West Side Story at the Royal Exchange

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
West Side Story at the Royal Exchange
Image courtesy of Richard Davenport: The Other Richard

West Side Story at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre, 18 April–23 May 2020, from £10.00 - Book now

We’re over the moon that the Royal Exchange have announced that their smash hit production of West Side Story will return to the stage in April next year. If you didn’t get to see this critically acclaimed and version of the much-loved Sondheim musical the first time around, the good news is that tickets for the 2020 run are now on sale.

Director Sarah Frankcom has never been one to shy away from big American classics. Revered for her perceptive reimaginings of A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Town and more recently, Death of a Salesman – her reinterpretation of this celebrated musical for the Royal Exchange’s unique in-the-round space is nothing short of a complete triumph.

West Side Story is arguably one of the most dazzling and dynamic Broadway shows

Translating the story of Romeo and Juliet to 1950s Manhattan, West Side Story is arguably one of the most dazzling and dynamic Broadway shows. This unmissable musical features stunning new choreography from Aletta Collins, orchestration by Jason Carr and a phenomenal cast. Taking on the iconic roles of Maria and Tony are Gabriela Garcia and Andy Coxon.

In this production, the show’s rival New York gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are given some new moves. The show will feature all of the well-loved songs – Maria, America, Somewhere and Tonight.

the greatest love story ever told

West Side Story could be described as the greatest love story ever told – passionate, tender and deeply romantic – we are absolutely thrilled to hear that this exciting production will return next year.

West Side Story at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre

18 April–23 May 2020
From £10.00