Notts: West Side Story set to thrill at the Theatre Royal
Widely regarded as the greatest musical of them all, West Side Story comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from 6th to 17th May.
Originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West side Story changed the course of musical theatre when it opened on Broadway in 1957.
Based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.
When Tony falls in love with Maria, the sister of the rival gang’s leader, the feud takes on a new dimension.
As their love blossoms so begins a fatal journey overshadowed by violence and hatred.
The score includes the unforgettable songs Maria’ Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty.
For ticket details and performance times, call the box office on 0115 989555, or go online at www.trch.co.uk