It’s The Beatles!



Beatlemania is heading to York as the producers of smash hit musical LET IT BE announce a new national tour for 2016.

Audiences will be Twisting and Shouting until their heart’s content when the show arrives at Grand Opera House York for 8 performances from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th April 2016.

The LET IT BE TOUR 2016 will take the show on a Magical Mystery Tour when it plays 21 theatresacross England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

This is LET IT BE’s biggest tour to date, and it is expected that audiences will Come Together with a little help from their friends to dance in the aisles and celebrate music history’s greatest ever worldwide phenomenon.

The show has already wowed London’s West End and New York’s Broadway audiences. And it is currently enjoying a massively successful five-week run in the birthplace of the biggest band in the world, Liverpool, where the show opened to 5-star rave reviews and sell-out performances at Royal Court Theatre Liverpool.


 LET IT BE celebrates the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band in a spectacular concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. They were just boys from Liverpool who went on to change the world.

LET IT BE is packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.  Travel back to the Swinging Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

The tour announcement comes in the same week as ITV announce a new prime-time two-hour Beatles documentary. The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One will be aired on ITV at 8.00pm on Wednesday 11 November. It will feature all 27 Beatles songs which reached the top of the charts here and in the States – including Let It Be.

The programme will highlight the stories behind the songs and will feature Beatles’ insiders and celebrity fans, including Michael Palin, David Tennant, Twiggy, Jake Bugg, and Liverpool actress Sue Johnston, who was a Cavern Club regular herself.

LET IT BE will take to the road thanks to Annerin Productions and Flying Entertainment.

Producer Jeff Parry from Annerin Productions commented: “We’re incredibly proud to announce LET IT BE’s biggest tour to date. We are extremely excited to bring the show to the Grand Opera House York, and we’re sure that York audiences will be on their feet – dancing, singing and very much being part of the concert.

“It’s more than 50 years since The Beatles released their first single, yet the band still continue to win new generations of fans. The songs still feel fresh and vibrant which is testament to the Fab Four’s music and talent. LET IT BE is helping to keep the story and songs of the band alive and charm new fans. Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you tickets to the hottest show on tour.”

Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, LET IT BE continues to delight audiences across the globe, having recently performed to audiences in Germany, Japan, Moscow, and France.

LET IT BE has established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows since originally opening at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, where it recouped its initial investment after just 18 weeks before transferring for a year-long run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 through to February 2014. Before moving to Royal Court Theatre Liverpool, the show completed an 8-month run at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End.

More information can be found on






4 – 9 April 2016

Ticket prices from £20

Box Office: 0844 871 3024

Online Booking:

Joe Brown UK Tour


Grand Opera House York

Friday 29 January 2016

Since the new millennium Joe has been confounding people’s expectations of him on a regular basis. In 2002 he appeared at the Glastonbury Festival and endeared himself to the latest generation of rock fans. Later that year he won a brand new world-wide audience with his show-stopping appearance at “The Concert For George”, staged at London’s Royal Albert Hall in tribute to George Harrison with a stellar cast of musicians.

In the Autumn of 2005 Joe completed a 37 date British tour with special guest Sam Brown and a DVD of Down To Earth In The Studio was released in 2006. By Spring of 2007 Joe and the band had just finished a further 36 date solo tour with son Pete firmly in his band.

This momentum on the live front continued In 2009 and in June Joe was awarded the coveted Outstanding Contribution to Music Award by MOJO Magazine which was presented to him by Mark Knopfler and two days later it was announced that he was to be awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Latterly Joe has continued to break box office records and gain new supporters throughout 2009 and 2010 when having cropped up as a special guest on Bob Harris’ own 40th Anniversary programme for BBC Radio 2 Joe then completed his own UK tour and rounded off the year by joining fellow British institutions Status Quo in December for the arena section of their Quid Pro Quo tour. The response was terrific both at shows and on the Quo website where positive comments from their fan base ran into pages and pages for the 9 shows which Joe and the band performed with them.

