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Avant Garde Dance is a London based company who are at the forefront of innovative hip-hop/contemporary dance theatre, led by Artistic Director and Work Place artist Tony Adigun.
A contemporary hip hop reimagining of Dicken's classic tale delivered by the always innovative Avant Garde Dance.
A popular panto long before it got the Disney treatment.
A comedy musical set in 1947, the story concerns an upwardly mobile chiropodist and his wife. He and his wife are in immediate and austere post Britain.. The Second World War might been over by two years, but food rationing is still in place. Food rationing has made things worse than during the war itself. Within this hierarchy of a very small town, desperate times call for desperate measures. Particularly when it comes to trying to prepare a fine pork roast to celebrate the royal wedding. The chiropodist and his wife steal a pig in order to fatten her up for a banquet celebrating the impending wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. But the pig is not as co-operative as they want her to be.
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.
What do Olly Murs, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry have in common? That's right; they are all a part of The Big Pop Party! Four of the very best tribute acts are about to swing into town. The Big Pop Party is headlined by the multi award winning, official Olly Murs tribute Tristan Drew. Having performed all over the globe, Tristan and his live band certainly have The X Factor and made Hearts Skip A Beat every step along the way.
The best of brass band music.
With 160 years of rich musical history, Black Dyke Band is proud of its heritage but also looks to the future with enthusiasm and confidence. No other ensemble in the world of brass music can boast such a record of innovation and success
Boot-Led-Zeppelin. Rock fans are in for a real treat as Boot-Led-Zeppelin present an evening of classic Led Zep. This immensely talented band offers the definitive tribute to one of the world's most legendary rock bands, Led Zeppelin. Capturing the magic and excitement of Zeppelin's concerts from the '70s, the band faithfully performs their classic songs with the aid of carefully designed costumes and authentic stage props. Boot-Led-Zeppelin really do deliver the ultimate Zeppelin experience.
Madness/Ska tribute. Re-live the madness of Madness! A sensational theatre extravaganza featuring the amazing talents of this 5-piece bans who will take you on a musical journey through the story of one of Britain's most memorable, visual and fun bands.
The top Stones tribute band with the Rolling Stones Office itself endorsing the act.
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.
Recalling Dame Vera Lynn's career from the age of seven onwards, Yours offers a centenary tribute to this remarkable and delightful lady. Dame Vera advised on the show's content, and has recorded a special message for the finale.
Vocalists Sue and Jeff Short and their Musicians bring you a centenary celebration of Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring songs from the great American songbook albums she recorded in the 50s and 60s. Includes music by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and more.
The traditional story of the Emperor who ended up dressed only in his own vanity.
Celebrated Essex storyteller Mike Dodsworth brings popular stories to life - creatively animating the worlds and characters of much-loved tales with lots of imagination and fun.
A tribute to George Michael.
The songs & remarkable story of Frank Sinatra: From big-band singer to short-lived 1940?s 'pop idol', then re-invention & meteoric rise to swing his way through the 1950s - recording the most famous songs & albums, building his own record label & enjoying the trappings of stardom. Award-winning singer Robert Habermann tells the 'whole' Sinatra story & sings the classics: 'Come Fly With Me', 'You Make Me Feel So Young', 'Fly Me To The Moon', 'Witchcraft', 'Strangers In The Night', 'My Way', 'New York New York' and many more.
A soothing afternoon of jazz and swing standards. Singing hits from the ?20s through to the '40s - including songs by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter and more.
The 19th Century draws to a smoggy close and in a small room on Great Portland Street, scientist Jack Griffin discovers something that he has quite literally, never been seen before. Later, the arrival of a sinister figure wrapped in bandages in a small village in West Sussex sends the locals' tongues wagging and suspicions racing. After a series of mysterious incidents, fears of the faceless man turn to terror and the villagers attempt to hunt him down - can Jack, plagued by his own obsession for power, find safety and return to normality?
A breath-taking take on H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic filled with live music, illusion, and adventure.
The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it's time to act. So join our very own culinary Moses in this audio-visual romp as he attempts to lead us to the edible promised land. He'll explain why thou shalt always eat with thy hands and worship leftovers.
The Ladykillers tells the story of the eccentric little old lady Mrs Wilberforce who lives alone with her parrots in a strange lopsided house in King’s Cross. Her life is turned upside down by the arrival of Professor Marcus and his four friends, who between them make up the most unlikely group of criminals. Planning the heist of a security van, they decide to use Mrs Wilberforce as cover and involve her unwittingly in the plot. Things do not go well and the Professor’s plan starts to unravel in spectacular and hilarious fashion.
