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Shows for September 2016


A Legend Reborn - Buddy's 80th Birthday Celebrations

Sunday 11th September at 7:30pm

The UK’s number one Buddy arrives with the fabulous Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn concert show. 

Stars in Their Eyes winner Marc Robinson is backed by a band reminiscent of the Crickets in their Fifties heyday. Prepare for an evening of non-stop rock’n’roll hits. Buddy superbly revives songs like Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Heartbeat and It Doesn’t Matter Anymore. 

Prepare for an authentic slice of rock ’n’ roll nostalgia, celebrating Buddy’s 80th birthday as this non-stop treat ensures his incredible legacy of unforgettable hit songs lives on. Book your seats now for this all-new for 2016 Buddy spectacular – that’ll be a very special day guaranteed!


“It’s easy to imagine Buddy Holly is alive and kicking. . . ” The Guardian

“Should put a night like that on prescription. . . it would save the NHS a fortune” The Scotsman

“An accomplished singer” Daily Telegraph 

“Vocals were uncannily true to the original” The Stage 

BUDDY HOLLY HITS: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, It’s So Easy, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, True Love Ways, Raining in my Heart 

CONNIE FRANCIS HITS: Who’s Sorry Now, Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Where The Boys Are, Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool,  Mama 

BRENDA LEE HITS: As Usual, Sweet Nothin’s, I’m Sorry, Let’s Jump the Broomstick, All Alone Am I, Speak to Me Pretty, Losing You

Tickets: £19.50/£18.50 conc

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About 'Dry' the Movie

Tuesday 13th September at 7:30pm

Zara, a successful African doctor living in Wales is determined to stay away from her childhood memories and this now threatens her commitment to marry Alex, a gentleman she truly loves. Her mother, a missionary to Africa, has been unable to get Zara to go with her for her yearly medical aids trip to Africa. When her mother falls ill and unable to make a crucial trip and Zara discovers there is a strong possibility her long lost daughter might still be alive in Africa, she is steered in a new direction to face and conquer her darkest fears. Her trip to Africa becomes inevitable.

The movie follows a trail of Zara’s trip to Africa, her constant turmoil as a result of inexplicable horrors from her childhood, her experiences and heartaches while working with child brides and sufferers of VVF and her search for her daughter, all set against the backdrop of a rich African culture. It is full of intrigues, suspense and unbelievable surprises and the highlights the joy of reconciliation and the power of the human spirit that is guaranteed to put a smile on people’s face.

Tickets: £10

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Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

Thursday 15th September at 7:30pm

lPurveyors of Cool & The Greatest Music of the 20th Century
Wonderful memories - totally live show - successful worldwide 


Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin - Sammy Davis 

Every song a classic - Come Fly with Me, Volare, That’s Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, That's Life, Mack The Knife, and many more of your favourites.


Tickets: £21

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Talent of Britain

Friday 16th September at 7:30pm


After a successful SELL OUT 2015, Talents Of Britain is coming back BIGGER & FUNNIER for its 2016 Autumn Tour featuring Top Stars of Variety, Comedy, Dance & Music. 

We have crammed in the best Talent from around the globe, and even thrown in a few household names to bring you a night of Variety you wont see anywhere else.

There is something for everyone, in this mind blowing, incredible and unparalleled night of entertainment.

Tickets: £17 / £15 conc

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Judie Tzuke Stories and songs

Saturday 17th September at 7:30pm

After the sell out success of the Songs and Stories 2015 tour, which saw Judie perform over 40 concerts around the country, she is back on the road performing these special acoustic concerts.

This promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites and new songs and
tales from across her life and career.

Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest Singer/Songwriters and is known
all over the world for her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn',
with many top 10 albums, including the revered classic, 'Welcome to
the Cruise' and her exquisite live shows. Judie will be showing once
again what an extraordinary artist she is!

"Much of the audience has been in love with her since Stay With Me
Till Dawn echoed around their bedrooms the first time they got their
hearts broken" The Independent

"The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an
instrument of icy allure" The Times

Tickets: £18.50

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STARMAN - The David bowie Story

performed by Michael King + 7 Piece Band

Sunday 18th September at 7:30pm

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Major Tom and more. The many personas ofDavid Bowie with one thing in common..... all delivered many of the most memorable, inspiring and lasting songs of a generation.

From Rebel Rebel to China Girl, Let's Dance to Young Americans. Ashes to Ashes, Life On Mars, Changes, Heroes, Sound And Vision, Golden Years, Absolute Beginners, the list goes on and on.

Songs from all eras of David Bowie's celebrated career are performed to perfection in this highly charged show.

The finest musicians and singers combined with an amazing performance from theatre stage star Michael King. Include big screen audio visual footage plus various costume changes and you have an awesome show taking the audience on a 'Fantastic Voyage' of Bowie hits.

'STARMAN' is not only the ultimate tribute to a legend, but also a highly entertaining, emotional and thought prevoking musical celebration that you will want to see again and again.

Tickets: £18.50

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Doug Scott's Everest: The Hard Way - Up and About

Monday 19th September at 7:30pm

The first ascent of ‘Everest: The Hard Way’, when the late Dougal Haston and Doug Scott made the first ascent of the mountain’s massive South West Face, remains one of the most significant climbs in mountaineering history. In this special lecture Doug will tell of the epic expedition and climb, how his life led up to this defining moment and where it took him upon his return from the summit. 

This is a brand new lecture, linked to the publication of his long awaited autobiography and lavishly illustrated with Doug’s celebrated mountain photography. It will provide a very personal account of this legendary first ascent and an insight into a life spent amongst the world’s highest peaks. 

Photo Caption: Doug Scott on the summit of Everest having made the first ascent of the mountain’s South West Face (Credit: Dougal Haston)

Tickets: £15 /£14 conc

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The Trials of Galileo

Tuesday 20th September at 7:30pm

After a successful tour of Malta, Spain, and America, RSC actor Tim Hardy returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his highly acclaimed production The Trials of Galileo.

The Trials of Galileo focuses on the events surrounding Galileo’s trial for heresy in 1633. The Universe is a divine miracle Galileo, not a clockwork toy! Proof denies faith, and without faith we are nothing.’ In this reprimand by Pope Urban is Galileo's tragedy, a mistaken belief that if he supplied the church with proof, he would enlighten the world while escaping persecution. He understood the science better than any man alive, but never grasped the politics. Until it was too late.  

This witty, chilling, and passionate one-man rollercoaster stars Tim Hardy of the RSC/RADA and is written by Emmy Award-winner Nic Young.

"Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon". -Remotegoat  

Born in Rome, Tim Hardy was educated at St. Paul’s School, London. Early on he played the title role in Comus by John Milton before Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh leading to him winning a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) with a scholarship.  

Television credits include the title role in Galileo and Arthur Taylor in Oscar Wilde opposite Sir Michael Gambon for the BBC, Jesus in Son of Man, John Rampayne in The Trial of Sir John Rampayne opposite Sir Ian McKellen, The Doctor in The Wife of Bath opposite Julie Walters, David Manners in Eastenders, leading roles in Midsomer Murders, Rabbi in Casualty 1909, and Ross in Macbeth. Films credits include Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, The Duelist, Nothing but the Best, and Marat\Sade.

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Tickets: £16 /£12 conc

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David Hamilton's Rock and Roll Back the Years

Thursday 22nd September at 7:30pm

Rock ’n’ Roll Back the Years Show

Starring DJ and broadcasting legend ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton

 Fab ‘50s and swinging ‘60s show hosted by DJ and broadcasting legend David Hamilton, plus amazing live band The Fugitives and sensational singers, Ash Denver and the Tiffany Girls  

This fabulous show will make you smile, laugh, and most definitely make you feel like dancing and singing along. 

The show brings you the hits of yesteryear and evokes memories of a bygone age, steeped in nostalgia and sprinkled with humour and unforgettable music from this magical era.  

Rock 'n' Roll Back the Years stars the legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton, who began his career in 1959 and has hosted more than 12,000 radio shows and over 1,000 TV shows.  David has hand-picked an amazing band of musicians, The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany Girls to accompany him on a nationwide tour of his two-hour show that will transport the audience back to the time of beehives, miniskirts and hot pants. During his illustrious career David has worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard, P J Proby, David Cassidy and a whole host of other major artists.   

The show is laced with David's little nuggets of information that could only be gained by someone who was actually there at this incredible time in popular music history. David will tell the stories behind the classic songs that we all know and love, while the band storm through some of the greatest songs of the era. 

This is a show not to be missed!

Tickets: £20

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Blake - Songs from Stage and Screen

Friday 23rd September at 7:30pm

With Brit-Award-Winners BLAKE "Fresh from recent appearances on the Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing & The One Show, British harmony trio BLAKE present a brand new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections & lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life. Linked together with the boys famous improvised banter, the show features music from Hanz Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys & many more. This is the ultimate celebration of movies and musicals, all sung in thrilling vocal harmony." 


You'll Never Walk Alone


Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Music of the Night






Tickets: £21/£20 conc

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The Giant Loo Roll

Saturday 24th September at 2:30pm

Tickets: £12 /£10 family £38

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Legally Blonde the Musical

presented by Morecambe Warblers A.O.S.

Evening performances at 7.30pm Saturday matinee 2pm

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is the heart-warming, fun and upbeat award winning musical based Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon.  

Sorority sister and homecoming queen Elle Woods appears to have everything she wants in life (including her little dog, Bruiser) until her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and goes off to Harvard Law school. Elle decides to follow Warner and manages to be accepted at the same law school; where she comes up against snobbery, stereotyping and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.    

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will take you from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice, with brilliant dance numbers, wonderful songs and a talented cast this is a show for all ages and should not to be missed!  

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

Tickets: £13 Tuesday £11

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