2020 July to September

1st July – CANCELLED – SIX

On the stage – for five days – CANCELLED – SIX – a British musical with book, music, and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. The musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII presented as a pop concert, as each of the wives take turns singing and telling their story to see who suffered the most due to Henry and should, therefore, become the group’s lead singer.

The musical was first presented by Cambridge University students at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 with a subsequent staging back in Cambridge which attracted the attention of producers Kenny Wax and Global Musicals, and they gave the show its professional debut on 18 December 2017, performing on four Monday nights, adding up to six performances altogether at the Arts Theatre. It began its first UK tour at the Norwich Playhouse and played Southampton‘s NST City before returning to the Arts Theatre in the West End with an opening night on 30 August 2018. The production closed on 14 October prior to continuing its UK tour. The UK tour ended on 30 December 2018 in Glasgow. The musical re-opened for an initial 16-week run at the Arts Theatre on 17 January 2019. Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage with choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, set design by Emma Bailey, and musical supervision by Joe Beighton, the initial run has since been extended until January 2021. A second UK tour of Six opened on 24 October 2019 at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and this is the production visiting the Mayflower.

The promotional video

7th July – CANCELLED – ANYTHING FOR LOVE

Live – for one night only – CANCELLED – ANYTHING FOR LOVE, THE MEATLOAF STORY – Steve Steinman would have brought a brand-new production show with over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits, with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Grammy Award winning song and No 1 hit the world over “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). Amongst her many achievements Lorraine can also be credited for her amazing vocals on the hit No 1 album Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell. Lorraine is well known for her live performances where many superstars, including Bonnie Tyler, have joined her on stage. With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band and combined with Steve’s well know sense of humour and stage presence, along with the amazing Lorraine Crosby the show can only be described as awesome. The show contains some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love – Total Eclipse Of The Heart.

The promotional video

8th July – CANCELLED – A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

Live – one day only – Cancelled – A BEAUTIFUL NOISE – There is no doubt that the legend that is Neil Diamond is one of the greatest performers and best-selling artists of all time. Fisher Stevens and his full live band and brass ensemble pay homage to five decades of Diamond’s biggest hits with A Beautiful Noise, the internationally acclaimed production that celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. The show pays homage to Neil Diamond’s incredible career from his teenage dreams of song writing to the Brill Buildings in New York where he became a lone songwriter turning out hit after hit to achieving success as one of the world’s most famous singer/songwriters. Celebrating all the classic hits of one of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriters, this is a musical adventure unrivalled by any other re visiting over five decades of sparkling musical gems including, Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am …I Said, America, Holly Holy, Red Red Wine and I’m A Believer.

This show is all the more important now that Diamond no longer tours following a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. This isn’t just another tribute gig: Stevens does genuinely sound very much like Neil Diamond, and the costumes, movements, mannerisms and facial expressions are all there too.

The promotional video

9th July – CANCELLED – BEAST QUEST

On the stage – for three days – Cancelled – BEAST QUEST – is a best-selling series of children’s fantasy/adventure novels produced by Working Partners. The main series had achieved 122 books published by mid-2019, with 18 million copies of the books sold to date. There is also a 2015 mobile video game based on the book, and a 2018 version for Xbox One and PS4 (Maximum Games). A new mobile version is under production by Animoca. Now, a story has been brought to the stage; The Kingdom of Avantia is in peril. The magical beasts which used to protect the kingdom are now destroying it, with floods, fires and ice threatening to engulf the land. Only a hero can save Avantia and Tom has been chosen to battle the Beasts that have plunged the kingdom into danger. With his new friend Elenna, an epic struggle is about to begin as Tom sets out on the Beast Quest. The show is from the award-winning producers of Horrible Histories.

A trailer for one of the games

10th July – CANCELLED – VOICES OF THE WEST END

On the stage – for Two days – Cancelled – VOICES OF THE WEST END – is brought to you by record breaking West End and Broadway stars Earl Carpenter and John Owen-Jones, who have both played the title role in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera to great acclaim and appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables as arch enemies Jean Valjean and Javert. They have travelled the world performing together and now bring this exciting new show here! They will be joined by two of the very best female Voices of the West End: Katie Hall and Lucie Jones. Katie was recently seen here starring as Fantine in Les Misérables and has played Christine Daaé opposite both Earl and John in The Phantom of the Opera. Lucie who has most recently appeared in the leading role in Waitress has appeared in numerous shows following a breakout performance on The X Factor in 2009. This concert has it all – a superb orchestra playing the greatest songs from the greatest musicals …all sung by the finest voices of the West End.

