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Enjoy a very special evening whilst raising funds for the next 30 years of theatre-making and life-changing work with the community. Hosted by Ian Dudson CBE Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire.
Live theatre at its very, very best with a strong emphasis on the 'live'! The inventive and versatile Karaoke Theatre Company with a slick, fast moving concoction of farce, comedy, drama and melodrama, all topped off with a dash of good, old fashioned stage magic. Enjoy four short plays: The Plumber, The Sister, Whodunnit?, and Horror Story. There's a farce, a costume comedy, a subtitled 'foreign' drama, and a full-blown gothic horror. Not forgetting a truly magical finale. And, true to their name, what actually happens during the performance is largely up to you, the audience. Whether up on stage as a part of the action, or creating sound effects from your seat, there's plenty of opportunities to be a part of the show!
This classic lineup performs a special winter-themed repertoire of traditional English songs, tales and tunes (and maybe even a bit of morris dancing!) to shift your holiday spirit into overdrive.
This show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain. Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley is joined on stage by Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol, for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration. The Albion Band Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities and is suitable for all ages. This year will see a collection of favorites from their back catalogue of Christmas albums.
The one-and-only Eric is back! Join him and his multi-talented band of actors and musicians for a night of non-stop comedy, inspired mayhem, and some of the greatest music of the 1960s. It'll be the best night out this Christmas - guaranteed! Eric's been invited to a special Christmas party at Hanley's top 60s nightspot, The Place. He's never heard of it but, when he finds out that the guest list includes Pete Townsend of The Who, Brian Poole of The Tremeloes, Sandie Shaw, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, and other 60s pop icons he can't wait to go. Can this be true? Will our hero be mingling with some of the biggest pop stars of the 1960s? Will this be his chance to break into the music industry big time? Or will it be more Hard Day's Night than Glad All Over? It certainly sounds like an opportunity to play more than 20 of the greatest 60s hits and have a Christmas party night to remember. So that's just what we'll do then!
The choir was formed in 1947 and have won all the major competitions including 3 firsts at Llangollen and in 1995 became the first British choir to win outright the Gold Award at the Malta International Choir Festival.
They've appeared at the New Vic every Christmas for more than 30 years - a remarkable tradition that means as much to the Choir as it does to us. Spine-tingling, moving and unforgettable, it's one of the most special nights of the year. It simply wouldn't be Christmas without them!
Set sometime quite soon and in a fortified, steel-shuttered, slovenly flat in a no-go area of North London where punk things violently rule the deserted streets. Lonely composer Jerome sits surrounded by sophisticated high-tech, audio-visual equipment with only a robot nanny, NAN 300F for company - and she is somewhat on the blink. Jerome desperately wants to get his teenage daughter back and enlists the services of Zoe, an out-of-work actress for a cunning plan he's evolved to impress his estranged wife, Corinna, and a wired-for-sound Child Welfare Officer. When things don't work out with Zoe, Jerome has to improvise and its amazing what can be done with some new microchips and a screwdriver...!
This is a very good place to come from. Cos it's knackered and funny and it's falling in the sea... But it's not a good place to end up. Things aren't going to plan for one family in Withernsea. Pieces are falling off Martin's milk float as quickly as he's losing customers and something's up with Kath's kitchen sink. Billy is pinning his hopes of a place at art college on a revealing portrait of Dolly Parton, whilst Sophie's dreams of becoming a Jiu-Jitsu teacher might be disappearing down the plug hole. And amid the dreaming, dramas and dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink?
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.
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has an unrivalled reputation for its stylish performances of the great showband music of the 1920's, 30's and 40's.
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
Star of BBC2's Mock the Week, host f his own BBC 6 Music radio show, and nominated for the Edinburgh Festival if.comeddie Award 2006, Russell Howard's infectious, charming and uniquely banter-filled style of stand-up has made him a red hot comedy property. He is quite literally the new golden boy of comedy and is hugely in demand wherever he goes.
A much loved family favourite. Kay is lured away by the Snow Queen who captures his heart - his only hope is his friend Gerda - but what can she do against so powerful a woman.
Three couples, who married in the same chapel and on the same day, are blissfully celebrating their Silver Wedding Anniversary when a series of revelations and events turn the men folk into jibbering wrecks. They get more than they bargained for when the worms turn! A young Chapel organist, a nosy meddlesome servant, a mad vicar, a reporter, a drunken photographer and a mysterious woman turn what should have been an idyllic day into an hilarious comedy of misunderstandings and mayhem.