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Award-winning theatre show The Lion King is coming to town

The theatre production of Disney's The Lion King is coming to The Mayflower theatre in Southampton.

The award-winning production will play at the Mayflower from Friday 11th July 2014 and will run for 9 weeks.

The hit show is the biggest production to ever tour the UK Credit: The Mayflower Theatre

The show is the biggest production to ever tour the UK, with 23 trucks transporting hundreds of masks, puppets and more than 700 costumes.

The cast is made up of over 50 actors, singers and dancers, supported by a backstage team of more than 100 people.

Over 50 actors, singers and dancers from 18 different countries make up the cast of The Lion King Credit: The Mayflower Theatre


Jason Donovan to come to Mayflower Theatre

Jason Donovan will be at the Mayflower Theatre next month Credit: Mayflower Theatre

Jason Donovan is to appearas a celebrity judge at the charity fundraising gala, Ghost is Dancing which takes place at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre.

For the last 5 months, 12 technicians from the Ghost The Musical touring company have been taught to dance by 12 professional dancers from the cast, all in aid of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal, so far raising over £16,000.

On Sunday 3rd November they will demonstrate their skills in front of our panel of judges as part of a grand charity fundraising Gala.

The night will also include a one off voiceover special from Peter Dickson, the voice behind The X Factor.

Tommy Steele to star in festive musical

Cast of Scrooge- The Musical Credit: Mayflower Theatre
Tommy Steele as Ebeneezer Scrooge Credit: Mayflower Theatre

Scrooge is coming to the Mayflower this November.

Legendary Tommy Steele will return as Ebeneezer Scrooge in the spectacular production.

The musical, which was at the London Palladium last Christmas, is based on 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens.

The UK tour comes to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 12th-16th November 2013.


Hundreds try out for 'Bugsy Malone' musical

If you remember the idea of being 'splurged' you may be a fan of the musical 'Bugsy Malone'. Hundreds of youngsters who attended a mass audition for the show in Southampton today.

The 10 to 18-year-olds were put through their paces at the Mayflower Theatre for parts in what will be the theatre's first ever Summer Youth Project. Richard Slee reports.

Cast are working 9 to 5

Jackie Clune as Violet Newstead, Amy Lennox as Doralee Rhodes and Natalie Casey as Judy Bernly in 9 to 5 - The Musical Credit: Simon Annand

9 to 5: The Musical which is coming to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton is based on the hit movie.

Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith Credit: Simon Annand

Written by Dolly Parton who starred in the original film, it and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss.

Mark Moraghan as Franklin Hart Credit: Simon Annand

They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing theycan’t do.

Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, the production is about teaming up and taking care of business.

Musical 9 to 5 comes to Southampton

The cast of a Southampton production of the Dolly Parton penned musical has been announced.

9 to 5: The Musical will play at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from April 29 to May 4.

The show will star Natalie Casey as Judy Bernly, Jackie Clune as Violet Newstead, Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith, Amy Lennox as Doralee Rhodes, and Mark Moraghan will share the role of Franklin Hart.

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