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Takes as its basis August Strinberg's 1888 class-struggle Miss Julie, which tells the tale of the passionate but ultimately destructive sexual liaison between a lowly footman and the sexual aristocrat Miss Julie. Marber's contemporary take on the idea moves the action from a Swedish estate at the end of the 19th Century to an English country house in July 1945, on the night of the Labour Party's victory over Winston Churchill's Tories in the General Election.
North London rapper, writer and founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company Akala burst onto the underground hip-hop scene back in 2004 when he became the first unsigned artist to appear on MTV UK's TRL show. His self-released debut, It's Not a Rumour, "fizzled with raw energy and outrageous talent" (BBC Music) and earned Akala the Best Hip Hop Artist award at the 2006 MOBOs (beating Kanye West to the title).
His most recent output, 2013's The Thieves' Banquet, was praised for its "intricate flow" (The Guardian) and "emotive and socially aware rhythms" (Hit the Floor).
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).
Angelos Epithemiou (BBC 2 Shooting Stars) and Barry From Watford (BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright) come together to discuss how to succeed in business, where they think corporations have got it right and wrong and the direction in which the financial sector is headed. But mostly they will be discussing the bookies, Londis, Crimewatch, their balls, if you can claim benefits in space, whether or not Kim Jong Un cuts his own hair and how Ban Ki Moon once nearly lost The UN in a poker game.
First and foremost, the Average White Band were a band of music fans - they would meet as ex-pat soul brothers frequenting the clubs of London; nodding their acquaintance, glad of each other's musical love. Some of the group had already been on a No. 1 record by Chuck Berry and the band had supported Eric Clapton on his legendary 'comeback concert' on 13th January 1973. They had toured the US with equipment borrowed from the Who. They had signed to MCA and although their debut album, Show Your Hand had been warmly received, it sold next to nothing. It resulted in the label rejecting their new demos, cut at Clover Studios in L.A.
Formed in 1988 in their home town of Toronto, Canada, their first album 'Gordon', sold over 5000,000 copies in Canada, outselling artists such as U2 and Michael Jackson. For a time they were even nicknamed the 'Canadian Housemartins', after the UK's own melodic, humorous popsters.
Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . during the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don't Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there's a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone's heart. Big Girls Don't Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey's finest. It showcases Frankie's incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant - the rock'n'roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling - show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.
With a voice and lyrical candour that belies her age, Birdy is undoubtedly one of the most promising young talents to emerge from the shores in recent times.
Black Grape's debut album, It's Great When You're Straight?Yeah, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humour. Ryder's sound was reinvigorated; creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense.
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.
One of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock.
Famed for the passionate intensity of her singing, Camille O'Sullivan's interpretative power of song is a force to be reckoned with. She is regarded as one of the leading exponents of this vanquished art, Cabaret.
Caro Emerald is set to dazzle Britain with her polished fusion of pop, jazz and swing.
Caro Emerald is an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear and a voice that oozes warmth and vitality. Since the release of her multi-platinum debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (2010), Emerald has fashioned her own niche, blending retro jazz with sampling and modern pop to create her signature sound. Her second album, The Shocking Miss Emerald, entered the Official UK Album Chart at No. 1 in May 2013, and remained in the chart for an entire year. Her 2017 The Emerald Island Tour sees Emerald return to the Hall, where she last performed in April 2013.
Great musicians, a spectacular sound and lights show, and animations. Two and a half hours of classic rock's best bits including tracks by Supertramp, Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pink Floyd.
Still playing to packed-out venues the world over, the legendary punk band will be showcasing their latest stuff alongside classic punk tunes, including New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up and I Just Can’t Be Happy Today (as well as their hit cover of Eloise). In their latest album, So, Who’s Paranoid?, The Damned still display, after 32 years, their trademark brand of dark melodic irony, blended with caustic political satire - perhaps more relevant now than ever. Headed by classic band members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible, along with Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch and Stu West, The Damned have lost none of their energy, music; melody and lyrical diversity combined in an intoxicating potion that stirs the blood and sets the pulse racing.
When a theatre is 'dark' it means that it is closed. This may be temporary, e.g. between shows, or it may be semi-permanent, e.g. when it is closed for refurbishment (sometimes it is uncertain when this happens whether it will actually open again) and sometimes it means that the theatre is completely out to action, lost or gone!
John & Elis James can be heard every Saturday on XFM.
Featuring Bruce Foxton from the original line up of The Jam and from Stiff Little Fingers. Playing classic The Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as songs from Bruce Foxton's solo career.
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they're back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be...THE FULL MONTY. Rediscover the six men, their wives and their children and what they had to do to keep it all together.
Vocalist, bass guitarist, songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes calling card. He s known as a singer s singer.
