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Bowie tribute act.
Stealthily scrounging your tax pennies, your guilty scratch card spendings, Matthews & Burtin are funded escapees. She from the cutthroat, self-made, individualist American dream. He from lukewarm, protectionist France. By air and by sea, and both to the best of both worlds: the UK. Meeting in the middle, this show is an opportunity to take stock of what we value and how we go about valuing it. Expect 1930s French street song and sleazy salesman rhetoric. Part cabaret, part lecture and part participatory experiment, The Best of Both Worlds: A Busker's Opera is a good old-fashioned music hall for the cash-strapped proles and the accidental gentrifiers.
Legendary monthly comedy night showcasing brand new & established talent from the comedy scene.
Steffen Peddie isa former professional wrestler, who you may have seen as "big Keith" in Hebburn on BBC2. Steffen is awesome, his last show was "99 problems and the chips aren't one". Phil Pagett has a set comprised solely of killer one-liners, from the absurd to the deliciously twisted. John Lebbon has been touted as Cumbria's answer to Peter Kay. He is a warm observational raconteur, seeing the funny side of everyday life.
Legendary monthly comedy night showcasing brand new & established talent from the comedy scene.
The Discount Comedy Checkout is a fantastic improvisational foursome who are headlining here as they are impossible to follow. There is definitely genius at work here, with a bundle of laughs from their quick and quirky creativity. Josh Pugh finds comedy in unusual places. Strong imagery, dry asides, and pleasingly offbeat ideas, make a strong new talent. Luke Graves returns by request, as his easy-going stage presence creates a natural rapport, despite him openly confessing his dark secrets.
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, the show follows jazz musician and civil rights activist, Mena Bordeaux, as she undergoes a spiritual cleansing following the untimely death of her father. During a three day period of isolation without cigarettes, alcohol, or access to the outside world, Mena reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
Written especially for children and told with Topsy Turvy Theatre's own blend of energetic storytelling, handmade puppets, original music and stunning scenery, CHRISTOPHER NIBBLE is an uplifting story of one guinea pig's selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!
In a fairy-tale kingdom, poor Cinderella is a servant to her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters. When a handsome prince invites all the maidens of the land to his party, she only has rags to wear. With the help of her friend Buttons and a sprinkling of magic from her Fairy Godmother, will she make it to the ball after all?
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.
Incredible double header! Formed in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts around with a string of hit singles including ?Roxette', ?Back in the Night', ?Milk and Alcohol', and 'See You Later Alligator.' The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, Steve Walwyn on guitar, and Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) the most recent addition, joining in 1999. Julien Temple's film Oil City Confidential released on 2nd February 2010 tells the story of the bands formative years featuring the Wilko Johnson era. May 2011 saw the digitally re - mastered re release of Chessmasters originally released in 2000 on EMI Records... the band's tribute to the Chess label, home to many of the finest blues artists of the 20th century and the first Dr Feelgood album to feature Robert on vocals. The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World.
If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher's flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted! Featuring a host of characters you will love, and some you will hate!
Fleetwood Mac tribute Band.
After returning from a successful debut at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, George's life took a turn for the worse when he got dumped by both his girlfriend and his agent. In August, he left the house he shared with her and found himself homeless for the next four to five months. So he decided to do some travelling, pick up a drug habit, learn all about hostels, go to court twice and meet various interesting people along the way. Is it a mental breakdown or the best time ever?
Alongside his faithful sidekick Dr Watson and with the able aid of trusted compatriots Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, Sherlock Holmes will attempt to re-enact one of his most baffling unsolved cases... Fresh from their sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, join Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in an evening of intrigue, amazement and amusement! Pit your deductive skills against those of the Great Detective as a case unfolds before your very eyes! Expertly written by Stuart Fortey, there's everything you might expect from Sherlock Holmes - and more! This is your final chance to catch Holmes and Watson as they embark on their Farewell Tour. Don't miss it, it's elementary!
A fantasy dance adventure for the whole family from your favourite folk dance misfits. A foot-stomping, hand-tapping show set in a magical wasteland, where anything is possible and friendship is everything. Riverdance alumni Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding have travelled the world with their take on traditional folk dance and even started an online hand dancing craze with over 12 million views. Packed with dance and percussion, this playful hour sees hands and feet fly at breathtaking speed, in a cheerful jumble of rhythmic precision and folk-filled fun.
The ultimate AC/DC tribute, with all the classics from Whole Lotta Rosie to Highway To Hell, and a big difference - both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras are portrayed.
Lloyd Cole has been respected as one of the country's best songwriter. Classic tracks such as Perfect Skin, Forest Fire, Brand New Friend and Lost Weekend are testimony to that.
LOLLY dreams of ADVENTURE! But when she runs away from the circus to see the world, she encounters some obstacles along the way and wishes she was home. But how will she get back? Maybe her circus skills and props will come in handy after all... Stories are brought to life as the children are invited in to take part and become the characters, sing songs and play games with the story leader. The outcome is a wonderful mix of fun and learning, as Artful Playground and the children join forces and go on an imaginative journey together!
The Scottish Play - theatrical types consider saying its name to be unlucky! Thrust into power by his overwhelming desires and an over ambitious wife, Macbeth finds his only security is to murder and murder again. From "When shall we three meet again" to "is this a dagger I see before me" this is a powerful Shakespearean drama.
