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This is a list of some of the shows at theatres round the UK. They are in alphabetical order, and for shows with more than one performances, or tours, they are also in date order.
I have included both professional and amateur productions. If your dance school or company has a forthcoming show you would like added please contact me.

42nd Street

Chorus girl to big star story. Peggy Sawyer becomes a star overnight when leading lady, Dorothy Brock breaks her ankle and she steps into the leading role. The score includes such classics as Lullaby of Broadway, We're In the Money, Dames, Shuffle Off To Buffalo and 42nd Street. 

   

A Chorus Line

The longest running show in Broadway history. 17 dancers embark on an inspirational journey; only 8 will make it into the Chorus Line. From the celebrated opening number to the unforgettable finale, their stories of elation and disappointment are told with humour, pathos and Broadway pizzazz. 

 

 

Anything Goes

The story is light and amusing, set aboard the liner SS American at a time when Wall Street bankers, socialites and Chicago gangsters were the emerging elite of American society. Amongst the songs are "I get a kick out of you"; "You're the top"; "Easy to love"; "It's Delovely"; "Blow, Gabriel Blow" and, of course, "Anything Goes". 

    

 

Billy Elliot - The Musical

Set in the North East, Billy Elliot is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy s dream. This original story captured the hearts of people around the world when the movie was released in October 2000. The original multi-award winning creative team from the film: director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and choreographer Peter Darling are joined by music legend, Elton John, the most celebrated UK singer song-writer of the last 30 years, to create the most anticipated musical of the decade. 

 

Victoria Palace, West End

Dates:  24th March 2005 to Mon-Sat 19:30. Thu, Sat Mats 14:30

Prices:  17.50 to 50.00

Box Office: 020 7834 1317   Web: http://www.victoriapalacetheatre.co.uk/

Carousel

The tale of the inhabitants of a New England fishing town. Romantic couple, comedy pair, wise old woman and a villain make up the main characters. Songs include You'll Never Walk Alone, June is Busting Out all Over and If I Loved You.

 

Chicago

Blues behind bars from the writers of Cabaret. Justice is on trial for the husband killing bad girls of shady Chicago. A chorus girl murders her lover but manages to get off through a strange assortment of allies. She forms an unusual nightclub act with another murderess with the hopes of keeping them both out of trouble. Songs include All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and All I Care About.

Adelphi, West End

Dates:  28th October 1997 ongoing Mon-Thu/Sat 20:00, Sat Mats 15:00, Fri 17:00 and 20:30, runs 135mins.

Prices:  15.00 to 40.00

Box Office:  020 7413 1777

Crazy for You

Songs such as "I've got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Nice Work if You Can Get it". The heart-warming story of Bobby Child's dream to be a dancer on the stage combined with a boy-meets-girl love story. Lots of songs and dancing.

 

 

Follies

A celebration set in an empty theatre in New York where a reunion party is being thrown for several generations of "Follies" performers and their escorts. Includes "Beautiful Girls", "Losing My Mind", "I'm Still Here" and "Broadway Baby". 

 

 

Guys and Dolls

A musical fable of Broadway. Based on story and characters by Damon Runyon. Book written in 1950. A Salvation Army officer, Sister Sarah, attempts to save the souls of the New York gamblers. "Luck be a Lady", "I've Never Been in Love Before", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat"

 

Piccadilly Theatre, West End

Dates:  20th May 2005 to 

Prices:  Please check with venue

Box Office: 020 7369 1734    Web: http://www.theambassadors.com

 

Kiss Me Kate

Based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Two gangsters are despatched to extract a debt from the leading man of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. They arrive on its First Night, in the middle of a blazing row between the show's stars and end up on stage singing Brush Up Your Shakespeare. 

 

 

Lord Of The Dance

Irish Dance show by Michael Flatley.

    

Mack and Mabel

One brief run in Leicester circa 1980 then a London run from 1994. Winner of 1995 Evening Standards Award Best Musical. The story of the stormy relationship between Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand during the early days of cinema.

 

Mary Poppins

Is it Jane and Michael Banks who need a nanny? Or is it their parents, George (the stuffy bank worker) and Winifred who actually need more looking after? Only one thing is certain. When Mary Poppins arrives, with her no-nonsense approach to making the right choices in life, nothing will ever be the same again.

 

Prince Edward, West End

Dates:  6th December 2004 to (opens 15th December 2004) Mon-Sat 19:30. Thu, Sat Mats 14:30

Prices:  Please check with venue to 49.00

Box Office: 020 7447 5400   Web: http://www.delfont-mackintosh.com

Me and My Girl

A costermonger is suddenly elevated to the peerage. Lambeth Walk, The Sun Has Got His Hat On, Me and My Girl and other songs. First seen in 1937, when it ran for an amazing 1646 performances, Me and My Girl swept first London's West End and subsequently Broadway in the mid 1970's following its updating by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent, and proceeded to win almost every award going. 

 

 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

All American Western romantic musical. The tale of the seven Pontipee brothers, Oregon 1880s. When Adam, the eldest brother, marries Millie, the Pontipees are shaken out of their backwoods life with a vengeance. A show full of pure energy, vibrant dancing and rousing musical numbers such as Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Spring, Spring, Spring, Goin Courtin and Wonderful Wonderful Day. 

 

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Broadway revue inspired by the work of Lieber and Stoller (Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, etc). There is no plot or storyline to this entertainment just cabaret style song and dance productions to entertain. The span and influence of these two great writers should not be underestimated - there are some real classics in their repertoire and they are powerfully produced on stage. 

 

Spirit of Ireland

Experience the magic of Irish dance, music and song in this spectacular journey that will leave you gasping for breath! Long before Riverdance, Spirit of Ireland was Ireland's first National and International success story. The production has gone from strength to strength, evolving over many years to become one of the most exciting and popular Cultural, Dance and Music products out of Ireland. This diverse production offers the audience a spectacular evening of Traditional Irish Dancing, woven into a blend of both Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music and vocal arrangements. The music is performed by some of Ireland's most celebrated young virtuosos, most of them like the Dancers - All Irish Champions. 

  

 

Spirit of the Dance

Irish dance show. The Irish International Dance Company, The Russian Cossacks, The Irish Harp Ensemble, New Orleans Gospel Choir, Mongolian State Dancers, New York Tap Battle Boys. The most successful (financially) touring show of 1996. With special guests Ireland's Three Tenors.

 

Stepping Out

Musical version of Richard Harris's original comedy play which was made into a film by Liza Minnelli. The story of the lives and loves of a weekly tap-dancing class as the teacher tries to turn the odd bunch of attendees into a presentable group.

 

Stomp

Originally created in Brighton in 1991, STOMP is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. Since its inception, the production has toured to 39 diverse countries from Russia to Brazil, Australia to Japan and Germany to Taiwan and has become an international stage phenomenon. STOMP finds beauty and music in the mundane - from boots and bins to zippo lighters and plumber s plungers - everything including the kitchen sink becomes part of this amazing production as a cast of 8 inspired performers make instruments out of brooms and turn hand-clapping into conversation. With unstoppable energy and toe-tapping exuberance, STOMP takes the clutter and junk of everyday life and transforms it into a pulsating, witty, utterly irresistible theatrical event

Vaudeville, West End

Dates:  24th September 2002 to (opens 25th September 2002)

Prices:  15.00 to 37.50

Box Office:  0870 890 0511

   

Strictly Ballroom Dancing

A lavish, new spectacular dance show, begins a major national tour this autumn.

But you don't only have to watch this lavish ballroom extravaganza - you can be part of it!

Celebrity star hosts, Lionel Blair & Jane McDonald, will lead a cast of 14 international dance champions, backed by a live orchestra, in this exhilarating evening of ballroom dance where your town's local amateur dancers can participate centre stage!

From the passion of tango to the elegance of waltz, and every dance step in between, Strictly Ballroom Dancing is choreographed by TVs Come Dancing Stars, Erin Boag and Anton Du Beke.

   

 

The Producers

The Producers the new Mel Brooks musical is the story of two theatrical producer who hatch the ultimate theatrical scam...to raise more money than they need to put on a sure-fire Broadway disaster, and then to pocket the leftover cash when the show flops. Their guaranteed-to-fail fiasco? Springtime for Hitler - the musical. 

 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, West End

Dates:  22nd October 2004 to (opens 9th November 2004)

Prices:  10.00 to 49.00

Box Office: 020 7494 5061

The Rat Pack - Frank, Sammy and Dean

Drift back to a glamorous era where the famous rubbed shoulders with politicians and partied hard. Frank, Sammy and Dean, all singing, all dancing, all round entertainers, injected not only their songs into the 50s and 60s, but a lifestyle that everyone wanted. With a talented cast and 15-piece orchestra, take a trip back to the glamorous, hot, glitzy nights of Las Vegas. Experience Frank, Sammy and Dean's world famous classic recordings and more in this sensationally staged production that brings the music and lives of these legendary characters together again. 

 

Savoy, West End

Dates:  3rd June 2005 to Mon-Sat 20:00. Thu Mat 15:00. Sat Mat 16:30

Prices:  12.50 to 42.50

Box Office: 020 7836 8888   Web: http://www.savoy-group.co.uk/Savoy-Theatre/

 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing, the nostalgic musical comedy is set in 1920s New York where recent arrival-from-Kansas Millie Dillmount is determined to bob her hair, dance to jazz, get a job and marry her boss - all in the modern fashion. 

    

 

Most of the information on this page is taken from UK Theatre Web. Check their site for full theatre listings around the UK, for all genres of show. Also buy tickets online for many shows.