Here’s our top five picks of the live theatre shows in Staffordshire this spring. Hurry and buy your tickets quick!
You just can’t beat live theatre shows in Staffordshire. Venues across the county have put together stellar line ups of performances and productions for spring and beyond. From the Stafford Gatehouse to Stoke-on-Trent’s Regent and the Lichfield Garrick, stages are going to be thriving in 2019.
In fact, there’s so much to wow audiences this spring you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s our top five unmissable shows.
1. Dinosaur World Live
If you love dinosaurs and have little ones obsessed with them too then this show is the number one choice. Suitable for children aged three and over, Dinosaur World Live promises thrills aplenty as you get up close and personal to prehistoric creatures, such as T-Rex and Triceratops.
The show runs at Stafford Gatehouse, from March 18-19. Tickets, £14, from the box office online or call 01785 619080.
2. The 39 Steps
Alfred Hitchcock fans are in for a treat with this classic murder mystery thriller. It tells the story of Richard Hannay, an all-round good guy who wakes up to find a mysterious dead woman in his apartment. Forced to go on the run it’s a race against time for Richard to evade capture, clear his name and discover the 39 Steps.
Running at The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, March 8-30. Tickets are £15 to £24.50 from the box office or call 01782 717962.
3. Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
If you love musicals – and something a bit different too – this award-winning show is a must-see. Audience suggestions are used to make up an all-singing, all-dancing show on the spot, making each performance entirely unique and created from scratch.
Showstopper is on at the Lichfield Garrick on March 2. Tickets, £20, from the box office on 01543 412121.
4. Beyond the Barricade, 20th anniversary tour
One for the musicals fans, Beyond the Barricade offers a concert-style performance of some of the West End and Broadway’s favourite shows, including Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. It’s a real celebration of the musical theatre genre, featuring classic songs and some from newer shows.
It runs at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock, March 15. Tickets are £21.50, from 01543 578762.
5. Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors
Kids who love the TV show are bound to enjoy the stage version, which includes 3D special effects to bring historical figures and events to life. Adults will also love the humour used to tell the story of Henry’s headless wives and his punch-up with the Pope, Bloody Mary and the Spanish Armada which sails into the audience.
The show is on at the Regent Theatre in Stoke, March 19 to 23. Tickets are £13 to £20 from ATG Tickets.