Category Archives: What’s on JUNE

NEWS: FIRST MAJOR STAGE PRODUCTION OF LOUIS DE BERNIÈRES’ BEST-SELLING NOVEL CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN

The first major stage production of CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN, based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières will tour the UK with a stop in Glasgow, 25 years after the book was first published.

Directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still and adapted by Evening Standard Award winner and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona Munro, the play will run at Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June 2019.

Casting is to be announced.

CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN is an epic love story set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. It follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia and the Italian Captain Antonio Corelli, during the Italian and German occupation of the island in World War II. For CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN, Louis de Bernières won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Overall Winner for Best Book, the 1995 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz.

Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television and most recently adapted Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton for a new production at The Bridge Theatre, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Laura Linney. Rona received huge critical acclaim for The James Plays (National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre), which won Best Play at the Evening Standard Awards and Writers’ Guild Awards in 2015. Rona’s TV and film work includes Oranges and Sunshine, directed by Jim Loach and starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving, Aimee and Jaguar, which won a Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival and also received a Golden Globe nomination, and the BAFTA-nominated Bumping the Odds for the BBC. Rona is currently working on the adaptation of Ian Rankin’s Rebus: Long Shadows for Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Melly Still is currently directing the UK tour of The Lovely Bones. Melly received huge critical acclaim for having directed and co-designed Coram Boy (National Theatre & Broadway) and for which she was a Tony Award nominee for Best Director, Best Set Design and Best Costume Design, and an Olivier Award nominee for Best Director and Best Design. Melly’s other theatre credits for direction include April De Angelis’s adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s tetralogy of Neapolitan novels, My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre Kingston), Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Cunning Little Vixen (Glyndebourne Opera Festival), Warhorse Proms (Royal Albert Hall) and Tiger Bay The Musical (Wales Millennium Centre). Melly will direct the upcoming UK and Ireland tour and European stage premiere of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d.

Captain CorellI’s Mandolin

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Tue 25 – Sat 29 June

Tue-Sat 7.30pm

Thu, Sat, 2.30pm

www.atgticekts.com/glasgow

 

NEWS: American Idiot back in 2019 and savings on early bird tickets

Following two critically acclaimed West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive rock musical American Idiot returns to Glasgow to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning original album.

The show will be at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Tue 28 May – Sat 1 June 2019

There are some rockin’ savings to be made 
ATG Theatre Card 
Half price Tue 28 May 2019, book first 3 months, thereafter £10 off*
Premium and band A. Click here to join

Groups 6+ Get a free drink with every ticket sold**
Valid Tue – Thu & Fri early, bands A – C

Groups 10+ £5 off
Groups 20+ £6 off
Groups 40+ £7 off
One free ticket with every 10 sold, valid Tue – Thu & Fri early, bands A – C

Early group booker offer
Save an additional £2 per ticket if book and pay by 1st May***

School & youth groups 10+
£15 per ticket plus free teacher ticket with every 10 sold
Valid Tue – Thu & Fri early, bands B – D

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. This thrilling musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style.

NEWS: AVENUE Q UK TOUR ANNOUNCED 2019

The naughtiest puppets in town will be returning to Glasgow as comedy musical Avenue Q sets off on a UK tour next year.

Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness!) the irresistibly Tony Award-winning musical will play at the King’s in Glasgow from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June 2019.

Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming tale of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues.

Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster, Lucy the Slut (the name says it all!) and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. Featuring hysterically funny songs including The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q is a hilarious musical with a warm (and very fuzzy) heart.

Avenue Q first opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2003, before transferring to Broadway later that year where it won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. In 2006 it transferred to the West End where it ran for five years before touring the UK. It has appeared in more than ten countries all over the world.

Hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining, with a cast of 11 hugely talented performers and puppets, Avenue Q is the musical like no other.

Avenue Q

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jun 2019

Tue, Wed, Thu: 7.30pm

Fri, 5pm & 8.30pm

Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7648*calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

 

NEWS: Kinky Boots comes to Glasgow

Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is coming to Glasgow next year.

Inspired by true events, the production, sound-tracked by songs from by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, will run at the King’s Theatre from Monday 6 – Saturday 18 May 2019.

Tickets are on sale to ATG Theatre Card holders now and go on general sale on Friday 13 April 2018.

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre has become a favourite with UK theatregoers having won three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who played Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.

Composer and Lyricist, Cyndi Lauper said: “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. Everyone can relate to this universal story, and I am overwhelmed that people in the UK have embraced it with open arms. I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country!”

Book writer, Harvey Fierstein said: “The inspiring story of Kinky Boots will soon complete its full circle journey from Northampton to the silver screen to Broadway and London and now, at last, back home to Northampton as it embarks on a national UK tour. How often does that happen? It’s been an absolute thrill to witness the giant heart of our show raise audiences up out of their seats in clamorous joy night after night in the West End and I am now so glad to experience its homecoming.”

Director and Choreographer, Jerry Mitchell said: “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical going on tour. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am really looking forward to taking this British musical all over the UK .”

Kinky Boots

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 6 – Sat 18 May 2019

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 7.30pm

Fri, 5pm & 8.30pm

Sat, 2.3pm & 7.30pm

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7648 *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge