Tristan Bates Theatre

Pete n Keely

Tue 2 May - Sat 20 May
Preview Tickets: (Tue 2 - Wed 3 May): £16.
Standard Tickets: £20 / £18 Concs.
Groups: £16 tickets for bookings of 8+ in a single transaction (bookable over the phone or in person).

The European Premiere of the off – Broadway musical hit ‘Pete ‘n’ Keely’! A string of hits; a cast of two. ‘Forever Plaid’ meets ‘I Do, I Do’.

It’s 1968. America’s Swingin’ Sweethearts, Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens, are performing live on national television! The only catch? They haven’t spoken to each other in five years.

Through a non-stop parade of song hits from the 50s and 60s - highlighted by elaborately staged flashbacks - Pete and Keely relive the roller coaster ride that got them where they are today... divorced! Pete and Keely have some unfinished business, and the tension bubbling beneath the show’s glitzy surface threatens to boil over at any moment in a confrontation that will definitely not be ready for prime time.

As the inevitable blow-up gets closer, the songs become increasingly double- edged. History repeats itself, live and in living colour, as Pete and Keely head towards a conclusion that’s at once uproariously funny and surprisingly touching.



"The brightest, happiest and most entertaining show in town" Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Stylishness and charm few Broadway musicals can begin to match.” New York Magazine

"By appealing to young and old, idealistic and jaded, Pete ‘n’ Keely exemplifies what they used to call real entertainment." The Pacific Northwest Inlander



There will be a post-show Q&A following the 14:30 matinee peformance on Saturday 6th May with the Director and Cast of Pete 'n' Keely led by Terri Paddock (journalist and founder of Whatsonstage). This is free to all ticket holders.



Pete Bartel David Bardsley
Keely Stevens Katie Kerr



Book James Hindman
Original Music Patrick Brady
Original Lyrics Mark Waldrop, Patrick S. Brady and others

Director Matthew Gould
Musical Director James Cleeve
Set/Costume Designer Emily Bestow
Lighting Designer Mitchell Reeve
Sound Designer Sam Glossop
Casting Director Jane Deitch