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New season of shows at the Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Award-winning smash hits, world class productions, much loved musicals and family favourites are all part of The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall's sensational new season.

The new season will get underway later this month when the all-new production re-imagined and re-mixed for 2014, Fame – a show which has been performed across the globe since 1988 - visits The Regent Theatre from Monday 28 April – Saturday 3 May.

Things are equally as exciting in May when the all-time favourite musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers comes to The Regent from Monday 5 – Saturday 10 May – starring Sam Attwater (as Adam) and Helena Blackman (as Milly).

Also in May, Last of the Duty Free reunites the stars of one of the UK's best loved romantic sitcoms for one last fling in the sun. Keith Barron (BBC's Lapland), Gwen Taylor (ITV's Barbara) and Neil Stacy (To Serve Them All My Days) will be joined by Carol Royal (Life Without George) at The Regent Theatre between Monday 19 – Saturday 24 May.

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Heading into June, Annie Get Your Gun (Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 June) brings the heart of Broadway to The Regent Theatre for one week only in this major new production. The show stars Jason Donovan (as Frank Butler), Emma Williams (as Annie Oakley) and Norman Pace (as Buffalo Bill). In July, the legendary Rock of Ages, starring Ben Richards and Noel Sullivans, performs at The Regent from Monday 14-Saturday 19 July.

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back in August by popular demand with even more spooky mystery in Scooby-Doo The Mystery Of The Pyramid on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 August.

The National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors, starring Eastenders favourites Shaun Williamson and Emma Barton, arrives at The Regent Theatre between Monday 25 – Saturday 30 August. The show has now been seen by over one million people worldwide and is a must for comedy fans.

In September, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to The Regent Theatre between Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 September.

The highlight of the year for many arrives at the end of September when the acclaimed National Theatre production, War Horse visits The Regent Theatre for a three-week run from Wednesday 24 September – Saturday 11 October. War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, and an unforgettable theatrical experience.

The original West End hit musical, Jersey Boys comes to The Regent Theatre this October. The smash-hit musical has won 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It performs at The Regent between Tuesday 28 October – Saturday 8 November.

Towards the end of the year, opera fans will be delighted to know the Glyndebourne Tour is back at The Regent Theatre on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 December.

The end of the year wouldn't be the same without the tradition of The Regent Theatre Panto. This year's must-see Christmas show is Dick Whittington, starring Jonathan Wilkes and Christian Patterson. The show promises to include all your favourite Panto ingredients, sensational songs, dazzling dance routines, comedy and plenty of audience participation.

There are also a series of stand-out one night shows visiting both venues. Those looking for a laugh will be catered for in a series of one night shows, with some of the best-known comedians performing, including Jimmy Carr, Lee Mack and Jon Richardson.

Music fans will also be delighted to hear Joe Brown, Daniel O'Donnell, The Abba Reunion Tribute Show and Jools Holland will also appear, among many others.

That's not forgetting other one night shows like The Chuckle Brothers, Immortal Chi, The Sooty Show and Ha Ha Hood! (Please find attached a list of one night performances at The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall).

To book tickets for any of the above shows call 0844 871 7649 or visit www.atgtickets.com/stoke.

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