Joe is, without doubt, a one off, a compelling and unique performer with a rare and singular track record, an extraordinary talent and a truly enduring Rock Legend – catch him while you can.

Tickets from £28.65

Box Office: 0844 871 3024

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Mercury celebrate 45 years of Queen

image006 (4)Mercury celebrate 45 years of Queen


To celebrate 45 years since Queen was formed in 1970, ‘Mercury’ brings a fitting tribute to the Grand Opera House, York on 28th November 2015.

As winners of the 2013 National Tribute Awards, ‘Mercury’ will show York how the band has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest exponents of the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

45 years since Queen was formed, ‘Mercury’ has firmly established itself as one of the most authentic tributes to both the legend Freddie Mercury and Queen. Freddie Mercury’s family, along with Brian May and Roger Taylor have all seen and enjoyed Mercury’s authentic stage show.

With a dynamic show that fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, ‘Mercury’ faithfully and accurately recreate the distinctive Queen experience.

The extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May are backed by superbly crafted harmonies, a driving rhythm section and state-of-the-art, world class production.

Joseph says: “We are delighted that Freddie’s family see us as an authentic Queen tribute as this is always what we have set out to achieve. Everything we have created – from the costumes and lights, to the sound and music is about creating an authentic experience for Queen fans.”

This show will captivate any audience – from die-hard Queen fans through to new generations of music lovers in a way that Freddie and Queen themselves would be proud of.

Show information

Venue: Grand Opera House, York

Date & Time: 28th November, 7.30pm

Tickets: £20.90 (+ booking fees). Concessions available.

Box Office: (t) 0844 871 7615  (w)


Tony Robinson’s Wild West in 3D

Tony Robinson’s Wild West in 3D will use exclusive, never-before-seen 3D stereoscopic photographs to expose the untold story of the ‘Wild West’ and reveal the truth behind the Hollywood legends.

The three, hour long episodes chart the relatively short, 50 year period that begins at the end of the American Civil War in 1865 when all the western territories in America were opened up to be civilised and exploited.

In the first episode, The Last Stand, Tony looks at the clashes between the native Indian tribes and Americans, namely the famous ‘Last Stand’ of General Custer at Little Big Horn. Whilst this was the one and only battle the Sioux ever won against the Americans, it led to the total destruction of their people and culture, from which they never recovered.

Episode Two, Outlaws and Lawmen, examines the infamous western bandits, often glorified in Hollywood’s latter-day spaghetti westerns, including Butch Cassidy and Jesse James.

The last episode, How the West Was Won, focuses on the pioneers that capitalised on the opportunities of the West, one of which was the renowned Buffalo Bill, the world’s first global superstar.

Many of the early photographs of the American West were taken with 3D stereographic cameras – the images they captured have never been seen on TV before. This hoard of lost images is a real discovery. The 3D stereographic slides are unknown to academics and experts working in the field. This means that the series has genuinely exclusive and ground breaking content.

Tony is a huge fan of Western movies but wants to see if the films he grew up with relate to the reality of the Old West. Now Tony Robinson is using this unique archive to bring the Wild West back to life as he tells the true stories of the men and women who tamed the American wilderness. From Custer’s Last Stand and the Battle of Little Big Horn to the gunfight at the OK Corral and death of Jesse James, this is a history of the West unlike any other.


Please find the clips here:

Tony Robinson’s Wild West in 3D episode 2 airs on Discovery Channel Sunday 15th November at 8pm

SCARBOROUGH by Fiona Evans to play two unique performances at The Cockpit Theatre

Fictive Theatre in collaboration with Artistic Producciones and
the Mexican Theatre Company La Compañia Perpetua present

by Fiona Evans

Saturday 5th December 2015
& Sunday 6th December 2015

at London’s The Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH


Following a successful showcase at The Courtyard Theatre, Fictive Theatre in collaboration with Artistic Producciones and the Mexican Theatre Company La Compañia Perpetua present two unique performances of Fiona Evans’ acclaimed play SCARBOROUGH at the Cockpit Theatre, in London, on Saturday 5th December and Sunday 6th December at 3pm.

