NW Productions

David Upton

Footloose bursts on stage at Preston Charter Theatre next week, and stars Gareth Gates as Willard and Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore. The former will not appear in the Thursday and Friday performances due to other commitments.

The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster has struck gold with its latest outdoor production Treasure Island, to the extent they have now added another week to the summer run in the city’s Williamson Park. It will now finally drop anchor on August 19.

Funny Girl—starring Sheridan Smith—and which enjoyed acclaimed and sold-out runs at Manchester Palace Theatre earlier in the year, returns to the venue next week to complete its national tour.

A hit production of The Wizard of Oz heads to Stockport Plaza with Eastenders actress Cheryl Fergison and singing sensation Charlotte Gallagher joined by X Factor’s David Heath as the Scarecrow.