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Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique.
The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show, languishing under the rule of an oppressive ringmaster. But when spotted by a talent agent, they are thrust into the spotlight of the famed 1920's Orpheum Circuit. They soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time, but whilst Daisy relishes the spotlight, Violet wishes for a quiet life with a man she loves, and who loves her. Can they balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection?
Side Show is presented by Paul Taylor-Mills, who returns to Southwark Playhouse following his Olivier nominated production of In The Heights, and features a score by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger with lyrics by Bill Russell (Elegies for Angels and Punks and Raging Queens).
Members can join us with a guest on October 27 at 7.30pm.