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10th Dec 2022 – 21th Jan 2023 | 9th Feb – 25th March 2023

Standing at the Sky’s Edge
by Richard Hawley and Chris Bush

Sheffield Theatres | The National Theatre

A castle built of streets in the sky.

Poppy wants to escape her old life in London. Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together. Rose and Harry want the new life they’ve been promised.

A love letter to Sheffield and a history of modern Britain told through the stories of one iconic estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.

Set to the irresistible songs of legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, it is a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it is we call home.

This award-winning new British musical makes its London premiere, directed by Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.

February 2023 – April 2023

Great British Bake Off -The Musical
Noël Coward Theatre

Follow the trials and tribulations of our bakers as they enter the hallowed tent, including a policeman, a carer, a sixth form student, a retired dinner lady, an environmentalist vegan, an Italian fashionista, and more, as they come together to share their journeys of friendship, love, and laughter.

From your neighbours to your colleagues to your grandparents to your children, everyone is welcome in the Bake Off tent.

Expect a scrumptious signature slice of humour, heart, and abundant joy, with sixteen wonderful new memorable songs.

The Great British Bake Off Musical will rise in London for 12 weeks only from 25th February 2023 at the Noël Coward Theatre. This laugh out loud dose of escapism will leave you savouring every bite.

The Great British Bake Off Musical features an original score, written by multi-award-winning duo Jake Brunger, (Book and Lyrics) and Pippa Cleary (Music and Lyrics) critically acclaimed as “one of musical theatre’s most dynamic writing partnerships”. This adrenaline-fuelled, uplifting production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh (Wind in the Willows, Half a Sixpence).

17th – 18th March 2023

Public: The Musical

The Vaults Festival

Usually avoid public bathrooms? Here’s one you won’t want to miss!

PUBLIC is a pop/rock musical by new and exciting theatre collective, Stroud & Notes. Watch the story unfold in real-time and laugh your way through, as four unique strangers navigate getting stuck together in a gender-neutral public toilet.

With an hour to wait before maintenance arrives, follow the characters as their patience gets pushed to the limit. Throw in a short-formed feud, plenty of unwelcome surprises and not nearly enough loo roll.
PUBLIC is a musical about identity and connection; things Stroud & Notes believe should be sung about!

Try not to let a bit of wee come out.

20th March 2023 – 24th April 2023

Cake UK Tour

MAST Mayflower Studios | Theatre Royal Plymouth | Norwich Theatre

A Parisian dance gig in one act.

Cake combines rap and RnB with 18th century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution. When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her reputation was already tarnished by gossip. But when she is implicated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself.

This brand-new musical, come gig, come ballet is from some of the most exciting figures in modern British Theatre. Including Olivier Winner’s Drew McOnie (In the Heights & Jesus Chris Superstar) and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia – The Globe)

Cake was originally commissioned by Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers & In the Heights) and promises to re-define our expectations of what a musical can be.

24th March 2023 – 26th March 2023

Galaxy Train

The Other Palace

It tells the story of Giovanni and Campanella, two boys who find themselves on a mystical, mysterious train journey through the stars and into spiritual realms. Impoverished Giovanni wonders over his father’s mysterious absence, while rich Campanella has the seemingly perfect life. Together they must reconcile their friendship, discover the secrets of life after death, and appreciate the meaning of sacrifice.

This musical brings another British-Japanese collaboration between Eden Tredwell, Yojiro Ichikawa and Théatre Lapis developed over lockdown with funding from the Japanese government, the musical received a Japanese-language workshop in Tokyo to audience acclaim. 

29th March 2023 – 9th May 2023

Operation Mincemeat

The Fortune Theatre

The year is 1943 and we’re losing the war. Luckily, we’re about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse

Following sold-out runs at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020, 2021 and earlier in 2022, Operation Mincemeat is extending its run at its new home, Riverside Studios.

Previews commence on 3rd May and performances run through until 23rd July 2022. 

Singin’ in the Rain meets Strangers on a Train, Noel Coward meets Noel Fielding, Operation Mincemeat is the fast-paced, hilarious and unbelievable true story of the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The question is, how did a well-dressed corpse wrong-foot Hitler?

25th March – 29th April 2023


Southwark Playhouse Elephant

“I am the Jesus Christ of politics.”

It’s time to set the record straight. Please welcome to the stage the former cruise ship crooner turned multi billionaire and Italian Prime Minister… the much maligned, misunderstood, humble man of the people Silvio Berlusconi!

A hilarious, naughty, noisy expose of the original perma-tanned media mogul and populist politician told through the eyes of the formidable women ready to share their side of the story and break the veneer of that million lira smile. As Silvio tries to enshrine his legacy by writing the opera of his life, his detractors are closing in…

From the Olivier Award-winning Producers of Fleabag and Baby ReindeerBERLUSCONI is Evita on acid; a modern-day cautionary tale, an urgent and prescient story about a brand of political leadership that has become all too familiar. With soaring melodies and driving beats, this outrageous new musical assembles an award-winning team to tell the astonishing, outlandish, almost true story of one of the world’s most charismatic, charming and morally bankrupt political leaders.

