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New Wimbledon Theatre
Saturday 21 July 2012, 7.30pm
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
Tickets: £19 + booking fee
The New Wimbledon Theatre is situated on The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, in the London Borough of Merton. It is a Grade II listed Edwardian theatre built by the theatre lover and entrepreneur, J B Mullholland. Following a name change to the New Wimbledon Theatre, the venue reopened in February 2004 with Matthew Bourne’s production of The Nutcracker, and following this, the theatre has gone from strength to strength, with major productions in 2004 and 2005 including Saturday Night Fever, Blood Brothers, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame, Jekyll & Hyde and the London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats.
It has since played host to a large variety of touring productions, plus the UK launch of Josef Weinberger’s UK collection of Disney musicals available to amateur companies throughout the British Isles.
Most recently saw the launch of a brand new UK pantomime company formed from a collaboration between Howard Panter of the Ambassador Theatre Group and David Ian of Live Nation Theatrical and called First Family Entertainment. The company produced eight pantos across the UK for 2005-6, with their flagship production being Cinderella at New Wimbledon, starring Susan Hampshire, Richard Wilson, John Barrowman, Naomi Wilkinson, Peter Duncan and Tim Vine. For 2006, First Family present the premiere of Peter Pan starring Happy Days’ Henry Winkler, Bobby Davro and Sarah Jane Honeywell.
In 2010 the national tour of Spamalot, the ‘Holy Grail’ based Monty Python Musical (indeed!) opened here.
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5 min walk from Wimbledon Rail, Tube (District Line & Tramlink station). Turn left onto The Broadway. South Wimbledon Tube station (Northern Line) 10min walk.
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New Wimbledon Theatre is 9 miles from Heathrow and 16 miles from Gatwick; the A3 gives access to the South Circular and M25.
Wimbledon – District Line
South Wimbledon – Northern Line