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80s Mania is a feel-good, fantasy concert celebrating the smash hits from the heroes of the 1980s including Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Culture Club, Wham, Nena, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Madness, Madonna and many many more! Re-live the decade that fashion forgot with New Romantic guys and Cyndi Lauper-esque girls with leggings ‘n’ lace. The power dresser, the shoulder pads, the stilettos and the big hair! Ghetto blasters, roller boots and the Rubik’s cube. Step back in time and join our multitalented cast of highly acclaimed singers, dancers and musicians for Europe’s only authentic 80s experience!
Its one hit after another in the biggest tribute show to Abba that the world has ever seen.
In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded on to the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The sharpest Mod of all was known as a 'FACE'. THE SMALL FACES encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed, and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to 'Rhythm n Blues.'
Featuring the music of the Small Faces
The loveable tale about the pig with an unusual useful talent, made into a film in 1995 this is a highly entertaining tale. When Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at the fair his wife has visions of juicy crackling - however this is a piglet with ambition. Through various adventures the courageous Babe not only overcomes farmyard prejudice but becomes a hero when he is entered into the Grand Challenge Sheep-dog Trials.
Michael Nunn and William Trevitt - former dancers with The Royal Ballet - founded their all-male company Balletboyz in 2000. The company has since won multiple awards and has produced several acclaimed television projects, including The Rough Guide to Choreography (Channel 4), The Royal Ballet in Cuba (More4) and Balletboyz: The Rite of Spring (BBC Three), as well as creating the digital work for Christopher Wheeldon's Electric Counterpoint (The Royal Ballet).
World Premie (Sadlers Wells). BalletBoyz are back with a brand new show, performed by an all-male company of ten amazing dancers who perform to a mesmerizing and evocative original musical score. Featuring two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, Life takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death, presented in the inimitable BalletBoyz style.
A concert of popular songs from West End shows performed by ex cast members of Les Miserables.
A special concert featuring some of the best loved songs from the world of musical theatre.
Celebrated and talented performers perform the popular music of the stars of the 50's and 60's to create a fabulous evening's entertainment. An electrifying show that lights up the stage for over two hours with non-stop hit after hit after hit, bringing back all those amazing and wonderful memories from the decades that every Bobby Socks Girl and Blue Jeans Boy cherish and never want to forget. This show brings audiences to their feet and inspires them to want to sing, dance and be young again forever!
This is a compelling tale of two women whose lives are interwoven in ways neither of them yet understand. Madeleine Palmer is a retired curator, living alone on the Isle of Wight. One day to her door comes Angela Beale, a popular novelist whom she has met only once before. The progress of a single night comes fascinatingly to echo the hidden course of their lives.
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It is 54 years ago since the band known as Brian Poole & The Tremeloes recorded their first record. Now over 50 years on the three singers who sang on all the hit recordings of Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, continuing on to greater success as The Tremeloes, after Brian left to go solo. A great evening of nostalgia taking you back to the Swinging Sixties.
The story of the legendary father of rock and roll, Buddy Holly, who died tragically young in a plane crash - this show has got everything needed for a tantastic family night out - laughter, tears and a finale that will have everyone from eight to eighty dancing in the aisles!
Features the music and tells the story of one of the closest of brother-sister relationships, a professional relationship that received world wide recognition and an enviable run of chart successes. The show has been touring since 1989 when it was widely held to be the UK's first ever tribute show.
A huge illusion show that will blow your mind and probably a few of the venue's light bulbs.
Critically-acclaimed stage show Champions of Rock celebrates Bohemian Rhapsody's 40th anniversary with an extra-special concert show that also features the UK's number one Meat Loaf revue
The original Cockney knees-up artists.
Europe's No'1 Blues Brothers Production is in town with their world famous all singing, all dancing, all action show celebrating 30 years of the Blues Brothers!
A concoction of trapeze artists, daredevil circus acts, sword swallowers, voodoo acrobats, extreme contortionists and vampires - the finest examples of extreme circus! This event is not suitable for under 16s.
The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation The Never-ending Nightmare. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!
The top Stones tribute band with the Rolling Stones Office itself endorsing the act.