SCARBOROUGH follows a 15 year-old boy on a romantic weekend away with his (nearly) 30 year-old female teacher at a bed and breakfast in Scarborough. After the interval, the script is repeated word-for-word except for one difference: the genders have swapped.

Across social media and tabloid newspapers it seems every week a new student – teacher affair is uncovered. By staying away from sensationalism, SCARBOROUGH becomes an engaging play presenting the affair from a neutral point of view.

Fiona Evans’ electrifying portrayal of a dangerously charged romance and its disturbing implications was the show to see at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning a Fringe First Award.

This intimate performance directed by Simon Paris is set on a bed, in the round.

Young talents Ava Pickett and Charlie Tantam star in this production performing the roles of Lauren/Beth and Daz/Aiden.

SCARBOROUGH has set and costume design by Magdalena Iwanska, and lighting design by Guido Lueches.

Founded in 2014 by Ava Pickett and Simon Parism, Fictive Theatre is a company that creates and embraces brave and bold new theatre.

Artistic Producciones LTD and La Compañia Perpetua, which are about to present the UK premiere of FAUSTAFF at the Cockpit Theatre from 18th November to 6th December, are supporting this emerging theatre company with the aim of promote young talent.

Reviewers have said:

The brilliant thing about Evans’s play is that it poses these questions without forcing us into either camp. By replicating the script across both situations, Evans stays neutral whilst her audience is left to empathise, take sides and debate as they see fit.” – Holly O’Mohany, A Younger Theatre.

Despite the play’s brevity, the characters are complex and we don’t automatically see these children as victims – occasionally they seem more mature than the adults taking advantage of them.” – Edward Lukes, Once A Week Theatre

We’re invading a private moment in a relationship, and our intrusion on these intimacies – the leg stroking, long stares and kissing on the bed in fits of passion – makes us feel suitably
.” – Holly O’Mahony, A Younger Theatre

Director Simon Paris has done a fantastic job at utilising the script to great effect to convey the two stories in completely different and very effective ways.” – Terry Eastham, London Theatre 1

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A play by Fiona Evans

Directed by Simon Paris
Set and costume design: Magdalena Iwanska
Lighting design: Guido Lueches
Poster design: Amy Laker

Lauren / Beth: Ava Pickett
Daz / Aiden: Charlie Tantam

5th & 6th December 2015, 3.00pm
The Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH

Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
Box Office: 020 7258 29 25

Live Theatre’s January to June 2016 Season: Now on Sale

A new season of entertaining, imaginative and engaging theatre has been launched this week by Live Theatre.


Next summer there is an exciting collaboration with Carnegie Medal-winning author, David Almond (Skellig),to present The Savage (30 June to 23 July), his first full length play for Live Theatre. This creative theatrical reimagining of his critically acclaimed short story has been commissioned to mark the launch of Live Tales, our new creative writing centre for children and young people which is at the heart of the new outdoor performance area and gardens next to the theatre.


Max Roberts, Artistic Director, Live Theatre said:

“It’s great to have a writer of David’s quality and reputation writing for Live Theatre. His enthusiasm and support for Live Tales our Children’s Writing Centre has been enormous and The Savage marks its opening. I’m very much looking forward to bringing his play to fruition moulding David’s rich lyrical writing with music and beautiful settings that will appeal to a wide age range of audiences.”
Next year also sees a welcome return for Alison Carr, with the world premiere of Iris (6 April to 30 April), a heady cocktail of caustic humour and tender pathos and her first full-length show in Live’s main theatre. Alison was the winner of Live Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Bursary for The Soaking of Vera Shrimp.


