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By Dave Massey with content via The Alexandra and ATG.
Season Preview: The Alexandra Winter Spring and Summer 2022
Live theatre has been back at The Alexandra since September 2021 and their bumper Autumn season leads smoothly into 2022 with musicals based on films, albums and even a board game! Covid-19 protocols are in place such as requiring Lateral Flow Tests taken as close to the performance time as possible or NHS Covid-19 passes.
The Alexandra has been leading the way with the arrival and departure of its touring productions, many of which are only around for a week or so. Mask wearing is required in line with government protocols so do check the ticket information.
Bat Out Of Hell (4th to 15th January 2022)
The musical inspired by Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s famous album which is a version of Peter Pan and first performed in Manchester in 2017.
Get tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/bat-out-of-hell/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
The Addams Family (18th to 22nd January)
Joanne Clifton steps into the black heels of Morticia Addams for this musical comedy which is set around 10-15 years after the previous versions as this black comedy musical heads on tour.
Chicago (24th to 29th January)
Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart, Sinitta as Mama Morton, Darren Day as Billy Flynn, Djalenga Scott as Velma Kelly and Joel Montague as Amos Hart. The show hasn’t toured in a few years so its exciting to see it returning to Birmingham.
School of Rock (31st January to 5th February)
Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s School of Rock continues its UK Tour, as Dewey Finn accepts a role as a substitute teacher in an elite school.
Looking Good Dead (23rd to 26th February)
He threw his smartphone in a bin and swept out of Albert Square, but finally Adam Woodyatt arrives in Birmingham with one of his many on screen ex-wives, Laurie Brett in the latest stage version of Peter James thriller novels.
Get tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/looking-good-dead/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
Fatal Attraction (1st to 5th March)
I’ve only seen the end of the film Fatal Attraction, the clues in the name isn’t it? Kym Marsh off of the telly is joined by Oliver Farnworth and Susie Amy in this out of control “love” story. Now what’s for dinner? Oh yes…
Book tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/fatal-attraction/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (8th to 12th March)
The run of big names from TV and theatreland continues with Samantha Womack as The White Witch in new version of the C. S. Lewis children’s classic.
Dreamboats and Petticoats: Bringing On Back The Good Times (21st to 26th March)
The musical follow-on to the musical inspired by an album, this tour is sure to appeal to lovers of the golden age of rock and roll.
Fat Friends – The Musical (CANCELLED)
There’s a wedding to attend but will the slimming club feel ready for it? An all star cast including Les Dennis and Sherrie Hewson plus Lee Mead and Jessica Ellis do their best to get to the wedding, but temptation is all around their small town.
Look out for future dates for this production.
Footloose (18th to 23rd April)
Jake Quickenden and Darren Day return to The Alexandra for this tour of Footloose, a tale of a city boy moving to a conservative small town.
Catch Me If You Can (25th to 30th April)
No this isn’t based on Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks film. It is based on a classic Broadway thriller and stars Patrick Duffy and is based on Trap for a Lonely Man. A man thinks his wife has vanished, only for someone else to appear claiming to be her.
Cluedo (2nd to 7th May)
Soap legend Michelle Collins brings Hollywood glam to the spoof inspired by the game created by Birmingham-born Anthony E. Pratt in the late 1940s.
Book tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/cluedo/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
Bring it on The Musical (CANCELLED)
Featuring music by music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bring it on – The Musical brings the world of competitive cheerleading to the UK stage in this musical based on the 2000 film.
This tour has been cancelled. Find out more at: bringitonthemusicaluk.com
The Da Vinci Code (CANCELLED)
Your local charity shop is probably bursting at the seams with copies of this best selling Dan Brown book, which has now become a stage show.
Book tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/the-da-vinci-code/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
Guys and Dolls (28th June to 2nd July)
BMOS have been putting on Broadway and West End shows for many years and each one of them is beautifully crafted featuring a large cast of performers.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (19th to 23rd July)
Joe Pasquale steps into the shoes of socially challenged Frank Spencer in this stage version of the TV comedy. The Daily Mail gave it four stars but don’t let that put you off.