The Counterfeit Stones celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2016 with yet another "Sham Rock" experience, 25 X 5. Their skillfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike - 100% proof that a good shot always hits the target. This faking masterpiece, hilariously "mockumenting" the history of the Rolling Stones from 1962, will take you back if you were there; or make you wish you were, if you weren't.
A stunningly exciting evening, capturing the origins of The Celtic Journey as it spread across the world. From Galway to Nashville and to many far flung destinations and diverse musical genre - Bluegrass, Country, Americana, Folk and Rock can all be traced back to the early influence of the Irish and The Scots. Now the story ?LIVE ON STAGE' as some of the country's finest musicians take you on a thrilling ride through this great story, with a refreshingly modern, toe tapping approach that will leave you breathless.
A dazzling evening of comedy, laughter and music.
One of the UK's greatest ever performers, the incomparable Des O'Connor. In his brand new show celebrating the stage and screen career of this show-business legend. Des entertains as only he can, whilst bringing to life stories of legendary personalities with whom he has shared the stage, through a fascinating show-reel of clips featuring entertainment greats including: Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Morecambe & Wise, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Pavarotti, Oliver Reed, Shirley Bassey, Will Smith, Robert Redford and many, many more.
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 brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesheating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!
All the hits from the film's soundtrack, which includes Do You Love Me?, She's Like The Wind and Time Of My Life, are featured in the stage show along with some new numbers. The story has been re-written for the stage, but includes all of the movies memorable moments and some added scenes as well. The Houseman's take their vacation at a popular holiday camp, where youngest daughter 'Baby' meets dance teacher from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny. There begins a classic love story through which we see that love can conquer all barriers and we learn that 'nobody puts Baby in the corner'!
Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.
The ladies who drink at the White Heart have more than liquor on their minds. They are sharpening their darts and steadying their hands, as they get in shape for the Weaver Construction Knock-out Final. However, their rise to Bulls Eye glory is hampered by a minor setback - they have been banned from their own pub! Will it be double top or double trouble, as they throw caution to the wind and reach for the stars.
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The Dreamboys are the biggest and most successful male glamour show in the UK. The evening is hosted by a sexy Dreamboy who actively encourages audience participation!
The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2017!
Sean & Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The Dublin Legends will continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna & John Sheahan back in 1962. As Barney himself said "It's Too Late To Stop Now".
With a top line-up of actor-musicians, multiple costume changes and nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis' amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts.
This feelgood show will instantly transport you back to the golden years of rock'n'roll, as you witness Elvis audition for the very first time at Sun Studios, then become part of the TV audience for the '68 Comeback Special, and finally dance in the aisles at a Las Vegas concert as Mario recreates with incredible accuracy the charisma, stage presence and humour of the man himself - you may even get your hands on a scarf!
Don't be pawns in the game of thrones: join our cast of colourful characters as we go back to a golden age of gallantry where an entire Kingdom is at stake! Knights, Kings, Princesses and a little murder lie in wait for those who dare! Feast on a three-course menu and revel in this fun dining event.
Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . .BLAST OFF!
Footloose centres on city boy Ren who moves with his family to a small town in middle America where rock music and dancing are outlawed for religious reasons. Sparks fly when Ren and the minister's teenage daughter rebel.
Four men lay their client's arch enemy to waste. Their client is abroad, the nation is convulsed with outrage and all they can do is wait for the situation to calm. Knaresborough and the world will never be the same again. Four Nights in Knaresborough wrenches the lid off history with an explosive version of what happened after Beckett's murder in Canterbury Cathedral. Contains strong language and themes of an adult nature.
A fabulous new show for all ages, taking you back to the great days of entertainment. Starring legendary entertainer, singer, stage & film star Anita Harris. Her wonderful career includes starring in Las Vegas, two years in London's West End as the star of Cats, Carry On Films, seven Royal Variety shows, Pantomime Legend, and working with the likes of Morecambe & Wise, Kenneth Williams, Tommy Cooper and more. With full supporting company, hilarious comedy, chairman, live musicians and lots of songs you will know to sing along with this is a show not to be missed.
An anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never ending battle for more readers.
