Autumn seasons are being announced and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has a season packed with goodies.
Familiar faces Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann make their Waterside début in April in Paris, an observational comedy set to make your heart melt.
More comedy capers are in store with Globe Theatre On Tour’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, and don’t miss the return of The National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors for a glorious celebration of British comedy – satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
An all-star cast of Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Nigel Havers, Sian Phillips, Martin Jarvis and Cherie Lunghi appear in Oscar Wilde’s much-loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest.
Fans of the no.1 best-selling author Peter James are in for a treat with The Perfect Murder, a dark comedy thriller with an all-star cast led by Robert Daws (The Royal, Roger Roger, Outside Edge).
Classical music audiences will welcome the return of Ellen Kent Opera bringing three masterpieces.
Verdi’s Rigoletto will feature a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan; Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has fabulous costumes and a spectacular Japanese garden in October, and Verdi’s La Traviata takes to the stage early next year.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is back with a programme featuring Schubert’s famous melody from his ‘Unfinished’ Symphony, Mozart’s great Piano Concerto No.23, and Mendelssohn’s romantic ‘Scottish’ Symphony No.3 with award-winning conductor Kirill Krabits.
Comedy is represented by Dawn French, Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Jon Richardson, Jim Davidson, Mark Watson and Jasper Carrott, not forgetting the theatre’s monthly Comedy Club.
Get into the festive spirit (yes, Christmas is soon upon us!) with the magical Miracle on 34th Street the Musical and Moscow City Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
This year’s sparkling family pantomime, Cinderella stars Suzanne Shaw and Russell Grant.
The theatre’s Second Space boasts Edinburgh Fringe show Piaf: Love Conquers All, a beautiful emotional roller coaster of Edith Piaf’s life and music.
Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre bring Hopelessly Devoted, a story of love and redemption set in a cell.
There’s also Hugless Douglas tells a heart-warming tale using a blend of music, puppetry and high-energy storytelling, suitable for ages 3- 7.
One nighters include the sensational Dreamboys, Vampire’s Rock, Chas and Dave and Simon Callow in a one man show called The Man Jesus.