Lancaster Grand

Shows for February 2016

Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern

Friday 5th February at 8pm

Back by popular demand for its 3rd successful tour of the UK and Ireland, join the "girls" from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year !
Starring Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Paul Burnham as Guapatini, Grant Koper as Miss Frankie and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.
This show also tours the Canary Islands all year round so be sure to catch it whilst it is appearing in the UK and Ireland !

Tickets: £20/£18

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The Voice of M People Heather Small and her musicians

Saturday 6th February at 7:30pm

As the lead vocalist with the Manchester Based M People, Heather Small  enjoyed enormous success with the band who sold over 10 million albums worldwide, with hits such as ‘One Night In Heaven’, ‘Moving On Up’, ‘Search for A Hero’, ‘Sight For Sore Eyes’ etc. 

In 2000, Heather released her debut solo album ‘Proud’, from which the single of the same name became affiliated with the British Olympics team of the time and subsequently the London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympics. 

In this sensational new show, Heather and her band will be playing dates in the UK featuring all of the above hits and much, much more.


Tickets: £29

This show is in the past.

Sing-A-Long-A-Dirty Dancing

Wednesday 10th February at 7:30pm

SING-A-LONG-A DIRTY DANCING is brought to you by the producers of the smash-hit phenomena SING-A-LONG-A SOUND OF MUSIC, ROCKY HORROR and the LIVE show SING-A-LONG-A ABBA. 

Sing-a-Long-a DIRTY DANCING is a screening of the iconic 1987 film with lyrics on screen. Please note it is not a LIVE show .There is a host who  does a 20 minute pre-show prior to the film and returns after the interval but is not on stage during the movie.  The audience are the stars and having been warmed up and briefed by the host are to interact with the movie and have a blast! 

It is a fun-packed interactive celebration of the classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

The show has all the elements of a sing-a-long-a spectacular audiences all over the world have come to love:

  • the pre-show warm-up and fancy dress competition 
  • free Magic Moment fun pack for all
  • your favourite lyrics & more on the Big Screen  
  • an audience full of fellow fans all having a fantastic time

The evening kicks off with a vocal warm–up led by our special Singalonga host who also takes the audience through their complimentary magic moments pack, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the performance.

Then of course there is the famous Sing-a-long-a fancy dress competition in which everyone who has dressed up gets a chance to come up on stage and show off their fabulous costumes. 

Do you have to dress up?

No, you don’t have to dress up, but it is encouraged if people want to. There is a fancy dress competition where the best costumes are chosen by the audience and the winner is rewarded with a small fun prize. The object is not the winning however, rather the experience of dressing up and taking part!

 What is in the magic moments fun pack?

We wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise for the audience! The pack contains six props, which are used in unison by the whole audience at key moments during the show. 

How long is the show?

The show lasts for approx 2hrs 30 mins in total, including a 20 min interval. 

When is the intermission?

The interval is after the first hour of the show, and lasts for 20 minutes. 

Can we buy costumes?

Costumes can be bought online through the shop links at  Otherwise, part of the fun is creating your own costumes.

 Is the show suitable for children?

Dirty Dancing carries a 15 certificate and consequently nobody under this age will be admitted to the screening.

 Where can I find out more?

01483 488 000

 And remember – ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner’!

Tickets: £15

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Mark Steel : Who Do I Think I Am

Friday 12th February at 8pm

***** The Herald ‘The most well-crafted and poignant comedy turns at this year’s Fringe’ ***** The Mirror ‘Interesting, engaging and funny’

It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption.

**** The Guardian ‘he has got an amazing tale to tell’

**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’

See Mark Steel in his newest stand up show, a surprising and enthralling story told with aplomb. Previously, Mark has written and presented Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz.  He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has also written several, acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

parental guidance 14+

**** The Times

**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’

**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny and moving’

Further Info:

Twitter: @mrmarksteel / @OffTheKerb

Tickets: £15

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Steve Parrish

Saturday 13th February at 7:30pm

Enjoy the life and times of Steve Parrish (Stavros) which provide a completely different, colourful, humorous and, at times daring portrayal of this man’s career. Steve Parrish raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, with his highest finish coming in the 1977 500cc Grand Prix season, as team mate to that year’s champion Barry Sheene.

