Broadway musical Side Show will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October, with previews from Friday 21 October.
Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique.
The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show, languishing under the rule of an oppressive ringmaster. But when spotted by a talent agent, they are thrust into the spotlight of the famed 1920’s Orpheum Circuit. They soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time, but whilst Daisy relishes the spotlight, Violet wishes for a quiet life with a man she loves, and who loves her. Can they balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection? Side Show is a heartwarming musical about the search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame.
Side Show is presented by Paul Taylor-Mills, who returns to Southwark Playhouse following his acclaimed productions of In The Heights and Carrie: The Musical.
It will be directed by Hannah Chissick (Down the Dock Road, Royal Court Liverpool, Brass, NYMT, Marry Me a Little, St. James Studio). Side Show has music by Henry Krieger and Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, with additional Book material by Bill Condon.
Casting is to be announced.
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016
SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE, The Large
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube: Borough / Elephant and Castle
Tickets: £14 previews / £25 standard / £20 concessions / £7-£12 PAYG members
Box Office 020 7407 0234 | www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
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Note: Southwark Playhouse has introduced allocated seating in The Large space. Patrons can pick their seats online or will be given best available seats when booking over the phone.