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  • Strictly Ballroom

    Oct 18 - 23, 2021

  • Waitress

    Oct 25 - 30, 2021

  • Riverdance

    Nov 4 - 6, 2021

  • 9 to 5: The Musical

    Nov 9 - 13, 2021

  • Chicago

    Jan 4 - 8, 2022

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Strictly Ballroom

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October 18 - 23, 2021

Tens across the board! The toe-tapping musical adaptation of Baz Lurhmann's 1992 indie film is stepping out across the UK this year, with choreography and direction from the one and only Craig Revel Horwood.A cult classic, Strictly Ballroom is glittering, wacky love story set in the world of Australian Ballroom dancing, centring on Scott Hastings, a second-generation competitor whose penchant for adding original moves to his performance leads him to seek out an unlikely partner in the shape of Fran, a shy beginner who teaches him some steps of her own.

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Waitress

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October 25 - 30, 2021

Broadway's sweetest treat has arrived, bringing its delicious confection of peppy songs, romance, and dramedy to the UK! Adapted by Jessie Nelson from the beloved 2007 indie film by Adrienne Shelly and with an all-female creative team led by a swelling score from singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, it's a life-affirming feel-good hit - the perfect thing to chase the cobwebs away!

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Riverdance

November 4 - 6, 2021

Nearly 25 years after Riverdance first took the world's breath away, this dance phenomenon returns to the stage! With its explosive combination of traditional Irish music and dance, Michael Flatley's fine footwork continues to evolve, captivating audiences from East to West. Now catch the magic live on stage as this special 25th Anniversary show tours the UK!

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9 to 5: The Musical

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November 9 - 13, 2021

Fire up your fax machines and get tapping at those typewriters! Dolly Parton's delightfully barmy musical adaptation of the hit 1980 revenge caper finally makes its way around the rest of the UK. Chock full of brand new songs penned by Parton herself, (and the ever-fabulous title track), expect shoulder pads, big hair and more, imbued the wit and warm spirit of Queen Dolly, as 9 to 5 begins its much anticipated shift!

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Chicago

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January 4 - 8, 2022

Start the car, I know a whoopie spot - Chicago is back! Join Roxie and her merry murderesses as they battle for fame and freedom in this satirical look at the world of celebrity and justice. Set in the roaring twenties, Chicago has everything you want from a musical, sex, murder, and good old razzle-dazzle that has you intoxicated from start to finish.

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