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Birmingham Repertory Theatre
8th Oct - 14th Nov, 2021
What's New Pussycat
By Joe DiPietro
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Flody Suarez, Kilimanjaro Theatricals and Tom Jones, presents
Director Luke Sheppard
Choreographer Arlene Philips DBE
Suave ladies' man Tom Jones arrives in London with big dreams and a broken heart. Hoping to see his name in lights he discovers a world of mods, miniskirts and music as love takes over London in the Swinging Sixties. Adventures and romances lead Tom to great success – but will he ever be reunited with his one true love?
Featuring the iconic music of Sir Tom Jones and inspired by the hilarious classic novel The History of Tom Jones, this romantic new musical invites you to relive London's swinging sixties as the story that inspired an Oscar-winning film and smash-hit TV series is brought to spectacular life on stage.
This brand new musical includes all of Sir Tom's greatest hits including Green, Green Grass of Home, It's Not Unusual, Leave Your Hat On, Delilah, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Sex Bomb and, of course, What's New Pussycat?
Written by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis The Musical) who transposes Henry Fielding's novel to the decade of music, fashion and fun, What's New Pussycat? is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose & Juliet has taken the West End by storm, and choreographed by the legendary Arlene Philips DBE.
Don't miss the musical event of the year!
British Theatre Guide, 5 stars, 'Belts along at a cracking pace'
West End Best Friend, 5 Stars, 'an absolute first class show' first class show
The Bromsgrove Standard, 5 stars, 'a rollicking good romp from start to finish'
What's On Live, 5 stars, 'a truly joyous theatrical experience that leaves you yearning for more'
The Review Hub, 5 stars, 'From the first notes of the opening number through to the finale, this world premiere of What's New Pussycat fizzes with energy'
Malvern Observer, 5 stars, 'the cleverest musical take on a classic novel I have ever seen'
Vilshaw Magazine, 5 stars, 'A Spectacular Feel Good Sensation'
Redditch Observer, 5 stars, 'If I could give it ten stars I would gladly do so'
Solihull Observer, 5 stars, 'When you think this can't get any better, it does'
Birmingham Mail, 4 stars, 'filled with sass and fun'
West Side Birmingham, 'delightfully absurd, agreeable and seductive'
Black Country Radio, 'Brilliant leading lady - what a voice'.