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What's New Pussycat?

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By Joe DiPietro

Get ready for music, mods and rocking romance in this brand-new musical comedy inspired by the classic Henry Fielding novel The History of Tom Jones. Written by Tony Award winning, Joe Di Pietro and featuring the iconic songs of Sir Tom Jones, this hilarious new show invites you to relive London’s swinging sixties in all its delicious excess.

It’s 1965 and ladies’ man Tom Jones arrives in London with a broken heart, but he also has big dreams and a big voice. He quickly discovers an exciting world of mods and miniskirts, dancing and decadence, but most of all…incredible music. Romance and adventure await, but will Tom ever be reunited with his one true love, who seems more interested in designing for Carnaby Street than in being Mrs. Tom Jones? 

Written by 2-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis The Musical), and directed by Luke Sheppard, whose & Juliet has taken the West End by storm. The show is choreographed by the legendary Arlene Phillips DBE and will feature an eye-popping array of dazzling ’60’s fashions.

You’ll hear all of Sir Tom Jones greatest hits including Green, Green Grass of Home, It’s Not Unusual, Leave Your Hat On, Delilah, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Sex Bomb and, of course, What’s New Pussycat?

★★★★★ “Zesty, witty, fun” Telegraph
★★★★★ “Truly wonderful” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ “Filled with fun and sass” Birmingham Mail
★★★★ “Sheer, high-voltage fun” Guardian
★★★★ “Top-class popular entertainment” Daily Mail

Book now for the musical comedy event you’ve been waiting for!


From £17.50

Running time

2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Presented by

Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Flody Suarez and Kilimanjaro Theatricals

Age Guidance

Suitable for ages 12+

Socially Distanced Performances

Sun 31 Oct 2.30pm
Tue 2 Nov 7.30pm
Fri 5 Nov 7.30pm
Wed 10 Nov 7.30pm

Access Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Tue 2 Nov, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance: Tue 9 Nov, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance: Wed 10 Nov, 7.30pm

Fees & Charges

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The Cast

The Creative Team


Joe DiPietro


Luke Sheppard


Dame Arlene Phillips DBE

Musical Supervisor/Orchestrator

Matthew Brind

Set Designer

Jon Bausor

Costume Designer

Janet Bird

Lighting Designer

Howard Hudson

Video Designer

Akhila Krishnan

Sound Designer

Gareth Owen

Casting Director

Annelie Powell

Musical Director

Josh Sood

Associate Choreographer

Dale White

Associate Lighting Designer

Tom Mulliner

Video Systems Designer and Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler

Associate Sound Designer

Matt Peploe

Assistant Director

Priya Patel Appleby

Assistant Musical Director

Joe Beighton

Assistant Set Designer

Jack Valentine

Assistant Lighting Designer

Charly Dunford

Assistant Sound Designer

Jowan Mead


Georgia Clegg


Lawrence Watson

Production Manager

Simon Marlow

Costume Supervisor

Yvonne Milnes

Wig, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor

Sam Cox

Props Supervisor

Duncan Hammond

Casting Assistant

Sarah Harkins

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