SHOWS AND TICKETS
- Concerts / Events
- Dance / Ballet
- Family / Kids
- Film / Television
- Stand-Up Comedy
AND reset dates
Alice is enjoying her picnic when she sees the most curious of sights: a white rabbit talking to himself. Following the rabbit down a rabbit hole, Alice finds herself in the fantastical Wonderland, inhabited by the dame: Duchess Dolly, the bonkers Mad Hatter, the evil The Queen of Hearts and her henchmen Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee. Will Alice find her way back? Or will she find true love in Wonderland? All will be revealed Easter 2018.
Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister... Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he's part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can't talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins. Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress in the military, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.
Vamos Theatre presents a co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival, produced with support from Jyv?skyl? Festival, Finland.
Broadcasts directly from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and other famous theatres around the world onto a big screen. Broadcasts may be of live performances or "Encore" screenings of previous famous productions recorded "as live".
Live performance broadcast.
British electronic music duo.
Back with a brand new production for 2017, with an all new elaborate stage set, the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace Hotel Ballroom. This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage.
Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world. The fighters they manage always end up losing and, after a disastrous last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign a young boxer whose winning ways catapult them into a world of success they've never had before. However, you can't win all the time and soon Mickey has to choose between the life he's enjoying, and the well-being of his young charge.
Down the stairs... Along the corridor...Round the corner... Into the dressing room... HIS dressing room. Hateful, hateful place. Spiteful, spiteful place. Dirty, dirty Leeds. 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his managerial career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie's Leeds.
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!
Gecko have a reputation for generating unique worlds, exquisite stage craft and breath-taking choreography.
We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce? In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, an extraordinary ensemble guides us through the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. We want to believe in our journey but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love, to start again? Gecko is an internationally acclaimed physical theatre company combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives to create emotionally charged and spectacular performances inspired by the complexity of human nature.
Eagles tribute band. The classic line-up of Phil Aldridge, Keith Atack, Jeff Green and Darin Murphy - the founder members of the Illegal Eagles - was completed in 2010 by the addition of Garreth Hicklin.
This latest production which brings you all the classics - Hotel California, Take It Easy, Take it to the Limit, Lyin' Eyes, Tequila Sunrise, Life in the Fast Lane, One of These Nights, Witchy Woman, Rocky Mountain Way, Heartache Tonight and a whole lot more!
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
Model, actress and comedian.
Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they've always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember. Joanna Lumley icon, national treasure, activist, comedy actress and all-round top girl is barely off our TV screens and appears to have been a permanent fixture in our sitting rooms since she burst onto our screens as Purdey in the New Avengers in 1976. This intimate night with Joanna tells some of these tales and more as we gallop through almost 50 years in this business we call show.
'The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means... and the foul, it became clear to me, would often override the fair.' Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain's first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.
A play with songs.
Kate is at ease playing to 50 people in a folk club or 20,000 people at festivals such as Cambridge. Her increasing popularity means she is in demand throughout the UK and Europe. Growing up in a rich atmosphere of unaccompanied singing has led to a distinctive solo voice. Kate accompanies herself on guitar and piano and audiences will remember her for her dry Yorkshire humour that decorates her performance.
One of the most distinctive sounds in British Rock, combining acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle and vocals.
The Scottish Play - theatrical types consider saying its name to be unlucky! Thrust into power by his overwhelming desires and an over ambitious wife, Macbeth finds his only security is to murder and murder again. From "When shall we three meet again" to "is this a dagger I see before me" a powerful Shakespearean drama.
A celebration of life after 40, 50 and beyond. It all begins with four women, 'Power Woman', 'Soap Star', 'Rutland Housewife' and 'Earth Mother', at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra - and hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and day-to-day challenges with aging parents, aging children and aging partners! A joyful parody of 25 re-lyricized classic baby boomer hits, the 90-minute show features chart-toppers including 'I Heard It Thru the Grapevine You No Longer See 39' and the Motown favourite 'My Thighs'.
On a midsummer's night Hermia and her lover Lysander flee from Athens and Demetrius - the man Hermia's father favours as a son-in-law. Demetrius follows, pursued by Helena who loves him in spite of being spurned in favour of Hermia. On the same night Bottom and his friends leave Athens to find somewhere quiet to rehearse their play which is to be performed at the wedding feast of Duke Theseus. Drawn into the woods they enter a world of magic, mystery and wonder.
Featuring original live music, this classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist.
Written in 1888 by August Strindberg, Miss Julie is set on Midsummer's Eve on the estate of a Count in Sweden. Miss Julie finds herself drawn to a named Jean, who is particularly well-travelled, well-mannered and well-read but he is engaged to the cook, Christine. Miss Julie and Jean's relationship escalates rapidly to feelings of love and is subsequently consummated. Over the course of the play Miss Julie and Jean battle until Jean convinces her that the only way to escape her predicament is to commit suicide.
