Five must-see showstoppers

Five must-see showstoppers

If you're seeking nights of spectacle, mystery, passion and magic then look no further. These amazing shows will deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

1. Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

31 October – 24 November

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

Did you ever wonder why Glinda was so good and the Wicked Witch was so... wicked?

In this ingenious and witty imagining of their lives before Dorothy came on the scene, they first meet as sorcery students and form an unlikely friendship.

Then the crazy world of Oz pits them against each other, forcing them to decide between good and evil.

Opening on Halloween, it promises to be an uncannily enjoyable evening out.

2. Matilda The Musical

4 December 2018 – 12 January 2019

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a clever mind, is determined to change her own destiny, even if it means being a little bit naughty.

Created by The Royal Shakespeare Company, dreamed up from the book by Cardiff’s own Roald Dahl and with original songs by Tim Minchin, it’s an irrepressible tale of triumph over adversity using nothing but parrots, newts and chalk.

Having delighted millions and with dozens of international awards, this is Matilda’s first UK tour, and a no-brainer for the family treat this Christmas.

3.  Saturday Night Fever

27 November – 1 December

Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever

Feel the heat rising from this brand new stage version of the Travolta classic, starring a sizzling Richard Winsor (Casualty, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, StreetDance 3D) as Tony.

All the bits you loved about the film, but with more drama, more music, and even more crackling tension in the air.

The team that created smash hit Cilla the Musical will have you jiving in the aisles to the Bee Gees’ greatest hits.

4.  Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

16 & 17 October

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Every performance by ‘The Trocks’ frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude.

This all-male comedy ballet company are beloved worldwide for their hilarious homages to classical ballet.

What makes them extraordinarily special is their immaculate technique, daring physicality, and their impeccable comic timing.

This is a show like nothing you’ve seen before – gasp, giggle or guffaw, but definitely go.

5Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons

18–22 December

Le Gateau Chocolat
Le Gateau Chocolat

Much more than a drag performance, the opera-and Lycra-loving Le Gateau Chocolat is a cabaret sensation beyond compare.

In Icons, Le Gateau walks the tightrope between his public and private personas, exploring the people, moments, relationships and art that have shaped him. 

With a live band, he weaves his incredible voice through an eclectic mix of music; pop to opera, Kate Bush to Whitney, Elvis to Wagner and Shirley to Gershwin, as he investigates his own objects of worship through the songs and music of his personal icons.

Go for comedy, tragedy and a lot of soul, made-up and zipped into Lycra.