• A Teenage Opera - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK
  • A Teenage Opera - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

A Teenage Opera (2017)

Friday, 11 August 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 2:30pm

Creative team:

Original music & lyrics: Mark Wirtz & Keith West

Book, additional lyrics & concept development: Pete Gallagher

Director: Julie Atherton

Choreographer: Stuart Rogers

Musical Supervisor: Michael Bradley

Musical Director: Joe Louis Robinson



A Teenage Opera, the magical mystery of musical theatre, will transport you back to 1967’s Summer of Love, prepare to be dazzled.

Youth Music Theatre UK is proud to present the world première production of A Teenage Opera. Featuring original classic hits from Wirtz and West including the iconic song Grocer Jack, alongside a brand new story and additional lyrics by Pete Gallagher (Jesus Christ Superstar, Buddy). This epic, musical spectacular is packed with catchy melodies and directed by one of the West End’s foremost leading ladies, Julie Atherton (Avenue Q, Mama Mia).

Hold onto your seats for this magical merry-do-round, next stop is 1967.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit single Grocer Jack we have a limited number of special 50% off tickets available for anyone celebrating their 50th year as well. Hippies vs Mods or Rockers – join in and come dressed in your best psychedelia!

You can read more here in an interview with Paul McCartney, where he talks about his influences and discusses the original material, Drowned in Sound


Q & A with the Cast and Creative Team, including original producer/composer Mark Wirtz, straight after the Saturday 12 August matinee.


A Teenage Opera was LIVE STREAMED on Sunday 13 August. Please see the full live streamed show here!



Performance dates and times

Friday, 11 August 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 2:30pm


By car

South Hill Park Arts Centre is in the Birch Hill area of Bracknell about 7 minutes drive from the Town Centre just off the A322 Bagshot Road near the Hilton National Hotel. It is easily accessible from the M3 (Junction 3) and the M4 (Junction 10). We are very well sign posted – look for the brown road signs saying ‘Arts Centre’ or showing a comedy mask.

By bus

Bracknell is well served with bus services from Reading, London Victoria and towns in the surrounding area. There is a taxi rank just outside the central bus station.

By train

Bracknell is well served with train services from London Waterloo, Reading and towns in the surrounding area.

Watch the highlights

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