We’ve got some great shows coming up in 2017. Here our staff tell us what they’re looking forward to.
Dorothee Kuepers, Front of House team
“I’m particularly looking forward to seeing La Cage aux Folles. I’m half French and have seen the original movie many times. John Partridge is awesome and I can’t wait to see what he brings to the role. I’m hoping to usher that show more than once!
I’m also looking forward to The Play That Goes Wrong. I love that kind of humour.”
Rhys Hughes, Box Office Supervisor
“I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the faces of my two boys when we come to see Mr Bloom’s Nursery in April. We’ve recently got our own allotment, and both of my Tiddlers have grand plans for what to grow and are looking forward to eating their home grown fresh food just like Mr Bloom and the Veggies – it will be wonderful to see him live.”
Janette Eyres, Front of House team
“I am really looking forward to seeing The Red Shoes ballet. The costumes look amazing and following in Matthew Bourne’s tradition of an artistic and beautiful production. I particularly enjoyed Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty so am looking forward to more of the same in 2017.”
Kimberley Sanders, Studio Manager
“I am really looking forward to seeing Gutted in The Marlowe Studio. This is a play written and produced by local artist, Sharon Byrne. It’s a black comedy set in a Dublin fish Factory in the 1980s and seeing how it’s developing is really exciting and I can’t wait to see all the great ideas come together. I’m also really looking forward to seeing Thrive, as it’s more of an immersive experience for the audience that I think is something a bit different for the Studio. For younger audiences, I’m looking forward to seeing Bad Guys by the Three Half Pints, which is coming to the studio at Easter and is offering the first relaxed performance in the studio – hopefully this is the first of many to come!”
Marissa Garbo, Programme Administrator
“I’m looking forward to The Addams Family. It’s got a great cast and is going to be a really fun show. The music is also very good and it will be a high quality show.”
Sarah Munday, Press Officer
“Anything that features a “blistering Bowie soundtrack” is more than alright by me, and From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads promises this, and so much more. In The Marlowe Studio one year and one month after the death of the great man, this story of a troubled teenager who turns to music to soothe his soul (and who hasn’t?) has wowed the critics and will, I’m sure, wow me.”
Carolyn Dobbie, Theatre Administrator
“For me it’s Mamma Mia! – I loved the film and the music will really get everyone feeling happy! I’m also looking forward to seeing The Full Monty, half clad beefcakes, what more can I say…
The Snowman will be beautiful … can’t wait to see how they do it and watch the children’s faces.
And I’m sure Sister Act will be another great feel-good show.”
Rebecca Startup-Waters, Marketing Officer
“I am really looking forward to Pride And Prejudice. I have been a fan of the book for years and can’t wait to see what they are going to do with it, especially with such great reviews. I can’t wait for The Red Shoes. I have been a fan of Matthew Bourne for years and love when he does a new piece and although the film is heart-breaking it is incredible. In the Studio I’m really looking forward to Smother. The trailer is amazing and I think it’s going to be a really powerful piece, perfect for an intimate venue.”
Kate Evans, Marketing Publications Officer
“I’m excited to see Run The Beast Down, our next home-grown production. It looks like it’s going to be a really unusual and exciting piece. Other than that, I’m looking forward to Sunny Afternoon and the return of The Play That Goes Wrong.”
And there’s one show that everyone’s looking forward to: War Horse, which will open its new tour with us in September.