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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.
The Pantomime story of Aladdin and the magic lamp. Widow Twankey, her no-good son Wishee Washee and the Chinese laundry usually provide the slapstick.
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she's in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
Michael Nunn and William Trevitt - former dancers with The Royal Ballet - founded their all-male company Balletboyz in 2000. The company has since won multiple awards and has produced several acclaimed television projects, including The Rough Guide to Choreography (Channel 4), The Royal Ballet in Cuba (More4) and Balletboyz: The Rite of Spring (BBC Three), as well as creating the digital work for Christopher Wheeldon's Electric Counterpoint (The Royal Ballet).
BalletBoyz is back with an exciting quartet of new works that demonstrate the range and ability of these versatile dancers. Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Ivan Perez and Christopher Wheeldon have teamed up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson to create their pieces. Fallen forms the second half of the evening, choreographed by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant and is set to a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar. Fallen won the award for Best Modern Choreography at the 2013 National Dance Awards and features lighting by Michael Hulls.
Inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Chris formed his first Barber New Orleans Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen. In 1953, along with Monty Sunshine and Lonnie Donegan, he joined forces with Ken Colyer. Then, with the replacement of Colyer by Pat Halcox, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen became Chris Barber's Jazz Band in 1954 and has been one of Europe's most successful traditional jazz bands ever since.
The story of the legendary father of rock and roll, Buddy Holly, who died tragically young in a plane crash - this show has got everything needed for a tantastic family night out - laughter, tears and a finale that will have everyone from eight to eighty dancing in the aisles!
Europe's No'1 Blues Brothers Production is in town with their world famous all singing, all dancing, all action show celebrating 30 years of the Blues Brothers!
The incredible story of modern China's first major utopian philosopher and earliest constitutional reformer, Kang Youwei and his pioneering daughter, Kang Tongbi. It takes us from the last days of the Qing Dynasty through to the Cultural Revolution in China.
Black comedy, mayhem and murder. Clifford Anderson has written a new thriller titled 'Deathtrap' and sends it to Sidney Bruhl for comment. Sidney hasn't had a successful play for years and plans how he might plagiarise this new script. When Clifford turns up at the isolated New England home of the Bruhl's events start to take a sinister turn.
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!
The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2017!
Tale of the unlikely, long-lasting friendship that blossoms between a prickly, elderly Southern matriarch and her kind-hearted chauffeur, Hoke. As the wheels turn and the decades roll by against a backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, the pair slowly transcend their differences and ultimately grow to rely on each other far more than either of them ever expected.
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
Eddie Izzard has been hailed as one of the foremost stand-ups of his generation. He takes ideas and situations and extrapolates then into bizarre, tangential, absurd and surreal comic narratives. Since his first stage appearance on London's West End in 1993 there have been a succession of sell-outs and critically acclaimed international tours. Eddie's musings have earned him countless awards including two Emmy Awards. Whilst initially renowned as a comic, Eddie is also now equally respected as a film, Theatre and TV actor.
In 1970, in a city called Birmingham, a musical superpower was established. So significant were their creations, the effects of their writings can still be felt today. Performing all the hits from one of the greatest bands of the 70's and 80's...Live!
Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben, a bored 11 year old who hates having to stay in with his old, cabbage-obsessed Granny every Friday night playing Scrabble while his parents go out ballroom dancing. But when he accidentally discovers Gran's exciting secret, Ben becomes part of the biggest, most daring crime caper ever planned! Suddenly Friday nights become the best part of his whole week!
We've seen him cooking on Gok Cooks Chinese, travelling to China in search of his ancestral roots in Made In China where he explored what it means to be an Anglo Asian; film a moving documentary on child obesity Too Fat Too Young and exploring the modern-day issues teenagers face including sexuality, online bullying and eating disorders in the three-part series Gok's Teens: The Naked Truth. His most recent venture has been the release of Gok's Divas, on Warner Classics featuring 30 classic numbers from the world of opera and musical theatre. But whatever you think you know about Gok Wan, you haven't heard the half of it. From his humble beginnings on a Leicester council estate, to becoming one of the country's most recognised faces, Gok Wan Naked & Baring All will see Gok candidly unravel his life to reveal everything he has not yet dared to bare. No collar is left unturned in what might be the most honest, campest and naked stage show ever to mince the boards!
Follow Mouse into the deep dark wood on a hunt for hazelnuts. Armed with just a nut map and a very vivid imagination, Mouse runs into the smirking, wheeler-dealer Fox; an eccentric, retired Woodland Air Force officer Owl; and the maraca-shaking, part animal Snake. Rather than becoming the main course of their next meal, Mouse scares them away with stories of an imaginary monster friend, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? For 3-6 year olds.
As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses' intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they've become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy...
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!
