Tuesday, July 5

New Vic Theatre bring back old favourite Marvellous for their autumn season

By popular demand Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre brings back the critically acclaimed Marvellous as part of their autumn season.

Marvellous is the colourful life story of local legend Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin and returns to the in-the-round stage in September reuniting the original cast.

The theatre then stages their Christmas show Alice in Wonderland to close their 60th anniversary celebrations from Saturday 18th November to Saturday 28th January. It’s adapted and directed by New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins and created by the same team who brought their productions of The Snow Queen which won the UK Theatre Award Best Show for Children and Young People in 2017, Treasure Island and last year’s Beauty and The Beast to life.

Michael Hugo and Suzanne Ahmet in Marvellous 2 – Credit Andrew Billington

“In my 15 years of making theatre at the New Vic, Marvellous has stood out as one of the most joyful productions I’ve worked on, so I’m really pleased the show is back by popular demand this autumn to put a spring in everyone’s step,” says New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins said: “It will also be very special revisiting one of my favourite classic tales, Alice in Wonderland, this Christmas, particularly as the theatre celebrates its 60thanniversary of theatre making in-the-round.”

Meanwhile the Vic is staging the world premiere of Tom, Dick and Harry about the daring escape attempt from Stalag Luft III in World War II before the show transfers to London’s Alexandra Palace.

For further information about the New Vic’s autumn season, visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk or call Box Office on 01782 717962.