UNION THE­ATRE, LON­DON

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TO 21 NOVEM­BER 2015 CHAR­ING CROSS THE­ATRE, LON­DON

DUSTY World pre­miere of a multi-me­dia show cel­e­brat­ing the life and songs of the 60s icon, the great Dusty Spring­field, fol­low­ing her rise from mid­dle-class sub­ur­bia to the record­ing of her clas­sic al­bum Dusty in Mem­phis. The pro­duc­tion fea­tures orig­i­nal mu­sic to­gether with rare film footage and cut­ting-edge 3D tech­nol­ogy to see and hear Dusty on stage, along­side live mu­sic and dance. Go to: the­dustyshow. com CLOSER TO HEAVEN Re­vival of the cult club­land mu­si­cal with mu­sic and lyrics by the Pet Shop Boys and a book by Jonathan Har­vey (Beau­ti­ful Thing). Go to: unionthe­atre. biz

TO 06 DE­CEM­BER 2015 ON TOUR

MACK AND MA­BEL Michael Ball stars as Mack Sen­net, the silent movie era’s king of com­edy, and Re­becca LaChance is silent movie star Ma­bel Nor­mand, in this clas­sic mu­si­cal about the early days of Hol­ly­wood. On na­tion­wide tour to Plymouth, Manch­ester, Dublin, Ed­in­burgh, Not­ting­ham, and Cardiff. Check web­site for de­tails. Go to: tinyurl. com/ p7b92wr

TO 06 FE­BRU­ARY 2016 ADEL­PHI THE­ATRE, LON­DON

KINKY BOOTS Tony award-win­ning mu­si­cal with mu­sic and lyrics by Cyndi Lau­per and a book by Har­vey Fier­stein ( Torch Song Tril­ogy and La Cage aux Folles). In­spired by true events Kinky Boots is the story of the strug­gling owner of a shoe fac­tory and how help ar­rives in the un­likely but spec­tac­u­lar form of fab­u­lous drag queen, Lola. Go to: kinky­boot­s­the­mu­si­cal. co. uk

TO 30 JUNE 2016 ON TOUR

AN­NIE Strictly’s Craig Revel Hor­wood drags up as Miss Han­ni­gan and goes on tour in the clas­sic feel­good mu­si­cal, fea­tur­ing songs like Tomorrow and It’s a Hard Knock Life. Check web­site for per­for­mance de­tails. Go to: an­ni­ethe­mu­si­cal­tour. uk

TO 16 JULY 2016 ON TOUR

GUYS AND DOLLS This is the Chich­ester Fes­ti­val’s hugely ac­claimed pro­duc­tion of the “mu­si­cal fa­ble of Broad­way” which fea­tures clas­sic songs such as Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rock­ing the Boat and If I Were A Bell, along with siz­zling chore­og­ra­phy by dance leg­end Car­los Acosta. On na­tional tour at the Palace The­atre, Manch­ester ( 10 - 21 Novem­ber), New Alexandra The­atre, Birm­ing­ham ( 24 Novem­ber - 5 De­cem­ber) and Savoy The­atre, Lon­don ( 10 De­cem­ber - 12 March 2016), be­fore go­ing to Liver­pool, New­cas­tle, Aberdeen, Ed­in­burgh, Mil­ton Keynes and Bris­tol in the New Year. Check web­site for full de­tails. Go to: guysand­doll­s­the­mu­si­cal. co. uk

TO 29 OC­TO­BER 2016 ON TOUR

MARY POP­PINS Ev­ery­one’s favourite nanny tours the UK in this multi award-win­ning mu­si­cal fea­tur­ing all the hits from the movie, plus new songs spe­cially writ­ten for the stage show. Check web­site for de­tails. Go to: marypop­pins. co. uk/ tour

TO 02 JAN­UARY 2016 PAL­LA­DIUM, LON­DON

CATS An­drew Lloyd Web­bers fe­line mu­si­cal re­turns to the Lon­don Pal­la­dium for a lim­ited run. Go to: catsthemusical. com/ lon­don

20 NOVEM­BER 2015 TO 05 MARCH 2016 ME­NIER CHOCOLATE FAC­TORY, LON­DON

FUNNY GIRL Beg, steal or bor­row to get a ticket to the hottest ticket in town star­ring Sheri­dan Smith as Broad­way star Fanny Brice in the role orig­i­nated by Bar­bra Streisand. Packed with clas­sic show­stop­pers such as Peo­ple, Don’t Rain on My Pa­rade and I’m the Great­est Star, the show com­pletely sold out within min­utes of go­ing on sale. Check with the the­atre for re­turns. Go to: me­nier­choco­late­fac­tory. com

GUYS AND DOLLS

MARY POP­PINS

AN­NIE

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