Something for everyone in Hyde Festival Theatre’s new season

THEATRE season will soon be in full swing and there will be a variety of shows to entertain different audiences at Hyde Festival Theatre.

First up is ‘A Vampire Story’ – a dazzling play which shifts from today to 1822, where two young women arrive in a British town after escaping trouble elsewhere but they don’t declare their ages or relationship.

Presented by the ShowStoppers Theatre Group, the play is for people aged 13 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult, as there will be sensitive content, adult themes and references to death.

It will be staged on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, from 7.30pm on both evenings.

One that’s perfect for kids is a heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film ‘Frozen’.

Performed by a junior cast from Limelight Musical Theatre, Frozen KIDS will include favourite Frozen characters and songs, as well as new songs from the Broadway production.

It’s coming to the Corporation Street theatre on Saturday, November 18, from 1.30pm. It will last around 45 minutes without an interval.

Young performers from Limelight will also be putting on ‘Annie Jr’ – based on the age-old family musical centred around an orphan.

On Saturday, November 18, it will start at 6.30pm and run for around 95 minutes, which includes an interval.

As we edge closer to Christmas, the annual family-friendly pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will help you get in the festive spirit.

It runs from November 28 to December 2 from 7.15pm every evening, as well as a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

A pantomime of the more adult variety, A Ladd In’Er is for people aged 17 and over, containing adult content and foul language.

That’s from December 6 to December 9 from 8pm and there’s a Saturday matinee too.

Following that is another one for the kids as a young cast from ShowStoppers Theatre Group present ‘Peter Pan’ from December 14 to 16 at 7.15pm each evening, as well as an additional Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Another Disney classic brings in the new year at Hyde Festival Theatre as Tameside Youth Drama Group take to the stage with ‘Snow White’.

The youth pantomime will be staged from January 18 to January 20. Performances begin at 7.15pm each evening and the Saturday matinee gets under way from 2pm.

Then older audiences can enjoy an amateur production of Jekyll and Hyde The Musical, presented by Hyde Musical Society.

It promises to be an adventure, which you can see between March 20 and March 23 from 7.30pm each evening. If you can’t make it then, there’s a Saturday matinee from 2.30pm.

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