Earl Carpenter and John-Owen Jones performing (with Jeremy Secomb)

12th July – CANCELLED – WELSH NATIONAL OPERA – FAMILY CONCERT

Live – matinee only – Cancelled – WELSH NATIONAL OPERA – FAMILY CONCERT – want to inspire the next generation by giving children and families their first taste of opera. This Family Concert, complete with free and accessible family activities, is the perfect way to introduce all ages to opera and orchestral music.

A promotional clip

14th July – CANCELLED – JIMMY CARR

Live – one night only – CANCELLED – JIMMY CARR – TERRIBLY FUNNY – Jimmy Carr is a British comedian, writer and television presenter. He is known for his dark humour, distinctive laugh, and heckler interaction. Carr read social science and political science at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He graduated with a first in 1994. Carr went on to work in the marketing department at Shell, but took voluntary redundancy in January 2000, as he felt “miserable” there. He performed his first paid stand-up gig later that month, having only done his first unpaid pub show the previous month. This new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re Just Jokes — they are not the terrible things. Jokes are little lies. Nothing more than wonderful, funny, joyful tricks, constructed from language. Jimmy will be telling jokes to an adult paying audience who’ve got a good idea what’s in store. And there’s no point to the show, save for to make the audience laugh. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Naturally, the comedian has already managed to incite massive backlash over a joke about dwarfism — but it wouldn’t be a Jimmy Carr show without a little controversy, now would it? Somehow, between fanning the flames of political correctness, touring the UK and Ireland, and his television obligations, he has also managed to launch a fairly massive Netflix career.

Jimmy Carr being Terribly Funny

15th July – CANCELLED – BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

Live – one night only – CANCELLED _ BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY – This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest, The Four Seasons. ​Authentically recreated with support from a live band, The Eastcoast Boys fantastically capture the iconic sounds of New Jerseys finest….It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You. Almost like Jersey Boys – the concert.

A promo for the concert

16th July – CANCELLED – BOWIE EXPERIENCE

Live – one night only – Cancelled – BOWIE EXPERIENCE – is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promised an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. Laurence Knight is Bowie with Lidia Cascarino Close on bass & vocals, Tim Wedlake on guitars, Paul Gill on percussion, Charlotte-Elizabeth Talbot with vocals & on percussion, Emily Westwood on saxophones & vocals, Darren Jones on guitar & vocals and James Stead with keyboards & vocals.

The theatrical trailer

17th July – CANCELLED – PEPPA PIG’S BEST DAY EVER

On the stage – for three days – Cancelled – PEPPA PIG’S BEST DAY EVER – Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! The brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

The promotioanl video

21st July – CANCELLED – BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

On the stage – for five days – CANCELLED – BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – a jukebox musical with a book by Douglas McGrath that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others. The original production of Beautiful received its world premiere at the Curran Theatre, San Francisco, in October 2013, with direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, and starring Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein as Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It made its Broadway debut at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014. A West End production began in February 2015. This touring production which kicked off in January 2020 stars Daisy Wood-Davis as Carole King, alongside Adam Gillian as King’s husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin. Laura Baldwin plays Cynthia Weil, with Cameron Sharp as Barry Mann, Susie Fenwick as King’s mother Genie Klein and Oliver Boot as Donnie Kirshner. The cast is completed by Toyan Thomas-Browne, Reece Budin, Ronald Brian, Carly Cook, Julia Dray, Jordan Fox, Louise Francis, Chloe Gentles, Katrina May, Grant McConvey, Jacob McIntosh, Samuel Nicholas, Leah St Luce, Mica Townsend and Damien Winchester.

The musical uses a 12-member orchestra consisting of three keyboards, two guitars, bass, drums, percussion, two reeds, trumpet/flugelhorn, and trombone/bass trombone. In addition the performer playing Carole King plays the piano.

