West Side Story to follow Sadler's Wells residency with 2013/2014 UK tour
Classic Bernstein and Sondheim musical to visit UK towns and cities for lengthy tour
One glance at the creators and writers behind West Side Story should convince you that you are dealing with theatrical gold here.
Leonard Bernstein (the music), Stephen Sondheim (the lyricist), Jerome Robbins (the choreographer) and Arthur Laurents (the story) reads like a who's-who of stage-musicals and when conjoined with the list of familiar songs and the places it has been performed, confirms what we already know - this is a show that positively oozes class, vibrancy and emotion, as well as bums on seats. "Somewhere", "America" and "I Feel Pretty" help to soundtrack a tale loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, guaranteeing an unforgettable night out.
Later this year, from 7th August to 22nd September, London's Sadler's Wells will be presenting the musical for the first time since 2008 (its 50th anniversary), with seats getting snapped up already (prices range from £40 upwards). But, if you're quick, you can catch one of dozens of presentations.
If you don't live in London, help is at hand - the same production has announced a nationwide tour that is set to start in the autumn!
Liverpool is the first stop on 24th September until the 28th, followed by Sunderland (1st - 12th October), Oxford (22nd - 26th October) and several more until Milton Keynes from 3rd to 14th June 2014. Tickets for all venues are on sale now at various prices, typically starting at around £40 depending on the theatre. London will benefit from another visit by the show when it hits Wimbledon's New Theatre from 19th to 30th November.
- Wed 7th Aug 2013 to Sun 22nd Sep 2013 West Side StorySadler's Wells (London)Buy Tickets
- Tue 24th Sep 2013 to Sat 28th Sep 2013 West Side StoryEmpire (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st Oct 2013 to Sat 12th Oct 2013 West Side StoryThe Empire Theatre (Sunderland)Buy Tickets
- Tue 22nd Oct 2013 to Sat 26th Oct 2013 West Side StoryNew Theatre (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Tue 29th Oct 2013 to Sat 9th Nov 2013 West Side StoryBord Gáis Energy Theatre (formerly Grand Canal Theatre) (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Nov 2013 to Sat 16th Nov 2013 West Side StoryRegent Theatre/ Britannia Suite (Stoke-on-Trent)Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Nov 2013 to Sat 30th Nov 2013 West Side StoryNew Wimbledon Theatre (Wimbledon)Buy Tickets
- Tue 10th Dec 2013 to Sat 4th Jan 2014 West Side StoryPalace Theatre (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Wed 15th Jan 2014 to Sat 25th Jan 2014 West Side StoryThe King's Theatre (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Tue 28th Jan 2014 to Sat 8th Feb 2014 West Side StoryHippodrome (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Tue 11th Feb 2014 to Sat 15th Feb 2014 West Side StoryAylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury)Buy Tickets
- Tue 18th Feb 2014 to Sat 1st Mar 2014 West Side StoryNew Victoria Theatre (Woking)Buy Tickets
- Tue 18th Mar 2014 to Sat 29th Mar 2014 West Side StoryPlayhouse (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st Apr 2014 to Sat 12th Apr 2014 West Side StoryNew Alexandra Theatre (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Jun 2014 to Sat 14th Jun 2014 West Side StoryMilton Keynes Theatre (Milton Keynes)Buy Tickets