OPENING NIGHT – Wednesday 9 March at 7.30pm
Thursday 10 March to Saturday 12 March at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
Under 18’s £14.00
An uplifting and joyous performance awaits you with a celebration of music & dance in a bumper choice of the very best of modern popular international musicals including Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Guys & Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Les Misérables.
Showtime2 features an exceptionally strong vocal company, with stirring solos, powerful anthems, and rousing chorus numbers. All of this is staged with high energy and dedication, wrapped up with dazzling costumes and impressive lighting and sound designs.
Musical direction is under Maestro Rob Alderton who is a leading conductor, composer and arranger. His work in musical theatre caught the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber, who employed Rob to work on his own catalogue of musicals using his skills, through part live / part recorded orchestrations. The recorded elements follow the natural ebb and flow of a score, with audiences enjoying the full orchestration intended by the composer.
Rob’s compositions, including his recently critically acclaimed premiere of his new composition and production This is Jess at The Corn Exchange, have been staged in countries from America to Australia and all over the UK. He plays the piano, keyboard, bass guitar, accordion, drums & guitar which led him to perform at the top level of musical theatre including Keyboard 1 in Les Misérables in London’s West End (Palace Theatre and Queen’s Theatre productions) and many UK tours including Evita, Avenue Q and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
In addition to theatre work, Rob has played piano for many stars and celebrities, from Cliff Richard to Freddie Starr. As a member of the hit group Sailor he toured Europe for several years, performing to crowds of tens of thousands.
Showtime2 is a must for all fans of musical theatre. Tickets are selling fast, so book now for a memorable time with our cast of twenty-four and the huge impact of authentic orchestrations.