Many of the tickets for the Waterside Theatre’s summer season of West End musicals, dance, drama, comedy and live music have now gone on general sale.
The West End phenomenon telling the story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks, Jersey Boys (September 22-October 3) is making its Waterside debut in a musical featuring legendary hits including Beggin’, Can’t take my Eyes Off You, Sherry, Walk Like A Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry. This true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is one not to be missed.
Who says puppets are just for kids?! Boasting the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q (May 5-9) is hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining whilst being part flesh, part felt and packed full of heart. Critically acclaimed First World War musical Oh What A Lovely War starring Wendi Peters adds to this Summer’s musical line-up, offering a musical tribute to the men and women who saved our nation 100 years ago.
Award-winning Father Ted, Shameless and Eastenders screen icon, Pauline McLynn is heading up the Khan family in one of the best British modern comedies, East is East (June 22-27), and Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends (May 14-16) tells the story of a tea party that descends into chaos in a play full of acute social observations as lingering resentments and deep-rooted jealousies surface.
Summer heat is sure to be in abundance when the world premiere of Vincent and Flavia (September 17-19) takes to the stage. The nation’s best-loved argentine Tango Champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace give you the chance to experience what they do best in an intimate, passionate and explosive experience. P
Powerful storytelling and breath-taking dance arrives with the welcome return of Northern Ballet bringing two stunning ballets; Madame Butterfly and Perpetuum Mobile (June 19-20) – showing the dancers at their athletic best.
Northern Ballet also present a retelling for younger ballet fans of the famous Brothers Grimm story, Elves and the Shoemaker (June 20).
Young dance talent joins forces with professional principal dancers in English Youth Ballet’s Swan Lake (April 24-25), a traditional production with emphasis on the rivalry between the evil Black Swan Odile, and beautiful White Swan Odette.
Minds are set to be boggled with the return of Derren Brown (July 6-11) and his latest brand new show, Miracle. Universally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, see the master of psychological illusion demonstrating why he’s one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
Act fast to see the latest touring shows – with Milton Jones (May 30), Michael McIntyre (May 19) and Reginald D Hunter (June 5) from the world of comedy, kids’ favourites Chuckles of Oz (June 13) and Basil Brush (August 13), and the circuit’s best tribute shows including The Billy Joel Songbook (May 13), One Night of Elvis (May 29), Illegal Eagles (June 6), The Chicago Blues Brothers (June 11) and The Bootleg Beatles (June 14).
Friars Aylesbury returns with live music from King Crimson (August 31), and a soulful date for the diary sees American trio, The Three Degrees (June 17) delivering a spectacular onstage show. Other Second Space one night shows include the remarkably compelling psychic Tony Stockwell (May 27)and The Neil Diamond Story (June 5), returning due to popular demand.
The Waterside’s first Musical Theatre Project will see 8 – 21 year olds take part in creating and performing a brand new musical, and this year’s Christmas Party dates are now on sale!
Book now for this sensational season at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Call the Box Office on 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee).