Spring season goes the Full Monty at Wycombe Swan

The Full Monty. Photo by Matt Crockett.
The Full Monty. Photo by Matt Crockett.

Here’s a cheeky look at some of the highlights from the winter/spring season of shows just announced by the Wycombe Swan.

Alongside the sensational West End hit, The Full Monty, there are Saturday Night Fever, Brendan Cole, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Kneehigh’s Rebecca, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and – ye ha! – Calamity Jane.

But the autumn season ends with the king of panto, Shane Ritchie, returning to the Bucks venue for the pantomime, Dick Whittington.

The dashing Dick runs from December 13-January 4. Shane’s casting in the lead role follows his hugely-successful season as Buttons in Cinderella at theatre last Christmas.

January gets off to a disco dynamite start with Saturday Night Fever which features the now iconic songs by the Bee Gees.

Sat Night Fever

When John Travolta walked on to the dance floor in the smash hit film Saturday Night Fever, it changed the way we dance forever.

This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, is packed with legendary hits including Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love?

Return to the Forbidden Planet blasts off in February.

It’s 25 years after Captain Tempest and his crew first journeyed into hyperspace, and 14 years after the last UK tour, the Olivier Award-winning rock spectacular is back.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and packed with rock n’ roll classics including Great Balls of Fire and Good Vibrations, Return to the Forbidden Planet is a musical of meteoric proportions that will be remembered for light years to come.

A spellbinding new production of Daphne Du Maurier’s spellbinding Rebecca comes from Kneehigh Theatre in March.

Kneehigh is one of the world’s most acclaimed theatre companies. Based in Cornwall, they create truly unique, extraordinary shows which include the international hits Brief Encounter and Tristan and Yseult.

Be prepared for The Full Monty in April. Gary Lucy leads a cast that includes Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield.

BITSP

From the producers of Goodnight Mister Tom and Swallows & Amazons
John Boyne’s highly acclaimed and best-selling international novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will receive its world stage premiere tour next year.

It’s the emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys.

Set during World War II, the story is seen through the eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and devastating consequences.

For the full programme go to the theatre’s website www.wycombeswan.co.uk

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