What's On - Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical has been a recent smash hit in the West End and promises to deliver equally impressive results during its residency in Sunderland. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar, where she meets, falls in love with and is inevitably torn apart from American GI, Chris. But will they ever be reunited?
A true story performed by real-life mother and daughter, Cheryl and Abigail Byron, this award-winning drama tells the first-hand account (based on a true story) of how prison took a mother from a daughter – and their heart-lifting journey to make up for lost time. An insightful, poignant and inspiring look at life after prison.
This heart-warming musical adaptation of the acclaimed ITV mini-series about Cilla Black (by BAFTA award winner Jeff Pope) follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool and her rocky, yet spectacular, rise to fame – all played out against the ultimate soundtrack to the 60s.
Both John Buchan’s 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film are wonderfully parodied in this irreverently playful tribute to the whole genre of British thriller fiction. Will tweed-clad action hero Richard Hannay escape from a web of international espionage? Go along and see.
Gather round all lovers of a good ghost story, because Phoenix Theatre’s November offering is sure to give you the Shivers. If you think there’s nothing spookier than exchanging terrifying tales in the darkness, than why not add the haunting sounds of the violin into the mix and feel your blood chill. Not for the faint-hearted.