Classic drama of a woman consumed by her passions and driven to destroy all she should love. Hedda's recent and unexpected marriage to worthy but dull academic Tesman is threatened when she returns from honeymoon to find that Lovborg, a charismatic but dissolute previous admirer, has reformed his ways and published a best-selling masterpiece. His now-found success now threatens Tesman's own claim to a professorship - which is his only hope of supporting Hedda in the style she demands. Tesman is already in debt to another of Hedda's admirers, the dangerous Judge Brack. But suddenly events seem to put Hedda in a position to control all their destinies. This is a blistering examination of a woman in turmoil.
Henning is The German Comedy Ambassador in The United Kingdom. This is not the easiest of jobs because the Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning does not find that funny.
After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning's having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn't matter as either he's funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It's a win-win situation.
For the past 32 years Honor has been married to George. A prominent journalist, George is to feature in a book on the Movers and Shakers but when the beguiling young Claudia arrives to pen his profile, he's unsettled to have his own interview techniques - and a few other tricks - turned on him. When George leaves Honor for Claudia, their lives - including that of the couple's insecure twentysomething daughter - are thrown into turmoil.
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Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. . . Stacked with country music's greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady - enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny's legendary live shows. Bring-the-house-down performances, a superb score and supreme musicianship tell the story of the simple Smoky Mountains farm girl's rise to country music's biggest superstar.
A clever comedy about the dumb consequences of hot sex meeting cold statistics. Alan and Robin are a go-getting couple who want to spice up their sex life. Jezebel is a woe-fretting singleton who's looking to get one. Could a threesome be the answer to all their problems? Follow this unlikely trio on a fast-paced adventure of misunderstandings and unexpected complications. Jezebel is a light-hearted lesson in what not to do when your sex life needs saving.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he's performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He's won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
Musical impressionist, from Shirley Bassey to Pavarotti.
From 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo, come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of a major UK tour.
Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper, the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty.
Tribute band for The Kinks.
Puccini's most enduring opera. The story of the love of the poor poet Rodolfo for the consumptive seamstress Mimi. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris the course of their love is constantly threatened by Rodolfo's jealousy and Mimi's illness. The painter Marcello and the provocative Musetta are the other main characters. This is where 'your tiny hand is frozen' comes from and the last few bars, as Rodolfo realises Mimi is dead, are some of opera's most moving moments.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Get your girls together for a night out you certainly won't forget! Enjoy a delicious two-course meal before a hilarious drag queen leads you through an evening of tantalizing fun and outrageous entertainment followed by our fantastic DJ. 18+ (Contains nudity)
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.
College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
Concert by this 70s singer/songwriter - the one with the hair!
After the Sold Out success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts. Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can't Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience an high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits.
Europe's No. 1 tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
If you're a fan of one of X Factor's finest exports you're sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK's finest girl bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix's greatest hits and suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more. They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are "The Little Mix Experience"
A tribute to Davie Bowie.
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).
The smash hit show returns authentically recreating the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Baby Love - 50 Years of No1 UK Hits Tour. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, with the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.
Celebrating the life and music of the legendary MATT MONRO. The Matt Monro story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive. From 'BORN FREE' to 'WALK AWAY' to 'POTRAIT OF MY LOVE' be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain's most popular and endearing singers named "THE SINGER'S SINGER" by his peers.
Starring some of your milkshake favourites this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices! Joining this fantastic show will be two milkshake presenters, who will take us on a fun milkshake adventure; bound to dazzle and delight! The show features brand new songs, classic favourites and funky dance routines, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family too!
Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour! Packed full of arty adventures there'll be a big 'make' to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast, and not forgetting, The Shapes! Yes, you'll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker's colourful all-dancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! This show is tons of arty fun for all the family! Mini Makers, get ready to make some amazing arty creations!
Dad's Army Vicar Frank Williams invites you to join him for a hilarious afternoon of television nostalgia. Everybody loves Dad's Army. Even after 40 years the programme continues to pull huge viewing figures becoming one of the all-time classic 'greats' of television, also enjoying West-End success, a Royal Variety Performance and a national tour. David Croft and Jimmy Perry chose Frank to create the role of the wonderfully eccentric vicar who was always slightly tetchy as he tried to come to terms with the elderly platoon's invasion of his beloved church hall. Join Frank as he celebrates a lifetime on Stage, TV, Film and the legendary BBCTV series. In an entertaining trip down memory lane, Frank offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes and stories of the celebrated cast of Dad`s Army & a host of other TV classics such as Emergency Ward 10; All Gas & Gaiters; Morecambe & Wise; The Two Ronnie's and many more. It's a wonderful afternoon of television nostalgia and Frank will personally sign copies of his best-selling autobiography, Vicar to Dad`s Army.