Written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan, based on an original idea by Alan Hayling.

Developed by Wishful Thinking Musicals with Richard Buckton and Charli Eglinton.

March 2023 – June 2023

The Lost Spells

Watford Palace TheatrePolka Theatre | Theatre by the Lake

Based on the book by Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris A Goblin, Watford Palace Theatre, Polka & Theatre by the Lake Co-Production

Journey with us into the wild world…
A girl with no name finds a magical book of spells that conjures up a wild world. Moths appear from nowhere; Owls light up the dark; a Red Fox leads the way down a rabbit hole to a brand new wonderland. As she journeys through the wild world, she meets a host of wonderful characters on a fantastical adventure like no other; she learns the dandelion time, meets a boy who turns into a seal, flies with band of jackdaws and battles with conkers – on a quest to find that which was once lost.
A fun, wild and boisterous adventure full of paw-tapping music and dancing, played live on-stage by talented actor-musicians, The Lost Spells is a riot of colour and a new Alice in Wonderland, celebrating the magic, power and wonder of nature that could be just outside your window.
Adapted from the ‘cultural phenomenon’ and bestselling book that has delighted and inspired people of all ages, by globally renowned writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. Moving, joyful and funny, The Lost Spells is for anyone who wants to celebrate and save the natural world around us – be that in the city or countryside, before it’s lost forever.

15th April – 21st May 2023

TONY! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera]

Leicester Square Theatre

A reckless reappraisal of the life of former Ugly Rumours front man and Britain’s first pop Prime Minister Tony Blair. 
The story of how one man went from peace-loving, long-haired hippy and would-be pop star to warmongering multimillionaire in just a couple of decades. Throw in a stellar cast of larger-than-life characters – Cherie Blair, Princess Diana, John Prescott, Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell, Osama bin Laden, George W Bush, Saddam Hussein and Gordon Brown – it’s Yes, Minister meets The Rocky Horror Show! and a musical like no other. 

A hilarious musical tragedy of political intrigue, religion, power, and romance; this rip-roaring new musical by Harry Hill and Steve Brown received critical acclaim following a sold-out run at the Park Theatre in London. 

28th April – 13th May 2023


York Theatre Royal


They’ll figure out what they want when they find it, right? After swiping right, left, up and down across the dating apps, May and Fly match. They begin a tentative conversation. Over time their romance grows into something real, something special. Then they meet…

Funny, intimate and relatable, Mayflies tells the story of a romantic relationship from its first flourish to its final goodbye. It explores the different versions of themselves that people become during relationships and how – in the blink of an eye – it can all come crashing down.

The world premiere of a new musical by Gus Gowland, an award-winning composer, lyricist and playwright. Resident artist at York Theatre Royal, Gowland’s first full-length musical, Pieces of String, was The Stage’s Best Regional Musical of the Year.

20th June – 2nd July 2023

Scouts – The Musical

The Other Palace

Welcome to the annual Scout Games! Scouts from around the world have gathered to compete but when an intruder threatens to sabotage the competition, it is up to Joe and Ayesha to put aside their rivalries and use their newfound skills to save the day!

Created in partnership with The Scout Association, The Stage Award-winning Gigglemug Theatre (Timpson: The Musical, RuneSical, The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical) return to The Other Palace with a brand new actor-musician led comedy musical for the whole family.

The Scouts are a charity which teach skills for life to 58 million Scouts and Guides worldwide, whom Team Gigglemug have been working closely with since 2019. Scouts! The Musical was selected for BEAM2021 and, with a book written by Gigglemug AD Sam Cochrane and a score by former Scout David Fallon, this heart-warming new musical has everything from hypnotic tango dance breaks to a rock ballad between the Chief Scout and his one true love, Mother Nature. To put it simply, this show is sheer FUN.

7th July – 15th July 2023

Ride – The Musical

Curve Theatre

The extraordinary story of the first woman to cycle around the world.

Multi-award-winning new musical RIDE launches at Leicester Curve in a “sublime, pitch-perfect production” (WhatsOnStage) with a “stunning original score” (EverythingTheatre) following its critically acclaimed, sell out run in London last year.

It’s 1894 and as the bicycle is sweeping change across America, Annie Londonderry finds herself with a wager to settle: can a woman cycle across the world? With only 15 months to make the trek across four continents, she quickly finds herself involved in more than she bargained for. From moneymaking masquerades as a Harvard professor to hunting tigers with German royalty, Annie spins the media into a frenzy with tales of her thrilling escapades. But with time running out and press coverage spiralling, she soon discovers that no matter how far she rides, the secrets of her past will always catch up with her.

Join Annie on the journey of a lifetime in the smash-hit musical about adventure, determination, and rewriting your narrative.

26th July – 3rd December 2022

The Osmonds

UK Tour

You Loved Them For A Reason. Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. THE OSMONDS: A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade.

THE OSMONDS: A New Musical has a story By Jay Osmond and book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison, and will be directed by Shaun Kerrison, with choreography and musical staging by Bill Deamer.

