Age Restriction: Age restriction: 14+
Important Info: No latecomers until interval.
The West End is the home of many celebrations of hit performers, from Thriller Live to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. But whilst they look at the work of some legendary talents, the next show headed to the Arts Theatre sets its sights on one of the biggest names of the 20th century. After all, when it comes to iconic superstars, they don’t get much bigger than the legendary Judy Garland, so with that in mind all eyes will be on the West End this May.
Judy! will take a positive look at three eras in the life of Judy Garland and provide audiences with some wonderful songs along the way, ensuring that theatregoers will embark on a memorable whirlwind ride, gaining tantalising insights into the life of a talented performer who left us too soon.
And it all comes from the pen of Ray Rackham, who has put together a show that sees three performers take on the role of Judy Garland at those differing stages of her life. Lucy Penrose’s Young Judy is the one destined for big success, whilst Belinda Wollaston’s Palace Judy takes to the stage and Helen Sheals’ CBS Judy catches up with her in her later years.
If those names sound familiar it’s because they have already amassed credits on the stage and screen, having all appeared together in this show when it went by another name at the Southwark Playhouse. Wollaston’s further credits include a number of productions Down Under, including the popular Mamma Mia! in Sydney and on tour, plus other productions like Summer Rain. Meanwhile, Helen Sheals has appeared in Doctors, Downton Abbey, Casualty, Silent Witness and Holby City, to name but a few programmes.
All of this appears under the direction of the show’s writer Ray Rackham and if the response at the Southwark Playhouse is any indication, this is going to be a major talking point in the West End when it opens at the Arts Theatre on Thursday 18th May 2017 (previews from Tuesday 16th May 2017).
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 16th May 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 17th June 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Age restriction: 14+|
|Important Info:||No latecomers until interval.|
|Thu:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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