Bring your ?tiddlers' along and join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour. Mr Bloom and his Veggies are getting the Nursery ready for a very special occasion - a member of the Royal family is paying them visit! Can you lend a hand and help them get the Allotment ready in time?
The year is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs and Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. On Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is peddling her satsumas and wit with equal gusto but, little does she know who is watching...
Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right! Bringing this classic children's story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.
Divided by a barbed wire fence, Bruno doesn't understand anything about where Shmuel lives, or who he is. To him, he's just a new friend ? a boy wearing a pair of striped pyjamas. As this unlikely friendship blossoms against the backdrop of the unthinkable events of World War II, Bruno's childlike curiosity leads this poignant story to a devastating conclusion.
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that's what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.
5 JUNE - 10 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
13 JUNE - 17 JUNE
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
19 JUNE - 24 JUNE
CONNAUGHT THEATRE, WORTHING
30 MAY - 3 JUNE
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
22 MAY - 27 MAY
OPERA HOUSE, MANCHESTER
8 MAY - 13 MAY
THEATRE SEVERN, SHREWSBURY
15 MAY - 20 MAY
ARTS THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE
2 MAY - 6 MAY
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
24 APRIL - 29 APRIL
KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH
18 APRIL - 22 APRIL
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE (FORMERLY GRAND CANAL THEATRE), DUBLIN
20 MARCH - 25 MARCH
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
27 MARCH - 1 APRIL
BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY
3 APRIL - 8 APRIL
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
10 APRIL - 15 APRIL
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
7 MARCH - 11 MARCH
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
25 JANUARY - 28 JANUARY
THE ORCHARD, DARTFORD
30 JANUARY - 4 FEBRUARY
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
6 FEBRUARY - 11 FEBRUARY
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
13 MARCH - 18 MARCH
RICHMOND THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
13 FEBRUARY - 18 FEBRUARY
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
27 FEBRUARY - 4 MARCH
20 FEBRUARY - 25 FEBRUARY
MALVERN THEATRES, MALVERN
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.
Set against the harsh backdrop of the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men is the story of George and Lennie, two friends with a simple dream: to own a farm and live off the fat of the land. There are times, though, when sharpwitted George feels the burden of looking after Lennie, while gentle giant Lennie doesn't realise his own strength... As they drift from job to job, trouble's never far away, and before long it's time to move on again. When the pair get work in Soledad, California, however, the dream looks set to become a reality. But a tragic turn of events threatens to destroy George and Lennie's friendship and leaves George faced with an impossible choice...
Joe Casey on his sixteenth birthday takes the girl of his dreams out on their first date. In an effort to impress her he breaks into a building site, the police turn up, and at that point Joe's life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to face the consequences, and the Bad Joe, who flees.
Richard Willey, a Government Junior Minister plans an evening with Jane Worthington, one of the Opposition's typist, but things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a 'body' trapped in the hotel's only unreliable sash window. Richard calls for his Principal Private Secretary, George Pigden who, through Richard's lies, sinks deeper into trouble with everybody and goes through an identity crisis. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Ronnie, Jane's distraught young husband: with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster, things really come to a head.
Writer, entertainer, comedienne and broadcaster.
40 years after she first appeared on TV's Opportunity Knocks Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Artrix following the recent paperback release of her latest book of poetry, YOU MADE ME LATE AGAIN! Pam Ayres' work is funny, and approachable. It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art. Her books have been bestsellers for 40 years, and Pam is still a regular on Radio and TV, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Loose Ends, six series of Ayres On The Air for Radio 4, the Paul O'Grady Show, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Countdown, and The One Show.
One of Gilbert and Sullivan's best-loved comic operettas, Patience wittily satirises the Victorian Aesthetic movement and the rival claims of Art and Man to win a fair lady's hand. Bunthorne the poet is madly adored by a bevy of beautiful maidens (and Lady Jane), who have thrown over their former lovers, the Heavy Dragoon Guards - but Bunthorne only has eyes for his innocent dairymaid, Patience. Matters are complicated when Patience's former boyfriend arrives on the scene and the Guards turn to Art to win back their errant fiancées. Will they succeed? Will anyone every marry Lady Jane? And who will be Bunthorne's bride?