Our 2018 Mixed Programme will offer audiences an exhilarating line-up of new work by Kenneth Tindall, who recently created Casanova for the Company; freelance stage and film choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple; and a choreographic debut by Soloist Mlindi Kulashe.
1945 - a time of victory, hope and rebuilding. Tom returns from the war to the arms of his grateful mother and fiancee - and to the bosom of the pit. George fights his own battles and an election to secure a better future for his union men and their families. Connie mourns, loves and unites; Lizzie sees a new world, brim-full of opportunity. In a new Britain will their hopes and dreams be reconciled? On Behalf of The People is a rich, engaging story, of a post-war mining family coming to terms with life and love in their rapidly changing world.
A divorced couple are reunited whilst honeymooning with their second spouses. Moonlight on the Mediterranean - a beautiful young woman drifts onto a hotel balcony. A young man joins her. They embrace, drink in the scene. This is a dream of a honey moon come true. They part. The young man is alone. A band plays. On the next balcony another young woman appears. She sings a song. The young man gives a horrified gasp and freezes. He knows that tune only too well. And he knows that voice. He used to be married to it.
In 2014 Reckless Sleepers started putting the pieces of Negative Space together. We built a wooden frame and lined it with plasterboard and for several weeks started smashing up, smashing down, and then piecing the fragments of our destruction into creating our new theatre project making what we now call Negative Space. A sister project to Schr?dinger we opened up this black box world turning it upside down and the wrong way round, broke all of the rules that we had spent years establishing and made something new. The stage is a blank canvas, occupied only by one chair, one man and one woman desperately setting the stage. But it grows. And it Grows. Until it becomes something so fantastical that you barely believe it's happening. It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's a slasher, an action, a melodrama and not a single word is spoken throughout. Soon all these different stories are spiralling around each other before they start smashing towards the project's conclusion and it is Intense.
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
The title means 'talkative storyteller' in Spanish, but the comic admits that giving the tour a name doesn't mean it had a theme. 'It's me doing what I do; going on stage just talking and that,' he said in a video to launch the tour. There's no high concept That changes from show to show and moment to moment.'
The fascinating story behind Doncaster's legendary underground sand carvings comes to life in a new family-friendly play by award-winning writer Peter Spafford.
A highly entertaining, bitter-sweet comedy set in a busy, northern pub. Two actors take on fourteen roles between them during the course of a single evening. Life's pains and pleasures are portrayed through the varied characters who come and go - each sharing their world with the audience in a series of vivid cameos. The central roles of the landlord and landlady hold this slice of life together, their relationship enduring ups and downs to arrive at a final resolution.
Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time. As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet's sell-out productions for children are not to be missed.
The Cobbler's Arms - an unstoppable force in amateur rugby league! These guys mean business; with terrifying tactics and frightening physiques, they're indestructible and they know it! Or are they? Arthur Hoyle doesn't think so... and he'll stake his house on that! An impulsive bet with local Mr Big, Reg Welsh, says that Arthur can train any team to crucify the Cobblers. So, armed with burning ambition, he sets about kicking his beer swilling motley crew into shape. Can they make the impossible possible? Can they conquer the Cobblers? This play contains some strong language and is not suitable for children.
John Godber's award-winning comedy, Up 'n' Under, is given fingersmiths' spin with a cast of deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and spoken English to delight all audiences.
This fresh, funny and pertinent play explores friendship, the North/South divide, and black identity against the backdrop of the Capital's challenging music industry. A potent hip-hop journey through friendship and black identity in an increasingly divided nation. Yorkshire rapper XYM faces the sudden death of his father, who always wanted a career as a musician. He decides he will make it where his dad never did. On the night of the Brexit vote, he brings together his crew, Yorkie and Kofi. He convinces them to quit their day jobs and move to London to follow their dreams. But their differing political views are already causing tension. And when a record label offers them the chance of a lifetime, their friendship is tested to its limits.
Written by playwright, actor and hip-hop artist Jonny Wright (Talawa, Film 4), the show smashes together an urgent theatricality with rap and spoken word to tell a powerful story of contemporary Britain.
As Club Live and Let Die burns to the ground, Barron Von Rockula played By Steve Steinman flees the ill fated club with his band of blood sucking vampires in search of a new home. Eventually they come across an old abandoned fairground ride The Ghost Train where they take refuge and make this their new home. The Barron and his motley crew then set a cunning plan to lure victims into the ride and to live in Rock n Roll hell forever. Along with Steve Steinman, is a full cast of superb singers, dancers and a formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest ever classic rock anthems including We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Sweet Child Of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart and many more...
We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager! is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike. She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women's lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women's Hour Power List. She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them: "What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!" She not only stood up for workers' rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.
A small Scottish village and a shipwreck ... But this ship is different, its wrecked near the coast and its cargo was all whiskey! The villagers "recover" much of the cargo and hide it around the village as the authorities come in and try and recover it.
This show respectively and authentically recreates ELVIS at his very best. You will simply feel that you have been transported back in time. If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! Many elvis fans are left emotionally moved when they leave the show.