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Wicked comes to the Mayflower Theatre

Emily Tierney will play Glinda in Wicked when it comes to the Mayflower Credit: Mayflower Threatre
Ashleigh Gray will play Elphaba in Wicked when it comes to the Mayflower Credit: Mayflower Theatre

Wicked, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose) Richard Vincent (Boq) and Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba) will star in the record-breaking production when it comes to the Mayflower Theatre on Tuesday 21 October until Saturday 15 November 2014.

The spectacular production of “this thrillingly entertaining show” has broken countless Box Office records and already received multiple five star reviews across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The award-winning London production continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th longest running show in the West End. Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries, and won 100 international awards.

In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the novel, ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, by Gregory Maguire.

Official UK website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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