Sung in English
People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one's house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.
I learn my lessons from the lips of the dying: at any moment they may come for us, knife scintillant in the starlight, assassin sick with fear. So act first. Identify the danger, disarm it, and destroy. Who invented The Sun King? What became of him? Nick Dear's witty play deals with the rise and fall of Nicolas Fouquet, chief financier to Louis XIV and creator of the chateau which inspired Versailles.
Sydney drag queen Mitzi and her two fish-out-water friends, Felicia and Bernadette, are heading west across the desert to Alice Springs in their battered old bus. They are each on their own personal journey of discovery, but together they put on a show unlike anything the locals have ever seen before. The musical is fashioned around disco hits including I Love the Night Life, I Will Survive, Shake Your Grove Thing and Finally. Based on the Oscar-winning film.
When father mysteriously disappears at Christmas, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis leave London for a new life in the Kent countryside. Discovering a railway at the end of the garden is just the first step to many adventures!
This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors. The show celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing traditional and current to the ancient Sean Nos dance style.
Perrier Award Winner. A grouchy, deadpan, comic genius. A master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition, he particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the pond at every opportunity. Adults only
Performing alongside him will be the Hoedown regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. Raucously entertaining and very clever. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.
Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!
A rock 'n' roll show where the music plays the leading role.
In 2017 Rock 'n' Roll Paradise returns to the UK's theatres for the 8th successive year but in a new and exciting format. For the first time ever the show's producers are not disclosing 'who' will be performing at each show, but they are promising that no two performances will be the same, and each show will be crammed full with the country's best tributes to rock 'n' roll's stars, performing the very best songs ever written and supported by the explosively dynamic Paradise Band.
Romeo gate-crashes a ball given by his family's enemies, the Capulets, only to fall in love with their daughter Juliet. Their passion is mutual, but the hatred between their families forces their relationship to a catastrophic conclusion.
Ronnie Scott's All Stars Quintet celebrates the music and history of one of the world's most famous jazz venues. Music from the jazz greats, such as Count Basie and Miles Davis, comes together with tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raid.
The Orchestra will open the concert with layers of lively, fast paced strings in the Overture to Mozart's spirited operatic masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro. The Orchestra will then perform one of Mozart's most beloved and expertly crafted pieces, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Joining the Orchestra will be rising star violinist Savitri Grier. Audiences will be able to hear her perform one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic Era full of warmth and vitality, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Closing the concert will be one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of classical music; Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Opening with four imposing chords, this piece has been sampled in every genre from rock to disco and here is your chance to hear it in its full glory.
Original classics performed by 4 of the most popular bands of the 60s
Another explosive tour. For one night only seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. Herman's Hermits, Chris Farlowe, New Amen Corner, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Union Gapuk, The Ivy League, Alan Mosca from Freddie and The Dreamers.
With his many hits and unique blend of rock and country blues, Shaky's vocal capabilities enable him to cover a wide and varied range of musical styles.
The Echoes Of Our Times Tour will see the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s hit the road from Easter next year with the opening night on Saturday April 15 in Carlisle. Shaky will then travel the length and breadth of the country before ending the tour in Hastings at the end of May. With 33 hit singles and four UK no. 1s to his name, the Platinum-selling entertainer and performer, will be wowing fans old and new as he performs new tracks from Echoes Of Our Times along with classic hits such as This Ole House, Green Door, Oh Julie and What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For.
Shirley Valentine's world is a world of kitchens, cooking and faded dreams. At the age of 42, Shirley feels that her marriage and life are in a rut. Her children have left home and she yearns for romance and adventure. But when a friend invites her on holiday to Greece will she have the courage to swap housework and drudgery for two weeks in the sun?
