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They dominated the charts for nearly ten years! They enjoyed nine number one records in the UK! They became Sweden's biggest export earners outselling Volvo cars! Sweden's international music phenomenon: Abba - Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni Frid - became global superstars of the 70's with their unique pop anthems. From their 1974 Eurovision triumph to an unbroken string of hits around the world their music has enjoyed unparalleled acclaim. Now you can experience Abba mania with this special live tribute concert. Enjoy all of your favourite classics Take A Chance On Me, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, join in the party and have the time of your life.
Three women, two children, one obsession. Can the past justify the present? There's a skeleton in everyone's closet; this girls got way more than one.
The UK's number one Buddy, Marc Robinson, arrives with the fabulous Buddy Holly - A Legend Reborn concert show. Joining him is the Fortt Brothers with their amazing Everly Brothers live revue show. Marc revives classic hits like Peggy Sue, That'll be the Day and Oh Boy. Backed by a band reminiscent of the Crickets in their Fifties heyday, Buddy Holly - A Legend Reborn is an authentic slice of rock 'n' roll nostalgia that ensures Buddy's incredible legacy of unforgettable hit songs lives on. All-time favourites Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to do is Dream, Cathy's Clown and Walk Right Back are sensationally brought to the stage by the Fortts as the Everlys. The all-star cast has appeared in Royal Variety Performances and include winners from TV's Stars in Their Eyes.
The UK's Queen of Swing Clare Teal and her Big Band promise a sparkling evening of feel good music, inspired by the greats and played by the very best. Clare's concerts are becoming renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance and for offering audiences evening of unbridled entertainment. Backed by a spectacular band of first rate musicians, the award winning jazz singer and BBC radio 2 presenter provides an evening of toe tapping big band and swing songs that appeal to all and have the audience dancing in the aisles. Her shows often rejoice in her love of the Great American Songbook and more recently the Great British Songbook, and offer a rich mix of songs from many eras, whether in homage to the big band greats of the Swing Era or looking forward with new arrangements of more contemporary classics and originals.
Educating Rita is the unforgettable story of the relationship between a feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser and a jaded university professor. Rita has a passion for literature and is intent upon self-improvement. Frank's disillusionment with live has driven him to the bottle. As Rita grapples with the trials of education, Frank learns to believe in himself again. Originally commissioned by the RSC, the show won the 1980 Society of West End Theatres award for Best Comedy and Best Play. Since this time, Educating Rita has never been out of production somewhere in the world. The film version which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine was Oscar-nominated and won three BAFTA awards.
Set in 1665 in Eyam in Derbyshire when the plague hits. Based on a true story the rector closes down the village refusing to let people leave as he realises that that would spread the disease.
The sounds that drove the Disco Generation set the stage for this hilarious night of glamour, glitz and total mayhem. Just listening to the opening of Dancing Queen or I Will Survive will bring back heady memories of hot summers, even hotter pants, loads of mascara, platform shoes and hair styles that defy all description. Hot Stuff is the Faustus story re-told in songs - sweet songs, rotten songs, songs as old as sin - they do say the Devil has all the best tunes!
1995 Perrier Award winner. Jenny's brash and bawdy stand-up routines have earned her the reputation of being one of Britain's leading female comics.
Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
He's come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of the Year and is now established as one of the hottest and most exciting names on the comedy circuit.
Two men. One girl. No hope. In a top-floor dressing room of a West End Theatre, Martin isn't there. It's curtain up. Why is Bill not relishing his moment of understudy glory and what has Katie Crowder got to do with it all?
Be prepared to be razzle-dazzled with this spectacular new show bringing the best of the West End, Hollywood and Broadway to your doorstep. Featuring the hit songs from all your favourite musicals performed by a cast of west end actors and singers.
Traditional British pantomime about a woman whose greed gets the better of her.
Murder mysteries do not come any better than this one from the mistress of murder mysteries. When a local newspaper carries an insert stating 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday 13th at Little Paddock at 18:30'. Miss Marple decides to investigate.
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine. Examining the lives of a group of ordinary men that do extraordinary things, The Pitmen Painters is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
A Musical Review. In a career spanning more than four decades, Stephen Sondheim reigns supreme as the musical dramatist of contemporary theatre. The lyrical prodigy behind this collection of songs will delight, entertain move and entrance. Chronicling the lives and loves of five reveller, Putting it Together is a celebration of Sondheim's contribution to musical theatre. Relationships, art, heartbreak and hope all come under the spotlight as reluctant brides, seductive cads, the pursuit of happiness and pig husbandry in its most literal sense gets the Sondheim treatment. With power, gravity and in the most entertaining way possible, the songs each tell their own story...
Jack and Liz are in Blackpool for one last time. John Godber's classic play tells the touching and humorous story of a marriage through a lifetime of annual September holidays together. Loosely based on Godber's own Yorkshire grandparents, September in the Rain is a nostalgic wander down the rain-sodden streets and beaches of Blackpool in its heyday as Jack and Liz guide us gently back through their various September holidays spent in the famous British resort : the cramped boarding houses, sitting on the beach with trousers rolled up and socks pulled up even further, and of course climbing the famous Blackpool tower.
Vladimir and Estragon are waiting. Two old men whose compulsion to wait for a visit from the indescribable Godot forces them to pass the time in the only way they can; with and for each other. Stories are told, boots are abandoned, religion is debated, memories of better days are shared - and time passes. Jokes are made, songs are sung, suicide is contemplated, the fear of being alone is overwhelming - and time passes. Chance meetings happen, arguments take place, thinking occurs, violence is advocated, hats are exchanged, friendship is venerated - and time passes. On a road with a single tree two old friends wait... and pass the time. The 1953 drama was voted the most significant play of the century by a poll undertaken by the National Theatre in 1998.
'Pray you, sit by us, and tell's a tale. Merry or sad shall't be? As merry as you will. A sad tale's best for winter.' A tale of passion, jealousy, fantasy and fairytale, the play charts the transition from winter to spring, tragedy to comedy, and revenge to romance. It is the story of high adventure where an angry King falsely accuses and discards his family to his later regret