February-April at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
"Being chased by hippos, shot at by gunmen, falling off a mountain and being arrested"
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Aylesbury.
Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, 15 years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Stand By Me
12th February | 7.30pm
Stand By Me is the phenomenal musical history of one of the biggest selling bands of all time. The icons, challenges, controversy and conflicts, told through anecdotes of former members on screen, sit alongside the vast succession of more than 50 hits over the last six decades, including ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Up On The Roof’ and many more.
Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical
The West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.
The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Dreamboats and Petticoats – the songs will live forever!
An Evening with Levison Wood
28th February | 7.30pm
Levison Wood shares tales from his life as a modern-day explorer, including behind-the-scenes moments from Walking The Nile, The Himalayas and recently Central America, including being chased by hippos, shot at by gunmen, falling off a mountain and being arrested more times than he can remember.
3rd March | 7.30pm
Verdi Nabucco – with the famous chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Starring Olga Perrier, the international French Soprano, as Abigail and the celebrated mezzo Liza Kadelnik from the Romanian National Opera as Fenena.
Ellen Kent returns with a new production of the very first opera she ever produced.
Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves, Va Pensiero, follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy.
A spectacular traditionally-staged production featuring magnificent sets and costumes with amazing lighting and stage effects which includes the burning down of Soloman’s temple. Nabucco promises to be an evening to remember.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
This sensational multi award-winning West End show returns to Aylesbury.
Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many, many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb and will have you up and dancing in the aisles!
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)
13th March | 7.30pm
Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with a hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show is mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes.
Brendan Cole All Night Long
17th March | 7.30pm
Brendan hosts another spectacular production – All Night Long – featuring his scintillating guest dancers, a sparkling new leading lady and his sizzling 14-piece band and singers live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and thrilling choreography. Don’t miss it!
Thoroughly Modern Millie
27th March-1st April
The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the Academy Award winning film starring Julie Andrews, taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love.
The show delivers a brilliant evening of madcap merriment and stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton as the adorable Millie. This hilarious musical comedy features spectacular dance routines and great songs, so beat the drum – here comes Thoroughly Modern Millie – grab your ticket now!
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