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10cc, one of the most successful groups of the '70s, including the number one hits Rubber Bullets, I'm Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday, as well as Donna, Art For Art's Sake, Good Morning Judge, The Things We Do For Love, I'm Mandy Fly Me, Life Is A Minestrone, The Dean And I and The Wall Street Shuffle.
Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease. From their early beginning in the 1950s, when Frankie first joined the group, this show celebrates their greatest hits.
Canadian actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over - and over - and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious show, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes! One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, written by Ross and directed by TJ Dawe, made its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2006, where every night sold out. Since then, Ross has toured the world with the show, performing it over 1,200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents. It has been enjoyed successful off-Broadway and West End runs, been the highlight of official Star Wars Celebration events, entertained muddy festival goers at Glastonbury, sold out a return visit to the Edinburgh Fringe and appeared at numerous theatres around the globe, as far afield as Dubai and Sydney.
All human, all thrills. To say the Chinese State Circus is merely a show is grossly to underestimate it; it is the embodiment of a traditional art form which can trace its history back over 2000 years. The presentation lives and breathes with the enthusiasm of its acrobatic artistes. The result is the purest, honest, most abiding and exhilarating circus that is a true privilege to see. The undisputed masters of physical theatre will have the audience enthralled with a breathtaking fusion of precision acrobatics, martial arts and dazzling circus skills - entertainment for the whole family.
30 world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts - the legendary Shaolin Warriors. The nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill, what seems impossible becomes a reality, earning the CHINESE STATE CIRCUS the accolade ?incomparable? This latest production returns to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which their reputation is based, creating a show with: No gimmicks... no fakes... no retakes... quite simply... "The Incomparable Chinese State Circus"
A concoction of trapeze artists, daredevil circus acts, sword swallowers, voodoo acrobats, extreme contortionists and vampires - the finest examples of extreme circus! This event is not suitable for under 16s.
Spring is in the air! And the sap's certainly rising here at The Hexagon, as we celebrate the season with a concert filled with everything that's fresh, bright and bursting with life. Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall is our guide: fro Vivaldi's Four Season and Strauss's Voices of Spring to Elgar's Chanson de Matin and Vaughan Williams's The Wasps, this is music to send you home whistling the tunes - and ith a spring in your step!
Celebrating its 23rd birthday in 2016, the CNSO has gained a position among both Czech and Europe's top symphonic ensembles, and is always a popular choice with Reading audiences. Renowned for its versatility, the orchestra present annually a broad programme ranging from classical music concerts and contemporary genre, film scores, jazz and musicals. Joining the orchestra for Grieg's hugely popular Piano Concerto in A minor, is British Pianist, Mark Bebbington. Mark's performances and recordings have singled him as a pianist of the rarest refinement and maturity. Mark studied at the Royal College of Music where he was a recipient of numerouw awards and prizes, including a Leverhulme Scholarship, a Winston Churchill Fellowship and the Ivan Sutton Recording Prize - the latter awarded to the one outstanding graduate of the combined London Music Conservatoires.
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.
Seventies pop star - 'Lydia', 'Women of Mine' and 'Lucky Stars' to name but a few songs.
The Doors were a celebration of all that was wild, weird and wonderful about 60 s L.A. The Doors Alive, the UK s premier Doors tribute band, recreate the look, sounds and vibe of a classic performance. Their energetic show is delivered with style and professionalism and is the ultimate Doors experience with a set list including; Love Me Two Times, Five To One, People Are Strange, Hello I Love You, Twentieth Century Fox, Riders On The Storm, The Crystal Ship, When The Music's Over, Unknown Soldier, Touch Me, Love Her Madly, Roadhouse Blues, Alabama Song, Back Door Man, Break On Through, Soul Kitchen, The Changeling, Gloria, L.A. Woman, Light My Fire, Peace Frog & Moonlight Drive.
With a top line-up of actor-musicians, multiple costume changes and nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis' amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts.
This feelgood show will instantly transport you back to the golden years of rock'n'roll, as you witness Elvis audition for the very first time at Sun Studios, then become part of the TV audience for the '68 Comeback Special, and finally dance in the aisles at a Las Vegas concert as Mario recreates with incredible accuracy the charisma, stage presence and humour of the man himself - you may even get your hands on a scarf!
The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 and now gives up to 70 concerts annually worldwide. Promoting European music with its support and training of young musicians, it plays repertoire from the 17th to 21st centuries, commissioning new works each year from young composers.
Renowned for her "dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique" (Classic FM), British violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and competing insight into music from the Baroque to the present day. She will be joined in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertantd by award-winning young British violist, Timothy Ridout.
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.
GUNS 2 ROSES, established in 2002, are the UK's longest-running Guns N Roses tribute. Over the past 10 years they have officially become the biggest GNR tribute in history and have appeared many times in the newspapers and television.