Twist and shout your way around swinging London with our 'fab four' as they discover the fashion, freedom, fun and music that inspired original girl power. Shimmy and shake to the infectious, soulful songs that made Petula Clark, Cilla Black, Lulu and Dusty Springfield legendary singers in this uplifting new musical, direct from New York by the producers of smash-hits Fame, Saturday Night Fever and Footloose. Whether you're an original baby boomer or born in the 90s, Shout! is a celebration of an era everyone wishes they could have experienced - and now you can! Ready, steady, go! Featuring the pop anthems Downtown, Son Of A Preacher Man, I Only Wanna Be With You, These Boots Are Made For Walking, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me and many more?.
Disney's fabulous Frozen in sing-along form
Hiss at the Wicked Queen, laugh at the comic Seven Dwarfs and fall in love with the beautiful and innocent Snow White.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical mirror, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart - from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod's incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? through to big ballads such as Sailing, You're In My Heart, and Tonight's the Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin' The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love. Featuring the greatest hits from Dusty Springfield, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, the sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.
Relive the good old days of wartime Britain as the delightful D-Day Darlings take you on a musical journey back to the heart of the 1940s, featuring songs by The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields and many others. With a series of authentic costumes, complemented by a backdrop of original film footage of life and events from the era, a story is told which depicts the courage and community spirit that kept our nation strong.
Sooty, Sweep and Soo
Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of "Slaters Got Talent" but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and?Sweep's escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom. Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty Fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!
It's all aboard the sensational soul train show of the year, embarking from soul's heady Sixties origins steaming, non-stop, through to the present day...via everyone's favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics.
Brand-new from the producers of Magic of Motown. . . it's the smash-hit, Stateside spectacular featuring more soul classics than any other production.
Stewart Lee began stand-up at the age of 20 in 1988, winning the Hackney Empire new act of the year award in 1990. In the 90's he contributed to various BBC Radio comedy shows, including Fist of Fun and On The Hour, with Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, performed as a stand-up almost nightly on the London circuit, and co-created four series for BBC2 with Richard Herring.
Take a step back into 1920s & '30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, 'The Cotton Club'! 'Swinging at The Cotton Club' is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club - New York's most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and '30s. Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging - whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines. In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company and the show's special guest tap-dancer, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra - featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.
Argentina's hottest dance company.
World-leading Argentine dance sensation Tango Fire returns to The Peacock to take audiences on an explosive journey through the history of tango, showcasing the rawness, sophistication and intoxicating passion of this seductive art form. International tango superstars Germ?n Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are joined by a cast of extraordinary couples, including several World Tango Champions and some of the best dancers from Buenos Aires' famous tango houses.
This hugely entertaining rock 'n' roll spectacular features an all new line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mixed with loads of zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real good party atmosphere.
After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK's No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That'll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! This year's show features a fresh new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50's through to the 70's & 80's, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy. Complete with stunning costumes and incredible LIVE music performances, we guarantee you'll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. Welcome to the golden age of popular music... revived!
Discover the phenomenal true story behind the birth of rock and roll - the place, the people, the passion. Memphis, 1953. A shy 19-year-old truck driver walks into blues-loving Sam Phillips' Sun Studios to cut a demo as a present for his Mama. The boy's name was Elvis Aaron Presley and, under Sam's guidance, he changed the face of music forever. Experience the sensational story, told through the eyes of Sam's right-hand woman at Sun Studios, Marion Keisker, as together they went on to discover and launch the careers of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, played by a cast of incredible actor-musicians. Fall in love with rock and roll again on a night out you'll never forget! Including the hits Great Balls of Fire, Blue Suede Shoes, Mystery Train, Walk The Line, Little Red Rooster, Cry Cry Cry, Whole Lotta Shakin', That's Alright, Mama and more!
They Live In You is a series of charity shows produced and directed by Michael Porter, whose mum, Jean Hanlon, was murdered in Crete in 2009. He and his family have been fighting for justice in her name since then and the show will raise funds for their legal fight and also raise awareness of others in a similar situation. For further information, please see www.theyliveinyou.co.uk The first They Live In You took place in April 2015 and received rave reviews. Now They Live In You - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again is coming to Bromley and promises to be a powerful, moving and enjoyable evening featuring an array of songs and dances as well as variety acts and will feature several leading performers from London's West End and reality TV shows. This show will be based on the emotional journey experienced through the loss of a loved one thus creating a musical rollercoaster of song, dance and performance depicting the range of emotions felt during this difficult time.
Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing, the nostalgic musical comedy is set in 1920s New York where recent arrival-from-Kansas Millie Dillmount is determined to bob her hair, dance to jazz, get a job and marry her boss - all in the modern fashion.
Based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr and adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood. For the first time ever, this much-loved tale of a tiger is brought vividly to life on stage. The enduringly charming picture book, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a play packed with oodles of magic, sing a long songs and clumsy chaos. Expect to be surprised! Suitable for children aged 3+.
It is the eve of the Battle of Marengo. Napoleon's army has caused chaos and disarray throughout all Italy. Against this background of political turmoil stands Floria Tosca, Rome's famous and most beautiful opera singer. To save her lover, Cavaradossi, she must sacrifice her virtue to the evil Baron Scarpia. Can the power of love and honour ever prevail against the forces of corruption and betrayal? Tosca is a moving and passionate exploration of personal freedom, the cost of ideals and the choices forced on us by love.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Stevenson's story of pirates, double crossing and treasure. Treasure Island follows Young Jim Hawkins and his motley crew across the ocean in their search for hidden pirate spoils. With mutiny in the air they soon face deadly peril from the most ruthless pirate to ever terrorise the seven seas - Long John Silver! So can young 'Jim Lad' out-wit the scoundrel and live to claim the treasure?
Playing all the hits and classic album tracks, from the Funk of Boogie Wonderland to the soulful harmony of After The Love Has Gone. You'll be captivated by this spectacular production of timeless classics as Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire perform hit after hit to perfection.
After being left at the altar, wannabe rock star Robbie - who makes his living as the wedding singer for hire of the title - succeeds in making every wedding as miserable as his own. Then he meets a sweet waitress named Julia, who attempts to cheer him up, and steals his heart in the process. The only trouble is, she’s about to be married. Can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams?
Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, bring their barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage - as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard's 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this 'new' play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The company has mercifully abridged the play from its full hundred-hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes!
The unbelievable true story of Private Wojtek; a Syrian Brown Bear who was enlisted into the Polish Army Corp during WW2. Wojtek saw action with his Artillery Company at the battle of Monte Cassino and eventually travelled to Scotland with his unit after the war in search of a new life.
Through storytelling, live music and playful physical Theatre, The Quarter Too Ensemble brings to life a version of the events in Wojtek's life that highlight the nature of friendship and empathy against the chaos of war.
Fog and creepily haunted houses, supernatural happenings, sea mists and dark stormy nights, lonely funerals and creaking attic doors, all combine in this gripping adaptation of Susan Hill's tense and thrilling story to create a play that taps our primal fears. A grieving lawyer believes a curse has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of the woman in black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep..
Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Here a timely and touching story of love in all its forms, it's an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives.
13 FEBRUARY - 18 FEBRUARY
CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
20 JANUARY - 28 JANUARY
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH
6 JUNE - 10 JUNE
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
3 APRIL - 8 APRIL
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
24 APRIL - 29 APRIL
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
6 MARCH - 11 MARCH
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
20 FEBRUARY - 25 FEBRUARY
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
6 FEBRUARY - 11 FEBRUARY
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
26 JUNE - 1 JULY
VENUE CYMRU (FORMERLY - NORTH WALES THEATRE), LLANDUDNO
30 MAY - 4 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
10 APRIL - 15 APRIL
WINTER GARDENS AND OPERA HOUSE THEATRE, BLACKPOOL
10 JULY - 15 JULY
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE-ON-TRENT
17 JULY - 22 JULY
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
27 FEBRUARY - 4 MARCH
THE AUDITORIUM, GRIMSBY
13 MARCH - 18 MARCH
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
3 JULY - 8 JULY
KING'S THEATRE, GLASGOW
30 JANUARY - 4 FEBRUARY
EMPIRE THEATRE, SUNDERLAND
16 MAY - 20 MAY
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
23 MAY - 27 MAY
MARINA THEATRE, LOWESTOFT
8 MAY - 13 MAY
18 APRIL - 22 APRIL
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
2 MAY - 6 MAY
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
27 MARCH - 1 APRIL
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, BELFAST
21 MARCH - 25 MARCH
MILLENNIUM FORUM, DERRY
12 JUNE - 17 JUNE
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL