AUDIENCES can enjoy the magic of the West End with screenings at a Durham City theatre.

Kinky Boots - The Musical, The Chicago Blues Brothers, Singin’ in the Rain and Oklahoma! are all coming to the Gala Theatre.

A dementia-friendly screening of Singin’ in the Rain will kick start the fun on Friday with a matinee performance at 2pm.

Kinky Boots - The Musical is set to dazzle and delight on February 4 at 7pm and February 9 at 3pm.

The show sees factory owner Charlie join forces with the fabulous entertainer Lola to create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.

Filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, the cinematic screening captures all the energy of the West End performance, transporting audiences from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

More musical mayhem is in store on January 26 at 7.30pm when the Chicago Blues Brothers arrive in town with their hit show, A Night at the Movies.

Durham University Light Opera Group’s production of Oklahoma! runs at the Gala from January 21-25.

Robin Byers, Gala Theatre manager, said: “By hosting touring productions and theatrical screenings we can provide even more choice to the people of County Durham, ensuring they don’t have to leave the region to experience the wonders of the West End.”

From May 19 to 23, Durham Musical Theatre Company will bring Chess the Musical to the Gala stage.