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Published June 3rd 2015
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The Lichfield Garrick theatre promises something for everyone as it launches its exciting new summer and autumn season.

The programme is complete with famous faces, drama, music, dance, comedy and children's entertainment.

Running from now until December, the new season boasts an impressive array of shows and events to suit all tastes and ages.

Joe McElderry, X-Factor, Lichfield Garrick
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry coming to Lichfield Garrick

Famous names treading the board this season include X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, comedians Ed Byrne, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale and Stephen K Amos, clairvoyant Derek Acorah, singers Lee Mead, Rebecca Newman and Marty Wilde, and bands such as The Stylistics, Bay City Rollers and Only Men Aloud.

Ed Byrne, comedian, Lichfield Garrick, theatre
Top Irish comedian Ed Byrne

And to demonstrate the diversity on offer, this season's highlights also include Lichfield Operatic Society's production of The Full Monty, the popular ballet Coppelia, The Shakespeare Schools Festival, a tribute to Frank Sinatra with UK Salutes Frank! and a cookery series with Lichfield's favourite chef Simon Smith.

Rebecca Newman, Lichfield Garrick, theatre, The People's Soprano
'People's Soprano' Rebecca Newman

Tribute acts including Whitney - Queen of the Night, Wings over Abbey Road, The Bon Jovi Experience, Night on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story, and A Vision of Elvis, promise to entertain the crowds.

There is also chilling drama in the form of Postcards from the Seaside, Brummegem Pals, The Hound of Baskervilles and Oh, Whistle.

But there is also plenty to entertain children too with The Octonauts live on stage and Sing-a-Long Frozen, while young audiences will also love Pongo's Party, Animal Alphabet and Ministry of Science Live.

The Octonauts, Lichfield Garrick, theatre
The Octonauts live on stage July 1 and 2

The Lichfield Garrick will also be presenting a series of live cookery demonstrations on the main stage over two days in August.

And in December Lichfield's favourite Dame, Ian Adams, returns with the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. With singing and dancing, stunning costumes and scenery, live music and plenty of audience participation, Jack in the Beanstalk promises to be a festive treat for all the family.

The Garrick, which first opened in 2003, plays host to the best and widest range of musical theatre, drama, comedy, music and family entertainment in the cathedral city of Lichfield. It is home to more than 400 performances each year in its two theatre spaces, the 562 capacity main auditorium and the 157 seat Studio.

Only Men Aloud, Brit Award, Last Choir Standing, Lichfield Garrick
Classical Brit Award winning Only Men Aloud

The Garrick regularly produces and co-produces work, runs an Artist Development programme and a Community Engagement programme that engages with local schools and arts organisations throughout the year.

It also runs weekly programmes including The Garrick Young Rep, Dee Gees Saturday Club and The Garrick Youth Theatre.

The new season brochure is available to download from

To book tickets call the Box Office on 01543 412121 or visit
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Why? Plenty of entertainment for all the family
When: 13 June 2015 to 3 January 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Individual tickets from 9 to 35
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