Splendid Productions present their first stab at Shakespeare with an hour-long creative adaptation of MACBETH. A dagger-sharp cast of three take down Shakespeare's classic tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and manipulation in a boiling hell-broth of tragedy, comedy, physical theatre and song.
Since winning Pop Idol Michelle has gone on to carve a career on screen, radio and the stage. From Chicago to Cabaret, Les Miserables to Chess, this fabulous evening of entertainment is set to have everyone singing along and laughing with Michelle as she recounts some of the ups and downs of her life as a TV reality show winner, from singing for the Pope to Simon Cowell.
An upfront and humorous take on her life since winning 'Pop Idol' just over a decade ago, with famous show tunes from the West End and Broadway. From 'Chicago' to 'Cabaret', 'Les Miserables' to 'Chess' this fabulous evening of entertainment is set to have everyone singing along and laughing with Michelle as she recounts some of the ups and downs of her life as a TV reality show winner and exactly how she feels about Simon Cowell and Gillian McKeith.
Monday's Child tells a simple poetic story of the unique bond between a grandmother and a child. We share the delights and surprises of the respective stages of their lives: discoveries, memories, imaginings... With live music and dance, this imaginative dream-like yet funny story explores how we learn, grow old and cope with new challenges.
The band was formed in 2000 as a tribute the world's premier rock bands - Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a "must see" for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing. Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ?Sultans of Swing' to ?Brothers in Arms?, ?Walk of Life' and their last single released in 1992 ?The Bug' - also the legendary ?Money For Nothing' (ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band also includes versions from ?On the Night' and ?Live @ The BBC?.
On a small island... In the middle of the big sea... A man meets a bird. Using skilful puppetry, beautiful music, and good old fashioned storytelling, Much Ado About Puffin is about old habits, new friendships, and stepping out into the unknown!
Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone, a friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing.
Story of the friendship of thespians Coward and Lawrence. Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence first met in 1913 when he was 13 and she 14. During the 1930's they created stage history with the legendary partnership on Noel's plays Private Lives and Tonight at 8.30. Noel and Gertie is the story of their remarkable 40-year friendship. It is inspired by the songs, plays, letters, poems, films and diaries of Noel Coward, and by both his and Gertie's biographies.
Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. With smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he'll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail, it's the cat's whiskers! Suitable for children 4+ and all the whole family.
Houdini toured Britain twice. Both times, he had run in's with the police in Newport. An unusual young boy, obsessed with Houdini, growing up in Newport's booming docklands, seeks to emulate Houdini's commitment to his art and takes us through eight years of Britain's biggest industrial growth, in the pursuit of... amazement!
Britain's best known and sharpest impressionist.
The local town is up in arms! People are talking, panicking and rumours are rife! Apparently there's a shapeshifter living amongst us and who knows what's going to happen... Join Lawrence on this exciting adventure into Britain's spooky past as the audience members become the local community and decide the fate of Ursula Foot; the old lady accused of being a shapeshifter. Using a concoction of storytelling, puppetry, comedy and an original score, Shapeshifter promises to be a fantastic theatrical experience for theatregoers young and old and asks the audience an important question; how do we treat outsiders?
Charlie Hubble is a little boy with a very big dream, he wants to be a world-class magician. So, he saves up his pocket money to buy The Big Book of Magic for Trainee Magicians... Then he sets off to Mr Zacoor's Toy Shop to buy his spellbook. But Mr Zacoor is no ordinary shopkeeper, he's a real life Sorcerer! And he has a very special job for Charlie. This delightful new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling. There's also an enchanting toy shop setting filled with all sorts of magical surprises!
T-Rextasy are more than just a tribute band, they are the definitive T-Rex experience of the 90s.
On 8 September 1972 a record that would inspire future generations was released by the one of the most flamboyant and charismatic bands of the original glam rock era. Marc Bolan and T.Rex stormed the charts with one of his most memorable and distinctive songs of that decade - Children of the Revolution. 40 years on the song has become iconic and legendary, along with Bolan's other best selling anthems of that year that included, Metal Guru and Telegram Sam. T-Rextasy are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan's Catalogue Management and are officially recognised as the worlds' No. 1 group dedicated to the greatest glam rocker of them all, Marc Bolan of T.Rex. With their uncanny doppelganger lead singer and lead guitarist, Danielz, T-Rextasy perform a powerful and mesmerising presentation of Mark Bolan's rock and pop anthems. T-Rextasy have now been performing around the world for 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc's very own T.Rex.
Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. She can't tap dance at home anymore since her evil, tractor-sized Aunty banned it, threatening to feed Marina's dinners to the dog! But then, one magical night, Marina meets a mysterious watery boy swimming alone and her life is never the same again!
The Tap Dancing Mermaid features original, beautiful live music, stunning puppets and tap dance that will make you want to stick 50ps to your shoes and join in! For mer-boy and mer-girls 3 years and up. Running time: 45mins
'?The Ventoux is a God of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering.' Roland Barthes Lance Armstrong's sacrifice to Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France was to gift victory to his fierce rival Marco Pantani in the greatest contest the mountain and the sport had ever seen. Marco Pantani's sacrifice was his own life just five years later. Both were plagued by allegations of doping throughout their careers - now one is revered, and the other disgraced. The mystical Mont Ventoux, having claimed the mental and physical health of many professionals before them, was their legendary battlefield.
Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, bring their barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage - as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard's 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this 'new' play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The company has mercifully abridged the play from its full hundred-hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes!