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Tommy Steele to Bring THE GLENN MILLER STORY to the Lyceum This August

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Show business legend Tommy Steele tells the extraordinary tale of America's most famous big band leader in The Glenn Miller Story from Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 August at the Lyceum Theatre.

It's been over seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved? The life, fame and vanishing of one of America's most iconic musical figures is brought to the stage in this brand new musical.

Tommy Steele was Britain's first rock 'n' roll star. His legendary career includes over twenty hit singles, twelve hit movies and countless award winning stage musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin' in the Rain. In recent years, Steele has starred as Christmas miser Scrooge in Bill Kenwright's spectacular production of the festive musical, which enjoyed two successful runs at the world-famous London Palladium. It was a role that made Steele the theatre's all-time record breaking performer, having headlined more performances than any other star in the history of the Palladium.

With a 16 piece orchestra playing all the hits including Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and In The Mood, a full supporting company of performers and dazzling choreography, The Glenn Miller Story promises to transport audiences young and old back to the glorious days of the big band and the music that defined an era.

The Glenn Miller Story is at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 August. Tickets are priced from £23.00 - £42.00, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by visiting sheffieldtheatres.co.uk (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash).

Over the past 15 years Bill Kenwright and Tommy Steele have regularly got together to talk about the past, present and future. One evening, Bill discovered that his all-encompassing love for Elvis was equal only to Tommy's adoration for Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Bill learned that Tommy is a true devotee; travelling all over the world to hear what remains of the original Orchestral Sounds, and is steeped in the knowledge and the glory of what Glenn Miller did for popular music. Tommy enthused that Glenn changed the face of music from 1939 - 1943 when he was the most popular recording artist in the world. Three years later at a dinner party, celebrating Tommy's award as the Most Popular Entertainer of All Time at the London Palladium that they came up with The Glenn Miller Story!

Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright team up again to direct the show, having been at the helm of several award-winning musicals including Blood Brothers, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer (Top Hat, Evita, Save The Last Dance For Me).

IF YOU GO:

The Glenn Miller Story

Tue 16 - Sat 20 August

Press Night Tue 16 August 7.30pm

Tue - Thu 7.30pm

Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm

£23.00 - £42.00 (concessions and group discounts available)

Crucible Lyceum Studio, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
Box Office 0114 249 6000 - Mon - Sat 10.00am to 8.00pm
A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash).
On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6.00pm.
sheffieldtheatres.co.uk


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