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New Year at the New Theatre – 2023 rings in its biggest ever season!

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From show-stopping West End musicals to a stellar line-up of live music, comedy and top-class live entertainment, the spring 2023 season at Peterborough New Theatre brings the finest entertainment to the city in its biggest season yet!

A brand-new tour of Heathers the Musical (28 Feb – 4 Mar), based on the eponymous 1988 film, brings the magic of the West End and Westerberg High to Peterborough, whilst The Commitments (15 – 20 May) brings over 20 soul classics to the stage for a fabulously fun night out. The ever-popular Rock of Ages (1 – 4 Feb) returns for its final farewell tour and Mamma Mia! (18 – 22 Apr) will have audiences dancing in the aisles to the songs of ABBA as the international phenomenon heads to the city: early booking is highly recommended!

P!nk Live music fans will be spoilt for choice this autumn with music from every era, from the music of Elvis (A Vision of Elvis, 17 Feb) through to the modern day with Pop Princesses (12 Mar) and P!nk: A Beautiful Trauma (16 Feb). A host of musical acts await whatever your musical tastes: from Whitney Houston (What’s Love Got to Do With It, 8 Feb) to Disco Inferno (6 Apr), you’ll find something to surprise and delight whatever your music tastes.

80s fans will not want to miss Club 80s Live (11 Feb) or the international hit A Capella group The Magnets (16 Mar) with their brand- new 80s remixed live show, bringing the best of the electric decade to the New Theatre stage. Meanwhile, The History of Rock (28 Apr) celebrates rock music throughout the decades from the 50s to today, and T.Rextasy (7 May) pay tribute to Marc Bolan who, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. The Searchers (12 May) return for just one more tour in 2023 to show appreciation to all those who gave them a wonderful and successful career, or catch Barry Steele & Friends in The Roy Orbison Story (11 May).

2023 also sees the triumphant return of the ever-popular That’ll Be the Day (13 May), once more celebrating the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll and pop from the 50s and beyond, and direct from the West End, Seven Drunken Nights (24 Mar) celebrates the story of The Dubliners in the ultimate feel-good Irish show. Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story (15 Apr) returns after a sell-out visit in 2022, and Queenz: The Show with Balls (9 Feb) has been blowing the minds of audiences up and down the country with their trailblazing, live vocal drag extravaganza!

Hey DuggeeIt’s ‘Duggee Hugs’ all round as Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show (14 – 15 Feb) will help younger audiences get their very first Theatre Badge. ‘A-Woof!’ Families will also not want to miss Tall Stories’ brilliant adaptation of the much-loved Julia Donaldson story, Room on the Broom (17 – 19 Mar), and the High Jinx Magic Show (9 Apr) is back on tour with a fast-paced fun family show filled with amazing tricks, grand illusions & crazy circus thrills.

Lovers of comedy can pick from some of the most hilarious comedians currently on tour. Live comedy’s internationally acclaimed Irish master Jimeoin returns with The Craic (24 Feb), whilst Paul Smith: Joker (27 Apr) is the scouse funnyman’s biggest and funniest tour show to date, mixing his trademark audience interaction with more hilarious true stories from his everyday life.

And for something a little different, why not experience the critically acclaimed, multi five star awarded hilarious comedy Dracula: The Bloody Truth (30 Mar – 1 Apr)… you’ll die laughing!

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