UK Premiere of Broadway Musical Side Show Announced

The four-time Tony nominated musical will arrive at the Southwark Playhouse from the 21st October to the 3rd December. 

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The musical is inspired by a true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and is about love, acceptance and embracing the unique.

The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show, languishing under the rule of an oppressive ringmaster. But when spotted by a talent agent, they are thrust into the spotlight of the famed 1920’s Orpheum Circuit. They soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time, but whilst Daisy relishes the spotlight, Violet wishes for a quiet life with a man she loves, and who loves her. Can they balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection? Side Show is a heartwarming search for first love and acceptance, amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight.

Featuring a score by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and directed by Hannah Chissick, this musical originally opened on Broadway in 1997 and was later nominated for four Tony awards (Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical). 

The production also features a book and lyrics by Bill Russell, with additional book material by Bill Condon who reworked Side Show for its 2014 Broadway revival.

For this UK premiere, Side Show will be presented by Paul Taylor-Mills, who returns to the Southwark Playhouse following his acclaimed productions of In the Heights and Carrie: The Musical – which recently won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West-End production.

Casting for the production has yet to be announced.

Side Show will appear at the Southwark Playhouse from the 21st October to the 3rd December. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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