The Award-winning Lichfield Garrick Theatre starts 2017 with a bang with the launch of a new spring season, complete with drama, comedy, family entertainment, music and dance mixed in with famous faces.
Running from January to May 2017, the new season has a wide variety of performances to suit all tastes, running alongside the theatre’s celebration of David Garrick’s 300th anniversary.
There is a feast of delights for drama fans with the theatre welcoming the national tour of Invincible, a comedy drama set in the north based around the disruptive impact of a bourgeois couple on their working-class neighbours, written by the ‘new Ayckbourn’ Torben Betts; Dong Ding Murder Me on High! starring Jeffrey Holland and Mark Little; Northanger Abbey, the perfect Jane Austen romantic story, and Frankenstein, a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale.
For the first time the theatre will take you on a journey across a number of its rooms with the interactive show We're Stuck!, a must for anyone who likes maths, robots and a Dr Who-like adventure.
Under the theatre’s Garrick Introducing Series, highlights include Bromance, a jaw dropping performance of circus skills mixed with acrobatics, and Ventoux; a restaging of the epic rivalry between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani.
A new classical series has also been launched with the Mozart Clarinet Quintet & Crusell Quartet performing in the intimate Studio Theatre.
There are laughs aplenty from comedians Al Murray, Rory Bremner and Jim Davidson, while the theatre’s popular Comedy 42 nights continue to grow from strength to strength with some of the best up and coming comedians on the circuit, including Brendon Burns, Pat Monahan and Luisa Omielan.
Music fans are in for a treat with Elkie Brooks, The Big Chris Barber Band, The Opera Boys and The Barron Knights all gracing the Garrick’s main stage. There are tributes a plenty with ELO Again, Mercury and Money For Nothing representing some of the legends of the pop and rock world.
The Lichfield Garrick is also celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of David Garrick with a series of shows and events throughout the year.
Under the Garrick 300 umbrella, the Lichfield Garrick’s Youth Theatre will perform Cymbeline, a white knuckle ride of a show based on Shakespeare’s coming of age play, and local actor David Titley will portray the life of David Garrick in The Theatrical Newton.
The theatre is also launching a playwriting competition to inspire the next generation of David Garricks.
The Lichfield Garrick’s new season is on sale! Buy tickets by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
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