Music, mystery and murder on the menu at Wycombe Swan

Record breaking musical Barnum is the season highlight at the Wycombe Swan
Record breaking musical Barnum is the season highlight at the Wycombe Swan

The new summer/autumn season at Wycombe Swan includes massive musicals Barnum and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and hugely popular stage plays One Man Two Guvnors, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Mousetrap .

The bill also includes stars Dawn French and Lee Mead.

And the little ones aren’t forgotten, either, with visits from Angelina Ballerina and the Octonauts, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

And looking even further ahead to next year, Gary Lucy will lead the stage production of The Full Monty in April 2015.

At the forefront of the autumn season highlights this year is the record breaking Barnum in October starring Brian Conley. This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s greatest showman.

Mr Conley said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to High Wycombe in such an amazing show full of amazing songs, comedy and colour and telling the true story of one of the great showmen of his time. I remember seeing Michael Crawford’s Barnum at the London Palladium and ever since have dreamed of playing the role.”

Joseph, starring X Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels making his musical theatre debut in the title role, will play in November, as will comedian Dawn French in her one-woman tour.

Also in November, direct from London Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, the iconic story To Kill a Mockingbird is brought to life on stage.

Award winning comedy One Man, Two Govnors is on its biggest ever tour of the country and visits High Wycombe prior to Christmas.

Long before then, next month Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Mousetrap comes to the theatre in July.

Angelina Ballerina visits during the school holidays in August.