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Shows for October 2017

Morecambe Warblers present Half a Sixpence

Tuesday 3rd October to Saturday 7th October

A “Flash Bang Wallop” of a Musical!

To celebrate our 120th year of entertaining local audiences, Morecambe Warblers’ are proud to present the much loved British musical ‘Half a Sixpence’ which tells the story of how inheriting a fortune can confuse everything you thought you knew about life.

Based on H.G.Wells’ “Kipps: The story of a Simple Soul”, ‘Half a Sixpence’ tells the story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan, at the turn of the last century. When he was younger, Kipps cut a sixpence in half and, before they were parted, told his childhood friend Ann to look at it whenever she missed him.  Years later Kipps is an over-worked drapers assistant, who along with his fellow apprentices, Sid, Pearce and Buggins dream of a better and more fulfilling world than working for Mr.Shalford.

On his day off, Kipps is reunited with Ann and they rekindle their childhood friendship. Then everything changes. Kipps meets Chitterlow – an eccentric actor/playwright – and finds out that he has inherited a fortune. He leaves his job and is swept up into high society, but then starts to become confused by his new life. Ann watches him struggling with his new identity and is dismayed by how he is being changed by the beautiful and elegant Helen Walsingham and her family and friends.

It is obvious that both of these young women love Kipps but which one will he listen to and choose to spend the rest of his life with?  With the help of his friends and the realisation that love is more important than money and always has been, Kipps eventually makes a choice.

With a superb score featuring original, memorable songs including “Half A Sixpence” and “Money to Burn” and new songs including a beautiful ballad for Kipps called “What Should I Feel “ this timeless musical is sure to be a “Flash, Bang, Wallop” hit for all the family!

The Warblers’ are very excited to have the talented production team of Sharon Bell (Director and Choreographer), and Angela Potter (Musical Director) for this exciting version of ‘Half A Sixpence’ which toured the UK in 2008. The story remains the same but the show has been reimagined with much more humour and pace.

Tuesday - Saturday evenings (7.15pm):        £14.00

Saturday Matinee (2pm):                                £9.00

Tickets: £14

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Our Country's Good

Thursday 12th October to Saturday 21st October at 7:30pm

The year is 1787. The place is Botany Bay, Australia. The people are a mixture of British convicts rejected from their home land and the unforgiving officers in charge of their punishment. But when a play is suggested as a means of passing time and rehabilitating the savages... the outcome shocks even some of the hardest hearts in this historical display of humanity and hope. 

12th, 13th, 14th & 20th October at 7:30PM
21st October at 2:30PM

This performance contains Adult Themes which some viewers might find offensive.

Tickets: £10/£9

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The Great British Take Off

Sunday 22nd October at 8pm

In conversation with Jon Culshaw, featuring Dead Ringers creator and producer Bill Dare.

A Night of Utterly spontaneous, unscripted observations, recollections and character collections.

Tickets: £20

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An Evening with Jason Donovon

Tuesday 24th October at 7:30pm

The boy who made his name on Neighbours and became one of Britain's biggest ever pop stars is now firmly established as a serious actor and national treasure. Jason Donovan had four number one singles and took the lead role in Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. He won the hearts and minds of a nation during a glorious run to the final of I'm A Celebrity before wowing millions with his moves on Strictly Come Dancing. His successful move to the stage earned plaudits for The King's Speech and The War Of The Worlds. And his recent Ten Good Reasons anniversary tour was another smash hit. Now, for the first time, fans can meet Jason Up Close. Appearing in An Audience With, Jason will talk about the highs and lows of his career. Expect previously-untold stories and exclusive, stripped-back-and-acoustic versions of his biggest hits. It's the most intimate show of his life - get ready to meet Jason Up Close.

Tickets: £25

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Paul Chowdhry - Live innit

Thursday 26th October at 8pm

Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.  ‘It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Mail on Sunday

Tickets: £15

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Thank ABBA for the Music

Friday 27th October at 7:30pm

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining live bands.

Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more!

With stunning costumes, a seven-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies - this is the ultimate feel-good party show!

ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional … but encouraged!

THE BIGGEST PARTY WITH THE UK’S BEST ABBA TRIBUTE • The Sands Centre, Carlisle

YOU WERE AMAZING! • The Sage Gateshead

www.thankabbaforthemusic.co.uk

Tickets: £19.50/£17.50

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Westend to Broadway

Explosive productions limited

Saturday 28th October at 7:30pm

Westend To Broadway is a scintillating, high energy show that visits the most prolific box office smash hit shows from past and present. From the quaint lure of London’s Westend to the Glitz and glam of New York’s Broadway, there is something for all to enjoy.

Celebrating over 5 years of touring the UK, Westend To Broadway has evolved over the years and houses a vast repertoire of breath-taking tributes to dozens of musicals. With a talented cast, stunning costume design, complex vocal harmony and eye-catching choreography this is a must see show for all.

Tickets: £12 / £10 conc / Child £5

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