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Lichfield Garrick unveils star-studded new season of shows

The Lichfield Garrick has taken the wrapping paper off its new season.

Theatre-goers will be treated to a variety of shows, including plays, comedy, musicals, tribute acts and dance, as well as a spectacular West End and Broadway Gala Concert to celebrate the venue’s tenth anniversary.

The season, which runs from November to June, is full of famous names, including Sir David Frost, The Military Wives, Chris Packham, Jasper Carrott, Showaddywaddy, Colin Baker, Billy Ocean, and local stars Tony Christie and Julian Smith.

Adrian Jackson, Lichfield Garrick’s Executive and Artistic Director, said: “I’m delighted to launch our new season at the Lichfield Garrick. From drama and musicals to live music and comedy, it’s packed with shows to entertain the whole family.

“It will be a very special year for the Lichfield Garrick in 2013 as we will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. To mark our special birthday in style, on Sunday 30 June we will present a spectacular gala concert, featuring the City Concert Orchestra and West End stars Claire Moore and Alasdair Harvey.”

The new season also boasts an array of tribute acts, including Purple Zeppelin, The Bon Jovi Experience, Johnny Rickard’s Tribute to Neil Diamond, The Winner Takes It All, Chris Pemberton as Michael Bublé, Cliff… As If! and The Bohemians – A Night of Queen.

In April the theatre’s stage will be transformed into a full size ice rink for a six-night run of Cinderella on Ice, while the Lichfield Garrick Rep Company returns with Educating Rita by Willy Russell.

There are also lots of shows to keep children entertained, including Red Riding Hood, Chris & Pui, High School Rocks, Andy and Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine, Sid’s Show, and the festive circus musical production of Alice in Wonderland.

The new season programme is available from the theatre’s Box Office or visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com for the full list of shows.

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5 Comments

  1. Doopster

    24th November, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Star-studded? I think they’re pulling our legs here, oh yes they are!

  2. Cynic

    26th November, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    They make it sound so good – perhaps those that like it will actually pay an economically viable ticket price – no more subsidies!
    Was that a pig flying past?
    Or do the theatre lovers only like it because of cheap/subsidized seats?

  3. Asellus aquaticus

    30th November, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    No Cynic,

    They like it because some people like to try to have a little bit of joy in their lives.

    Unlike some.

  4. Cynic

    30th November, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Asellus aquaticus – i do not mind them having fun but i do begrudge paying for their pleasures.

  5. Doopster

    1st December, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Another load of tribute acts – you can go to your local WMC and watch that for free.