A landmark in the history of English literature. Jane simple governess, wins the heart of Edward Fairfax Rochester, the brooding and mysterious master of Thornfield Hall. Questioning the boundaries of class and gender, it is one of the most heartrending and powerful tales of romance and suspense ever told.
A heady mix of music laced with the legendary Joe Brown's infectious humour make for a wonderful evening.
Dancing in the show requires all types of styles. This colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his uncanny abilities and his designer coat sings out to young and old alike with a score which is wall to wall hits - including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do. In this retelling of the Biblical story, Joseph is a handsome young man who is his father's favourite child, able to interpret dreams, and the bearer of an amazing coat. These facts lead Joseph's eleven brothers to become insatiably jealous. Thus, they sell Joseph into slavery to some passing Ishmaelites. After refusing the advances of his owner's wife, Joseph is sent to jail. Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph's ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph's now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don't recognize, for assistance. Joseph, in turn, gives his brothers a scare, but eventually grants them all they desire, reveals his identity, and reunites the family.
Amongst the most popular of Verdi's operas, La traviata is the work of a master of the musical drama. Its perfumed arias and soaring choruses vividly depict the ravishingly decadent but glamorous world of Parisian high society as the background to a heart rending story of romantic happiness destroyed. Original book called La Dame aux Camelias.
In the bicentenary year of Jane Austen's death, join Dr Lucy Worsley as she delves into the life of the famous and much-loved author. During the evening, Lucy considers what home meant to Jane and tells the story through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places that mattered to her, as well as dispelling the myth that she was a cynical, lonely spinster. Lucy offers us instead a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
An American naval officer (Pinkerton) 'acquires' a 15 year old Geisha wife during a stay in Japan - but has no intention of staying with her. After a while he returns to the USA and marries his fiancee. Meanwhile, Butterfly waits for him for three years, cut off from her family, religion and culture by being an American wife. And she is now a mother. When he finally returns she is overjoyed, but he brings with him his new wife. Story originally published in a magazine.
Tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen.
The smash hit show returns authentically recreating the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Baby Love - 50 Years of No1 UK Hits Tour. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, with the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.
A comic operetta with a Japanese theme. Songs such as 'Three Little Maids from School', 'A Wandering Minstrel', 'A Most Humane Mikado' etc. One of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular works. In the town of Titipu, local government has fallen into the hands of two dubious characters: Ko-Ko, in charge of public executions; and Pooh-Bah, who has a finger in every pie. A young man arrives who, unknown to most, is Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado. Fleeing an arranged marriage to the elderly Katisha, he falls for the beautiful Yum-Yum, Ko-Ko's fiancée. When the Mikado arrives, thirsty for executions, Ko-Ko thinks he has the perfect plan...until Katisha turns up, bent on revenge.
The Astor Big Band and Singers plus Chorus from the Rickmansworth Players Choir present big band hits from Glenn Miller,The Andrew Sisters and Frank Sinatra. Including American Patrol, In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade etc. PLUS music from West End Musicals such as Les Miserables, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Chess, Grease, Chicago etc. all in the Miller easy listening style. All Astor Big Band Profits are donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Milton Jones is renowned for his string of surreal and unusual one-liners. On stage, hair gelled in 360 different directions, clothes half-spaceman, half '70s Bhs, he was Perrier Finalist of 1997 and Best Newcomer in 1996. His delivery is part weirdo, part childish, part punch drunk.
Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour! Packed full of arty adventures there'll be a big 'make' to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast, and not forgetting, The Shapes! Yes, you'll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker's colourful all-dancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! This show is tons of arty fun for all the family! Mini Makers, get ready to make some amazing arty creations!
The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown, this stunning live show combines firstclass music, slick choreography and an amazing band for the ultimate Motown experience. Over 50 golden years of Motown music are remembered in this Christmas special, featuring songs from legendary artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and many more.
Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right! Bringing this classic children's story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.
Divided by a barbed wire fence, Bruno doesn't understand anything about where Shmuel lives, or who he is. To him, he's just a new friend ? a boy wearing a pair of striped pyjamas. As this unlikely friendship blossoms against the backdrop of the unthinkable events of World War II, Bruno's childlike curiosity leads this poignant story to a devastating conclusion.
This enchanting story tells the tale of how Clara is given a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas present by Dr Drosselmeyer. During the Christmas party Clara and her brother Fritz fight over the nutcracker doll. Later that night Clara wakes and looks for the Nutcracker doll. When the clock strikes twelve, giant mice appear and fight with the toy soldiers. The nutcracker doll comes to life and joins in the battle. Clara finally kills the King Mouse with her shoe and The Nutcracker Doll is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara through the land of snow to the Kingdom of Sweet and the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
A tribute to the King.
Don't miss this remarkable Elvis show. It's like no other Elvis Presley show with the remarkable tribute artist Lee 'Memphis' King. Lee was awarded the ultimate accolade of World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival held annually in Canada; the largest and most respected Elvis tribute contest and Elvis festival in the world today. The show takes you from the '68 comeback special to the Vegas years. With a big band to recreate the Elvis Vegas years and Multimedia screens and projection, this is the biggest Elvis show to tour theatres in the UK.
In an evening of musical storytelling featuring a full live band, audiences will be treated to a full concert of Cat Stevens' hits, revealing the man in the music and the real stories behind the classic songs. Starring award-winning Australian musician Darren Coggan, Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story will take audiences on the same journey of discovery and enlightenment travelled by Cat himself. In Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story, audiences can re-live 23 hits from the seldom-seen icon, such as: Remember The Days Of The Old School, Lady D'Arbanville, Sad Lisa and Peace Train. Tracing the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place is Darren Coggan. One of Australia's most exciting young artists, Coggan and his band's performances in Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story have met with critical acclaim in Australia.
When father mysteriously disappears at Christmas, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis leave London for a new life in the Kent countryside. Discovering a railway at the end of the garden is just the first step to many adventures!
Reginald D Hunter's work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.
The dancers will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock 'n' roll. Includes: Smile, Mona Lisa, Cry, Unforgettable, When I Fall In Love, One For My Baby, Wonderful World, Mambo Italiano, Fly Me To The Moon, Young & Foolish, My Baby Just Cares, That'll Be The Day, Summertime Blues, Only You, The Great Pretender, Fools Fall In Love, You Send Me, Hound Dog, Bye Bye Love, C'Mon Everybody, I Only Have Eyes For You. The Greatest Songs from The Greatest Decade!
Wild and crazy comedian.
Wild and crazy comedian.
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.
From the creators of Essence of Ireland and Ireland's Call The Musical, Seven Drunken Nights brings to life the music of Ireland's favourite sons, The Dubliners. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. A show that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan's Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.
A young Amstell started performing on the comedy circuit when he was just 14 and later caught the eye of TV executives in 1998 after becoming the youngest ever finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. A short and somewhat chequered stint with Nickelodeon followed before he parted company with the children s channel and found himself much more at home as the cult co-host for Channel 4 s POPWORLD.
Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK. What Is This? promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.
Disney's fabulous Frozen in sing-along form
Have you ever been to a musical film and had an uncontrollable urge to burst spontaneously into song? Well here is your chance to give full rein to your vocal chords and share a few of your favourite things with the audience. The original Julie Andrews film with all the songs especially subtitled for the occasion. In the spirit of the event you are strongly encouraged to get in the habit and don a wimple or anything creative made of old curtains.
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.
A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno on a train journey. Ahead lies a deadly nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment that threatens to cost Guy his career, his marriage and his sanity. His choice: to kill, or to be framed for a murder he didn't commit. Based upon the modern classic of murder and suspense by the writer of The Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's powerful and compelling psychological thriller Strangers on a Train was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock and is adapted for the stage by Craig Warner.
One of ballet's most famous works with some of its best known music. It is Siegfried's birthday and his mother gives him a crossbow and an ultimatum to get married! After the party and finding himself alone he goes hunting. The evil magician Rothbart (half man half bird) keeps beautiful women as swans on the lake - but by night they resume human form. Siegfried is bewitched by Odette, a Princess and one of the Swans. She explains their plight to Siegfried and says the spell can only be broken by someone who'll love her truly for ever. He swears to do so but Odette returns to being a swan as Rothbart's powers are so strong. Siegfried returns to the palace and his mother presents him with a string of women from whom to chose his bride - Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile disguised as Odette and Siegfried agrees to marry her - only then realising his mistake as Odile reviles him for breaking his vow to Odette. Siegfried returns to the lake and begs Odette to forgive him - then fights Rothbart whom he kills - and the swans are released from the spell.
Calling all Dancing Queens and Super Troupers! Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. Featuring all of ABBA's greatest and most memorable hits, Thank ABBA For The Music is the ultimate feel good, party style tribute show.
ABBA and 70's fancy dress is optional (but certainly adds to the fun)...
Based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr and adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood. For the first time ever, this much-loved tale of a tiger is brought vividly to life on stage. The enduringly charming picture book, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a play packed with oodles of magic, sing a long songs and clumsy chaos. Expect to be surprised! Suitable for children aged 3+.
A Vision of Elvis is now accepted as one of the world's leading touring Elvis productions; celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley in a respectful and enjoyable way, from Sun Studio's through to 68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years, and engaging audiences with an uplifting and authentic experience.
Thriller. Alone in her flat Susie is anxious - so much so that when a stranger turns up claiming to be a family friend she is glad of the company. Suddenly she finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation and her only hope is to solve the mystery of the missing doll.
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres, two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life in the trenches they produced a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the men on the frontline. Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.
Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Here a timely and touching story of love in all its forms, it's an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives.