Love story among teen gangs in West Side Story at Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre production of West Side Story
Milton Keynes Theatre production of West Side Story

One of the best loved musicals of all time is West Side Story and a production which had a sell-out season in London is coming here for two weeks.

West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957 and it is still one of the most successful stage shows of all time.

Based on Romeo and Juliet, it tells the story of two teenage gangs and a love story across the divide.

The 1961 film version won 10 Academy Awards.

With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the score includes the unforgettable songs Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty.

The cast includes Katie Hall as Maria, Louis Maskell as Tony, Djalenga Scott as Anita and Jack Wilcox as Riff.

Katie Hall was most recently seen as Christine in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

Louis Maskell has previously appeared in the national tour of Scrooge – The Musical and Iolanthe at Wilton’s Music Hall.

This production is on at Milton Keynes Theatre from June 3 to 14.Tickets are available from the box office on 0844 871 7652, or