16th August – 19 August 2023

The Boy Who Sailed The Ocean in an Armchair

Curve Theatre

Winner of NYMT’s 2022 new writing competition 

Adapted from Lara Williamson’s hit novel, The Boy who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair tells the story of Becket, whose life is turned upside down when he, his brother and his Dad are running away from home in the middle of the night, leaving behind their almost-mum Pearl without saying goodbye. Whilst coming to terms with the fact that his real mum died before he had a chance to say goodbye to her too, he arms himself with an armchair of stories and one thousand paper cranes, determined to bring his family back together again.

The musical marks Jordan Li-Smith’s debut as a writer and composer.

23rd September – 15th May 2023

The Famous Five – The Musical
By Elinor Cook and Theo Jamieson

Theatre Clwyd

Join Enid Blyton’s Famous Five for a daring musical adventure!

When George and her dog Timmy find out that her cousins Julian, Anne and Dick are coming to stay, they’re pretty sure the whole summer is ruined. But out in the bay lies Kirrin Island and a ruined castle filled with mysteries to solve. Together they embark on a daring mission with the future of the planet at stake – a mission that might just be the making of the Famous Five…

Based on Enid Blyton’s multi-million-selling novels, this new musical by the award-winning Elinor Cook, with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson, is an exciting and heart-warming treat.

Directed by Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling).

14th September – 28th September 2023

Battersea Bardot

New Wimbledon Theatre

Created by Battersea Bardot, a new one woman musical, tells the wild, exciting and tragic true-life story of the forgotten star of Swinging London, who found herself lost in a Hollywood nightmare. By writer and composer, Ewen Moore.

London, New Year’s Eve, 1969. Movie star Carol White has achieved success beyond her wildest dreams, but has paid a high price. As the decade that made her draws to a close, the ghosts of her past, the highs and lows of her whirlwind career, threaten to overwhelm her.

2nd November – 11th November 2023

Seize The Cheese

New Wimbledon Theatre

Loosely inspired by the world-famous cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire, in which people plummet down a deadly hill in pursuit of a speeding Double Gloucester cheese, Calimani Productions’ uplifting comedy features sumptuous songs by Patrick Steed and Mike Stocks, as well as an unforgettable array of characters, who all have their deeper reasons for risking life and limb for cheese.

After The Act – Breach
New Diorama Theatre – 28th February – 1 April 2023

Sylvia – A Movement. A Musical – by Kate Prince, Priya Parmar, Josh Cohen and DJ Walde
The Old Vic – 27th January – 01 April 2023

Killing The Cat – by Warner Brown and Joshua Schmidt
Riverside Studios – 17th March – 22nd April 2023

Glory Ride – by Victoria & Todd Buchholz
Charing Cross Theatre – 22nd April – 29th July

Groundhog Day – Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin
The Old Vic – 20th May – 12th August 2023

Roman Holiday, A New Cole Porter Musical by Kirsten Guenther, Paul Blake with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Bath Theatre Royal – 10th June – 1st July

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland by Kate Wasserberg & Vikki Stone
Liverpool Playhouse – 4th – 22nd July 2023

The Land Of Might-Have-Been by Michael Williams with music of Ivor Novello
Buxton Opera House & Norwich Theatre – 7th July – 30th July

Drag Addict by Matt Cain and composer David Andrew Wilson
Home Manchester – 18th July – August 13

Rock Follies by Chloë MossHoward Schuman, Andy Mackay
Chichester Festival – Mon 24 Jul – Sat 26 Aug

Sin by Richard Hough & Ben Morales Frost
Barn Theatre – 18th August – 16th September 2023

Sinatra the Musical by Joe DiPietro
Birmingham Rep – 23rd September – 28th October

The Time Traveller’s Wife – Joss Stone, Dave Stewart & Lauren Gunderson
Apollo Theatre – 7th October 2023 – March 2024


Tue 13 Sep 2022 – Sat 13 May 2023

Fisherman’s Friends – The Musical

Book by Amanda Whittington


Based on the true story of the chart-topping Cornish singing sensations and their hit 2019 movie, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is a feel-good voyage about friendship, community and music which smashed box office records in Cornwall.

When a group of Cornish fishermen came together to sing the traditional working songs they’d sung for generations, nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected the story to end on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.  They are spotted by a fish-out-of-water music manager on a trip from London, who must learn that there is more to life than selling your sole for fifteen minutes of fame.


SixBy Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

First opened at The Arts Theatre – July 2018

Now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre, West End, as well as playing the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway, touring the UK and Australia and New Zealand, with US tour dates planned.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. 

MatildaBook by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Authored by Roald Dahl

First opened – November 2011 

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty… 

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical continues to delight audiences in London. Matilda began its first UK & Ireland Tour in March 2018.  


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- 16 hours ago

@douglasrintoul: Excited to take the helm of the iconic @NewWolsey Rock 'n' Roll Panto later in the year, especially with the hugely talented @vikkistone writing for us.
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@helenarney Thank you for coming Helen!
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