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Lichfield Garrick unveils line-up for theatre’s 2018 summer season

The Lichfield Garrick has lifted the lid on its new 2018 summer season.

Robin Windsor

Robin Windsor

The city theatre will welcome a range of shows and perfomers between May and September, including the community musical Once Upon a Mattress.

A musical theme continues with Broadway show What a Glorious Feeling!, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the love triangle between Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen and Jeanne Coyne during the creation of Singin’ in the Rain.

Local Lichfield actress Katie Arnstein brings her one woman show Bicycles and Fish to the Garrick Studio, while Oddsocks Productions will be taking The Tempest on a sci-fi journey to outer space.

Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent

TV stars Patricia Routledge, Neil Oliver, Simon King, Lucy Worsley and Strictly Come Dancing’s Robin Windsor will also be on the bill along with Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent.

Other music performers taking to the Garrick stage include Tony Christie, Russell Watson and The Barron Knights, while famous hits will be recreated by tribute acts to the likes of Adele and The Beatles.

The Lichfield Garrick’s executive director Karen Foster said: “Our summer season welcomes some of the best known performers to Lichfield.

“We look forward to sharing tales of musical theatre with Hyacinth Bucket, aka Patricia Routledge, and discovering wildlife with Simon King, cameraman and presenter of shows such as Big Cat Diary.

“However, for the stars of the future, we are also bringing some wonderful half-term workshops to the theatre and have two summer schools planned for budding performers in August.

“We are proud that, as a small independent charity, we are able to welcome everyone from celebrities to our community performers with the excitement and razzamatazz of our community musical.

“This season offers something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming people from all over the district into the theatre.”

Tickets go on sale for the summer season on Saturday (April 28). To book call 01543 412121 or visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com.

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