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26th - 29th October 2022



£16 plus variable booking fee

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim



A HATY Productions Musical

Celebrate the greatest love story of all time. Risk everything for true love.

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Don't miss this 35 strong cast of some of Halifax's finest young performers as they soar to the heights of simply put - the finest ever written masterpiece of all time.

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe



Tony - Lucus Hemingway

Maria - Charley Wright

The Jets

Riff - Zarek Szewczyk

Anybodys - Eliza McCann

Action - Aaron Holton

A-Rab - Nathan Lewis

Baby John - Ben Hinchcliffe

Snowgal - Gracie Rodd

Big Deal - Maisie Bush

Diesel - Harrison Clarke

Mouthpiece - Katie Stansfield

Gee-tar - Jessie Cannon

Graziella - Ruby O'Callaghan

Velma - Emily Hooper

Minnie - Ella Phillips

Clarice - Lilli Barber

Pauline - Blossom Palmer

Maralyn - Ellie Hodgson

The Sharks

Bernardo - Ethan Rodmell

Chino - Aron Mir

Indio - Samuel Ashton

Louisa - Maia Shad

Anxious - Dexter Phillips

Nibbles - Scarlett Bates

Juano - Lucia Joseph

Anita - Naimh Collins

Rosalia - Amy Symonds

Consuelo - Mia Fox

Francisca & Somewhere Soloist - Evie Rose Owen

Estella - Emily Halighan

Margarita - Iris Peers-Webb

Teresita - Anya Dales


Production Team

Director - Ashley Wade

Choreographer - Georgia Bloxham

Musical Director - Graham A. Robbins

Assistant Musical Director - Keira Watson




Entire Original Production Directed

and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince

By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

We are still looking for people to support on set build, prop's, backstage, front of house, lighting and other show support.

Please visit our volunteer pages for examples on how people like to get involved with the production, and get in touch with us via any of the get in touch links.

Published 28th June 2022

Casting Process now Closed 

Thank you to everyone who worked hard in the workshops and auditions. 

Published 2nd January 2022

Casting Process Open! 

HATY are now accepting expressions of interest from any youngsters who are hoping to perform as a member of the cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Halifax Playhouse in October 2022.

Drop in sessions for those interested in chatting through the audition process, character development, and practice the songs with a piano are to be held on:

Wednesday 1st June 6:00-7:30pm

Sunday 5th June 11:00-12:30pm

Wednesday 8th June 6:00-7:30pm

For this production we are looking for a cast that are year 6 and up to age 18 by auditions.

All expressions of interest need to be submitted before 9pm on Wednesday 8th June in order to have the opportunity to audition. The form will close at this time so no late submissions will be able to be made.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 12th June 9:00am onwards.

If you would like to find out more about what this involves and how to register for an audition please click here. (link now deactivated)

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Performances planned on:

Wednesday 26th October 7.15pm

Thursday 27th October 7.15pm

Friday 28th October 7.15pm

Saturday 29th October 2.15pm

Saturday 29th October 7.15pm

This will be a ticketed event available through The Halifax Playhouse.

When tickets are available please click the 'TICKETS' button on this page to link you through to TheHalifax Playhouse booking page.


Take a look at the video below of the highlights of the Broadway Revival production almost 10 years ago, hopefully you will see just how much of an amazing challenge our youngsters will face, and how much you can look forward to spectating.

Broadway Revival of West Side Story - Highlights

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