of it all - the story, the music, the dance - is still so urgent in 2019. The demand for tickets has been incredible so to be able to bring the show back next year and give people another opportunity to see Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece is fantastic.’ Artistic Director, Sarah Frankcom
WEST SIDE STORY marries stunning choreography to a matchless songbook – Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight – as it translates ROMEO AND JULIET to 1950s Manhattan. It’s the Jets and the Sharks, two rival gangs who make New York’s mean streets even meaner. But it’s also passionate, tender and deeply romantic – the greatest love story ever told.
Reimagined for the round with new choreography by Aletta Collins (SWEET CHARITY) and orchestrations from Bernstein specialist Jason Carr, Sarah Frankcom’s production brings a whole new energy to a bona fide Broadway classic.
Casting for the 2020 production is yet to be confirmed, and will be announced in the Autumn along with further details of the production.
Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS.
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith
and Harold S. Prince
by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Produced by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 18 April - Saturday 23 May 2020
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm. View all times & dates
RUNNING TIMES: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including 1 interval of 20 minutes.
TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £25.50
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Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS. Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS. Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Directed by SARAH FRANKCOM.
DIRECTOR Sarah Frankcom
CHOREOGRAPHER Aletta Collins
DESIGNER Anna Fleischle
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR/ORCHESTRATOR Jason Carr
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Mark Aspinall
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lee Curran
SOUND DESIGNER Richard Brooker
COSTUME DESIGNER Polly Sullivan
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Atri Banerjee
ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER Gareth Mole
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER Liam Bunster
ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESGINER Jason Addison
ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER Owen Lewis
ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER Sorcha Steele
FIGHT DIRECTOR Kevin McCurdy
DIALECT COACH Natalie Grady
CASTING DIRECTOR Jim Arnold
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR Tom Chester
BSL INTERPRETER Karl Lorca
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AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 23 May 2019, 2.30pm
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: TBC
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★★★★★ " it is nothing short of a complete triumph." Kristy Stott, Upstaged Manchester
★★★★★ "The whole cast deserves a round of applause, as this musical is so ensemble heavy, not one member of the ensemble let the show slip. A goose-bump moment was the “Tonight” quintet that just simply perfect. " Jess Stoddard, Jess's Random World
★★★★★ "From the opening bar, this is a perfect piece of theatre and I loved every second. It succeeds in adding vibrant new choreography to a sublime score and is performed with passion and conviction by an immensely talented young company." Paul Wilcox, North West End
★★★★★ " Bold, inspired theatre at its best ." Nikki Cotter, Opening Night