Reading Prison - which closed in 2013 is to the public for the first time in its history. The event will see artists and performers from around the world create a series of works in response to the prison's most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde. Wilde was incarcerated at Reading Gaol from 1895 to 1897, leading to his renowned works De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Artists including Marlene Dumas, Steve McQueen and Wolfgang Tillmans will produce new works in response to the prison's architecture and history which will be installed in the Victorian prison's corridors, wings and cells. Contemporary Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is among a host of artists who will compose letters about state-imposed separation from loved ones, which visitors will be able to listen to and read in some of the cells of the prison.
Writers and performers including Ralph Fiennes, Kathryn Hunter, Maxine Peake and Ben Whishaw will pay homage to Wilde by reading De Profundis in the prison chapel every Sunday in September and October.
'Young' Jimmy from the Osmond Brothers band.
Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on his television series. This year marks Jimmy's fiftieth anniversary in show business. Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved by millions including Music To Watch Girls By, Happy Heart, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Almost There, May Each Day, Days Of Wine And Roses, and, of course, the song that was to become his theme tune, Moon River.
For four decades Status Quo have been one of the cornerstones of British Rock 'n' Roll. Original drummer and founder member John Coghlan left the band after twenty incredible years, and now he has put together a band that re-creates the era and the hits that we all know so well.
A mixture of humour and low-down good music from this madcap musician.
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.
Kasabian tribute band.
Despite being described as one of the funniest and most original singer/songwriters of our generation, there's a good chance you've never heard of Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson! His huge cult following in his native Australia would recommend that you be one of the first in the country to discover and rave about this unique comedian.
Europe's No. 1 tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
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.
A five-piece British-Irish doo-wop boy band from London, formed in 2010.
A celebration of one of the greatest female performers to have ever graced a stage! This exquisite production pays homage to the voice, the songs and the woman. Influenced by Celine's spell-binding and record-breaking Las Vegas show, with a live breath-taking orchestra and incredible dancers we take our audience on a journey through song. Celebrating the woman the voice and the music. Including such timeless classics as My Heart Will Go On / The Power of Love/ Think Twice/ Because You Loved Me/Tell Him/It's All Coming Back to Me/All By Myself- the list just goes on and on.... If life really is like a box of chocolates, with this box you know exactly what you're going to get, and they are all your favourites!!
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.
From romping, stomping wild horses to whizzy bumblebees, you'll be able to hear all manner of music creatures in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Noisy Kids family concert! Introduced by the Orchestra's very own Dr Dolittle, Tim Steiner, this concert is packed full of animal inspired pieces and is the perfect introduction to classical music for you and your family.
Bursting brass at a galloping pace proclaims the opening of Rossini's William Tell Overture and the beginning of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's spring concert, led by conductor, Christian Kluxen. Joining the Orchestra for Mendelssohn's virtuosic Piano Concerto No.1 is "a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience" (Gramophone Magazine), Martin Roscoe. Opening with breathless urgency, Mendelssohns' light and joy filled piano concerto is almost improvisatory in its speed and excitement. Close the programme is Tchaikovsky's towering masterpiece, his Symphony No.6 'Pathetique'. Perhaps one of the most personal scores that the composer ever wrote, the piece is etched with heart-breaking intensity and was intended to be his own requiem.
Classical music lovers are in for a treat as the internationally acclaimed violinist Pinchas Zukerman takes to the stage with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a vibrant performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Full of elegance and with, this piece culminates in a zesty finale and is the perfect showcase for Zukerman's effortless musicality. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor and Grammy award-winning violinist, Pinchas Zukerman, has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. The concert will close with Elgar's ever popular and quintessentially English orchestral portraits, the 'Enigma' Variations.
Tribute band bringing the best Fleetwood Mac classics.
Original classics performed by 4 of the most popular bands of the 60s
Another explosive tour. For one night only seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. Herman's Hermits, Chris Farlowe, New Amen Corner, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Union Gapuk, The Ivy League, Alan Mosca from Freddie and The Dreamers.
A show featuring al the hits of the 60's.
Smiths tribute band.
Smiths tribute band.
This hugely entertaining rock 'n' roll spectacular features an all new line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mixed with loads of zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real good party atmosphere.
Prepare yourself for a party as the nations favourite rock 'n' roll variety show returns by popular demand with a 'Brand New 2013 Production'.
Reggae band originally from Birmingham.
Lighthearted, musically intelligent and funny Ukulele Orchestra.
See and hear for yourself why the appeal of the Ukes of GB (the original Ukulele Orchestra, the oldest and the best) and their hilarious, entertaining, witty shopping trolley dash through all genres of music has led to sold out shows all over the world from the Royal Albert Hall to Sydney Opera House.
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.