ANDREW Lloyd Webber’s sensational Starlight Express will explode onto a Nottingham stage next month.
A new production by Bill Kenwright will put on its skates and race to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from Tuesday 21st August to Saturday 1st September.
The Guardian has teamed up with promoters to offer one lucky reader a pair of superb seats for the opening night’s performance.
Starlight Express is one of the best loved and longest running musicals in theatrical history. It opened to packed houses at the Apollo Victoria in London’s West End in 1984 where it ran for over 7,000 performances. It is one of the most successful musicals ever with the German production still running in Bochum after 25 years.
Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime – with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy, daredevil stunts and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying sound track, dazzling sets and costumes, extraordinary roller-choreography and some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical hits.
Internationally renowned choreographer and popular television judge Arlene Phillips is back on board as director and choreographer. Arlene choreographed the original West End production and directed and choreographed several subsequent productions of the show.
Getting their skates back on for the UK tour will be Mykal Rand, who joined the cast of Starlight Express in 1987 and has since performed in over six different productions of the show spanning an incredible 18 years. As well as playing the role of Electra, Mykal is also associate director/choreographer and resident director for the tour.
Joining him on stage will be Kristofer Harding as Rusty, Jamie Capewell as Greaseball, Lothair Eaton as Poppa, Amanda Coutts as Pearl and Ruthie Stephens as Dinah.
Performances of Starlight Express at the Royal Concert Hall are at 7.30pm everyday, with 2pm matinees on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are £39.50 - £16, concessions are also available. To book visit www.trch.co.uk or call the box office on 0115 989 5555.
To be in with a chance of winning the pair of tickets, simply answer the following question.
Q) in what year did Starlight Express open in London’s West End?
Mark your answer ‘Starlight Express competition’ and email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.
The closing date for entries is Friday 5th August and winners will be contacted by telephone so do not forget to include a daytime contact number.
Normal Guardian competition rules apply.