Gogo Penguin are one of the most exciting contemporary instrumental groups working today, and during their relatively short career they have already drawn comparisons to the likes of E.S.T, Radiohead and Massive Attack. They have performed alongside living legends such as Jon Thorne (Lamb), Luke Flowers (The Cinematic Orchestra), Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland.
The Hot 8 Brass Band is the world-renowned New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds with stunning results.
2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Nominee.
James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something he's always wanted. Something we all want.
Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC) is one of Britain's most pioneering physical dance theatre companies, creating work that excites both the eye and the mind by pushing the boundaries of human physicality whilst engaging in universal, contemporary themes that strike an emotional chord. Vardimon's powerful art of story-telling integrates multiple layers of communication - combining dance, movement, video, animation, text and music. Her sharp instincts and keen observations of human behaviour deliver beautifully precise characterisation, powerfully brought to life by her company of versatile dancers. Cast from around the world, each performer brings his/her own unique experience, with dynamic results.
World Premiere. Showcasing Vardimon's uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, Pinocchio will combine physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour, Pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the parameters of this timeless and beloved fable.
Perrier Nominee and the hottest comic at the Edinburgh Fringe at 100 per cent sell-out 1998-2003 (and consistently the fastest selling comedian). With no two shows alike, this is unpredictable, unmatchable comedy at its best.
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 Stilgoe is a serious musician having fun. His parents, both professional musicians, encouraged him to practise and it's now paying off as he draws comparisons with singer/pianists such as Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr, Buddy Greco and Jamie Cullum. His singing, piano playing and sense of humour have made him a regular at the UK's top jazz clubs including Ronnie Scotts, where he regularly plays with his dynamic trio.
Jonathan Pie is a respected News reporter for a respected News broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f**king News. Join him for this live show where he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent News events both home and abroad. He'll also be discussing his own meteoric rise to mediocrity...and one imagines he'll be venting plenty of spleen in the process.
Boogie Woogie. Jools Holland needs little introduction. In 1973 he met up with Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and formed Squeeze and with hits like 'Cool for Cats' and 'Up the Junction' Squeeze achieved spectacular success. In 1990 Jools sowed the seeds of the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra when he began touring with Squeeze's virtuoso drummer Gilson Lavis. This has evolved into a powerful and disciplined twelve-piece band, capable of selling out hundreds of shows a year all over Britain and Europe.
Writer, actor and comedian known for his overtly camp style. Known for a while as "The Joan Collins Fanclub" and appeared with Fanny the Wonder Dog.
A masterclasss in camp comedy.
King Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy.
Orkney musician Kris Drever has played with Kate Rusby, John McCusker and many others as well as his own trio Lau, and recorded his highly regarded solo debut Black Water in 2006. His many talents have made him one of the most in demand musicians around.
A very British scandal involving fraud, bigamy, a disputed title, a legal case, madness and, ultimately, attempted murder. An extraordinary set of circumstances finds Lady Anna, a woman of aristocratic birth, in love with a radical tailor's son. The weight of the Victorian establishment closes its ranks against the match. So Anna must choose between her family, her class and everything she has ever known or settle for love, destitution and disgrace.
Lloyd Cole has been respected as one of the country's best songwriter. Classic tracks such as Perfect Skin, Forest Fire, Brand New Friend and Lost Weekend are testimony to that.
Loudon Wainwright performs like no one else, delighting audiences with his energy, humour, spot-on observations of life and the wild ride his songs provide.
Named America's Best Songwriter by TIME Magazine, Lucinda Williams has won three Grammy Awards and established a reputation as an uncompromising and consistently fascinating roots rock writer and performer. Her latest album Little Honey has earned even better reviews than its predecessors and is the ultimate expression of her unique voice, painfully honest writing and totally individual blend of country, blues and rock.
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.
A tantalizing and dynamic cocktail of folk, roots, blues and alt. country. Martin Harley has built a rock solid reputation all over the country with his chill-out harmonies, raw and rootsy sound.
Mike & The Mechanics are an English rock/pop band formed in 1984 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis, who became a successful band in their own right.
Tween faux-reality dance show dancers live on stage.
The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour (Step 2) brings incredible dances to the stage, infusing contagious energy and unparalleled performances that will leave the audience in awe. Choreographed entirely by series stars Jordan Clark and Trevor Tordjman, the jaw-dropping tricks and emotionally-driven routines showcase the elite talent of eight performers who leave it all on the dance floor. Also returning to the stage to perform alongside The Next Step dancers are Shane Harte and Sarah Carmosino, who star in Family and Temple Street's music series Lost & Found Music Studios. Deshaun Clarke, also from Lost & Found, will reprise his role as host for the stage show, showing off his own musical talent and keeping the entire family on the edge of their seats.
Stand-up and ventriloquist. Winner of British Comedy Award for Best Female (2013).
Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
A comedy show about history, democracy and capitalism.
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.
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.
