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Alfie White is crazy about space. And his dad is training to be the first man on the moon. At least that's what Alfie tells his schoolmates. In fact, Alfie's dad has disappeared without trace - as if swallowed up by a black hole... Together with his best friend Meg, Alfie sets out on a daring mission to find his dad. But where on earth - or in space - is he?
A cosmic tale of adventure and discovery for everyone aged five and up in the latest show from family favourites Tall Stories, the company behind 2014's sell-out success Emily Brown and the Thing.
Austentatious offer an eloquent, irreverent and 100% improvised take on Britain's favourite novelist - watch a full-length Austen story crafted from scratch, entirely based on your suggestions! At your behest, the group will conjure a one-off literary masterpiece, full of society balls, dashing lords and stolen looks.
Sixties group famed for their parodys of leading songs.
Two of the titans of UK cricket with a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary boxes.
Blowers and Backers are back with Rogues on the Road - a brand new show crammed full of even more wonderful (and occasionally outrageous) reminiscences and anecdotes from two extensive careers spent broadcasting around the globe in search of sporting excellence. Bastions of the beloved Test Match Special with over 80 years in the commentary box and touring the world between them, Henry and Peter certainly have some tales to tell. The fun, the games and outlandish characters ? from Ian Fleming to Noel Coward - spread well beyond the confines of any cricket ground or studio.
Learn alongside Burglar Bill that robbery is very bad and crime does not pay. Meet Burglar Betty and her baby, Tom the Cat, WPC Good and many other colourful characters as Pandora's Box Theatre Company bring to life this much loved story using their special blend of live action, puppets, music and comedy. Age 3-8 years.
At the age of 14, Cara won the acclaimed All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy and from there went to earn her reputation as an outstanding vocalist with the young Irish band, Oiga. In 1995 Cara replaced Kate Rusby in the new folk super-group Equation, which helped them secure a major recording contract with Warner Music. Within a year she had left to pursue a solo career with musical partner Sam Lakeman and has also worked with Sinead O'Conner. Cara sings with such clarity, beauty and style, that she is certainly looking at a highly successful musical career.
In a fairy-tale kingdom, poor Cinderella is a servant to her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters. When a handsome prince invites all the maidens of the land to his party, she only has rags to wear. With the help of her friend Buttons and a sprinkling of magic from her Fairy Godmother, will she make it to the ball after all?
Salem, Massachusetts 1692. When the stories of three local girls are taken as gospel, a small village populated by Puritans and petty local rivalries, is thrown into panic by talk of witchcraft. The community begins to purge itself, and as accusations fly suspicion alone is accepted as evidence. Written during the vigorous and unscrupulous investigations of Senator J R McCarthy in 1950's America. The Crucible is a timeless portrayal of communal hysteria and the evil of mindless persecution.
Derek Acorah is a full time professional Spirit Medium who lives near Southport. His first supernatural experiences came as a child when the spirit of his late grandfather visited him. When the young Derek told his grandmother about this, she was not surprised, as she herself was a medium. His early career was as a professional footballer with teams such as the legendary Bill Shankly's Liverpool Football Club and the Australian premier league UFC Lion. Derek's psychic powers were always with him throughout his footballing career and on returning from Australia in the early 1980's he became a full time Spirit Medium based in his home city of Liverpool. In recent years Derek Acorah has achieved international success with his television and personal appearances across Europe the Middle East and the United States of America. He was recently in Hollywood, starring in his own show at The Vogue Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Derek is also a team member with the International Society of Paranormal Research. For details see their internet site www.ispr.net.
Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating A?da gal pals to present her first solo show in 557 years. With brand new tunes, grand old favourites, gorgeous songs of love and hilarious songs of utter wickedness, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing. And she'll give you her recipe for chutney while she's at it.
A sceptical young man spends a night in a haunted room to prove there are no such things as ghosts, a lonely railway worker is visited by a mysterious spectral figure and a madman is driven to murder: from the golden age of Gothic horror, three tales written by some of the greatest authors of the Victorian era, The Red Room by H G Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. A thrilling evening of Victorian mystery and suspense.
Comedic musical group. Not gypsy or jazz, not trad, not classical but 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices. Scintillating slap-stick combine with brilliant arrangements and mischievous humour, allowing every item in the programme to reveal unique talents from this international quartet. Graffiti Classics perform a wide variety of music from Hungarian folk to hornpipes and polkas, with Mozart, Bach and Strauss added for good measure.
