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Autumn Season 2013 at New Alexandra Theatre

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Aida, Scrooge the Musical, Sleeping Beauty on Ice and more
Musicals, comedy, opera, ice dancing and murder feature during the autumn of 2013 at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre.

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Stunning scenes in Sleeping Beauty on Ice


Here are some of the highlights up to the end of November:

Opera
Aida - October 5
Ellen Kent's production of Aida promises to dazzle with not just the music but also fire effects in this new production of Verdi's classic opera of love, jealousy and revenge.

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Ellen Kent's production of Aida comes to the New Alexandra Theatre


The tragic tale of Aida, a beautiful Egyptian slave girl and her doomed love for the Egyptian hero, Radames, brings the grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles, it includes the famous arias Celest Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the Triumphal March.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £17.90 - £43.40.

Ice dancing
Sleeping Beauty on Ice - October 8 - 12

Featuring a 26-strong cast of Olympic, World, European and National Championship ice-skaters, this is a dazzling version of the romantic fairytale.

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A scene from Sleeping Beauty on Ice


The Imperial Ice Stars, the world's leading performers of theatrical ice dance, follow up a world tour of The Nutcracker on Ice with this latest offering, set to the music of Tchaikovsky.

High speed lifts and throws, aerial gymnastics, stilt skating and fire effects are all part of the show, which has been choreographed by Russian Olympic ice-skating coach Tatiana Tarasova and award-winning Tony Mercer.

Performances take place at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £16.90 - £37.90

Musical
Scrooge The Musical - October 28 - November 2

Get in the mood for Christmas with this heart-warming well-loved family story starring iconic movie actor Tommy Steele.

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Tommy Steele stars in Scrooge the Musical


Stunning sets and costumes, along with specially created illusions, are promised as legendary actor Tommy Steele, whose career includes over twenty hit singles and movie roles in films including Half A Sixpence, takes the lead role as Ebeneezer Scrooge.

Shows take place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.90 - £41.40.

Comedy
The Vagina Monologues - November 22

The Vagina Monologues is an evening of comedy for and about women that maintains its popularity with a fresh cast after years of success.

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The Vagina Monologues with a new cast


The female celebrities on this tour are Hollie-Jay Bowes, from Hollyoaks, Terri Dwyer, known for Hollyoaks, Grange Hill and Loose Women, and Diane Keen, from Doctors, who take on the role of narrators for numerous tales that bring joy, humour and also sadness.

Discussing topics that are central to every woman's life, this is an intelligently-crafted evening of entertainment - but it will make you blush.

The show takes place at 8pm. Tickets cost £21.40 - £22.90.

Murder Mystery
Go Back for Murder - November 25 - 30

This is a good old fashioned whodunit brought to stage by the Agatha Christie Theatre Company.

Go Back For Murder
Plenty of red herrings and suspects in this Agatha Christie tale


This tale from the queen of crime follows Carla Le Marchant as she learns a disturbing family secret - her mother, Caroline Crale, died in prison after being convicted for poisoning her father.

Enlisting the help of Justin Fogg; the son of her mother's defence lawyer, Carla searches out all the players from her tragic history and brings them back to the scene of the crime to uncover the truth.

There's plenty of suspects and red herrings to keep audiences guessing right to the end.

Performances take place at 7.30pm, with an additional show at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets cost £11.90 - £37.90


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Tickets for all performances can be booked by ringing 0844 871 3011 or from the website: www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
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Why? Great night of entertainment
When: Until November 30, 2013
Phone: 0844 871 3011
Where: Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre
Cost: From £11.90 up
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