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Over four decades after Swedish pop legends ABBA swept to stardom, their music remains as popular as ever and the magic of the era is being brought to stages across the country courtesy of ARRIVAL - the international, multi award-winning show that has sold out in over 20 different countries worldwide since 1995. This high energy show features the vast catalogue of hits loved by many generations including 'Mamma Mia', 'Dancing Queen', 'Waterloo', 'Super Trouper', 'Voulez Vous', and many more - bringing to life the extraordinary songwriting talents of Benny and Bjorn. The winning formula of fantastic hits, harmonies, authentic costumes and first class vocals and musicians, recreates the true feel and thrill of a live ABBA show. Come and celebrate the music of one of the biggest selling and most iconic bands of all time.
The best of brass band music.
This fast, furious and funny rock 'n' roll roller coaster of a concert features all of Buddy Holly's greatest hits.
He was a navvy, then a postman, and finally a teacher, and he sang at night in the pubs and clubs of Liverpool. Then, after 30 years of trying, Charlie Landsborough became an overnight country star.
In the eight weeks between that first meeting and appearing on "A Song for Europe" on 11th March 1981, Bucks Fizz were hurled into a melee of rehearsing, recording, routining, styling, interviews and photography. All that hard work and effort was to pay dividends - they went on to win the Song For Europe and Eurovision Song Contest 1981 and became household names around the world. With over 20 singles released over the next few years including 3 number ones, "My Camera Never Lies", "Land Of Make Believe" and of course, "Making Your Mind Up", they sold in excess of 15 million records, spending 219 weeks in the UK charts alone!
Back with a brand new production for 2017, with an all new elaborate stage set, the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace Hotel Ballroom. This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage.
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?
'Cloudbusting' are a group of five musicians who perform the music of the unique and incomparable Kate Bush. At a ?Cloudbusting' show you can expect all of her visual style, atmosphere and musical excellence, recreated live on stage.
Three 70-something hard working cleaners are facing the axe. They are past their best, beyond their sell-by date and over the hill but they certainly won't take their redundancy lying down. These game 'girls' set up a phone-sex service "The Telephone Belles" and that's when the fun really begins. Their bosses don't know about it, their families don't know about it and their very willing customers definitely don't know about it. They're the only chat-line girls with dusters, attitude and their very own bus passes!
Join Father Ted on the remote fictional Craggy Island as he deals with matters of the church but more often with schemes to either resolve a situation with the parish or other Craggy Island residents, or to win games of one-upmanship against his arch-nemesis, Father Dick Byrne of the nearby Rugged Island parish. A brilliantly well written and hilarious production that is bound to have the audience rolling around with laughter.
Sad and troubled, young William Beech is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside as Britain stands on the brink of World War II and is billeted with the curmudgeonly recluse Tom Oakley. Tom and Will build a remarkable and moving friendship, an unlikely bond which transforms them both, only to have their newfound happiness shattered when Will is summoned back to London by his mother. Heart-warming and inspiring, this story of two broken souls at opposite ends of the age scale celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.
Join legendary comedy act 'The Grumbleweeds' for an evening of laughter, music, magic and more! It's a show that's full to the brim with of laugh-out-loud comedy routines, great singers, theatrical magic and fun for all the family! See exactly what's kept The Grumbleweeds at the very top of their game for over 50 years as they perform some of their hilarious comedy routines in this non-stop variety spectacular.
British history is full of barmy people who did nasty things to each other. With blood, battles, murder and mayhem Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain explores stories from Roman, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and WW1 periods and features famous characters such as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes, Florence Nightingale and General Earl Haig. Enjoy an episode of Roman Mankychef and find out how to impress your guests with roast dormouse; is it easier to lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Will Parliament escape gunpowder Guy? Take a peak inside Georgian Crime School, dare to dance the Tyburn jig and find out what a baby farmer did.
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring your favourite characters from our barmy past to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Barmy Britain in the West End!
As frontman for Rock and Roll heroes Mott The Hoople, Ian has played five sold-out shows at the Hammersmith Apollo to a rapturous reception from both fans and critics alike, the audiences roaring along to the Hunter-penned hits All The Young Dudes, All The Way From Memphis, Roll Away The Stone and The Golden Age Of Rock ?n' Roll. As a solo performer he has also succeeded with an eclectic catalogue of albums and a dedicated following, responsible for instantly recognisable classics such as Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Cleveland Rocks and many more.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he's performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He's won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
'Young' Jimmy from the Osmond Brothers band.
A Tribute to Andy Williams. Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.
Tarby, as he is known to millions of TV viewers, is one of the country's most evergreen performers and a master of light entertainment. Having successfully spent more than 40 years in the notoriously fickle world of showbusiness, Jimmy Tarbuck has hosted numerous television shows, variety shows, chat shows and game shows and his cheeky grin and boy-next-door charms have won him fans far away from his native Liverpool.
In a vain attempt at bourgeois credibility, Manchester's sharp-dressed, sharp-delivering punk poet Lenny, changed his name to John Cooper Clarke and embarked on a ?polysyllabic excursion though Thrillsville'! Clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of bop. Expect a mix of hilarious anecdotes of life in a Northern town interspersed with machine-gun fast delivery of some of his best poems. If you think poetry is dull and boring, or posh and erudite - you haven't seen JCC!