Gez Casey, Literary Manager said:

“Alison Carr has a distinct and individual voice as a playwright – witty, quirky and engaging. Following her previous work for the company, including The Girls From Poppyfield Close and The Soaking of Vera Shrimp in our Studio Theatre, I’m delighted that audiences will be able to see her first full commission in the Main House.”


Young voices continue to make themselves heard in Write Stuff (4 March), and members of Live’s Youth Theatre perform in The Media Circus  (5 & 6 March) and along with young learning disabled actors in Always the Bridesmaid (19 & 20 February),written by award winning playwright Mike Kenny in a collaboration with Headway Arts in Blyth.

See exciting new work performed for the very first time in Live Lab which this season launches two new projects, Live Lab Elevator festival (9 to 13 February) and Live Lab Takeover (21 & 22 May) which present new theatre and work-in-progress showcases. This also includes new work from Northumbria University MA students, as part of the recently announced partnership.


The quayside based Theatre is also looking forward to welcoming some of the country’s most exciting visiting theatre companies.


Among the exciting visiting theatre programme, is Iphigenia in Splott, (11 & 12 March), winner of Best Play in the UK Theatre Awards 2015; as well as Land of our Fathers, (27 to 30 January), compelling account of six Welsh miners trapped down a mine as Margaret Thatcher wins the 1979 general election; and Petrification, (26 to 28 May) the world premiere of a new piece by Zoe Cooper, (Nativities) the past and present collide with dizzying consequences.


The latest addition to the season is Bits of Me Are Falling Apart (24 to 27 February), which sees Adrian Edmondson staring in a new adaption of William Leith’s hilarious and touching bestselling novel, directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of Soho Theatre.


Live Theatre will also host live music from Jumpin’ Hot Club and this season there will be live stand-up from comedian Mark Watson (2 & 3 June) as part of his national tour.

For more information about Live Theatre’s January to June 2016 season or to book tickets visit or contact the box office on (0191) 232 1232.



Shoppers in the newly installed Christmas store at Fenwick Newcastle were treated to a surprise on Tuesday as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier took time out from performing The Nutctracker at Newcastle Theatre Royal, to pose with Christmas shoppers.


The dancers, who are performing all week with Northern Ballet at the Theatre Royal, posed for photographs and selfies with shoppers and young children in the glittering Christmas store.


Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the dazzling tale of one child’s Christmas dreams coming true, as Clara is whisked away on the magical journey of a lifetime through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.


Set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker features choreography and beautiful costumes by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, stunning Regency style sets by Charles Cusick Smith and lighting by Mark Jonathan.


David Nixon OBE, said: “The Nutcracker is one of the world’s most popular classical ballets and holds a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old. We are delighted to once again revive this charming story and add that extra bit of sparkle to the festive season for audiences in Newcastle.”


Northern Ballet will also stage a ballet specially aimed at children, when they perform Elves and The Shoemaker on Fri 13 Nov at 12 noon and 2pm. With an original score, composed by Philip Feeney, Elves and The Shoemaker follows the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs by Northern Ballet


The Nutcracker is at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 10 to Sat 14 Nov 2015, playing evenings at 7.30pm, matinees Thurs 2pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets from £14.50 (save 50p per ticket online). All tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at





Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed that Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild will open its 2016 season in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson, running from 13 May – 12 June.  In a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, who originally created the piece with their youth theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will fully develop the play to launch its professional premiere. Timothy Sheader and original Chichester director Dale Rooks direct with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse.

Running Wild is a story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment. For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s a new start, and the chance for Will to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit. Charging deep into the jungle Oona escapes the beach, but with her rider still clinging on, Will must now learn to survive the rainforest – and he is not alone.

To commemorate the legacy of Shakespeare, 400 years since the playwright’s death, Robert Hastie will direct Henry V from 17 June – 9 July. Currently an Associate Director for the Donmar Warehouse, Robert recently received critical acclaim for Splendour by Abi Morgan andMy Night With Reg, which subsequently transferred to the Apollo Theatre.

