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West Side Story at the Royal Exchange Manchester to return in 2020

Sarah Frankcom’s production is due to return to the Manchester theatre next year

The Sharks in West Side Story
The Sharks in West Side Story
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The Royal Exchange's revival production of West Side Story is due to return to the theatre in 2020, it has been announced.

The production opened to rave reviews this month, including a four-star write up from WhatsOnStage.

Sarah Frankcom's reimagining has new choreography by Aletta Collins and will return to the Royal Exchange from 18 April to Saturday 23 May 2020.

Frankcom said: "I'm delighted that our new production has caught the imagination of today's audiences, and that the electricity of it all – the story, the music, the dance – is still so urgent in
2019. The demand for tickets has been incredible so to be able to bring the show back next year and give people another opportunity to see Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece is fantastic."

Casting for the 2020 production is yet to be confirmed and will be announced in the autumn along with further details of the spring/summer season.