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What's on at Lichfield Garrick 2021/22

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Theatre's return sees shows from The Drifters to Dad's Army
Live theatre is back in Lichfield, Staffordshire, with a star-studded programme of shows and entertainers and the return of cinema and live screened performances. The award-winning Lichfield Garrick, which opened in 2003, is laying on a stunning line-up over the course of its autumn and winter programme, with many shows having previously been cancelled and rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Famous faces such as Gardener's World presenter Adam Frost, who appears on September 12, cricketing legend Sir Geoffrey Boycott, and ghost hunter Richard Felix are just some of the fabulous names who will be gracing the Garrick stage over the coming weeks and months. In addition, classic comedy lovers will revel in the hilarious Fascinating Aida, take a trip down memory lane with Dad's Army Radio Show, and be amazed by the resemblance of Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens to comedy legends Morecambe and Wise.

Lichfield Garrick, Judy & Liza
Judy & Liza tells the musical story of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, Credit Andrew AB


Music lovers will be tapping their toes and clapping their hands at the incredible selection of musicians, starting with fan favourites Quill on Saturday 4 September, and continuing with Eurovision icons The Fizz and the legendary The Drifters, while other musical highlights range from Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli tribute show, Judy & Liza, to the rip-roaring Seven Drunken Nights. The #GarrickCinema is also reopening and will be streaming live performances and blockbuster movies once again. With a wide selection of titles including Disney's Jungle Cruise, Northern Ballet's Dangerous Liaisons, and Mick Fleetwood & Friends, there's something to suit all ages and tastes. And, of course, it won't be long before pantomime season is back again with the All-New Adventures of Peter Pan appearing at the Garrick from November 25 until January 2022. Also for younger family audiences, there is The Mince Pie Mice, a fun and festive interactive show perfect for little ones, while a fun adaption of Dickens' A Christmas Carol will provide a treat for older children and adults alike. Also likely to appeal to audiences of all ages is the theatre's new interactive Escape Room game which challenges puzzle-lovers to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Lord Huxley.

Seven Drunken Nights, Lichfield Garrick
Seven Drunken Nights promises to be a music highlight


People can pick up a copy of the new Lichfield Garrick season brochure from the theatre in Castle Dyke, Lichfield, or view it on the website at www.lichfieldgarrick.com. Tickets can also be booked online, in person at the Box Office or over the phone on 01543 412121.
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Why? Something for everyone as Lichfield theatre resumes live shows
When: Sep 4 2021 to Jan 2 2022
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6LZ
Cost: Price of tickets varies
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