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Something for everyone in theatre's exciting new season
Stars galore will descend on a Staffordshire theatre over the coming months as the Lichfield Garrick unveils its new spring and summer season of shows. The bumper line-up includes well-known names such as comedians Ed Byrne and Stewart Francis, British jazz singer Clare Teal, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers The Drifters, and the all-star cast of crime thriller The Lady Vanishes including Emmy award-winning actress Juliet Mills and award-winning actor Maxwell Caulfield. They will be gracing the Garrick stage alongside newer works such as the tour de force war epic In Loyal Company and the humorous but gentle one-man show Old Herbaceous between May and September 2019. Other works include Lichfield Garrick and Fringe favourites: The Bench, which has been described as 'Waiting For Godot meets Still Game' and an energetic string quartet Bowjangles with the action-packed show Excalibow.

The Lady Vanishes
The all-star cast of The Lady Vanishes


Music lovers will be tapping their feet with delight when they see the choice of some of the finest musicians around, ranging from the celebrated Clare Teal and her Big Mini Big Band to an unplugged set from rock band Thunder. The Simon & Garfunkel Story, world-class Adele tribute Someone Like You, the award-winning Arrival The Hits of Abba and the brilliant Talon, celebrating the timeless Eagles back catalogue highlight some of the first-class tributes gracing the Garrick stage. In addition, rehearsals are already well underway for the 2019 Lichfield Garrick Community Musical, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, based on C.S Lewis' timeless classic. The 60-strong community cast will see the culmination of their hard work in July when they bring the magical journey to Narnia to life. Other seasonal top picks include the world-renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the ever-popular Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Lichfield Garrick
The Lichfield Garrick theatre


To keep the children entertained this summer, the theatre is offering a week-long Summer School for 8 to 16 year olds, where they can join director Emily Summers for a week of drama, poetry, song and dance, which ends in a show for friends and family at the end of the week. Dinosaur World Live will stomp onto the stage this May bringing a host of impressive creatures including a Tyrannosaurus Rex in this spectacular interactive show.The Garrick is also showing much loved family films over the spring and summer, including Trolls, Moana, and Eddie The Eagle, plus the all new addition of live recorded screenings, debuting with the hit West End productions Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. Copies of the new Lichfield Garrick season brochure are available from the Box Office. Tickets are on sale now over the phone on 01543 412121, in person at the Box Office, or online from www.lichfieldgarrick.com
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Why? A Rich Abundance Of Talent In New Season
When: 10 May - 1 Sep 2019
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Price of shows varies
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