Paul Foot's recent shows and tours have garnered a string of 5 star reviews and successive Barry Nominations at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Described by Chortle as "Inspired, surreal and incomprehensibly funny", he is a true original, challenging comedic convention at every turn and delighting his connoisseurs. A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, most recent UK TV credits include "8 Out 10 Cats" Channel 4, "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" BBC2, "The Alternative Comedy Experience" Comedy Central and "Russell Howard's Good News" BBC3.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
The band have taken their superbly seamless blend of crisply played tunes on pipes, fiddle and whistle, a world class rhythm section and a totally diverse but successful mix of other musical styles and turned the dance-o-meter up to 12 to create the most pumping, uplifting and exciting Scottish fusion you're ever likely to come across. From traditional jigs and reels through to jazz, hip hop and reggae, Peatbog Faeries are considered by many as the future of the Celtic dance sound.
Gary Essendine is the complete actor - self-obsessed, talented, sexy and charming - but his life is one long act. Haunted by the trauma of turning 40 he goes in for a string of one-night stands and casual flings but with so many under his spell he finds himself trapped in a position even he can't charm his way out of.
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.
Brian Cox is perhaps the world's foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility.
The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ?high science' and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether you're an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of your knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show, plus get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.
Rebecca first shot to fame in 2010 as a finalist in the seventh series of The X Factor. Undeterred by the narrow loss to Matt Cardle, Rebecca released her critically acclaimed debut album Heaven the following year. Her second album Freedom was also a Top 10 hit, and consolidated the Scouse singer's position as one of the most promising young artists in the country.
Debut single 'Down With The Trumpets' sold over 250,000 copies and was in the Top 10 for a month. A mix of hip hop and pop.
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2013.
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. The last two years have been incredible for Ranganathan with his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, Rom Wasn't Built In A Day and Rom Com being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013. This new show promises to be as much of a hit!
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
Tribute band bringing the best Fleetwood Mac classics.
Rated as one of the world's top mediums, Sally's reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high-profile celebrities. Since becoming a professional medium, Sally has gone on to read for a whole host of celebrities from film stars to radio presenters, musicians to soap actors. These have included George Michael, Koo Stark, Uma Thurman, Mel B and perhaps most notably, the late Pricess Diana whom Sally read for over a period of several years.
Sam doesn't do things by halves - enter his world and you're in for quite an experience. Pitched somewhere in the no-man's land between psychotic breakdown, ground-breaking genius and outer space, a comedic trip with Sam will explore the furthest reaches of humanity - his and yours
Winner Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015. Winner Barry Award 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. From the brain that brought you millionaire cats eating Viennetta, gypsy cuddles and nanna wanks, comes a brand new hour of mind-blending internal self-hatred, paranoia and comedy ? because you have to put comedy in it.
The quartet from Tuam, County Galway, owe much to Waterboys' lead singer Mike Scott. He saw them perform in Ireland in the late 1980s and immediately asked them to support the Waterboys in the UK. The Saw Doctors have not looked back since. Their live show is an exciting blend of Irish roots and folk, rock and popular music.
Seth has a strong youthful voice and is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays a guitar, violin and viola. In 2005 he was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Newcomer at the 2005 BBC Folk Acoustic Awards.
When Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an up tight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir Deloris breaths new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her new found Sister Hood. Based on the smash-hit movie.
Sons of Kemet is the brainchild of young reeds player and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings, whose ambition for this ensemble was to assemble the most unlikeliest of line-ups and allow them free rein for their distinct musical personalities to shine through. The resultant music is loud, earthy, vital, and refreshingly rough-edged at times but surprisingly danceable; the two drummers spur off each others' energies and the tuba occupies a variety of roles from breathless walking bass to subtle, overdubbed layers of sound. Shabaka's plaintive tone and uncluttered compositions frame the sound.
An English two-tone ska revival band which formed in 1977.
Musical version of Richard Harris's original comedy play which was made into a film by Liza Minnelli. The story of the lives and loves of a weekly tap-dancing class as the teacher tries to turn the odd bunch of attendees into a presentable group.
It was sheer originality and overwhelming talent that won Tommy Tiernan comedy's most prestigious prize in Edinburgh in 1998. His life enhancing fusion of hysterical stories, killer one-liners and off-beat twists make him a favourite with audiences. 1998 Perrier Winner and 1999 British Comedy Awards Best Stand Up.
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?
Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you've got plenty of battery!) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!
Co Founder of Dr Feelgood renowned for his combined strum and pluck guitar playing.
After touring with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo, the band's single reached number 2 in the UK blues charts on downloads alone, without any label backing. They are renowned for creating a huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from world music to heavy rock, using unusual combinations of instrumentation such as tongue drum, djembe, lap steel guitar and double bass they push the boundaries of what is expected of a modern three piece.
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..