Lancaster Grand

Shows for April 2014

Rich Hall

Sunday 13th April at 8pm

Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s Continental Drifters’, ‘Rich Hall’s The Dirty South’’, ‘How The West Was Lost’  plus Channel 4’s topical late night show ‘Stand Up For The Week’ .

 Intelligent, passionate and angry comedy”Evening Standard 

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for  his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian who's plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time,  leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe.  Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland. 

“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show”Scotland On Sunday

“Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon”The Sun 

Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on ‘Stand Up For The Week’ (Channel 4), ‘QI’ (BBC1/2), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC1), ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1), ‘Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive’ (BBC4), ‘Rich Hall’s Gone Fishing’ (BBC4), ‘Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee’ (BBC2) and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2).

Tickets: £15

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Craig Campbell's Thrilling Mike Hunt

Wednesday 16th April at 8pm

Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up brings his highly anticipated new live show to venues nationwide. Craig has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sell out national tours, has performed smokin’ sets on Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and has more recently been touring with the acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show ‘Return of the Lumberjacks’ alongside fellow Canadians. He never fails to impress with his high octane, charismatic performances and hilarious anecdotes.

Tickets: £15

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Lee Evans - Work in Progress

Tuesday 22nd April to Wednesday 23rd April at 8pm

Sold Out

Tickets: £25 only 4 tickets per person - strictly no reselling

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Dirty Dusting

Thursday 24th April at 7:30pm

Three cleaning ladies, (past their sell by date) start up a telephone sex line!!! “The Telephone Belles” – A Dirty Sex Chat Line that really cleans up!

Gladys, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income!

A chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea….. “Why not run a Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss….they could be onto a winner!!

Needless to say……things don’t go entirely according to plan.

“Dirty Dusting Telephone Sex”-  A Chat Line that Really Cleans Up

This is a heart warming feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone!

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique style.


Crissy Rock (Hit TV Series Bendorm and I’m a Celebrity)

Leah Bell (Comedienne and actress)

Dolores Porretta Brown (Stage and TV actress)

Jason Jones (Hit TV series Hebburn)


*Great show tonight at Mansfield Palace: Still wiping away the tears of laughter!”*

* “Brilliant night at Billingham Forum Theatre: It was such a laugh and a must-see!”

*Laughed all the way through the show tonight at Telford, it was excellent comedy!*

Tickets: £20/£18.50 conc

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Blood Wedding

A new adaptation by Theatrica Niche Ltd.

Friday 25th April at 7:30pm

Loyalty and passion duel to the death in this world-famous triangle of the heart and dagger. A bride-to-be promises herself to a good and loving fiancé, but the sound of horse hooves at her gate tell of a previous love not yet forgotten.
Theatrical Niche breathes fresh fire into Lorca's famed tragedy, "Blood Wedding" this Spring with a stunning new adaptation. A unique blend of Puppetry, Mask Work and Movement illustrate this revered Spanish work, harking back both to the renegade intentions of the playwright, whilst drawing on modern theatre-craft from critically-acclaimed Director, Alice Sillett.
Celebrating the poetry and ardour of Lorca's writing whilst bringing the play into the 21st century, this new work is adapted as a multi-disciplinary piece, and showcases an original musical score and lighting from an Award-Winning designer.
"To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves" - Federico Garcia Lorca
For our lovers this Spring, Death and the round moon will find them.

Tickets: £12/£10 conc buy 10 and get 11th free

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Broadway and Beyond

Saturday 26th April at 7:30pm

Featuring a brand new selection of songs from a century of Broadway’s finest musicals including old favourites like ‘Camelot’, Carousel and South Pacific through to recent hits such as ‘Cabaret, ‘Chicago’ and ‘Spamelot’, Clearer Productions return with an all new version of their hit show.

Designed to dazzle and delight, audiences will be captivated by the vocal dexterity of the three vocalists, the musical agility of the five musicians, the energetic dance routines and the stunning array of costumes. An evening to set your feet tapping, your heart singing and leave you wanting more.

Tickets: £14/£13 conc child £10

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We Say Yeah

Sunday 27th April at 7:30pm

The Ultimate show celebrating the music of Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

From their early beginnings in the late 50’s through to the massive hits of the 70’s and 80’s, they have produced hit record after hit record. In this fantastic new production. Steve Halliday as Cliff with the ‘Undercover Shadows’ will perform all the hits - ‘Livin’ Doll’ ‘Apache’, Carrie’ and many more.

Cats and kittens put on your dancing shoes and say YEAH to a night of music, memories and fun which will have you dancing in the aisles.

Tickets: £16 /£15 conc

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Rite of Spring/Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday 30th April at 7:30pm

"The Rite of Spring/ Romeo and Juliet is a radical interpretation of Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work in the theatrical setting of love and hatred between two Shakespeare’s rivaling households, Capulet and Montague. Conceived by Concert Theatre, the production uses commedia half masks and piano four-hands to create a music-centred physical theatre piece through the re-telling of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy with a collaboration among concert pianists from the Royal Academy of Music, actors and director from Lecoq-based system and mask specialists from Trestle Theatre.

Times out London introduced Concert Theatre performance as, “simultaneously an evening of theatre and a recital”. Their performances were described as “strikingly innovative” by Michael White (Telegraph) and “moving and uplifting” by Sophie Porter (Whats On The Fringe), while Martin Cullingford of Gramophone said, “it is something quite different to what either [words and music] could achieve on their own – and was poignant and beautiful.”


Tickets: £15 / £12 conc/ family £38/ schools £9

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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.