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West Side Story at the Royal Exchange: first look at the musical in-the-round

The iconic musical is reimagined at Manchester's Royal Exchange

Gabriela Garcia and Andy Coxon in West Side Story
© The Other Richard

Production images have been released for the new in-the-round staging of West Side Story at Manchester's Royal Exchange.

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents' iconic show about warring gangs of youths in New York is re-orchestrated by Jason Carr and directed by the theatre's artistic director Sarah Frankcom. It stars Gabriela Garcia and Andy Coxon as the star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony and is based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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It has new choreography by Aletta Collins, design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Richard Brooker, musical direction by Mark Aspinall, costume by Polly Sullivan and fight direction by Kevin McCurdy.

West Side Story runs until 25 May.

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