Upcoming Leicester Theatre Group Productions
Leicester Theatre Group is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a show on January 13th 2018 at the Sue Townsend Theatre where it all began.
This show combines musical numbers from all the shows over the last 5 years to showcase the amazing talent the young people of Leicestershire.
Featuring songs from Les Misérables, Hamilton, Avenue Q, Our House and many more, this showcase is guaranteed to have something for everyone to enjoy and is sure to be a spectacular evening.
Our House is a musical with music and lyrics by Madness and one song “It Must Be Love” written by Labi Siffre and a book by playwright Tim Firth. The show features songs from the ska/pop band Madness and was named after one of the band’s popular hit singles, “Our House”. Premiering at The Cambridge Theatre in 2002, Our House was the winner of the 2003 Olivier award for Best New Musical and has since gone on to tour both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Through the music of Madness, writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people that shape us.
This Show will be performed at The Sue Townsend Theatre, Leicester, LE1 5TE on the 10th 16th and 17th March 2017 at 19:30, with a 14:30 Matinee on 17th March.
Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights, and to perform in leading theatres across the UK.
A lyrical piece about existing on the cusp of growing up.
Are we teenagers? Are we children? What are we? It’s about bodies in flux and perspectives shifting; knowing
change is coming but not what that change will look like.
Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement,
impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires for what comes next.
Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats introduced the song standard “Memory”.
Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then with the same creative team on Broadway in 1982. It won numerous awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards. The London production ran for 21 years and the Broadway production ran for 18 years, both setting new records.
Cats is the sixth-longest-running West End musical. It has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Auditions will be held at Newfoundpool Centre, Pool Road, LE3 9GH in February and March 2018 further details can be found in the audition pack which can be downloaded here.