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Andy's delivery and style are unique and his jokes are clever, substantial and beautifully crafted. And very, very funny. This is political comedy without the leaflet, satire without the lecture, ridicule without the sanctimony - all brushed with a bit of showbiz glitter. You will leave fulfilled, enlightened and uplifted - not bad for an evening of politics!
Star of Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo delivers his take on British politics.
Freddie Mercury. Whitney Houston. Elton John. Starlight Express. We Will Rock You. Annie. Hot Gossip...The list goes on... and on... and on.... Arlene has been an inimitable choreographer and director for over four decades. Since creating the provocative dance group Hot Gossip in the 1970's, Arlene has been a household name. Whether you know Arlene from Hot Gossip or as the toughest judge on Strictly Come Dancing, prepare to be surprised and entertained by the stories behind the multi-award winning musicals, the music videos, the TV shows, the films and many more dance extravaganzas. Arlene gossips with Jacquie Storey about a lifetime in dance and reveals the truth behind the Glitz, the Glamour and the Gossip.
Whether you know Arlene from Hot Gossip or as the toughest judge on Strictly Come Dancing, prepare to be surprised and entertained by the stories behind the multi-award winning musicals, the music videos, the TV shows, the films and many more dance extravaganzas.
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.
British Comedy Award winner Bill has enjoyed success on the live stage for many years. In 2001 he took his show Bewilderness to New York for an eight week run at the Westbeth Theatre. The New York Times wrote of him, "Bill is an unalloyed pleasure, a treat for the funny bone, the brain and the ear" and The Telegraph pronounced him "a hobbit with a wicked sense of humour". In 2004 he performed his show Part Troll at over fifty venues around the UK, culminating in an extended run at London's Wyndhams Theatre. In 2007 he embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour with his audio-visual, comedic extravaganza, Tinselworm. He took the show down under during the summer of 2008, touring Australia and New Zealand, before returning to London in December 2008 for a ten week run of the show at The Gielgud Theatre. The summer of 2009 saw Bill tour the UK once again with his live show, Bill Bailey Live. Last autumn, following his performances at London's Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his musical comedy extravaganza, Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. Performing alongside some of the UK's finest orchestras, the show provided fans with the opportunity to see Bill's surreal comic and musical imagination at its best and was described by The Telegraph as "a glorious achievement," The Guardian as "sublime hilarity" and Stephen Fry as "wonderfully enjoyable... like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road."
'Tis the season to be merry' Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit show.
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
Eliza Carthy will be performing traditional material drawn from her stunning career and chart topping album Wayward Daughter. The daughter of English greats Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, her fiddle playing is soaring with visceral, intricate emelody and her voice is charged with deep soul and emotion. She battled back from career threatening vocal surgery and is now stronger than ever. This year, Eliza Carthy was nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Album of the Year for The Moral of the Elephant, a joint album with her father Martin. Her band, The Wayward, include some of the finest players of recent times. Members have played with bands such as Bellowhead, Mawkin, the Emily Portman Trio and the Peatbog Fairies.
One of the most loved entertainers of all time, Ella Fitzgerald is a true musical legend. This year as part of the commemorative centennial celebrations, multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns, will celebrate the artist with a concert inspired by the Grammy award-winning, intimate 1960s duo recordings of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald.
Olivier Award nominated singer Alison Jiear and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band celebrate the 100th birthday of ?The First Lady of Song,' with unforgettable hits and music made famous by the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald.
Hairspray tells the story of geeky teen Tracy Turnblad - a big girl with a big heart, big dreams, a big stage mother and even bigger hair - who finds celebrity on TV dance programme. Can Tracy get the guy and still have time to change the world?
Go West, Nik Kershaw and special guest T'Pau together in concert. The 80s are back as these three legendary stars join forces for a truly incredible concert experience. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, Wouldn't It Be Good, The Riddle, I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Heart and Soul and the classic China in Your Hand, this authentic eighties triple header is not to be missed.
Dublin-born Imelda May has the rare kind of raw talent and timeless glamour that truly illuminates the stage. You don't just watch Imelda perform, you experience it,. Whether it's her infectiously unique fusion of rockabilly, blues and jazz, her extensive self-penned repertoire, her sassy burlesque-inspired performances or her distinctive interpretation of classic standards, her appeal is both seductive and undeniable. As such, she is fast emerging as one of the finest vocalists from the UK Roots music scene today
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
A heady mix of music laced with the legendary Joe Brown's infectious humour make for a wonderful evening.
John Mayall was, as a child, influenced by such greats as Leadbelly, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, and Eddie Lang. From the age of 13 he taught himself to play and develop his own style with the aid of a neighbour's piano, borrowed guitars, and secondhand harmonicas. John met his soulmate in Eric Clapton, who had quit the Yardbirds in favour of playing the blues. This historic union culminated in the first hit album for John’s band, the Bluesbreakers, and resulted in worldwide legendary status. A succession of great musicians defined their artistic roots under John's leadership, and he became well known for discovering new talent. As sidemen left to form their own groups, others took their places. Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood became Fleetwood Mac. Andy Fraser formed Free, and Mick Taylor joined the Rolling Stones. As Eric Clapton has stated, "John Mayall has actually run an incredibly great school for musicians."
The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be "with which to work"?
Jonathan Pie is the frustrated news reporter that satirises the world of politics and the media.
