Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Summer 2019 What’s On Guide available now!

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has announced their summer season with hit musicals, family theatre spectaculars, laugh-a-minute comedy and a host of Second Space shows and screenings.

Fuzzy friends from award-winning production Avenue Q (Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jul) burst onto the stage with their hilarious (for adults only) humour. With characters including the adorable Bad Idea Bears, charming Princeton, loveable Kate Monster and the naughty Trekkie Monster, this is a must–see show trying to make sense of life’s burning issues. Feel-good fun arrives direct from Nazareth ready to sparkle and shine with Nativity! The Musical (Wed 6 – Sun 10 Nov). Telling the story of Mr Maddens and his crazy teaching assistant Mr Poppy, this cracker of a musical promises nothing but sheer joy!

The animals are on parade when Madagascar The Musical (Thu 19 – Sun 22 Sep) leaps into town with Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo. A must for fans of the film, this brand-new musical from Dreamworks will leave audiences no choice but to move it, move it and dance in the aisles! Suitable for the whole family don’t miss this zoo life extravaganza. More animal antics are in store with a certain feline friend, in The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Fri 7 – Sun 9 Jun). Judith Kerr’s smash hit returns direct from the West End and is packed full with oodles of magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos.

Fancy a laugh? Join famous faces from the comedy world with well-known faces including Jason Manford (Wed 3 Apr), Paul Merton (Tue 9 Apr), Dara O’Briain (Fri 26 Apr), Jimmy Carr (Sat 18 May & Wed 10 Jul) and Russell Kane (Fri 31 May). Comedy podcast The Guilty Feminist (Fri 17 May) welcomes Deborah Frances-White alongside comedians, guests and musicians from the podcast for a celebration of how far things have come, and a conversation about what remains to be done, and the Hormonal Housewives (Thu 27 Jun) invite theatregoers to a rollercoaster comedy night romping through the joys of being a 21st century woman.

Live music tributes celebrating the music of The Everly Brothers to Tina Turner, David Bowie to George Michael and Simon and Garfunkel to The Dubliners are all in the line-up alongside Wet Wet Wet with Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell and Kevin Simm playing a back catalogue of songs including Goodnight Girl and Love is All Around.

Stage Experience is fast approaching with musical hit The Addams Family (Thu 15 – Sat 17 Aug), a chance to support young local stars as they embark on an intensive 2-week rehearsal period before the live performances in the main auditorium.

Dance enthusiasts will not want to miss a Strictly fabulous couple of shows with Alija_ Škorjanec and Janette Manrara’s latest tour Remembering the Movies (Wed 26 Jun) , followed by Here Come The Boys (Wed 26 Jun) which sees Alija_ return with Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Márquez to battle each other in Latin, Ballroom, Commercial and Contemporary. A different style of dance is on the agenda with Rhythm of the Dance (Thu 20 Jun) where 22 award-winning world and Irish dance champions are set to get toes and hands clapping with the addictive accompaniment of fiddles, flutes and live vocalists.

Remember to check out the theatre’s Second Space programme of events including Bring Your Own Baby Comedy (Wed 8 May, Wed 19 Jun and Wed 3 Jul), Extreme Championship Improv (Sat 4 May, Sat 20 Jul), An Evening of Mediumship with Terri Stromeyer (Fri 5 Jul) and An Exhibition of Darts (Sat 24 Aug).

For full event listings including the theatre’s Second Space programme, pick up a new season What’s On, or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee).