Lancaster Grand

Shows for June 2016

Hal Cruttenden - Straight Outta Cruttenden

Thursday 2nd June at 7:30pm

Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4, the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world - over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet.  The more he complains the funnier he gets. Book Early.

As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie To You? The Great British Bake Off; An Extra Slice, Live At The Palladium and Have I Got News For You.

“An Absolute joy to watch” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“Hugely talented” ★★★★ The Times

Tickets: £17

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Amy-Jo Clough EP Launch

Friday 3rd June at 7:30pm

Fresh from supporting Scouting for Girls, Rick Astley and Stooshe, Amy-Jo Is set for her own headline show this summer.

 At only 18 years old Amy-Jo has performed alongside some of the  best-known names in the industry including The Vamps, Pixie Lott, Little Mix, George Ezra, Professor Green and Union J.

Along with Amy-Jo’s full band performances, she will also be performing popular covers with her acoustic trio and songs from her upcoming EP; which have already been featured on BBC Introducing.

Tickets: £6/£5 conc

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Don Giovanni

a Heritage Opera Production

Saturday 4th June at 7:30pm

Don Giovanni - womaniser, seducer, rapist, murderer. Heritage Opera returns to Lancaster Grand with Mozart's dark masterpiece.
Don Giovanni, the compelling tale of one man's rampage through the hearts and minds of every woman he meets. He takes no prisoners and lives every day as though it was his last, until finally he is confronted with the terrifying consequences of his own debauchery.

Thomas Eaglen stars as the Don, with a cast that includes Matthew Kellett, Serenna Wagner, David Menezes, Aimee Toshney, Sarah Helsby Hughes and Stephen Holloway. 

This brand new for 2016 production is sung in Italian with English Subtitles, accompanied by 6 piece orchestral ensemble.

“A riveting, spine-tingling performance which had the capacity audience totally spellbound throughout. “ Michael Cookson, Lancashire Evening Post

not recommended for under 12s


Tickets: £22/£18conc/£10 unwaged & students/£5 under 16s

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Alice in Wonderland

presented by Stage Struck Theatre for All

Wednesday 8th June to Saturday 11th June at 7pm

Join us for a magical and musical journey through Wonderland. Meet the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and all the other famous characters of Lewis Carroll's classic tale

Tickets: £10/£8 conc

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The Kilkennys

Wednesday 15th June at 7:30pm

Kilkenny city is famous for its long history of brewing fine IRISH ale and beer.  The brewery may be gone, but the music plays on.  The Kilkennys are the first group named after the beloved marble city.  They are also the first band named after an Irish city in 50 years - since Luke Kelly and company started under the name The Dubliners.  The Kilkennys, Ireland's newest balladeers come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture.  The band's following is growing internationally and their upward curve has been sure and steady.  With passion and pride, The Kilkennys play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own.  Much like the monks of St Francis Abbey who first brewed ale 350 years ago, The Kilkennys are meticulous craftsmen.  They pour their hearts into their music.  Their tunes flow from the source: Kilkenny, a wellspring of Ireland's oldest beer and finest music.

May 15th 2015 marks the worldwide release of The Kilkennys' first studio album: 'The Colour Of Freedom.'  Recorded in 2014, the album features original compositions and new arrangements of classic folk songs.  The first single from the album 'Heave Away (South Australia)' is a strident and energetic introduction to this young group's modern folk sound.  Dougie Maclean's perennial 'Caledonia' is beautifully reworked alongside an equally poignant version of Jackson Browne's 'Before The Deluge.'  Composed by the group themselves, the tender ballad 'Fainleog' is an ode to freedom and it inspired the album's title.  The album also features a triumphant version of 'The Rocky Road to Dublin' and a stomping rendition of 'The Wild Colonial Boy.'  The album employs a wide spectrum of traditional instruments including tin whistle, bodhran, banjo and mandolin.  The album also incorporates modern folk elements such as drum kit and world percussion.  Therein lies The Kilkennys' sound: tradition modernised through a vibrant mix of old and new.  Pick up a copy of The Kilkennys debut studio album 'The Colour Of Freedom' and join with them in singing a new song for Ireland.