Formed in 1964, the Junco Partners started out playing to North East crowds in Newcastle and Sunderland. They later went on to play alongside the likes of The Who and Rod Stewart and when the band split in 1971 individual members played alongside great artists such as Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer. After reforming once again in 1977, they gained wide success, capturing new audiences and attracting the attention of Television and Music producers. Now returned to their R'n'B roots, they continue to receive fantastic support from a growing and enthusiastic audience playing only at a few well selected gigs.
Ken Dodd is much more than a comedian. He is a comedy genius and showbiz legend whose humour has made him one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. For his Diddymen, jam-butty mines and black pudding plantations, the Professor of Giggleology and Master of Applied Tickleology has been awarded The British Comedy Awards highest accolade - the Lifetime Achievement Award. Come and join the King of Comedy for more quick-fire gags than you can shake a tickle-stick at!
Concert by this 70s singer/songwriter - the one with the hair!
After the Sold Out success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts. Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can't Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience an high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits.
The biggest pop sensation of the 1970s invites you to take a trip back in time for an evening of hit songs and teenage memories. Les McKeown was the original voice on every Bay City Rollers hit worldwide and now he will be joined by his fellow Bay City Rollers to relive the songs and excitement that sold over 300 million albums worldwide. The Bay City Rollers enjoyed five years of unprecedented success when they dominated the pop music charts across the globe with number one hit singles in over 40 countries, filling the biggest stadia wherever they went. Their first two albums, Rollin' and Once Upon A Star, stayed in the UK album charts for 99 weeks between 1974 and 1976 by which time the group were also consistently in the US top ten with songs such as Saturday Night, their first US number one I Only Wanna Be With You and Rock and Roll Love Letter.
Celebrating the music of Genesis.
Winner of five major comedy awards. 24-hour-show luminary. Novelist. Watson (host of BBC's We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better).
After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, I'm Not Here, and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether. It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials ? as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place.
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 show, a stage play with music is about the very first professional Geordie singer/songwriter Ned Corvan. Corvan (1827 to 1865): was a comedian, virtuoso violinist, artist and singer/songwriter of hits including The Cullercoats Fish Lass, Fishermen Hung the Monkey (he started the Hartlepool Monkey legend) and the first popular protest song Toon Improvement Bill.
Tribute to the legendary rockers Queen.
A Roy Orbison tribute show.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
Musical adaptation of JM Barrie's adventure in Never Never Land
ABD Productions brings Peter Pan, The Musical that soars for two performances each day. Fire your imagination with this tale of a mysterious new found island, where fantastic adventures beckon. Peter Pan like its namesake is a tale which never ages. Children and adults alike have fallen under the spell of Neverland a place where, exciting frightening adventurous happen every day
Ralph McTell has a reputation for spellbinding live performances. His one-man guitar shows feature songs and instrumental numbers from his long career, and his storytelling abilities punctuate sensitive and thought provoking songs with light-hearted and self-deprecating humour.
The band's achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call 'Bagrock' This performance will feature the full majesty of the Chillis with their expanded lineup including brass and dancers.
Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so fierce it should carry a government health warning! From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014, the past ten years have seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet - ever!
Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world. His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his videos and DVDs sell in their millions. He has taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. For adults only.
One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker, Tristan de Winter to an uncomfortable crossroads. Albert Blunderstone has been hiding abroad for ten years after having committed a bank robbery with a small time crook called Nodger Wilson. On the day that he flies home to attend a funeral, he runs into Betty who used to be married to Nodger and in an attempt to find out what happened to his share of the dosh, he befriends Betty and her current husband Billy Blenkinsopp.
Famous for their catchy pop versions of old ?50s US rock ?n roll songs as much as their flamboyant Teddy Boy look, dance routines and numerous television appearances, Showaddywaddy will take to the Pitlochry stage for the first time in what promises to be a finger clicking, side-stepping, rock ?n roll evening. From a catalogue of hits from over 30 years (their first single, Hey Rock ?n Roll was released in 1974), they perform timeless pop favourites such as Under The Moon of Love, Heartbeat and Blue Moon.
Hiss at the Wicked Queen, laugh at the comic Seven Dwarfs and fall in love with the beautiful and innocent Snow White.
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart - from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod's incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? through to big ballads such as Sailing, You're In My Heart, and Tonight's the Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin' The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
The Byrds, The Mamas & Papas, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and many more.
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.
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.
After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK's No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That'll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! This year's show features a fresh new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50's through to the 70's & 80's, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy. Complete with stunning costumes and incredible LIVE music performances, we guarantee you'll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. Welcome to the golden age of popular music... revived!
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+.
David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators over the last five decades, selling around 200 million albums throughout his career. He first caught the public's eye in 1969, with his space-age mini-melodrama Space Oddity, followed in 1972 by the The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Hits such as Starman, Golden Years, Ashes To Ashes, and Heroes followed, with a re-emergence in the mid-80s with the pop sounds of Let's Dance and China Girl. Then in 2013, came his latest re-incarnation, after a decade's silence. Ultimate Bowie pays tribute to the work of this global superstar, in a show that is visually stunning and vocally impressive. Ed Blaney takes the spotlight and leads an 8-piece band that takes us from Bowie's early years right up to the 21st century. The band isn't called Ultimate Bowie for nothing - they capture the real essence and authenticity of David Bowie in concert!
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.