HAIR – 50th Anniversary Production

Aria Entertainment, Senbla and Hope Mill Theatre
present
HAIR

10th October to 3rd December
Previews from 4th October

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle

HAIR transfers to London, celebrating its 50th anniversary year! The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre’s production of the iconic tribal rock musical directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, transfers to The Vaults, from WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER

Like a mini Woodstock, from the moment the audience arrive, The Vaults is transformed into a fully immersive 60s venue, with psychedelic innovative design, iconic artwork and hippie flower power.

COME JOIN THE TRIBE AND LET THE SUNSHINE IN.


Set in New York in 1967, HAIR is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War.

Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life.

This ground breaking musical  was the first in a new age of what we now know as ‘the rock musical’. With its themes of war, prejudice, sexual freedom and self discovery, HAIR is as relevant now as it was in the 60’s.

The Addams Family – UK Premiere No 1 Tour

PRODUCED BY
Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited


THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A MUSICAL COMEDY

TO PREMIERE IN UK & IRELAND

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to present, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  The UK & Ireland Tour, which will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, will be directed by Matthew White.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family! Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.  Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.  All the usual clan are present – Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley et al.

The original Broadway production, starring Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, ran for just under two years at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.  The production also toured the US and international productions have been seen in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Marshall Brickman wrote or co-wrote the film screenplays for Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys and Intersection, and was head writer for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  Rick Elice’s play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine nominations and won five 2012 Tony Awards.  Andrew Lippa wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical, Big Fish, the music for the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention and the book, music and lyrics for the Drama Desk award-winning musical The Wild Party.  He wrote the song called ‘Evil Like Me’, which was sung by Dove Cameron and Kristin Chenoweth in the 2015 Disney film Descendants.

British director Matthew White has directed the recent UK Tour of The Producers, the UK Tour and West End run of Top Hat, and, for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Candide, Sweet Charity (and West End) and Little Shop of Horrors (and West End).

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

For further information, including info on the cast and creatives, please visit www.addamsfamilymusical.co.uk

Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK

2017 UK TOUR DATES

 

20-29 April 2017 | Festival Theatre, Edinburghwww.edtheatres.com

9-13 May 2017 | Royal & Derngate, Northamptonwww.royalandderngate.co.uk  

23-27 May 2017 | Marlowe Theatre, Canterburywww.marlowetheatre.com

30 May – 3 June 2017 | Cliffs Pavilion, Southendwww.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

6-10 June 2017 | Birmingham Hippodromewww.birminghamhippodrome.com

20-24 June 2017 | Hall for Cornwall, Truro | www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

27 June – 1 July 2017 | Nottingham Theatre Royal | www.trch.co.uk

4-8 July 2017 | The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford | www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

18 – 29 July 2017 | Mayflower Theatre, Southampton | www.mayflower.org.uk

1-12 August 2017 | Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff | www.wmc.org.uk

15-26 August 2017 | Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin | www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

29 August – 9 September 2017 | The Lowry, Salford | www.thelowry.com

Further tour dates to be announced

PIPPIN

Vaudeville, magic, comedy, romance – life is an adventure and Pippin has it all.

A brand-new production of the multi-Tony Award winning musical by Grammy and Academy recipient Stephen Schwartz returns to London for the first time in 5 years.

A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey. Featuring a stunning score including classics “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky,” Pippin was originally directed by the great Bob Fosse and recently completed a hugely successful Broadway revival. This new production spreads a darkness over the innocent tale of the exciting life and adventures of young Prince Pippin, told by a mysterious troupe of Victorian Vaudeville players who promise the audience ‘a finale you will remember for the rest of your lives…’

‘A GREAT MUSICAL. Profound and moving.’ – Mark Shenton, The Stage ★★★★★


23 February – 24 March 2018

Southwark Playhouse

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DIRECTOR – JONATHAN O’BOYLE
CHOREOGRAPHER – WILLIAM WHELTON
DESIGNER – MAEVE BLACK
LIGHTING DESIGNER – AARON J DOOTSON

CAST TBA

Little Women

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre present

Little Women

This is the UK premiere of the Broadway musical which starred Sutton Foster who was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance. The musical originates from a book by Allan Knee, with lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women follows the adventures of the March sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women will run from 9 November to 9 December 2017.

The Toxic Avenger – The Musical

THE TOXIC AVENGER

Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
2 – 28 August 2017

Arts Theatre, London
From 28 September – 3 December 2017
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WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!

Following the highly-acclaimed production at the Southwark Playhouse in 2016, the Toxic Avenger transfers to London’s Arts Theatre!

From Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis comes The Toxic Avenger – the acclaimed rock musical dubbed “an intoxicating blast of fun” by the Telegraph that received six Off West End Award nominations, including Best Musical.

Toxie is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, win the heart of the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town and get home in time for dinner in this toxic love story with an environmental twist.

Based on the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons get wind of his plans, they vow to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste, and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero!

Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day!

Production Photography by CLAIRE BILYARD

CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED

 “An intoxicating blast of fun” The Telegraph  

 “An intoxicating blast of fun” Daily Express  

Time Out  

 

 

 

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