The award-winning musical The Rink skates into Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season from May 2018, for its first London revival in almost 30 years.

With an irresistible score by the legendary Tony and Olivier Award-Winning John Kanderand Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) and exhilarating book by Tony Award-winning Terence McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spiderwoman), The Rink originally premiered on Broadway in 1984 starring Chita Rivera and Liza Minelli.

Anna, an Italian housewife who runs a roller-skating rink on the Eastern coast of America, is about to sell it to developers until her estranged daughter, Angel, returns after a long absence, hoping to save the rink and patch things up with her mother.

Heartfelt, tender and bursting with showstopping songs, including Colored Lights and Don’t “Ah Ma” Me, The Rink is directed by Adam Lenson (Songs For a New World & Superhero) and choreographed by Fabian Aloise (Working & Our House, UK Tour)

The Rink is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

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Terence McNally
Adam Lenson
Songs by:
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Fabian Aloise

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough
Seating Plan:

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Our The Rink Review

"I want to go round the rink/ There's nothing to beat the rink I think," goes a lyric and you will, too, as you watch this revival of a rarely-seen 1984 Kander and Ebb scored Broadway musical The Rink At a time when one of their most celebrated musicals - Chicago - has recently returned to the West End - a show about the cult of celebrity that is itself a demonstration of it with its rotating... Read more

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