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Timothy Sheader will direct Jesus Christ Superstar from 15 July – 27 August.  With a legendary score including ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’, this epic story with choreography by Drew McConie will find a new resonance in the unique surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

The 2013 sell-out production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade and directed by Deborah Bruce, will conclude the 2016 season (2 – 17 September).  Following the success of To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice will then embark on a major UK tour.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Lord of the Flies continues to tour the UK through to March 2016.

Artistic Director Timothy Sheader says:

‘In a year when the world celebrates the life and work of Shakespeare, our 2016 season champions British writing. Whilst giving classics a new voice through outdoor production, I am delighted to be bringing a new play, Running Wild, to the stage this season. I am passionate about storytelling and of creating work that enhances the shared experience of theatregoing, and I look forward to sharing these productions with our audiences.’

Full cast and creative team for all 2016 productions will be announced in due course.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Memberships are on sale now and priority booking for Members will open at 11am, 12 November. Visit for more information. Public booking opens at 11am, 8 December.


Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2016 season:

Online Bookings:

Box Office: 0844 826 4242
Lines open from 9am – 9pm. £1.50 per ticket telephone booking fee applies. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.

Running Wild

By Michael Morpurgo

In an adaptation by Samuel Adamson

Directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks

13 May – 12 June

First Preview: 13 May

Press night: 19 May (7.45pm)

Performances: Tue – Sun (7.45pm); matinees Weds, Sat & Sun (2.15pm)

No matinee on 14, 18, 19 May

Henry V

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Hastie

17 June – 9 July

First preview: 17 June

Press night: 22 June (7.45pm)

Performances: Mon – Sat (7.45pm); matinees Thurs & Sat (2.15pm)

No matinee on 18 June

Jesus Christ Superstar

Lyrics by Tim Rice | Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Timothy Sheader

15 July – 27 August

First preview: 15 July

Press night: 21 July (7.45pm)

Performances: Mon – Sat (7.45pm); matinees Thurs & Sat (2.15pm)

Additional matinees on Weds 17 and 24 August

No matinee on 16 or 21 July

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

In an adaptation by Simon Reade

Directed by Deborah Bruce

2 September – 17 September

Previews: 2  September – 6 September

Performances: Mon – Sat (7.45pm); matinees Thurs & Sat (2.15pm)


Running Wild

£25 – £48.50

(Premium Seats £60, including best seat, programme and a glass of wine)

Family Ticket: £110.00 (4 tickets, of which at least 2 are for children). Valid only on Running Wild.

Henry V and Pride and Prejudice

£25 – £48.50

(Premium Seats £60, including best seat, programme and a glass of wine)

Jesus Christ Superstar

£25 – £52.50

(Premium Seats £65, including best seat, programme and a glass of wine)


Early Bird: £5 off price bands A – D during previews when booked before 30 April (previews £2 off thereafter).

Premium Seats and Band E tickets:  £2 off all previews.

Groups 10+

£5 off price bands A – C. Valid all performances excluding Saturday Evening. A £4.50 transaction fee applies. This applies on top of the Preview and Early Bird Preview pricing, but excludes Premium Seats.

Senior Citizens Matinees

£22.50 best available (excluding Premium Seats), weekday matinees (cannot be combined with any other discount or concession).


£25 best available (excluding Premium Seats), all performances excluding Saturday evening (cannot be combined with any other discount or concession).

