Back on Broadway



The Broadway Theatre is set to be given a new lease of life with a spectacular winter season created especially for Peterborough’s no. 1 venue.

In response to considerable demand, West End producer Bill Kenwright will present award-winning shows such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s ground-breaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which opens this fantastic season on 17 November and features West End stars Glenn Carter and Tim Rogers as Jesus and Judas, and X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji as Mary Magdalene.

That will be followed by a week of murder, mystery and a cast of household names, as the Agatha Christie Theatre Company brings the Queen of Crime’s best-selling thriller And Then There Were None – recently voted ‘the world’s favourite Agatha Christie’ – to the Broadway as part of its successful 2015 UK tour. It stars Dalziel and Pascoe’s Colin Buchanan, Peak Practice’s Deborah Grant, Blue Peter’s Mark Curry and Duty Free’s Neil Stacy.

The hills will come alive with a stunning new production of The Sound of Music, which coincides with this year’s 50th anniversary of the film version – the most successful movie musical in history – and promises to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, Lucy O’Byrne steps into the iconic role of Maria.

Two shows by producer Paul Taylor-Mills are set to bring festive fun for all the family. Based on the classic and much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is set to cause mischief and mayhem in a production that will delight younger audience members and, based on one of the most popular films of all time, Kris Kringle sets out to prove he’s the real Santa Claus in Miracle On 34th Street, The Musical.

Musical theatre and movie legend Tommy Steele will then take to the stage to star in The Glenn Miller Story, this year’s biggest new musical success. The extraordinary tale of the world’s most famous big band leader will be told as never before, and features a spectacular 16 piece orchestra plus sensational performers and dazzling choreography. This will also be a welcome return to The Broadway for Tommy after delighting pre-Christmas audiences in 2013 when he played the title role in Scrooge.

December also sees the premiere of an exclusive new show created for The Broadway. Dreamboats and Petticoats: The Christmas Party will see Bobby, Laura, Sue and Norman return to perform everyone’s favourite Christmas hits including Jingle Bell Rock and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree live from St Mungo’s, the youth club where it all began for the Essex gang. Bill Kenwright said: “For those of you who have followed the Dreamboats saga, we present a world premiere written especially for Peterborough: Dreamboats & Petticoats: The Christmas Party. An all-new festive family Rock ‘n’ Roll musical. Come and hear those Jingle Bells Rock!”

By huge popular demand, a musical favourite of theatregoers everywhere, Willy Russell’s multi-award winning Blood Brothers returns to Peterborough.

On Sunday 20 December Christmas Magic will include Peterborough Male Voice Choir with Peterborough Voices, Youth Choir and Festival Orchestra under the direction of Will Prideaux, who will also be the Broadway Theatre manager for the Bill Kenwright season.

Bill added: “I really hope there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Peterborough is a terrific city and last time around it was clear to me that the people of Peterborough want, deserve and support top quality theatrical productions. I would like to see a time when the Broadway is reinstated in full, and has year round shows – with your support I think that’s very achievable.” | Box Office: 01733 822225

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