West Side Story

  • Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS. Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS. Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Directed by SARAH FRANKCOM.
  • 6 April 2019 - 25 May 2019
  • The Theatre
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The most dazzling and dynamic musical in Broadway history

'Could it be? Yes, it could. Something’s coming – something good.'

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 follows Royal Exchange hits such as SWEET CHARITY and GUYS AND DOLLS as it brings a whole new energy to a bona fide Broadway classic.


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
JEROME ROBBINS

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

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 6 April - Saturday 25 May 2019

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £25.00
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  • Creative Team
  • 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

    DESIGNER Anna Fleischle

    LIGHTING DESIGNER Lee Curran

    COMPOSER Jason Carr

    CHOREOGRAPHER Aletta Collins

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  • MEMBERS Q&A
    Join the cast of West Side Story in a Q&A

    Friday 17 May, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 
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    POST-SHOW DISCUSSION 
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    THEATRE CLUB
    Like an informal, friendly book club, but for plays
    Saturday 11 May, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
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    INTRODUCING...
    Pre-show introduction to the play, led from the stage and featuring company members.
    Thursday 2 May, 10.30am - 12 noon. Tickets £6 / Concessions £4
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  • Accessible Performances
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