Steve then dabbled with sports car racing before moving to truck racing “because it was less painful than riding bikes” where he won 5 European Truck Racing titles.  Steve was the BBC commentator for Moto GP and is now a pundit for BTs coverage of the sport. He has been commentating since 1988, but he is equally famous in the world of motorsport for his pranks, and the real reason for this show.

With a life full of scrapes, near misses and funnies, including riding Barry Sheen’s bike to qualifying for the world champion, filling rooms of sports personalities with live frogs, and jumping hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona onto the beach.

The list is endless and all will be revealed in a non-stop show, bringing smiles to audience’s faces. His antics have led to a visit from “Beadles About” and have also seen him locked up in a Hong Kong jail for blowing up a brothel.

Joining Steve on stage and leading the proceedings will be Steve’s daughter Frankie, who has lived with her father’s antics and the embarrassment’s that it brings.

Join Steve as he delivers a fantastically funny evening of true life fun stories who knows, you may even get some ideas !

Tickets: £20

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Up and Under by John Godber

a Lancaster Footlights Production

Tuesday 23rd February to Saturday 27th February at 7:30pm

Lancaster Footlights presents John Godber’s  ‘Up ‘N’ Under’ a comedy about an inept pub team from the Wheatsheaf Arms pub in a rugby league sevens competition in Kingston upon Hull in England. Ex-pro Arthur's only passions in life are his wife and rugby league. When he hears about the 'Cobblers Arms' pub team and their corrupt manager, Arthur bets his life savings with Reg Welch that he can train any team to beat them.

However, the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' can only muster a side of four whose pride lies in their unbroken record of defeat. The pitifully unfit set of men have to accept the help of a coach, who just happens to be a woman.

They have to struggle through adversity, come up triumphant and become a team. They are given a bye to the final of the competition where they have to play The Cobblers.

Tickets: £10/£9 conc £9 Tuesday evening

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Rory Bremner

Monday 29th February at 8pm

Top TV impressionist Rory Bremner will entertain crowds in Cumbria and Lancashire next month, when he performs a series of special charity shows to raise money for those affected by flooding over the festive season across the north of England.

Rory will kick off his mini tour ‘COME HELL AND HIGH WATER’ in Penrith, at Eden Arts venue, The Old Fire Station, on 23rd February, followed by dates at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal on 24th, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick on 25th, and The Grand Theatre, Lancaster on 29th. 

Bremner will star in, and compere a two hour comedic extravaganza, alongside two or three top UK comedians and musicians drawn from Justin Moorhouse, Fred MacAulay, Jo Caulfield, Jess Robinson, Katie Mulgrew and Ian Shaw. Shows start at 8.00pm, tickets are priced at £20 and can be booked through each venue. All proceeds from the Cumbrian gigs will go to Cumbria Community Foundation’s Flood Appeal, and the proceeds from the Lancaster concert will go to the ‘Help The North’ flood relief appeal. The tour is being organised by Bremner’s promoters, Lakin McCarthy Entertainment. 

TV presenter and comedian Rory Bremner, said: ‘’ "It was heart breaking to see the devastation caused by the floods in Cumbria and Lancashire last month. To help out, I’m bringing a top line-up of comics for some special fund-raisers. Come along for a great evening of comedy and variety and support those hardest hit!" 

Andy Beeforth, Cumbria Community Foundation’s Chief Executive, said: "I am overwhelmed that one of the UK’s most astute comic satirists is performing not one but three shows for Cumbria Community Foundation's Flood Recovery Appeal. I hope he gets a rousing welcome at the venues in Penrith, Keswick and Kendal. We've raised £5.2 million so far to help Cumbrians recover from the devastating floods and we need to raise more. We know from our previous fundraising efforts that people will help for a long time. Having Rory Bremner's support in this way is a real boost for our appeal."

Tickets: £20

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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.