THE award-winning play One Man, Two Guvnors is returning to a Birmingham theatre, along with a host of musicals and dance spectaculars.
The comedy was a sellout when it came to the New Alexandra Theatre with James Corden two years ago. Now it is back, at the Birmingham Hippodrome next May as part of the varied 2014 season.
Other highlights include the hit West End production of Singin' In The Rain in March, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Faye Tozer, followed by Evita with Marti Pellow and the new musical Happy Days, based on the TV series, starring Heidi Range and Cheryl Baker. Fiddler on the Roof, starring Starsky actor Paul Michael Glaser, arrives for a week in March.
Wicked is the major summer show, followed in September by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats.
The International Dance Festival returns next spring for the fourth time, including a new work from Sylvie Guillem, Geneva-based Alias Dance performing the hypnotic Sideways Rain and the return of Hip Hop Breakin' Convention.
Illuminate is a new three-day event transforming parts of the Southside district into a free light spectacular. Taking place at the end of October, it features interactive street projections from Shanghai, live dance performances and the Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors exhibition.
These brightly-coloured, largerthan-lifesize figures were originally created for the Beijing Olympics.
Also announced are special events taking place around the run of the acclaimed play War Horse in October. Only Remembered is a concert with author Michael Morpurgo reading extracts from his bestselling novel, accompanied by songs from the production.
And, for one night, the theatre's Patrick Studio will be transformed into World War One trenches for a special Sleepover for families. Stuart Griffiths, Birmingham Hippodrome's chief executive, said: "We are proud to present a programme filled with such a wide range of the highest quality ballet, dance, opera, musicals and drama."
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