Following a successful spring season of sell-out shows, Marti Pellow is back by popular demand to continue his role as Narrator for the autumn leg of Blood Brothers, visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 26 – Saturday 31 October 2015.
Also returning to the show will be Maureen Nolan, who will reprise her role as the tragic Mrs Johnstone.
Marti Pellow is one of music’s most respected artists. For over 30 years he has enjoyed global success: as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet and as a solo artist. Maureen Nolan has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old. Together they became one of Europe’s first girl bands – The Nolans.
Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply unmissable and unbeatable. This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years and exceeded 10,000 performances. It is one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Further casting is to be confirmed and will play at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 26 to 31 October, for more information and to book click here or call 01902 429 212.
House of Greasepaint Productions will be presenting Hot Mikado at Lichfield Garrick this May.
The production company was set up to showcase the Staffordshire University Foundation Degree Musical Theatre Programme and they will be performing the hilarious musical adaption of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous operettas from 27 to 30 May.
Hot Mikado sees East meet West head-on in this 1940's-style update and features classic songs including A Wand'ring Minstrel I, Three Little Maids and many more. Watch as the colour of Japanese design combine with the big band sights and sounds of popular, American song and dance.
The principal cast has been announced and includes Daniel Roberts, Abbie Mead, Jamie Jones, Rachel Wrighte, Alfie Kentesber, Kaii Songhurst, James Rowney, Vitalyia Harbord and Elliot Lolley, directed by Laurie Asher, with choreography from Katie McDonagh.
Hot Mikado plays at Lichfield Garrick from 27 to 30 May. For more information and to book tickets for this show click here or call Lichfield Garrick’s box office on 01543 412 121.
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SSA Drama are looking a 17-25 year old petite girl to play the role of Catherine Earnshaw in their May production of Wuthering Heights. The show will be running from the 27 - 30 May and important rehearsals will also be held on the 24 and 26 May, for which attendance is crucial.
Rehearsals take place on a Monday and Thursday evening at Alderbrook School from 7:30pm.
If you are interested, please get in contact with Charlie Smith, the director, at email@example.com or call her on 07929 359 124.
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The NODA award-winning St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company have just announced the cast for their November production of Sister Act, which will also be the Solihull premiere of this infectious musical treat.
Loretta Parnell will be leading the cast, in the vocally demanding role of Deloris van Cartier - the part made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the film version of Sister Act. This will be Loretta's debut with the company and she brings extensive stage experience to the role. Loretta will be joined by St. Augustine’s MTC regular Rachel Pattinson as Mother Superior, whilst Sister Mary Robert will be played by Alice White, Sister Mary Lazarus by Sarah Furmage, Sister Mary Theresa by Alison Tumber and Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours by Dianne Bennett. Deloris’s backing singers, Michelle and Tina, will be played by Laura White and Charlotte Costello.
Produced and directed by Veronica Walsh, with musical direction from Stephen Powell and choreography by Liane Hughes, this show promises to be an absolute delight.
The show runs at Solihull Arts Complex from 17 to 21 November. For more information about the show and St. Augustines MTC click here.
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