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West Side Story

West Side Story

Synopsis

'Could it be? Yes, it could. Something’s coming – something good.'

‘I’m delighted that our new production has caught the imagination of today’s audiences, and that the electricity of it all - the story, the music, the dance - is still so urgent in 2019. The demand for tickets has been incredible so to be able to bring the show back next year and give people another opportunity to see Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece is fantastic.’ Artistic Director, Sarah Frankcom

WEST SIDE STORY marries stunning choreography to a matchless songbook – Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight – as it translates ROMEO AND JULIET to 1950s Manhattan. It’s the Jets and the Sharks, two rival gangs who make New York’s mean streets even meaner. But it’s also passionate, tender and deeply romantic – the greatest love story ever told.

Reimagined for the round with new choreography by Aletta Collins (SWEET CHARITY) and orchestrations from Bernstein specialist Jason Carr, Sarah Frankcom’s production brings a whole new energy to a bona fide Broadway classic.

Full casting for the 2020 production is yet to be confirmed but we are delighted to announce that Gabriela Garcia and Andy Coxon will be reprising their roles as Maria and Tony.

Event details

Sat 9 May 2020, 2:30pm

Captioned in house by Northern Theatres

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Venue details

Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann's Square
Manchester
M2 7DH

Phone: 0161 833 9833

Email: box.office@royalexchange.co.uk

Textphone: 0161 615 6699 (Minicom)

Website: Royal Exchange Theatre

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