A fiddler, a ghost and the most magical fairytale of them all... An amazing autumn season at the New Victoria Theatre
The New Victoria Theatre, Woking is delighted to announce the new season packed full of top quality productions to fill your diary over the next few months. The new season brochure is available and boasts an incredible array of shows with, quite literally something for everyone.
BAFTA award-winning Cbeebies superstar Justin Fletcher will star in the spectacular and magical fairytale pantomime Cinderella this Christmas alongside beautiful TV presenter Zöe Salmon and hilarious comedian Hal Cruttenden. The presenter and actor known for his impressive range of characters in programmes such as Something Special, Gigglebiz and Justin’s House is adored by children and parents alike and is sure to bring fun and laughter for the whole family in this magnificent show! Joining Justin as the beautiful Cinderella is presenter and Dancing on Ice star Zöe Salmon, with one of the top comedians in the UK, Hal Cruttenden providing some laughter as Dandini. With sumptuous sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes, riotous Panto dames, real Shetland ponies, big song and dance numbers, magic, audience participation and more casting still to be announced - this year’s Cinderella is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages from Fri 6 Dec '13 - Sun 5 Sun '14.
With state-of-the-art staging, amazing special effects and a hit score, Ghost the Musical comes to Woking for two weeks only from 12 - 23 November. Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning film that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, the story is adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin from his own Oscar-winning screenplay for the film. With a score by rock legends and Grammy award winners, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson and Alanis Morrisette) - this is a rollercoaster of romance and comedy!
Glyndebourne embarks on its 20th annual visit with three exceptional operas from 29 October - 2 November. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, to celebrate this the Tour includes a new production of his masterpiece The Rape of Lucretia. Donizetti’s intoxicating comedy, L’elisir d’amore, blends sparkling high spirits and heart-warming sentiment and Laurent Pelly’s deliciously witty production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel injects a modern twist into this enchanting classic.
Dance lovers are in for a treat as the highly acclaimed Sofia National Ballet performs three exquisite ballets Don Quixote, Giselle and Swan Lake, over three consecutive nights, 25 - 27 July. September brings the renowned Northern Ballet who will be performing their mischievous Olivier nominated production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 24 - 28 September as well as the classic story Ugly Duckling, a ballet especially for children on 27 September. The world’s leading performers of theatrical ice dance, The Imperial Ice Stars return with their spectacular production of Sleeping Beauty on Ice, 15 - 19 October and embarking on their 25th Silver Anniversary Tour, Moscow State Ballet perform two of their most famous and best loved classical ballets, Romeo and Juliet and Nutcracker, 7 - 9 November.
The New Year brings the return of the vibrant stage production of the classic musical West Side Story, 18 Feb - 1 March; Matthew Bourne’s exquisite interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, 18 - 22 March and following the huge success of Midnight Tango, the much-loved duo Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show Dance ‘Til Dawn, 12 - 17 May.
We welcome an array of musicals from the sounds of the 60s with the stunning new musical Carnaby Street set to a backdrop of over 30 classic hits of the time, 9 - 14 September, to a brand new production of one of the best loved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof from 22 - 26 October. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, it stars the celebrated and acclaimed actor, director and writer, Paul Michael Glaser in the lead role of Tevye; and don’t miss the last remaining seats for the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical starring Aussie legend Jason Donovan, from 16 - 21 September.
The Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents another thrilling production of the Queen of crime’s classic Go Back for Murder, 30 September - 5 October, celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns with Psychic Sally on the Road, 2 September and the authority on all things bush craft and survival, Ray Mears shares stories from over thirty years of surviving the wilderness and its colourful wildlife, 13 October. Following a hit UK Tour last year, Douglas Adams’ immortal creation, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy explodes back to life in this ground-breaking new stage production. A radio show on stage like you never saw before, it’s packed with laughter, wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names, 27 October. The nation’s favourite cookery show comes alive on stage with star host Russell Grant and TV chef Lesley Waters joined by a celebrity chef to serve up the ingredients - will Green Peppers or Red Tomatoes triumph? Find out on 25 November with Ready Steady Cook Live!
If you are partial to a spot of nostalgia then look no further than these feel good shows. Clive John and The Spirit Band bring The Johnny Cash Roadshow, 4 September, presenting all of The Man in Black’s top hits including Ring of Fire, Walk the Line and Boy Named Sue. Pink Floyd fans are in for a treat on 5 September as one of the UK’s top Tribute Bands UK Pink Floyd Experience play all the hits from the whole back catalogue; celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Drifters, the current line up will be performing all the classics, 6 September; That’ll Be the Day returns with a brand new show featuring hits from 50s, 60s and 70s, 8 September and an all star line-up - Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, P.J. Proby, The Fortunes, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes come together in Sixties Gold - 50th Anniversary Tour, 29 September. Capturing the magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Let’s Hang On celebrates their music and their uniqueness of the group, 9 October; the Illegal Eagles perform all the classics including Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise and Lyin’ Eyes with the Heaven Heats Up Tour, 10 October and featuring two hours of spectacular song and dance from stage and screen, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance takes you on an exhilarating journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre, 11 - 12 October. Nine world-class performers all of whom have an association with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical The Phantom of the Opera, present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in Three Phantoms, 3 November; the purveyors of cool return in The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show, 28 November; original classics are performed by four of the most popular artistes of the 60s starring The Marmalade, Hermans Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair with The Sensational 60s Experience, 26 November and returning with an all new tour is The Magic of Motown, 29 November.
There’ll be laughs aplenty as hilarious new play 51 Shades of Maggie, a comedy spoof of 50 Shades of Grey is in Woking from 5 - 6 November, everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford brings his likeable charm and teasing intelligence with a brand new tour, 3 September and following a phenomenally successful 2012/2013 tour, Britain’s most irrepressible innkeeper will be serving up his premier brew of ale-inspired acumen with his hilarious new show The Only Way is Epic, 30 November.
Spectacular concert celebrating the King of Pop Thriller Live, 10 - 15 February, the master of psychological illusion returns with his new one-man show, Derren Brown: Infamous, 3 - 8 March, Happy Days are here again with a brand new UK Tour based on the TV series, 31 March - 5 April and the smash hit musical based on Rod Stewart’s greatest hits, Tonight’s the Night, 21 - 26 July.
Tickets can be booked via our Box Office on 0844 871 7645 (fees apply) or on the website. Anyone looking to book more than 10 tickets can benefit from group booking discounts and these can be secured by calling the Groups Booking Hotline on 0844 871 7601.