A promotional trailer

15th August – CANCELLED – MAYFLOWER 400

Live – for two days – CANCELLED – MAYFLOWER 400 – The Mayflower Theatre had commissioned and created two new musicals and a dance production to commemerate the ship, Mayflower, leaving Southampton with The Pilgrim Fathers for the New World 400 years ago.

The musical HOURGLASS is a brand new musical extravaganza combining historical fact with fantastical fiction (think Jules Verne and Lewis Carroll), filled with mystery and humour, that celebrates the power of courage and hope. The musical has a company of professional performers and members of the community.

COMPASS, another new musical is a contemporary uplifting coming-of-age story, filled with trepidation, friendship and hope, following the journey of Liya, a young adult with a passion for travel. Performed by the Mayflower Theatre’s Summer Youth company of 102 young people, the same number that were passengers on the Mayflower.

The new dance production is DRIFT, incorporating awe inspiring aerial artists and dynamic contemporary movement in a timeless world, inspired by the Mayflower passenger journeywith a company of professional and community dancers.

An introduction to Mayflower 400

3rd September – CANCELLED – THE LION KING

On the stage – for FIVE weeks – CANCELLED – THE LION KING – is a musical based on the 1994 Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated feature film of the same name with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, along with additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer. Directed by Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

The musical debuted on July 8, 1997 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Orpheum Theatre and was successful before premiering on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on October 15, 1997 in previews, with the official opening on November 13, 1997. On June 13, 2006, the Broadway production moved to the Minskoff Theatre to make way for the musical version of Mary Poppins, where it is still running after more than 9,000 performances. It is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history, and has grossed more than $1 billion, making it the highest grossing Broadway production of all time. Over 100 million people worldwide have seen the musical and it has earned numerous awards and honors, including six Tony Awards, one for Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical, making director Julie Taymor the first woman to earn such an honor.

The show opened in the West End’s Lyceum Theatre on October 19, 1999, and is still running after more than 7,500 performances. The cast of the West End production were invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in 1999 and 2008, in the presence of senior members of the British Royal Family. The show first played the Mayflower in the summer of 2014 as part of its initial UK tour.

In September 2014, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by The Phantom of the Opera. The Lion King musical has grossed nearly $8.1 billion as of 2017.

The promo for the show

As of March 12, 2020, the show suspended production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show’s production was suspended until 2021 at the earliest.

SPECIAL COVID-19 EXPERIMENT

Because of the mandatory social distancing rules imposed by the government it is not economically possible to host the normal large-scale touring productions. The executive of the theatre have launched an intiative to see if it might be practical to operate the theatre from a customer safety perspective whilst putting on entertainment that is financially viable. So, with a potential of an audience of 700 for each performance the theatre installed all the necessary equipment to run a short experimental season of filmed theatrical performances.

9th September – 42nd Street

On the screen – for one night – 42ND STREET – This production was filmed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and stars Emmerdale’s Tom Lister (Julian Marsh), Philip Bertioli (Billy Lawlor), Clare Halse (Peggy Sawyer), and Bonnie Langford (Dorothy Brock). The 60-strong cast features Jasna Ivir (Maggie Jones), Christopher Howell (Bert Barry), Matthew Goodgame (Pat Denning), Graeme Henderson (Andy Lee), Bruce Montague (Abner Dillon), Mark McKerracher (Mac/ Doc / Thug), Emma Caffrey (Annie), Ella Martine (Lorraine), Clare Rickard (Phyllis) and Paul Knight (Oscar). 42nd Street follows the lives of performers as they struggle to make their names on Broadway. The piece has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music from Harry Warren and lyrics from Al Dubin and is an adaptation of the 1932 novel and the 1933 film.

A scene from the show

10th September – Kinky Boots

On the screen – for one night – KINKY BOOTS – The West End production featuring original leads Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly gets a screening at the Mayflower following a succesful stage run at the theatre the previous year. Based on the hit 2005 film with a screenplay by Tim Firth, the musical garnered positive reviews when it first opened at the Adelphi Theatre. It has music and lyrics by Lauper and a book by Fierstein. The play tells the story of Price, who inherits a suffering shoe factory. Following a meeting with drag queen Lola, Price starts embracing a more flamboyant business model. First opening on Broadway in 2012, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots earned 13 Tony Award nominations, winning six including Best Musical and Best Score. In 2016 it went on to win three Olivier Awards following its West End premiere.

