West Side Story

Produced by Sage Gateshead in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Open Stages as part of the World Shakespeare Festival

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Pre-show talk on Friday 6th July with Will Tuckett and John Wilson

Produced by Sage Gateshead in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Open Stages, Bernstein’s classic musical ‘West Side Story’ will run from 4th-7th July 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.

A stunning, full-scale production with bold new choreography by Will Tuckett, the cast will feature ambitious, talented young people and amateur theatre-makers recruited through open auditions alongside early stage professionals.

Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of Sage Gateshead, will be conducted by Gateshead-born and critically acclaimed conductor John Wilson. The production will be directed and choreographed by award-winning choreographer and dancer Will Tuckett.

In the lead up to’ West Side Story’ there will be a series of talks, discussions and films that explore the background and themes associated with West Side Story. Click here to see the full listings.

The North East’s World Shakespeare Festival offering also includes Gregory Doran’s production of ‘Julius Caesar’ at Theatre Royal, while Northern Stage hosts ‘The Rest is Silence’ and ‘Macbeth: Leila and Ben – A Bloody History’.

Pre-Show Talk: Interview with Will Tuckett and John Wilson

Friday 6th July, 6.30pm. Free to ticket holders.

Join Katherine Zeserson, Director of Sage Gateshead’s Learning and Participation department, as she interviews Will Tuckett and John Wilson on their experiences of working on Sage Gateshead’s production of West Side Story.

To hear an interview about West Side Story with Katherine Zeserson on BBC radio, visit the iPlayer ! – interview at 1:18.40

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Produced by Sage Gateshead in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Open Stages, Bernstein’s classic musical ‘West Side Story’ will run from 4th-7th July 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. Book now. In the lead up to’ West Side...

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