West End producer Bill Kenwright to re-open Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre promising ‘something for everyone to enjoy’

Sean Jones (Mickey) and Simon Willmont (Eddie) in the previous Blood Brothers tour

Sean Jones (Mickey) and Simon Willmont (Eddie) in the previous Blood Brothers tour - Credit: Archant

Bill Kenwright is set to re-open the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough this month.

Blood Brothers group shot

Blood Brothers group shot - Credit: Archant

Returning for its winter season, the re-opening is said to be giving the town’s ‘no. 1 venue’ a ‘new lease of life’.

Mr Kenwright said: “I really hope there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

“Peterborough is a terrific city and last time around it was clear to me that the people of Peterborough want, deserve and support top quality theatrical productions.”

The West End producer will present award-winning shows including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which opens on November 17 and features West End stars Glenn Carter and Tim Rogers as Jesus and Judas and X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji as Mary Magdalene.

Then from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 12 December, the hills will come alive with a new production of The Sound of Music as the film reaches its 50th anniversary.

The following week from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 December, Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat comes to town before Miracle on 34th Street, the musical, arrives for two nights on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December.

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On Sunday 20, Christmas Magic, featuring the Peterborough Male Voice Choir under the direction of Will Prideaux will be the penultimate show.

Ending the winter season, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers will be performed from Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 January.

For tickets visit www.thebroadwaypeterborough.co.uk or tel the box office on 01733 822225.

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