Star-Studded Theatre Shows Not To Be Missed
A handful of stars are making the stage glitter this year as the UK's theatre calendar hots up. From Benedict Cumberbatch to our Emma Bunton, check out the shows you NEED to snap up tickets for now...
'The Rocky Horror Show'
Prepare for a night of quirky comedy gold, featuring a stella line-up of celebs including the legendary Stephen Fry, 'Bake Off's' Mel Giedroyc and of course, our very own Emma Bunton.
These famous faces will be coming together for one night only to take on the role of The Narrator, in aid of Amnesty International.
"I am so excited about being involved in the legendary Rocky Horror Show" gushed Emma. (Director) "Richard O'Brien has written something that is a huge part of British culture. I'm looking forward to shaking my tush to the Time Warp!"
'The Children's Monologues'
'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
'The X Factor' winner Joe McElderry is set to play the lead in the UK's longest running musical, 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. This will be the 24-year-old's first major theatrical appearance, following a one-off West End gala performance as the lead in The Who's 'Tommy' in 2012. We can't wait to see the popstar in this vibrant retelling of the biblical tale about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours.
UK dates and theatres to be announced from Spring 2016.
Benedict Cumberbatch takes the title role as Hamlet himself as the Barbican presents the latest adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. The beloved British actor plays a character experiencing a country at war and a family who tears themselves apart in the poignant story written back in the 15th century.
From 5 August 2015 to 31 October 2015, Barbican, London.
Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle star in this West End production of 'Memphis', which sees a club singer and radio DJ fall in love. Based on a true story, they're love is forbidden in 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, and they go on a incredible journey together full of amazing music. The recording artist and X-Factor winner have amazing chemistry, making this a must-see musical.
Indefinitely, Shaftesbury Theatre, London.
'Breakfast At Tiffany's'
Pop singer Pixie Lott will be returning to the theatre next year to star as Holly Golightly in a West End production of 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'. The 24-year-old made her stage début as a child in a London Palladium production of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and said the role was "a dream come true".
From 3 March 2016 to 12 March 2016, Curve Theatre, Leicester.