Stars are out for the new season

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The stars will be out in force this winter at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, in a season packed full of top names.

No festive season would be complete without a star-studded family pantomime, and this year’s production of Cinderella promises to be the most magical of them all.

Television soap-star and musical theatre leading man John Partridge will lead the cast as Prince Charming, alongside actress, singer and former lead singer of The Three Degrees, Sheila Ferguson, as The Fairy Godmother and the comedy double-act The Grumbleweeds as The Broker’s Men.

One-night pop and rock concerts in the Royal Concert Hall this winter will feature a galaxy of stars including Squeeze, Jools Holland, The Overtones, Peter Andre, Status Quo, Paul Carrack, Ronan Keating, Paloma Faith, Little Mix, The Nolans, plus The Osmonds and Gareth Gates heading an all-star cast in Boogie Nights The Concert.

Comedians Jimmy Carr and Harry Hill will also visit the venue for one night only this season.

Ballroom dance sensations Anton And Erin will dazzle with their own homage to the golden age of Hollywood musicals, whilst the all-male divas of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to amuse and amaze following their hugely successful 2011 visit. Dance fans will be in for another rare treat at the end of February with one of Russia’s most successful ballet companies, the stunning Moscow City Ballet, presenting Swan Lake.

Musical stage legends Dave Willetts and Marti Webb star in 42nd Street in November, while TV funnyman Rufus Hound takes on the lead role in the National Theatre’s smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors when it comes to Nottingham at the end of January following rave reviews in the West End and on Broadway.

Another recent West End hit, Abigail’s Party, will visit Nottingham on tour in January. Look out for cast announcements soon.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage needs no introduction. Tickets are already selling fast for the three-week run of this truly spectacular musical theatre event in February at the Theatre Royal.

For some festive cheer there is a host of musical delights on offer this season including the ever-popular Nottingham Harmonic Society’s Family Carol Concerts, A West End Christmas, Christmas with The Rat Pack, The Hallé Christmas Concert featuring the angelic voice of Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Sinfonia Viva’s sparkling New Year’s Eve Classical Gala.

For the youngest audience members, there is the BAFTA-award winning Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom in January and the welcome return of the Beanbag Music Club concerts for under sixes and their families on Saturday mornings.

The incredibly popular Sunday Morning Piano series will also return, continuing to offer coffee and cake included in the ticket price.

More information on all events at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham can be found at www.trch.co.uk. The online booking facility allows customers to select their own seats from a live seating plan.

Tickets can also be purchased through the box office on 0115 989 5555.