A full performance schedule will be available from

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UK Tours

Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd presents

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

In an adaptation by Simon Reade

2015/16 UK Tour dates to be announced


Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd presents

William Golding’s

Lord of the Flies

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams

In an adaptation by Simon Reade

Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 November 2015

SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre

Box Office 0114 249 6000 |

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 November 2015


Box Office 01494 512000 |

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 November 2015

DUBLIN Bord Gais Theatre

Box Office +353 1 677 7999 |

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 December 2015


Box Office 0843 208 6000 |

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 January

BATH Theatre Royal

Box Office 01225 448844 |

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 January


Box Office 0844 871 7651 | richmond

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 January


Box Office 01483 369350 |

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 February


Box Office 0151 709 4776 |

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February

LEICESTER Curve Theatre

Box Office 0116 242 3560 |

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 February

WARWICK Arts Centre

Box Office 024 7652 4524 |

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 March

BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre

Box Office 01274 432000 |

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March

NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal

Box Office 0844 811 2121 |

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March

BROMLEY Churchill Theatre

Box Office 0844 871 7620 |



Verity Rushworth as Holly Golightly 4 credit Sean Ebsworth BarnesVERITY RUSHWORTH
FROM 2 MAY TO 11 JUNE 2016

Verity Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.  She will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates have been previously announced.  Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).

Verity Rushworth played the role of Donna Windsor in Emmerdale for 11 years, a role for which she won a British Soap Award this year. Her theatre roles include Velma Kelly in Paul Kerryson’s production of Chicago (Leicester Curve), Grace Farrell in Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Maria in Jeremy Sams’s production of The Sound of Music (national tour) and Penny Pingleton in Jack O’Brien’s production of Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre, London).

Based on Truman Capote’s beloved masterwork, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York in 1943. Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl.  Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred.  But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil.  As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her.

Verity Rushworth said, “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to play the dream role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I cannot wait to step into the fabulous shoes of such an icon and discover the endless layers to her complicated and fascinating personality – not to mention her wardrobe!”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be directed by Nikolai Foster, the Artistic Director of Leicester Curve, with production design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Mic Pool.

Nikolai Foster’s recent productions include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (Leicester Curve and Nottingham Playhouse), Calamity Jane (Watermill Theatre, Newbury & UK tour) and a major new production of the Broadway musical Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK tour).

Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances at the Curve Theatre, Leicester on 3 March 2016, before embarking on a UK & Ireland Tour.  There will be a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End from 30 June to 17 September 2016.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a co-production between the Curve Theatre, Leicester and Colin Ingram, Peter Kane, William Sinclair and Michael Melnick & Finlay Gray.

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Further dates and casting to be announced.

Busted, Sheffield Arena, Tuesday 17th May 2016

Full original line-up of Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis & James Bourne


Tuesday 17th May 2016

“A year ago James and I got together and just started hanging out … and it felt really different, somehow, to how it had ten years ago. And the idea crept into my head after all that time apart: what would Busted look like today?”Charlie Simpson

It’s the reunion they said could never happen – even the members themselves have admitted it. But today Busted announce their return to the world of pop in 2016. Matt, James and Charlie are returning to the road with a full UK arena tour, and they are working on brand new Busted music for the first time since 2004.

“For me, there’s a huge sense of unfinished business …  I always thought in my heart we’d do Busted again, but that it was just a matter of when and how”Matt Willis

Wednesday 11th May 2016 will be their first show together in 12 years – and the first time in 12 years anyone will be able to see the three members play all their greatest hits together live – among them the simply huge, unforgettable smashes “What I Go To School For”, “Crashed The Wedding”, “You Said No”, “Air Hostess” and “Year 3000.”

For the gig Busted will return to the home of their biggest triumph, the venue where anybody last saw them – Wembley Arena. It was here that they broke a record in 2004 by selling out an incredible 12 shows. And it’s here that they will make their long overdue comeback.

“We’ve done this crazy, exciting, adventurous, scenic route back to being Busted. And now we’re here, we’re all super-re-energised”James Bourne

With an incredible five million record sales, two 4 x platinum albums and four number one singles to their name, a staggering 700,000 concert tickets sold in one year, two BRIT Awards and a Record of the Year Award, Busted are one of the biggest home-grown pop acts of the 21st century.

Busted? These boys are fixed, back and ready to shake up the pop world all over again.

Busted will play Sheffield Arena on Tuesday 17th May and the tickets go on general sale 9am Friday 13th November priced £41.25 & £45.65 (including booking fee) through or the ticket hotline on 0114 256 56 56.