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Lichfield Garrick’s New Summer Season is a “Time For Dreamers”

08 May 2017

Community Musical at the heart of a jam packed summer season at the Lichfield Garrick.

 

The Lichfield Garrick has announced its new summer season reflecting its celebrations of David Garrick’s 300th anniversary with a brand new Community Musical and the return of the Garrick Rep Company amongst a host of familiar and new faces.

 

Dreamy delights are on offer in the theatre’s Community Musical, The Dreaming, a musical version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream composed by Howard Goodall. As with The Hired Man last year, Artistic Director, Tim Ford will direct this show. With a cast of 70 already confirmed from Lichfield and the surrounding districts this promises to be the biggest in-house production the theatre has produced to date.

 

Artistic Director Tim Ford commented: “Summer 2017 promises to be a really exciting and entertaining time for us here at the Lichfield Garrick. Our Community Musical is the perfect tonic filled with fun, frolics and midsummer madness. “

 

The theatre welcomes back Oddsocks Theatre Company with their Mods and Rockers version of Romeo and Juliet  while drama lovers take a step back in time to 1958 as Jim Wormold enters a dirty world of espionage and double agents in Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana. Later in the season there will be thrills galore as the classic Wait Until Dark sends chills over the main auditorium.  The Garrick Introducing series grows from strength to strength with Between The Two, Stuff and Kenneth Williams: Cult Figure amongst the many highlights. Murder is also on the cards as the theatre’s main stage is transformed into Bloodford Village during the Food Festival in a new interactive murder mystery show.

 

For music lovers, there is a very special unplugged show with Gareth Gates and a variety of tributes including Rod Stewart, Elvis and George Michael. The theatre’s classical concert series continues with Haydn & Mozart Keyboard Sonatas and spectacular entertainment is on offer with Beyond The Barricade and The Opera Boys.

 

There are laughs galore with Jasper Carrot, Joe Pasquale and Paul Zerdin, whilst the theatre’s monthly comedy night, Comedy 42,  continues to deliver the next big thing in comedy. Family highlights include Cbeebies’ Mister Maker and The Scarecrows Wedding while the theatre also welcomes the West End productions of Horrible Histories and The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

 

Later in the season sees the return of the Garrick Rep Company with Letters to Emma, a new play based on the life of Anna Seward, again directed by Tim Ford. The show will be made here in Lichfield and has been supported by Arts Council England.

 

The new season brochure is available from the Box Office and online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com/downloads 

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