Spring fever hits with new season at the Waterside Theatre

The Glenn Miller Story . Photo: Pamela Raith

The Glenn Miller Story . Photo: Pamela Raith

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Spectacular tribute shows to some of the biggest musical stars - Glenn Miller, Judy Garland, Tom Jones and The Beatles - are coming to The Waterside Theatre.

Throw in a good mix of massive musicals - The Sound of Music, Chicago, Annie and the return of the ever popular Rocky Horror Show - as well as some top notch drama by Noel Coward, Agatha Christie and the award winning team behind Murder She Wrote and Columbo, and the scene is set for a splendid and eclectic programme.

Tommy Steele stars in The Glenn Miller Story, a brand new musical telling the story of America’s most famous big band leader, who vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. The show, featuring a 16 piece orchestra plus a full supporting company of performers and dazzzling choreography, comes to The Waterside for a week this month (Tuesday January 19 - Saturday 23). Tickets cost from £17.50.

End of the Rainbow tells the story of Judy Garland, focusing on her explosive London comeback at the height of the swinging sixties. Starring Lisa Maxwell, the show features memorable songs including Somewhere Over The Rainbow and The Man That Got Away. The musical will be at The Waterside from Tuesday March 1 through to Saturday 5. Tickets cost from £15.

Tom Jones fans have a chance to revel in the star’s powerful hits with the arrival of Tom - The Musical from Tuesday April 5 through to Saturday 9. Tickets from £15.

And the international hit show that celebrates the music of The Beatles, Let It Be, brings a non-stop parade of hits to Aylesbury from Monday May 2 through to Saturday 7. Tickets from £17.50.

Drama includes Rehearsal For Murder by award-winning writers Levinson and Link, here for a week from Monday February 22;Noel Coward’s Private Lives for a week from Monday March 7; and the 60th anniverary production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from Monday July 4.

Musical hits to look forward to include Annie, starring Lesley Joseph as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan, from Monday March 14 for a week. I saw this over Christmas at New Theatre, Oxford, with Jodie Prenger in the role of the orphanage boss, and it is a beautiful production.

The Rocky Horror Show returns from Monday April 18 for a week and following the innovative live showing of the stage version of The Sound of Music on television over Christmas, you can now see it live at The Waterside from Wednesday May 18 through to Saturday 21.

All this plus so much more, with dance, opera, drama, one night shows, comedy and child friendly shows. To see the full programme and all ticket prices go to www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury

Book online or call the box office on 0844 871 7607.