Musicals visiting Midlands theatres this Autumn/Winter
Posted on 6 Apr 2020

Some of the biggest shows in musical theatre are set to pay a visit to the Midlands' theatres this Autumn/Winter season. From new productions straight out of the West End to firm favourites, we've rounded up where and when you can catch these smash-hit productions in your region.


The Phantom of the Opera


The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Birmingham next year. Now in its 34th phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history.

Birmingham Hippodrome Wed 29 July - Sat 12 September


Sister Act


Now set in 2020, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent!  Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Birmingham Hippodrome Tues 15 - Sat 26 September


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical


Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Join Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’ as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian.

The Alexandra, Birmingham Tues 29 September - Sat 10 October


Strictly Ballroom


Bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical and daring dance style see him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran. Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!

Wolverhampton Grand Mon 5 - Sat 10 October


Hairspray


It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Birmingham Hippodrome Mon 12 - Sat 17 October


Grease The Musical


With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

Wolverhampton Grand Tues 20 - Sat 24 October


Regent Theatre, Stoke Mon 23 - Sun 29 November

Cilla The Musical


 

The spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series. It tells the extraordinary story of the ordinary girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead her to becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. Starring Sheridan Smith.


The Alexandra, Birmingham Mon 2 - Sat 8 November

Sunny Afternoon


Sunny Afternoon tells the story of The Kinks who exploded onto the 60s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this musical charts the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands, and their irresistible music that influenced an entire generation. 


The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Tues 1 - Sat 5 December

Dreamgirls


Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Join Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’ as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian.


The Alexandra, Birmingham Tues 8 December - Sat 2 January

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