Autumn At Aylsebury Waterside: Deathtrap, Flashdance And A Celebration Of All Things Geeky

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is gearing up for a season full of must-see shows, geeky goings on and fantastic family theatre, not to mention a host of screenings and productions in the Second Space.

A world premiere graces the stage with Strictly favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s Tango Moderno. Promising a ‘Tango for Today’, audiences can expect sizzling hot choreography and intense passion. The Strictly theme continues with familiar faces including Jay McGuinness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith in Rip It Up, a show spanning music styles including ballads to classic pop and even some rock ‘n’ roll, with genres including swing, bop, jitterbug and jive all in the mix. The theatre also welcomes the return of reigning Strictly champion Joanne Clifton in Flashdance the Musical, featuring all the iconic smash hits.

An unmissable thriller is in store with Paul Bradley (Holby City, EastEnders) and Jessie Wallace (EastEnders, Kat & Alfie: Redwater). Deathtrap is this season’s spine-chiller and holds the record as the longest- running thriller in Broadway history – a must-see for those wanting a wickedly enjoyable night. More thrills are in store in the New Year with The Case of the Frightened Lady, a gripping tale written by Edgar Wallace and regarded as the modern thriller bedrock.

Light-hearted and uplifting fun comes courtesy of smash hit comedy musical Hairspray, telling the story of Tracey Turnblad. This irresistible feel-good show includes hits songs You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more, and will be in good company in January with teenage romance musical, Bring It On.

Calling all Mods! All or Nothing – The Mod Musical is exploding on to the stage in rocking good style! Based on the life and music of The Small Faces, this is the ultimate celebration of the quintessentially British sound of the 60s with tracks including Tin Soldier, Itchycoo Park and Lazy Sunday. Another must for music fans with a penchant for the King is This is Elvis, an electrifying production recreating all the drama leading up to Elvis’ comeback.

Young theatre fans are spoilt for choice this summer with a stunning youth production of the classic story of Oliver! alongside family favourite The Railway Children, and the return of pre-school pal Peppa Pig and her big adventure. Not only this but an extraROARdinary tiger takes to the stage in The Tiger Who Came To Tea, a stage adaptation of the much-loved book, and of course this year’s end-of-year must-see is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Su Pollard, Andy Collins and La Voix.

Other season highlights include a weekend dedicated to all things geektastic with Comic Con taking over the venue. A host of actors, comic artists, stalls and the chance to get autographs and purchase photos will be on offer, alongside infamous props including the ubiquitous Tardis from Doctor Who. Laughs this Autumn come courtesy of names including John Bishop, Jasper Carrot, Jon Richardson, Joel Dommett and Rob Brydon, while musical tributes come in the form of Islands in the Stream celebrating the music of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Thank Abba For the Music, The Illegal Eagles and the Johnny Cash Roadshow. With an outrageous evening on the horizon with Britain’s Got Talent’s La Voix (an adult-only show ahead of her pantomime return), The Dreamboys and voice-throwing queen, Nina Conti all in the mix, diversity is the word this Autumn!

Remember the Waterside’s Second Space welcomes monthly Comedy Clubs bringing some of the finest comedians from the UK circuit, and also smaller. More intimate productions with comedian Paul Foot in September, The ELO Encounter in November and a festive family visit from Grandma Claus in December.

Tickets for this awesome Autumn are on sale now. Visit Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office call 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee)

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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