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Our favourite bear is back in town and this time he has to track down and capture the thief that stole a very special pop-up book!

Catch Paddington 2 in this universally loved follow-up to the 2014 classic. In this sequel,  Paddington Bear (Ben Whishaw) tries to earn enough money to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday, but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor (Hugh Grant) who also wants the tome. In time, Paddington's misadventures cause him to end up in jail, and he plots his escape with the help of a kindhearted convict (Brendan Gleeson). Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, and Imelda Staunton co-star. Directed by Paul King, Paddington 2 is based on the beloved series of children's books by Michael Bond.

The legendary rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events leading to the Crucifixion but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot; a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction Jesus is steering his disciples.  

Written in 1970 with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice and music by Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, this production is crammed full of great songs such as 'Heaven On Their Minds', 'Everything's Alright' and of course 'Superstar'.

Directed by Helen Clarkson and Emma Cook, this adult section musical will be as memorable as the eternal story it depicts.

The ground-breaking comedy experience returns in May with a new line up, promising to be funnier than ever. Check out their page for new announcements.

The team that brought you the award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream return to present this classic by the great bard. 

Merchant of Venice takes place in Italy where Bassanio is broke and feels that the girl he loves is out of his financial league. His friend Antonio wants to loan him the money but all of his capital is tied up so he visits a Jewish money lender named Shylock who gives him the money on the proviso that the loan must be repaid in three month's or Antonio will owe him a pound of flesh.

When Antonio loses his fleet at sea, he realises he cannot repay the loan and Shylock demands justice. 

Directed by Liz Holland