Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse

Side Show

Southwark Playhouse

The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show, languishing under the rule of an oppressive ringmaster. But when spotted by a talent agent, they are thrust into the spotlight of the famed 1920’s Orpheum Circuit. They soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time, but whilst Daisy relishes the spotlight, Violet wishes for a quiet life with a man she loves, and who loves her. Can they balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection? Side Show is a heartwarming search for first love and acceptance, amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight.

Bill Russell, with additional material by Bill Condon
Paul Taylor Mills
Hannah Chissick
Songs by: 
Music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Bill Russell, with additional book material by Bill Condon
Cast list: 
Louise Dearman, Laura Pitt-Pulford
Side Show Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 21 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 3 December, 2016
Saturday, 3 December, 2016
Tuesday3pm 7.30pm
Saturday3pm 7.30pm
77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

Latest Side Show News & Features

Side Show
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Full cast announced for Side Show UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse

Full casting has now been announced for the UK premiere of the 1997 Broadway musical Side Show which runs at the Southwark Playhouse from 21 October to 3 December 2016.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
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Friday, May 13, 2016
Cast for Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse

The long awaited UK premiere of the 1997 flop Broadway musical Side Show, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse from 21 October to 3 December 2016, has announced its leading ladies.

Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will star as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the new production that is produced by Paul Taylor Mills. Further cast and creative team are to be announced.

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