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Shows for July 2016

The Bee Gees Story - Nights on Broadway

Friday 1st July at 7:30pm

You can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb. 

Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, J Black. Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, the show is now touring in the UK. 

‘Nights On Broadway’ presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over 4 decades from the 60s to the 90s.  The full live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show.

This is a totally live concert experience which prides itself on musical, in particular vocal authenticity, while the accompanying costume changes compliment the show to give audiences a truly original feeling. 

Whether you favor the golden era of the 60s, the dance floor hits of the 70s, the comeback hits of the 80s & 90s or the string of hits they wrote for various artists along the way, this show has something to entertain everyone from the novice to the most discerning fan.

Tickets: £18.50

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JA Dance Academy Showcase

2nd July Matinee 2pm. Evening 7pm

J A Dance Academy are bringing their Dance Showcase to Lancaster for the first time. It will include a wide variety of dance genres including Ballet, Tap, Modern and more. Children from the age of 2 will even be performing!

Tickets: 8/£5 conc

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Songs for a New World

About Theatre at the Storey

Thursday 7th July to Saturday 9th July at 7:45am

“It’s about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back" 

Following the success of their gala performance of 'The Last Five Years', About Theatre are proud to present Jason Robert Brown’s critically acclaimed 'Songs for a New World'. 

Songs for a New World is an abstract musical, sitting on the boundary between musical and song cycle, its narrative is driven through a series of songs all connected by one theme - the moment of decision. With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and daring vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. 

About Theatre present this show in one of Lancaster’s most intimate venues, the Storey Institute. 

Directed by Sharon Bell

Musical Direction by Angela Pearson


Tickets: £12

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High School Musical on Stage

a Lancaster Footlights Production

7th, 8th, 15th and16th 7.30pm 9th and 17th matinees at 2.30pm

Having been described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in maths and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and as a result, divide the school. Despite other students' attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella resist peer pressure and rivalry, inspiring others along the way not to "stick to the status quo". High school diva Sharpay Evans will do anything to sabotage the friendship between Troy and Gabriella and also get a lead in the school musical, assisted by her brother Ryan.

Tickets: £10/£9 conc

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Dirty Dancing - The Ultimate Tribute Show

Thursday 21st July 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 2016, 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.

“The main man Johnny Castle (Darius J James) showed off Patrick Swayze’s snake-hips moves.” Catherine Watts, Ipswich Star

“The jam-packed stage show lived up to all expectations with laughter, fun and frolics galore” Leona Greenan, Hamilton Advertiser

“No dirt, but plenty of dancing. . . a fast-moving, slickly-choreographed treat” John Pettitt, Keighly News

“I, along with many others, were only too happy to be taken on a trip back to the summer of ’63 to have a brilliant evening full of entertainment” Shirley Bartynek, Hamilton Advertiser

Tickets: £19.50/£18.50 conc

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Totally Tina - touring 2016

Saturday 23rd July at 7:30pm

Tina Turner is a phenomenon, having won 8 Grammys, sold over 200 million albums and more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades.


Is an International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul.

 We take you from the early days with Ike, and songs like

River Deep, Mountain High,

All the way through to Tina’s solo comeback in the 80s with her incredible cover of the Al Green classic, Let’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It.

 With hand-made replica costumes and dance routines Re-creating the look and feel of Tina at her best, this is one spectacular show.

 We hope you enjoy it!


Tickets: £17.50/£16 conc

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The Blow Monkeys

Sunday 24th July at 8pm

Following the success of The Blow Monkeys latest album the self released "If Not Now ,When?" in 2015 the band are ready to spread the love and share the music out there "live" once again!

 Since they reformed in 2008 The Blow Monkeys have been recording and performing again with almost indecent haste. This is a chance to catch a legendary band with all four original members performing at the peak of their powers with a mix of "classic hits" and brand new songs - all infused with that enigmatic simian soul. 

The Blow Monkeys will be forever synonymous with those international hit songs from the 80’s such as “Digging Your Scene” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”, with Dr Robert the iconic frontman.  But the man himself prefers to live in the present: “We’ve made four albums in the last six years since we reformed.  We’re on a roll!  It’s not about nostalgia and never will be. Of course we play the old songs live and love doing them, but the buzz also comes from doing something new.  Our audience is hip enough to know that.” 

Live, the band are a sight to behold.  Mick Anker on bass, the man who used to wear sideburns topped off with a bowler hat, continues his mesmeric swaying ways whilst playing intricate bass lines of funk and grace.  Neville Henry, multi instrumentalist best known for his achingly beautiful tenor sax lines and stylish suits.  Tony Kiley on drums, a powerhouse from the valleys of South Wales, who can explode like Buddy Rich and swing like Gene Kruppa.  And of course Dr Robert, the iconic front man and songwriter, spouting opinions and poses in equal measure with a canny sense of knowing and a suitcase full of killer songs. 

So here we have it, a "must see" band!  Invigorated, charged and on a roll, playing their unique and unmistakable Blow Monkey boogie.  Robert says, “ We’re really only just beginning to get the hang of all this.  We can’t wait to get out and play it again - it's where it all becomes real "






Tickets: £15/£14 conc

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