Kathakali originated in Kerala South India over 500 years ago. It is a spectacular combination of drama, dance, music and ritual. Characters with vividly painted faces and elaborate costumes re-enact stories from Hindu epics.
A company of Indian performers present the vibrant art form of Kathakali. Kathakali embraces dance, drama, music, visual arts and ritual to create a powerful form of visual performance dating back to the origins of Indian theatre.
As seen on BBC's Mock the Week and other shows.
Influenced by Bowie's legendary concert performances, LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with elements of mime, dance, and stunning big screen visuals and animation. Covering the Bowie back-catalogue from Space Oddity to Let's Dance and everything in between
Set list includes The Jean Genie, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Ashes to Ashes, All The Young Dudes, Let's Dance, The Man Who Sold The World, Changes, China Girl, Fashion, Moonage Daydream, Fame, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Sound & Vision, Modern Love, Young Americans.
Scottish pop icon and TV personality.
Back by popular demand after her hugely successful 2016 tour, Lulu is on the road again with her biggest tour yet! Lulu has always been 'All About the Music' and that's what she delivers in a power-packed performance full of her hits, new songs and fan favorites. You'll be on your feet from beginning to end. An intimate look into the incredible musical journey of a music legend, Lulu's show is peppered with anecdotes from a life in the fast lane (or in the limelight).
Former Ultravox member.
Milton Jones is renowned for his string of surreal and unusual one-liners. On stage, hair gelled in 360 different directions, clothes half-spaceman, half '70s Bhs, he was Perrier Finalist of 1997 and Best Newcomer in 1996. His delivery is part weirdo, part childish, part punch drunk.
In the early 1970s, Genesis redefined the concept of a rock concert. They had such a profound effect that they still have a cult following today. The Musical Box recreates those early shows in outstanding detail using exact replicas of the lights, sets, costumes and effects.
This enchanting story tells the tale of how Clara is given a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas present by Dr Drosselmeyer. During the Christmas party Clara and her brother Fritz fight over the nutcracker doll. Later that night Clara wakes and looks for the Nutcracker doll. When the clock strikes twelve, giant mice appear and fight with the toy soldiers. The nutcracker doll comes to life and joins in the battle. Clara finally kills the King Mouse with her shoe and The Nutcracker Doll is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara through the land of snow to the Kingdom of Sweet and the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
An intimate evening with Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis. Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed, George Best. He'll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
A celebration of the music of Prince.
Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The ?Remembering Fred Tour' will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood's most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. Remembering Fred will feature songs such as They Can't Take That Away From Me, Night & Day, S'Wonderful, Cheek To Cheek, Puttin' On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Top Hat, White Tie & Tail and many others.
Contributions to the show by:Ava Astaire-McKenzie, Bruce Oldfield, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Twiggy.
Richard Thompson crashes the barriers between electric and acoustic music: he plays wild and dangerous guitar while playing heartfelt, passionate and wonderfully affecting songs.
Wild and crazy comedian.
Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican's Not Nice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah is fast on her way to becoming a household name. She has already notched up a number of appearances on top comedy shows including Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and The Bubble.
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome. You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.
The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n' roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden, Mike and Mark, teen idols of their day, show us how rock n' roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today. Includes hits such as A Teenager In Love, Rubber Ball, Donna, I Don't Know Why, Well I Ask You, Don't You Think It's Time, The Sunshine of Your Smile, Venus In Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl, and many, many more!
Led by producer, vocalist and songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B that borrowed from Philly soul, disco, reggae and 80s. They inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will.I.Am being a huge fan.
Since their debut in 1969, Steeleye Span have been one of the most influential names in British roots music. Pioneers of folk-rock, Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever, taking it from small clubs into the world of gold discs and international tours.
Maddy Prior - the voice of the band - leads a line-up featuring old hands and new young faces. Having just released the album Dodgy Bastards to great critical acclaim, this is a great chance to see them perform fresh folk gems alongside the time-honoured tracks that have made them one of the most successful British folk rock bands ever.
An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Doctor Jekyll releasing the demon within; a malevolent force which will eventually possess him body and soul... Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story has enthralled and fascinated the world for more than a hundred years - perhaps because a Mr. Hyde lurks deep within us all, watching and waiting.
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London's fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on. Treat your dark side!
A musical celebration featuring the hit songs of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Thriller is a stage and video spectacular celebrating the wonderful music of one of the greatest entertainers of modern times, Michael Jackson. The show has mind-blowing choreography and brilliant vocal performances as Jackson's amazing songs and videos are brought to life on stage. A full company of 40 performers including singers, dancers, a gospel choir and live band put on a mind blowing show, with over two hours of back to back hit songs including I Want You Back, I'll Be There, Rock With You, She's Out of My Life, Billie Jean and Earth Song. Michael Jackson died 25th June 2009.
The Wiggle's success comes from their unique ability to get children singing, dancing and wiggling along with them, using simple language and humour. Catchy tunes and fun dance steps for all the family to try, mix with promoting values such as the importance of sharing and friendship - The Wiggle's style of learning is, of course tons of fun! 2+
Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are so excited to bring their wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus to sing along and dance along in The Wiggles Big Show. Join in the fun as Emma performs her Irish dancing, ballet and other bow-tiful dances. You can highland dance with Anthony as he plays his bagpipes. Sing along with Lachy, but if he falls asleep make sure you call out "Wake up Lachy!" as we need him for the show. Join in the actions with Simon but make sure he says "Simon Says".