Building on the success of Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles, the Royal Exchange Spring Summer Season gathers even more theatrical momentum with a brand-new version of Broadway’s biggest musical, West Side Story.
Director Sarah Frankcom is never 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 – we absolutely cannot wait to see her reinterpretation of this celebrated musical for the Royal Exchange’s unique in-the-round space.
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 production will feature 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 new production, the show’s rival New York gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, will be 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 absolutely cannot wait for this exciting new production.