Darlington Hippodrome announces sizzling summer season

Darlington Hippodrome has lifted the lid on a selection of summer shows, including thrilling new dramas, dazzling musicals and magical family shows.

Darlington Hippodrome has lifted the lid on a selection of summer shows, including thrilling new dramas, dazzling musicals and magical family shows.

The summer season sees big names visit the iconic theatre, including “Only Fools and Horses” star Gwyneth Strong, best-loved actor Stephen Tompkinson and comedian Frank Skinner.

The full season of shows at Darlington Hippodrome can be found below:

The Mousetrap Cast

The Mousetrap
Dates: April 29th – May 4th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.

Tom Stade

Tom Stade
Date: May 3rd
Venue: Theatre Hullabaloo

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show. Welcome back to ‘I Swear To…’ as an hour just wasn’t long enough…

Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman

Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman
Date: May 11th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zach Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (…or maybe not) as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as proud as you want.

Sophie Willan

Sophie Willan & Jonny Pelham
Date: May 3rd
Venue: Theatre Hullabaloo

Two work-in-progress shows in preparation for a Radio 4 broadcast and an Edinburgh Preview.

Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey
Date: May 16th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Dave Spikey had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, ‘You’re really funny, you should be a comedian’ and for some reason, he took them seriously!

Zog

Zog
Dates: May 17th – 19th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.

Jaymi Hensley (Joseph)

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Dates: May 21st – 25th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical comes to Darlington Hippodrome.

Jan Ravens

Jan Ravens & Stephen Buchanan
Date: May 29th
Venue: Theatre Hullabaloo

Two work in progress shows ahead of the Edinburgh Festival and the comics’ UK wide tours.

Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks
Date: May 29th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound.

Billy Pearce

The Good Old Days of Variety
Date: June 6th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

The award-winning show returns to Darlington Hippodrome with a brand new show for all ages, taking you back to the great days of variety entertainment.

Adam Kay

Adam Kay
Date: June 7th
Venue: Theatre Hullabaloo

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 and 2018, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tour and West End 2018.

La Voix

La Voix
Date: June 18th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Star of “Ab Fab: The Movie” and “Britain’s Got Talent” semi-finalist, larger than life La Voix dazzles audiences with her incredible voice, natural wit and hilarious impersonations. From celebrities to The Royal Family, her glamorous performances have taken her around the world.

Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians
Dates: June 20th – 23rd
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage!

Stones In His Pockets

Stones In His Pockets
Dates: July 15th – 20th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location.

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance
Date: July 23rd
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes.

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Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
Dates: August 1st – 3rd
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company returns with sparkling new production of The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.

Puttin On The Ritz

Puttin’ On The Ritz
Dates: August 6th – 8th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Puttin’ On The Ritz is a spectacular, all-singing all-dancing stage production featuring the most famous songs of the golden age of Hollywood live on stage.

Educating Rita

Educating Rita
Dates: August 12th – 17th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

New Jersey Nights

New Jersey Nights
Dates: August 22nd – 24th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

New Jersey Nights is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time.

The Best of Wham

The Best of Wham!
Date: September 1st
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced
Dates: September 10th – 14th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present their acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Dates: September 17th – 21st
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits Darlington Hippodrome as part of its landmark 30th anniversary tour.

In The Night Garden Live

In The Night Garden
Dates: September 29th & 30th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Take a spectacular journey into the magical world of “In the Night Garden” and experience the UK’s favourite family show with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage.

T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy
Date: October 2nd
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Marc Bolan and T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant, charismatic stars of the original glam-rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s.

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner
Date: October 6th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

A unique and exclusive opportunity to see Frank Skinner perform new material for the first time in 5 years.

Madagascar The Musical

Madagascar – The Musical
Dates: October 9th – 13th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes
Dates: October 15th – 19th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

A new adaptation by Anthony Lampard of the much-loved film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Dates: October 23rd – November 2nd
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong
Date: November 4th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

In his revealing new one man show, All Mouth and Some Trousers, Alexander Armstrong will be baring all.

Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy
Dates: November 6th – 10th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles for pets and £100,000 a week pocket money. But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start again at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find what money can’t buy!

Curtains

Curtains: The Musical
Dates: November 12th – 16th
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk
Dates: December 7th 2019 – January 5th 2020
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant of a panto comes to Darlington!

Tickets for this new season are on sale now. For further information about all of the shows and to book, contact the box office on 01325 405405 or visit the Darlington Hippodrome website.

Source: Darlington Hippodrome