Judy!Duration tbc

Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

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Ray Rackham's extraordinary biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland comes to the Arts Theatre for a limited season.

The highly anticipated production sees Judy back in town following a critically acclaimed London debut under its original title, Through The Mill.

Since her first tentative steps on the stage as a young girl, Judy has become an enduring icon to millions of fans of all generations around the world. Playwright/Director Ray Rackham crafts a poignant and ultimately uplifting story portraying the star as a survivor in a man's world. Using three ages of Judy, he shows that her life was more than heartbreak and self-destruction.

The stories of Young Judy (an innocent girl filled with hope and excitement as she heads toward her life-changing performance in The Wizard of Oz), Palace Theatre Judy (a woman at the height of her performing powers in the midst of a passionate romance with Sidney Luft) and CBS Judy (an older and possibly wiser woman) demonstrate that no matter how hard we look for love in all the wrong places, the answer is ultimately inside ourselves.

The cast includes Helen Sheals (Last Tango In Halifax, Downton Abbey) as CBS Judy, Belinda Wollaston (Mamma Mia, Titanic) as Palace Judy and Lucy Penrose as Young Judy. The memorable score which is brought to life by a live band, and is a wonderful combination of Garland standards interlinked with some of her lesser known numbers and includes The Trolley Song, The Man That Got Away and, of course, Over The Rainbow.

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston, Lucy Penrose
Author
Ray Rackham
Director
Ray Rackham
Producer
London Theatre Workshop in association with Julie Clare Productions

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Arts Theatre

Address
Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB
Telephone
020 7836 8463
Official site
artstheatrewestend.co.uk/
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (50m)
Nearest bus
24, 29, 176
Nearest train
Charing Cross
Parking

Westminter City Council car park at China Town. NCP at Upper St Martin's Lane. Very limited metered parking available in surrounding streets- free after 6.30pm.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7836 8463
Discounts
Available for wheelchair/scooter users and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats B1 and B16 in the Circle and A1, A14, B1, B16 & 17, C18 and BB1 & 2 in the Stalls offer the best leg room.
Access description
Access to main entrance via a slight ramp and through double doors. Box office counter is straight ahead. 19 steps down to the Stalls to the right of the box office and 5 steps up to the Circle to the left of it. Venue carpeted throughout, stairs are highlighted with handrails on either side.
Hearing impaired
None at present
Guide dogs policy
2 guide dogs allowed into auditorium. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
Wheelchairs
Entrance to the auditorium via double fire EXIT doors to the left of the main entrance. Long, slightly sloped corridor with handrail on one side takes one to the back of the Circle. 1 space for wheelchair/scooter user in the back of the Circle. Transfer seating for either 2 wheelchairs or 1 scooter user to an aisle seat - please ask when booking.
Toilets
No steps to men's and women's in the Stalls- the cubicles are very narrow.
Disabled toilets
Very large cubicle with some adapted toilet facilities at the back of Circle. Fully adapted toilet planned during refurbishment in 2005.
Bars
Bar located inside the foyer, the counter is to the left (1.2m high) with low moveable seating in the centre. Bar with moveable seating also at Stalls level. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens