Norwich Theatre Royal reveals new season of shows

Theatre Royal new shows: The Sound of Music. Photo: Mark Yeoman.

Theatre Royal new shows: The Sound of Music. Photo: Mark Yeoman. - Credit: Mark Yeoman

An eclectic mix of musicals are among the shows announced for Norwich Theatre Royal's new season.

The Sound of Music – featuring classic songs such as Do-Re-Mi and So Long Farewell – will take to the stage in October with The Voice runner-up Lucy O'Byrne playing the lead role of Maria, who looks after the Von Trapp family as the clouds of conflict gather over Europe.

Meanwhile Chicago – the story of 1920s nightclub singer Roxie Hart who shoots dead her lover and tries to escape Death Row – kicks off a week of performances on Halloween.

Mod-mania and the songs of The Small Faces inspire All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical in June, meanwhile The Commitments arrives in November. The show, based on Roddy Doyle's novel and the hit movie, follows wheeler-dealer Jimmy Rabbitte and his band and features hits including Try A Little Tenderness and Mustang Sally.

Also in November, the stage adaptation of the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's arrives in Norwich.

The hits of the 1940s and 1950s feature in That's Entertainment in September, the same month The Rocky Horror Show heads to Norwich. In October The Full Monty takes to the stage.

Jane Austen fans can look forward to Regent's Park Theatre bringing a production of Pride and Prejudice at the end of September, and The Glyndebourne Tour 2016 is presenting two operas in November - Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly.

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The theatre is hosting The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company in September for The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. Northern Ballet is presenting Beauty And The Beast in October and Rambert is bringing a triple bill of dance in the same month.

John Bultitude, from Norwich Theatre Royal, said: 'Our new 2016 line-up is bringing the excitement, style, standard and variety of the West End to Norfolk. Whether you enjoy the popular blockbusting musicals, some of the country's best dance and opera companies, or want to enjoy stunning new productions like All Or Nothing or Pride And Prejudice, there is plenty to enjoy.'

For more about the shows, visit www.theatreroyal

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