A scene from the filmed production

11th September – An American In Paris

On the screen – for ONE performance – at 7pm – AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – This is the recording of the original London theatrical production at the Dominion and stars Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan and Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, alongside a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians including Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel. Set in Paris after the Second World War, the show follows the romance between Fairchild and Dassin as they explore the city. The revival of the classic musical, which has music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits “‘S Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm”) and book by Craig Lucas, was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. This West End production of the show opened in March 2017 to rave reviews, including many five-star write ups.

The theatrical trailer

12th September – Spongebob Musical – Live On Stage

On the screen – for one performance – Mat 3pm – SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE – Following its run on Broadway, members of the original Broadway company of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! reunited to film the show for television in front of a live theatre audience. Much of the original company reprised their performances, including Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater, who made his Broadway debut as the titular high-energy sponge. Joining him are fellow original Broadway company members Tony nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton, and Christina Sajous (who joined the Broadway cast six months into the run) as Sandy Cheeks.Rounding out the ensemble are Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Katie Lee Hill, Curtis Holbrook, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Bryonha Parham, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., and Allan Washington. Veteran SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny—who voiced the animated SpongeBob, French narrator, and Patchy the Pirate—will perform the original Sara Bareilles song “Poor Pirates” onstage as Patchy the Pirate. The show, features a book by Kyle Jarrow and an eclectic score from a variety of pop artists: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, and T.I., as well as the late David Bowie, Tom Kenny (TV’s original SpongeBob), and Andy Paley.

A number from the show

12th September – The Wind In The Willows

On the screen – for one performance 7pm – THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – The stage production of The Wind in the Willows, which opened at the Mayflower ahead of its run at the London Palladium has been brought to the screen. Based on the classic children’s story by Kenneth Grahame, the new musical has a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe and direction by Rachel Kavanaugh. The piece follows the various characters of the book including Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole, as they follow Toad’s insatiable need for speed. The musical, which opened in 2017, starred Rufus Hound as Toad, Simon Lipkin as Ratty, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weisel, Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Gary Wilmot as Badger.

The promotional reel

13th September – Hetty Feather

On the screen – for one performance at 11am – HETTY FEATHER – The critically acclaimed West End production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather will be screened directed by Sally Cookson and adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves. Filmed live at Nuffield Southampton Theatres, and produced by BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theatre, the full cast includes Matt Costain (Jem/Matron Bottomly), Sarah Goddard (Peg/Ida), Mark Kane (Gideon), Isaac Stanmore (Saul), Phoebe Thomas (Hetty Feather) and Nikki Warwick (Madame Adeline). Having premièred at Rose Theatre in Kingston the production enjoyed a sell-out run at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2014, followed by a run at Duke of York’s Theatre and UK tour in 2015. In 2020, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly back to life, captured live on stage for audiences across the UK.

The trailer for the show

13th September -Cancelled – The Toxic Avenger

On the screen – for one performance at 7pm –CANCELLED – THE TOXIC AVENGER – After a hugely successful UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse, cult musical The Toxic Avenger returned to London for a strictly limited ten week run. Playing at the Arts Theatre, the hilarious show received rave reviews from its sold-out run at the off West End venue and was recorded for later screenings. The Toxic Avenger is the creation of Tony Award-winners Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, who penned successful West End musical Memphis. Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 film, the musical sees nerdy scientist Melvin Ferd the Third on a mission to clean up his city’s toxic waste. But when a corrupt Mayor vows to halt his plans, Melvin is tossed into a vat of neon liquid and transforms into “Toxie”, the Toxic Avenger. Armed with superhuman strength and a determination to rid New Jersey of toxic waste, Toxie sets out to save his polluted city and win the heart of the prettiest, but blindest, librarian in town! Prepare to laugh until you cry with songs such as “Get the Geek”, “Thank God She’s Blind” and “Hot Toxic Love”. Mark Anderson returns as Melvin/Toxie, alongside Natalie Hope as Mayor, Emma Salvo as Sarah, Oscar Conlon-Morrey as White Dude and Ché Frances as Black Dude. Further cast members include Peter Bindloss and Sophia Lewis as swings. The show sees the original creative team with direction by Benji Sperring, musical direction by Alex Beetschen, lighting design by Nic Farman and choreography by Lucie Pankhurst.

