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At the very heart of their shows are zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit from the very moment of their unique all singing, all dancing performances. Africa Entsha are completely captivate, by the end of the show, the audiences are left breathless, often deeply moved. Hands, feet and the entire body give the rhythm and create the choreography with a crescendo of feelings and joy.
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Al Murray is the pub landlord who holds forth on all manner of topics, waxing wide about the state of the world with all the skewed logic of a bar room philosopher. Anyone who has spent even the smallest amount of time in a pub will recognise these immaculate observations of British pub culture.
Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation's critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it's an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn't quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn't afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).
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.
Annie Jr is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of a life away from the orphanage and it's gin-soaked, tyrant-of-a-proprietor, Miss Hannigan.
Beatles tribute band which faithfully recreate the sound and images of the Fab Four from their early 'moptop' days through Revolver and Sgt Pepper to their final performance on the rooftop of the Apple building. The atmosphere is perpetuated with the use of authentic instruments, costumes and backdrops and special effects, giving a nostalgic re-creation of the era. The band will be joined on stage by a nine-piece orchestra. Since the Bootlegs were formed in 1980, they have enjoyed spectacular success both at home and abroad. Their international reputation accelerated following a sixty date tour of the then USSR in 1982. They have performed in France, Spain, India the USA and before an audience of 18,000 in Manila.
Interpretation of five of Chekhov's shortest and silliest plays.
European Arts Company presents a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov. Including 'The Evils of Tobacco', 'The Dimwit', 'The Bear', 'Swan Song' and 'The Proposal', this is Chekhov at his comic best, before Uncle Vanya started shooting, The Seagull got stuffed, The Cherry Orchard was 'car-parked' and The Three Sisters started moaning.
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Showcasing the talents of local children from the youngest ballerinas to those aspiring to dance professionally, the show promises to be a fun filled celebration of dance!
The dance school will be celebrating its 45th anniversary this year having been opened by Elizabeth Chamberlain in 1972. Claire has been principal for the last 17 years and is delighted to be returning to the Opera House. Raise the Barre will feature classical ballet, tap, modern stage, acrobatic, street and contemporary dance as well as physical theatre... something for everyone.
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.
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The magical tale of Ariel, the princess of an underwater kingdom who longs for a life up above the ocean, but at what cost?
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When young brothers Jack and Tom's friendship falls apart can a magical dragon help them put it back together again? Based on the beautiful, new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular, fun filled musical adventure about friendship and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show.
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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.
Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben, a bored 11 year old who hates having to stay in with his old, cabbage-obsessed Granny every Friday night playing Scrabble while his parents go out ballroom dancing. But when he accidentally discovers Gran's exciting secret, Ben becomes part of the biggest, most daring crime caper ever planned! Suddenly Friday nights become the best part of his whole week!
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?
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.
Ex-neighbours actor, pop-star, musical theatre star and 1980's icon.
The show will examine every aspect of Jason's life, from where he began to where he is today as we revisit his past, present and future. Donovan's self-effacing, mercurial story telling will shatter your illusions of the ?teen heart throb' in a witty and entertaining show. Jason's relentless enthusiasm and a refreshingly blunt compulsion towards honesty will reveal all about his rollercoaster life. The show will be a rare chance to get up close and personal with the star with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Jason will also perform some acoustic versions of his classic hits.
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.
Joe McElderry rose to fame when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. A number one single followed and his debut album Wide Awake cemented his place in the heart of the British public. So much so that he became the triumphant winner of this year s Popstar to Operastar, receiving 80% of the votes in the final and proving he is unbeatable when performing on live TV.
Joel is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit, having appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, and BBC3's Impractical Jokers.
Catch the star of Sky1s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).
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."
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.
Ken Dodd is much more than a comedian. He is a comedy genius and showbiz legend whose humour has made him one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. For his Diddymen, jam-butty mines and black pudding plantations, the Professor of Giggleology and Master of Applied Tickleology has been awarded The British Comedy Awards highest accolade - the Lifetime Achievement Award. Come and join the King of Comedy for more quick-fire gags than you can shake a tickle-stick at!
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).
Mi Flamenco is an international flamenco company with artists of the highest calibre bringing quality and entertaining performance to UK audiences and beyond.
Imagine strong-flavoured flamenco shot through with theatre, surprises and a hint of magic; and you have Incognito. This production has a five-strong cast; to move, inspire and entertain. Featuring explosive dance by Ester Tal and Kelian Jimenez, the amazing voice of Luis Vargas Monge (El Mono) and beautiful music composed and played by the hugely talented guitar player Uri Tal with the added magic of Nick Squires on Cello.
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! Mister Maker and The Shapes will also be joined by a team of all-singing, all-dancing friends! This talented cast will really make our interactive arty adventure fun for all the family!
With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet's Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed. 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. This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes
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.
Based on the best selling novel and the hit 1959 movie starring Alec Guinness. Graham Greene's satirical masterpiece is about the ridiculousness of cold war paranoia and sees antihero Wormold - in need of some money (his daughter has reached that 'expensive age'!) - attempt to lie his way through his new job as Agent 59200, MI6's man in Havana. With only his experience as a vacuum-cleaner salesman to rely on, he files bogus reports, apparently randomly dreaming up military installations based on vacuum-cleaner designs, only to discover that his stories start to prove alarmingly close to the truth...
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?
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife... The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books. When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.
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Reginald D Hunter's work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.
The Robert Cray Band were formed in 1974. They spent many years performing in Seattle, Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas, developing their live set and a reputation for excellent R&B and blues and rock. Their reputation spread so far that by 1983 they were sharing the stage at the Carnegie Hall with John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.
Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay are excellent scarecrows who love each other and decide to get married. Harry sets off to search for wedding day essentials. However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake. Can Reginald persuade Betty he is the scarecrow for her? And will Harry make it back in the nick of time?
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.
They say that if you remember the 60s you weren't there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits!
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.
It's Susan Calman's tenth year in comedy and she's back with a brand new show. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock The Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life-size if you will. For information, Susan is taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen-year-old child. The show? Well she's ready to create a storm, to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is.) Incidentally she would also like to be Batman. Ninety minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you're over 16, like what she does, and won't be so drunk that she has to throw you out. Sounds like a terrible personal ad doesn't it? She also likes fine wine, kittens and walks along the beach. Seriously. It's going to be epic.
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.
Trinity Laban's leading student training company
Fieldwork from performance and research collective Dog Kennel Hill Project explores how, as a newly formed company, the dancers locate themselves now and in relation to their past. Through a deconstructed series of arrivals and departures and a language of stumbles, false starts, surges and going round in circles, Fieldwork asks "when do we truly arrive anywhere?" my dance, your touch draws upon research that outlines how physical touch affects our behavioural, cultural, emotional and biological development. Through memories, connections and music the movements of the piece are each crafted by the touch of another. 12 is a physically demanding piece, following internal impulses or external attraction to capture the dancers' attention. Incorporating a specially created score composed by Trinity Laban student Ben Pearson, the piece develops bonds formed through dynamic and sensitive partnering, solitary movements, group passages and intricate physical puzzles.