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Comedy, music, drama - it's all there over coming weeks
More than two dozen new shows have gone on sale as a Staffordshire theatre unveils its latest brochure and new season. The Lichfield Garrick's new combined summer and autumn season promises to deliver a jam-packed programme of music, comedy, drama and family fun on the live stage. Kicking off the season is the legendary comedian Jasper Carrott, who will be at the theatre for two weeks at the end of April and the start of May with his show, Stand Up & Rock!, which also features former Move and ELO drummer Bev Bevan. And there will be no shortage of other famous faces throughout the programme, including big names like poet Pam Ayres, rugby legend Shane Williams, and Strictly superstar Vincent Simone. Fan favourites like Talon, The UK Rock Show, and A Beautiful Noise – A Tribute to Neil Diamond are also returning following sell-out visits in 2021, so theatre-goers are urged to make sure they book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.
In the world of drama, the Lichfield Garrick plays host to the much-anticipated thriller of the year, Dead Lies; written by bestselling crime writer Hilary Bonner and with a star-studded cast that includes Hollyoaks's Jeremy Edwards and Coronation Street's Alicia Charles. The Garrick is also one of the venues on Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap's nationwide 70th Anniversary Tour in 2023. The world's longest-running play, this West End production is the genre-defining murder mystery from the greatest mystery author of all time, and tickets are on sale now. And, following on from the success of the Lichfield theatre's last community musical in 2019, this summer sees them launch one of their most ambitious community projects yet with Robin Hood, the first-ever performance written by, composed by, and starring members of the community. Audiences young and old are sure to love this jovial retelling of the classic fable.
The Lichfield Garrick theatre. Credit Pamela Raith Photography
For more information about forthcoming shows please visit the theatre website at www.lichfieldgarrick.com to take a closer look at everything on offer. People can also pick up a copy of the new season brochure from the Box Office in Castle Dyke, Lichfield, which is now open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am - 2pm, or by visiting the website to check out the electronic version. Tickets can be booked online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121 during their opening hours.