Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals.... Read more >>
Running time: Running Time 2 hours, 15 mins including intervalAge guidance: 12+
Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals.
The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on first date’ and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all eagerly devoured by our plucky heroine as she revisits the dizzy world of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy in tow, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her life is... her.
Starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends), Olivier Award nominee Graham Bickley (Ragtime, Bread) and Nicholas Bailey (EastEnders, The Archers), Jackie The Musical is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of classic 70’s hits. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan and many more. Book by Mike James, Written by Mike James and directed by Anna Linstrum, with original choreography by Arlene Phillips, this fun and feisty night out is a must see.
Please note that Jackie the Musical is recommended for ages 12+
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
New Alexandra Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Please contact our Access Champion to request the Visual Story here
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At the New Alexandra Theatre, we have an Access Ambassador for every performance. This member of staff is on hand to ensure our patrons have everything they need throughout their visit and they can be contacted via any member of our Front of House staff.
We value our customers greatly and welcome any feedback you may have. Please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of our team during your visit.
To make a booking outside of these hours please call our Central Access Line.
Central Access Line: 0844 871 7677 (Mon – Sat, 6pm – 10pm. Sun 10am – 8pm)
Bookings made via this line will be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge. Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Our upcoming Access Performances:
For the benefit of patrons who use sign language; trained BSL signers stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used throughout the performance.
Legally Blonde: Thu 24 May, 7.30pm
Birdsong: Thu 21 Jun, 7.30pm
Motown the Musical: Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm
Benidorm: Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm
Avenue Q: Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
A live verbal commentary given through infra-red headsets to assist patrons who are visually impaired. Touch Tours also give these patrons the opportunity to go up on stage and touch parts of the set, pieces of scenery, props and costumes.
Love From a Stranger: Sat 19 May, 2.30pm
Motown the Musical: Wed 31 Oct, 2.30pm
Rock of Ages: Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pm
Benidorm: Sat 8 Dec, 2.30pm
All Audio Described performances have a Touch Tour an hour and a half before the performance.
Captions are similar to television subtitles and give patrons who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing access to live performance.
Boogie Nights: Sat 25 Aug, 2.30pm
Motown the Musical: Tue 23 Oct, 7.30pm
Benidorm: Wed 19 Dec, 7.30pm
Informal performances primarily designed for patrons who may be concerned about attending a regular performance and may find visiting a theatre daunting.
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure: Thu 2 Aug, 2.30pmAwful Auntie: Tue 27 Nov, 7pm
There are 8 wheelchair spaces available in Stalls. Access to Stalls is available via the easy access entrance on Station Street, next to Stage Door. There is an intercom and a member of staff will meet you there. Please note, this entrance opens around 30 minutes before the performance.
Access to Dress Circle, Grand Upper Circle and the Ambassador Lounge is via stairs only.
There is no lift access at the theatre.
The New Alexandra Theatre offers Sennheiser infra-red listening systems.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.
This device amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from a member of staff on the day of the show, who will contact the Access Ambassador. We do ask that these be returned after the show to a member of our Front of House staff.
Guide, hearing and
other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to
bring your guide or hearing dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office
when booking your tickets. Your dog is welcome to sit with you in the
auditorium however please note that some shows include special effects, e.g.
strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs. Alternatively we can
organise for a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and
provide them with some drinking water.
There are accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor of Stalls. These are separate, fully accessible, private, unisex facilities next to the easy access entrance door.
Book by Mike James
Director Anna Linstrum
Choreographer Arlene Phillips
Designer Tim Shortall
Music Supervisor/Arranger Ben Goddard
Sound Bobby Aitken
We recommend The Mailbox’s secure award-winning car park, just 5 minutes walk away, for Sat Navs enter postcode B1 1RD . New Alexandra Theatre customers get an exclusive discounted car parking rate of £6 for 6 hours, saving £4. Take your Chip Coin along with your show ticket to the concierge desk, in the front foyer of the Suffolk Street Queensway theatre entrance at any stage during your visit to get the discount applied to your Chip Coin.
The NCP New Street Car Park is less than a minute away from the New Alexandra Theatre, for sat navs postcode is B5 4AN and NCP offer a pre-paid parking voucher for theatre customers. Simply visit our concierge desk at any stage during your visit to pay a £6 discounted parking rate and eliminate the need to queue for the pay machine at the end of the show. Terms and Conditions apply and vouchers are non refundable.
The new Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central are now open. Together New Street and Grand Central provide world class transport links; shopping, food and drink in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, only a few steps away from the New Alexandra Theatre.
Inter City services run from all major towns and cities, including hourly services from London, into Birmingham New Street. Upon arrival at Birmingham New Street station, follow signs for the Station Street exit. The New Alexandra Theatre is located just a short 3 minute walk from the station.
For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit National Rail.
Most city buses stop within 5 minutes walk from the theatre. For further details on timetables call Travelline on 0871 200 22 33 (landline calls charged at 10p per minute) or online via Network West Midlands.
Birmingham International Airport has a rail link directly into Birmingham New Street, only a three minute walk to the New Alexandra Theatre.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3011 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 0333 0095 382 (Calls charged at local rate). Birmingham Group Sales is open from 9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri
Access Bookings: 0121 230 9077 (there is an answerphone facility too)
Stage Door / Admin:* 0121 230 9070
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.