The trailer

16th September – CANCELLED – From Here To Eternity

On the-screen – for one performance at 7pm – Cancelled – FROM HERE TO ETERNITY – Tim Rice’s 2014 musical From Here to Eternity, was moved from the 16th to and 11am showing on the 19th September.

17th September – CANCELLED – Red

On the screen – for one performance 7pm – CANCELLED – RED – is a play by American writer John Logan about artist Mark Rothko first produced by the Donmar Warehouse, London. The original production was directed by Michael Grandage and performed by Alfred Molina as Rothko and Eddie Redmayne as his fictional assistant Ken. The production, with its two leads, transferred to Broadway at the John Golden Theatre for a limited engagement where it won the Tony Award winner for Best Play and Redmayne won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

This production is a 2018 London revival staged at the Wyndham‘s Theatre starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch and directed by Michael Grandage. It was filmed for screening in cinemas in the USA.

The original meeting in Red

18th September – Riverdance – The 25th Anniversary

On the screen – for one performance at 7pm – RIVERDANCE – 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance of Riverdance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Staged at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot that the Riverdance story began, the 25th Anniversary Gala performance has been filmed live.

The promotional trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cb18GWCc4c

19th September – CANCELLED – Spongebob The Musical – Live On Stage

On the screen – for one performance at 11am – CANCELLED – SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE – The details are the same as for the screening on 12th September.

19th September – From Here To Eternity

Tim Rice’s 2014 musical From Here to Eternity, which played at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, will be shown at the Mayflower along with a tour of the Shaftesbury Theatre and an interview with Tim Rice. Adapted from the 1951 novel by James Jones and famously turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster, the musical adaptation has lyrics by Rice, music by Stuart Brayson and a book by Bill Oakes. The show stars Darius Campbell as Warden, Robert Lonsdale as Prewitt, Rebecca Thornhill as Karen, Siubhan Harrison as Lorene and Ryan Sampson as Maggio.

The theatrical trailer

19th September – The King And I

On the screen – for one performance at 3pm – THE KING AND I – The London production of The King and I which ran in London at the Palladium in 2018 achieved the highest box office globally for a stage to screen event release of 2018. Bartlett Sher’s production opened on Broadway in 2015 before transferring to the London Palladium in June 2018. It starred Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles. The recast production was scheduled to play the Mayflower earlier in the year. The musical features songs including “Whistle a Happy Tune”, “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance”. Starring Broadway’s Queen, Kelli O’Hara, in her Tony Award winning performance and Ken Watanabe, a towering international Oscar nominated film and Tony nominated stage star, it’s truly an astonishing musical theatre experience to be seen on the big screen in a beautiful auditorium.

The trailer

19th September – CANCELLED – Ruthless! The Musical

On the screen – for one performance at 7pm – CANCELLED -RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL – The 2018 West End production of the award-winning, darkly funny hit, Ruthless! The Musical, stars Jason Gardiner (Dancing on Ice), Tony-nominated, Two-Time Olivier Winner, Best Actress Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow) and Kim Maresca (Ruthless! The Musical, Off-Broadway), who deliver a fun and engrossing performance that will appeal to a new generation of viewers.

The 2018 production of Marvin Laird and Joel Paley’s smartly written and lyrically funny Ruthless! The Musical is directed by Richard Fitch and choreographed by Rebecca Howell, with music supervision by Gareth Valentine. As part of this twisty tale about a mother and daughter, the cult classic features spoofs of Broadway shows turned into iconic films such as The Bad Seed, Gypsy and The Women, as well as Hollywood’s most famous iconic film, All About Eve later turned into the Broadway musicalApplause. It was originally performed 27 years ago in an off-Broadway production, and the 2018 West End production was updated with today’s audience in mind.

A promo for the show

19th September – KINKY BOOTS

On the screen – for one night at 7pm – KINKY BOOTS – The West End production featuring original leads Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly gets a repeat screening at the Mayflower following its initial screening on 10th September and a succesful stage run at the theatre the previous year.

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