Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal. Best known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and groundbreaking performance poetry for children, he also has his own rap/reggae band and has appeared on Desert Island Discs. He is in constant demand internationally to perform his work: he is (he thinks) Nelson Mandela’s favourite poet, and is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University. His previous novels for Bloomsbury are Face and Refugee Boy. He has also edited an anthology of poems The Bloomsbury Book of Love Poems.
Benjamin Zephaniah - Autobiographical Theatre Tour
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.
When a theatre is 'dark' it means that it is closed. This may be temporary, e.g. between shows, or it may be semi-permanent, e.g. when it is closed for refurbishment (sometimes it is uncertain when this happens whether it will actually open again) and sometimes it means that the theatre is completely out to action, lost or gone!
The GantryThe Gantryhttp://www.whatsonstage.com/southampton/theatres/the-gantry_1651
Formed around Union City, New Jersey, and originally named Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, the band enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s, with hit singles including Sylvia's Mother, The Cover of Rolling Stone, A Little Bit More and When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman. In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.
Dr Hook - featuring Dennis Locorriere - Timeless World Tour
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.
Nick Cope writes and records music for children and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents, from all over the world. Come join the fun as he entertains from his fantastic repertoire.
Welcome to Slava's world of wonder and delight. Slava's Snow Show is unlike anything you will have ever seen before! A bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelopes the audience and one tiny piece of paper becomes a snowstorm that will, quite literally... Blow you away! Internationally acclaimed Slava's Snowshow has won numerous awards across the globe. The show combines comedy and poignancy with stunning spectacle and breathtaking images culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping blizzard of a finale. An unmistakably, unique, unmissable treat. Slava's Snow Show touches the heart and the funny bone and is packed with wonder and delight.
http://www.whatsonstage.com/southampton-theatre/shows/this-is-the-kit_151011/This is the Kit
This is music rooted in folk, but encompasses elements of psychedelia, alternative rock, and electronic textures and sensibilities.
Folk-rock back This is the Kit are back in The Lantern after their sell out date earlier this year. The musical brain-child of Kate Stables, This is the Kit are touring their third album Bashed Out, an album where the band continue their musical evolution into a synesthetic, shape-shifting entity ? quintessentially British, yes, but in a one-of-a-kind eccentric manner.