Get ready for blockbuster films and West End musicals at the Lichfield Garrick as it launches its stunning Autumn/Winter seasons

Published on: Tue, 17/09/2019 - 14:42

A star-studded line-up, along with the introduction of live screened performances and blockbuster films are just a few of the reasons to get excited about the incredible new season of shows and events coming to the Lichfield Garrick. 

The award-winning theatre is adding a huge variety of cinematic performances to their normal live shows, enhanced by new comfortable seating in the studio. Shows from London theatres and one-off concerts will be streamed through a brand-new top-of-the-range projector for the full cinematic experience. Some showings will be live so you can join in with the magic as it happens, while some will be live recordings of top-billed performances. 

“We know how many people in Lichfield want a cinema in their hometown and so I am delighted to be able to offer all the latest movies and event cinema screenings in our newly refurbished studio space.  As a small, independent charity, we want to bring the best entertainment to Lichfield and local area, and this will add to the increasingly popular programme of live theatre our patrons have come to expect.  The Lichfield Garrick welcomes over 100,000 people through its doors each year and with the new offer, this will bring many more people into the city,” says Karen Foster, the Lichfield Garrick’s Chief Executive. 

With a wide selection of titles includingWestlife: The Twenty Tour, One Man, Two Guvnorsstarring James Corden,A Midsummer Night’sDreamstarring Gwendoline Christie andMatthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet, there’s something to suit all tastes – and all without having to leave your hometown! 

Watch the latest cinema releases, such asAngel Has Fallen,Playmobil: The MovieandRambo: Last Blood, with new movies announced monthly – sign up to the theatre’s mailing list for more details. 

Famous faces such as comedianEd Byrne, national treasureGyles Brandreth,West End favouriteLee Meadand super sopranoLesley Garrettwill grace the Garrick stage this season, alongside new works from Nick Barber with his one-man biopic of the theatre’s namesake, David Garrick, inStar, and an exciting return from Blackeyed Theatre with their rendition ofJane Eyre. 

Music lovers will be tapping their toes at the incredible selection of world class musicians, including celebrated jazz singerClare Teal & her Big Mini Big BandandThe Syd Lawrence Orchestra with their Big Band Spectacular. 

Some of the finest tribute bands on the scene hit the Garrick stage too – the ‘faking’ brilliantThe Counterfeit Stones, the high-energy Little Mix Experience and the ever-popular UK Pink Floyd Experience, to name a few.   

It’s almost Pantomime season once again – oh yes it is! – and we have Lichfield legend Sam Rabone and CBeebies’ Rebecca Keatley back forCinderella.For younger family audiences there’sCharlie & the Christmas Cat, a show guaranteed to put big smiles on little faces, as well as our in-house farcical festive murder mystery production, Christmas Carol Casebook: Away in a Danger. 

For families, the hilariously funnyLa Navet Betereturn withThe Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventureafter the success of their previous show,Dracula – The Bloody Truth.  Our youngest audiences will be thoroughly entertained byThe Very Hungry Caterpillarand some of his cartoon friends alongside theMr. Men & Little Miss Show, where everyone’s favourite storybook characters leap off the page and onto the stage. 

Don’t forget to keep supporting local theatre as the Garrick plays host to some of the best amateur theatre groups in the area. With a selection of classic musicals and plays performed by groups from Lichfield and its surrounding areas, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. 

Rounding off the next season’s top picks, the hilariousMenopause The Musical 2, Eurovision legendsThe Fizzand Strictly Come Dancing favourite Graziano Di Prima with his show,Havana Nights,are all some of the thrilling delights that Spring 2020 has to offer. 

Earlier this year, the Lichfield Garrick won Best Theatre/Arts Venue in Staffordshire in the What’s On Readers’ Awards 2019 – for the third year in a row. The theatre has also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for consistently high reviews. 
You can pick up a copy of the new Lichfield Garrick season brochure now or view it on our website 
Tickets are on sale now over the phone on 01543 412121, in person at Box Office or online via the website.