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Lichfield Garrick launches 2017 summer season of shows

Theatre, comedy and music are on the bill as the Lichfield Garrick launches its 2017 summer season.

Jasper Carrott

Jasper Carrott

Among the acts appearing are funnymen Jasper Carrot, Joe Pasquale and Paul Zerdin, while the city theatre will once again deliver a community musical.

The Dreaming, a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has already attracted a cast of 70 local performers and director Tim Ford says the show is set to be the biggest in-house production ever delivered at the Garrick.

“Summer 2017 promises to be a really exciting and entertaining time for us here at the Lichfield Garrick,” he said. “Our community musical is the perfect tonic filled with fun, frolics and midsummer madness.”

Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates

The theatre also welcomes back the Oddsocks Theatre Company with their Mods and Rockers version of Romeo and Juliet, while drama lovers can 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.

For music lovers, there is a 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.

Audiences will also see the return of the Garrick Rep Company with Letters to Emma, a new play based on the life of Anna Seward.

The full programme and ticket details are available online.

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