Tickets: £15

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The Naked Truth

Thursday 16th June at 8pm

Real Women, Real Lives

 Tailor-made for Women, The Naked Truth is the hit comedy Play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy "Girls Night Out" Now on its 6th fantastic tour, this Show has had people on their feet all over the UK.  Set in a pole dancing class (the latest get-fit craze) 'The Naked Truth' is a brilliantly funny comedy about sisterhood.

It's a women thing, as five very different women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing for an event to raise awareness and money for a breast cancer charity. 

The Naked Truth is a poignant and uplifting comedy, a call to all women, and celebrating strength through adversity. 

It’s a Show for women, about women, that men absolutely must see (if they dare!).  

“…Even more uplifting than a Playtex bra. Don’t miss it” The Public Reviews 

"Better than marriage guidance" - Yorkshire Post. 

If you were touched by "Calendar Girls" and amused by the manoeuvres of "Stepping Out" you'll be splitting your sides and moved to tears by The Naked Truth. 

Sisters are doing it for themselves!


Tickets: £20

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Mark South and Steve Bugeja

Friday 17th June at 8pm

Mark Smith - Log Flume

Mark Smith (Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, Russell Howard’s Good News, car owner) is back with a brand new show. Expect to hear him bang on about tattoos, all night petrol stations and the ways in which he can improve himself and not feel like he is simply treading water as his life rushes past him at a terrifying rate. Don’t panic though, there’s also a couple of dick jokes. 'One to Watch' (Guardian), ‘Gleeful wordplay … obvious talent … a keen eye for untapped sources of funny’ (, ‘Consistently sharp’ (List).

Steve Bugeja: Day Release

Fresh from supporting Russell Kane on his national tour, this is the highly anticipated debut show from Steve Bugeja, the winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013. As heard on BBC Radios 2 and 4, as well as featuring on the BBC red button. Steve recently went to a friend's wedding and on the way had to pick up the bride's Dad who was leaving prison for the first time in 18 years. This is the story of what happened. ‘Mines big laughs and gentle pathos’ (Guardian). ‘Assured comedy, greater things surely await' (

"A work of substance, which puts gags front and centre of a compelling narrative" **** Chortle

"A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling" The Scotsman

"An uplifting treat" **** Fest mag

"An instinctive, genuine comic" **** ShortCom

"Truly hilarious" **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Tickets: £10/£9 conc

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presented by MAODS

Tuesday 21st June to Saturday 25th June

This exhilarating musical follows the true story of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman with his irrepressible imagination and dreams. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with the colour, warmth and excitement and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth.

Evenings at 7.15pm  Saturday matinee 2.15pm

Tickets: £14/£12conc 10% reduction for parties of 10+

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Samantha Barks

Tuesday 28th June at 7:30pm

After rising to fame as a contestant on BBC talent show I’d Do Anything in 2008 Samantha Barks has wowed fans and critics alike with her stunning voice and captivating performances in film, theatre and television. She has since undertaken starring roles in the UK touring productions of Cabaret and Oliver!

It was Barks’ performance as Éponine in the West End production of Les Misérables however that led to her first movie credit, reprising the role in Tom Hooper’s Oscar winning adaptation. Showered with critical acclaim, she was nominated for a prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award and announced as Empire Magazine’s Best Female Newcomer. Following the completion of parts in upcoming feature films Bitter Harvest and Christmas Candle, the next year will see the star return to music. Taking inspiration from her roots in musical theatre, whilst incorporating modern influences, she will be heading out on her first solo tour to coincide with the highly anticipated release of her new album.

Tickets: £22/£20 conc

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Politically Incorrect -Edwina's Tales from the Jungle (and elsewhere)

Unfortunately the whole tour and this show has been cancelled

Wednesday 29th June at 7:30pm

Edwina will bang the jungle drums in an evening of pure entertainment .... to be missed at your peril!



Unfortunately this show has had to be cancelled as the whole tour has been cancelled

Tickets: £16/£15 conc

This show cannot be booked online, tickets are available from the box office only. 01524 64695


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