The award-winning musical that tells the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history. It is inspired by the actual event that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis and features over 20 of the greatest rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits ever written including: Blue Suede Shoes, I Walk The Line, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Hound Dog, Folsom Prison Blues and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. The legendary meeting was masterminded by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips, who discovered all four of the musicians, and brought Elvis Presley (and his then girlfriend) back to the recording studio that launched him to stardom. Together with Sun Records' fast-rising new superstar Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, who was still chasing his next big hit after writing and recording Blue Suede Shoes, the fourth member of this impromptu "quartet" was Phillips' latest signing, Jerry Lee Lewis. Million Dollar Quartet is a story of fame, friendship, discovery, divided loyalties, professional jealousy and incredible music as four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, made music together for the first and only time in their careers.
Have the time of your life, the smash-hit stage spectacular featuring all the hits from one of the biggest dance movies of all time - Dirty Dancing - is coming to town. "It's the sexiest song and dance sensation of 2012, presented by an all-star cast of West End performers," says show producer Michael Taylor. "Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast moving, slickly choreographed theatrical treat." Song include She's Like the Wind, Big Girls Don't Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I've Had) The Time of My Life. Music fans are invited to take a trip back to the summer of '63, to relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's sizzling performance in the box office hit that has become a cult classic. "The whole world loves Dirty Dancing," says Michael. "It's the ultimate coming of age romance and truly iconic entertainment." The film defines the 1980s. It was the first movie to sell 1 million videos, it produced a number one single and achieved album sales of 42 million worldwide. "Prepare for A Night of Dirty Dancing - not the West End and touring musical, but the brand-new sensational, inspirational, aspirational box office smash of the year," says Michael.
PAUL ANTHONY looks and sounds like DAVID BOWIE. With his own band he performs 2 hours of Bowie's biggest hits in a show called POP-UP BOWIE.
What better way to celebrate the life and music of the legendary David Bowie than to attend a concert by the UK's No. 1 David Bowie tribute act exactly a year after David's passing? Remember one of the world's most iconic and best-selling music artists in an evening dedicated to all of Bowie's greatest hits.
Randolph Matthews' music draws on the soul greats of yesteryear, Neo African rhythms and echoes of Marvin Gaye, Jon Lucien and Bobby McFerrin.
Performing solo, accompanied only be his looped voice, London-based vocalist and producer Randolph Matthews takes audiences on a jazz, blues and folk inspired journey. Expect original songs combined with distinctively re-worked covers. He has been described as ?Uniquely Original' by Blues and Soul Magazine.
The Searchers is one of the few British pop groups which has maintained a position at the top for over 45 years and are second only to The Beatles as Liverpool's finest 60s group. In 1963, after capitalising on the popularity of the Merseybeat Phenomenon, The Searchers quickly established their own distinctive sound and a loyal following with a 12 string lead guitar and harmonies which anticipated the sound of The Byrds. 'Sweets For My Sweet', 'Sugar and Spice' and 'Needles and Pins' are the group's three number one hits. With total world sales exceeding over 30 million, The Searchers have continued to play music throughout the world, collecting awards and recruiting new fans of 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.
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.
Stand By Me is the phenomenal musical history of a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock and roll and was a forerunner to both the black music movement in 1950's America and even early Motown. Bringing a remarkable and unique tribute to the icons, challenges, controversy, and conflicts and of course the vast succession of over 50 hits over the last six decades. The music sets the scene for our tribute within the lyrics, with well loved songs that transport you straight to Broadway, talk of growing up in 1950's Harlem and even aspire to a black president of the United States? those heady days of Disco and the Northern Soul scene and much more! This fast moving show features some of the groups most well known hits including Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance For Me, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Can I Take You Home Little Girl, Love Games, There Goes My Baby, Dance With Me, Sweets For My Sweet, There Goes My First Love, When My Little Girl Is Smiling, On Broadway, Money Honey, Every night's A Saturday Night With You, Kissin In The Back Row, Come On Over To My Place, Down On The Beach, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book, Hello Happiness, Like Sister & Brother and many more ...
The legendary sound of the Eagles is faithfully recreated and includes all the hits 'Desperado', 'Hotel California' and many, many more.
Talon will leave you spellbound with their new acoustic show. Come and experience the other side of Talon as they perform a wide an varied selection of their own arrangements of contemporary classics.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. A magical Queen's Theatre show for 3 - 7 year olds and their families performed at a new venue, in the historic Hayloft at the charming National Trust property Rainham Hall Leave your shoes and slippers by the fireplace and settle down to hear one child's story about the night they met a certain twinkly eyed, round-bellied chap! This unique experience will get everyone, young and old, peering a little further into the sky this Christmas Eve.
This event takes place at Rainham Hall
Featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons. And other works including the virtuoso Concerto for Two Violins, The Rustic Symphony and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits, including Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I'm Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run To You, Saving All My Love, I Will Always Love You and many more, this show is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.