Lancaster Grand

Shows for April 2015

Noises Off

a Footlights Production

Tuesday 21st April to Saturday 25th April at 7:30pm

Noises Off is a play in 3 acts and is a farce about farce. It has been described by the New York Post as, ‘the funniest farce ever’. The cast of Noises Off are rehearsing the play Nothing On, which is a conventional farce. It is set in the Brents’ country house and there is a hilarious mix of stock caricatures who dash in and out of doors causing confusion and mayhem. Moving along at breakneck speed, this will definitely make you laugh, so come along and enjoy it.

Tickets: £10 /£9 conc

This show is in the past.

Night of Dirty Dancing

The Ultimate Tribute Show

Sunday 26th April at 7:30pm

No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

Recast and re-scripted for 2015, it’s all down to Kellerman’s end of season show. Revel in the moments you loved, the memories you made and music that’s resonated throughout the years: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Don’t be the one sitting in the corner. Immerse yourself in the timeless, theatrical treat. Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance.

Please note this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide

Tickets: £19.50 /£18.50 conc

This show is in the past.

Martin Bell

Wednesday 29th April at 7:30pm

Born in Redisham Suffolk in 1938.  Educated at The Leys School Cambridge (1952-56), King’s College Cambridge (1959-62) and in the ranks of the Suffolk Regiment (1957-59)

Joined the BBC in Norwich in 1962, became a general reporter with BBC news in London in 1964. Chief Washington Correspondent 1978-1989.  War zone assignments included Vietnam, Nigeria, Angola, the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Gulf (1991), Croatia and Bosnia.  Wounded by mortar fire in Bosnia in 1992.   Gave evidence five times in the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.

In April 1997 he stood as an Independent against Neil Hamilton the Conservative MP for Tatton and won with a majority of 11,000 votes – the first elected Independent MP for nearly 50 years. He was described in the press and ‘a fully paid up member of the awkward squad’.

On leaving the House of Commons in 2001 he was appointed by UNICEF UK as Goodwill Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies.  His UNICEF assignments have included Tajikistan, Malawi, Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan.

He was awarded the OBE in 1993.  He was the Royal Television Society Reporter of the Year in 1977 and 1993.  He won the Sandford St Martin prize for religious broadcasting in 2007.  He has written six books: In Harm’s Way (1995), An Accidental MP (2000), Through Gates of Fire (2003), The Truth That Sticks (2007), A Very British Revolution (2009), and a book of light and dark verse For Whom the Bell Tolls (2011). His seventh book, End of Empire, will be about soldiering in Cyprus between 1957 and 1959.

He had a white chrysanthemum named after him at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show in 2014.

Tickets: £15

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Tickets can be collected from the box office in advance or half an hour before the show.

Little man in costume hired from the Lancaster Grand Costume Dept.