The circus: a glimmering, all-singing, all-dancing spectacle. Clowns, fire eaters and contortionists enchant their audiences, but this is a circus with a secret. Underneath the spangles, behind the music, something is wrong. The Ringmaster is moulding the attraction into something demonic, tainting each performer with a crack of his whip. Even the Prima Ballerina, his faithful right hand, can't stay his anger. Can a stranger to the circus loosen the Master's grip? Can hope and love revitalise this cruel place? When demons dance, who can resist? Implexa Dance present an unrelenting tale of oppression, told entirely through contemporary dance. Welcome to the fun house.
It's 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.
1995 Perrier Award winner. Jenny's brash and bawdy stand-up routines have earned her the reputation of being one of Britain's leading female comics.
Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
Comedian. Live work has included Just 4 Laughs, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious 'Perrier Award'.
Jeremy is perhaps best remembered as a much younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. Still alive and able to speak unaided for lengthy periods, this show will be not so much a one-man show, as an under-staffed cavalcade.
He's come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of the Year and is now established as one of the hottest and most exciting names on the comedy circuit.
Stand-up comedy from the bald one on BBC TV's 'They Think Its All Over'.
Lee Hurst is back on the road with his next stand up show... Comedy Show No. 9 It's a show, it's the 9th one and it's comedy! What else do you need to know? Come along for a night of laughs with that bald bloke off They Think It's All Over.
A unique opportunity to come and see me perform some brand new material in an intimate venue for not much money, before it's any good.
Frustrated at the lack of high quality music available for children, and inspired by the strong independent children's music movement in America, he set himself the mission of writing an album of songs aimed at families, with quality and musicianship being the focus. The result is 'Letters Through Your Door', a fun and exciting album and stage show packed full of catchy and toe tapping numbers. The album features original songs as well drawing on traditional children's song from across the world. This sublime mix is complemented by guest appearances from some of the biggest names on the British folk scene including Bella Hardy, Will Pound and Nancy Kerr. The themes range from the everyday to the the surreal, but whether it's finding a dragon in your bedroom, dreaming about swimming in the sea, or simply waiting for the postman to arrive, there's something here for everyone!
Running time: 50mins. Ages 3-11yrs
Lucy Porter is one of the UK's best loved live stand-up comedians. Her TV appearances include Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You. She is a firm favourite on BBC Radio 4 and has toured internationally to places such as Cape Town, Las Vegas and Hong Kong.
A hilarious new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from stand-up Lucy Porter. Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing, Britpop of the 1990s, falconry and Gary Wilmot. Lucy is a regular on TV & radio (QI, Mock The Week, The News Quiz).
Mainly Madness are a group of Two Tone loving musicians that bring the Madness experience to your event. Not only are Mainly Madness a tribute to the great band itself but also a celebration of Two Tone and Ska, which include such inspirational bands as The Specials, Bad Manners and The Beat to name a few. This fantastic genre of music manages to make you smile and stomp your feet to the rock steady beat. Whether male, female, young or old, Mainly Madness will leave you wanting more.
Motionhouse Theatre are celebrated for their intensely physical choreography danced with style and abandon, stunning sets and a unique theatrical vision.
Captive is an exciting blend of dance, acrobatics and aerial work, performed inside a large cage. It was inspired by the poem The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke which explores themes of captivity. The show has been designed to appeal to both newcomers to dance theatre and existing fans and has attracted praise from previous attendees. Performed by four dancers in a rocking tubular structure, Underground uses stunningly physical dance, poignant imagery and surprising aerial encounters to explore the new reality of train travel: the compressed intimacy of a crowded carriage; the crush of personal space; the studied ignoring of our fellow humans and the fear of a dangerous stranger. Travellers are thrown together in an unlikely alliance as graffiti artists paint their love in motion. Suspended at odd angles and riding the rhythm of the train, four characters are constantly drawn together then torn apart.
Bringing R&B kickin' and screamin' into the 21st Century.
With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over. Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, Omid's original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit.
Aunusthan means celebration. This is an evening of Kathak-Indian classical dance performed in its most traditional and innovative form by Urja Desai Thakore and the Youth Company of Pagrav.
Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.
Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual. The most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural songwriter the English speaking world has ever known. Revered and covered by the entire music community; Leonard Cohen's exact sense of prose, his wry humour and his courage to wrestle with the unspoken. Forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.
Suzi Ruffell - Suzi returns to the road with her third show ?Common' in which she explores her dodgy family history, her working class roots and makes you laugh a lot! Official tour support for Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe. Tom Allen - Fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour and as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Just a Minute and The John Bishop Show - Tom Allen brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view.
This Beatles Tribute show will carry you back in time to the swinging sixties. One of the UK's top Beatles Tribute bands puts on a two hour show that takes audiences on a thrilling ride through the Beatles' career.
Leaders on the UK's acoustic/roots circuit.
Yes Please recreate the excitement of a 1970s Yes Concert with classic sounds, full harmonies and an earthy, energetic attitude.