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Shows for March 2018

David Baddiel My Family: Not The Sitcom

Thursday 1st March to Friday 2nd March at 7:30pm

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing,  infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf! 

Second show added on 1st March!! Book early to avoid disappointment

Tickets: £25-50

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The Billy Fury Years

Saturday 3rd March at 7:30pm

One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit
singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Health problems since
childhood led to the singer’s untimely death on January 28, 1983.
Hailed as "the best Fury since Fury”, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians
take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock n roll legend.
An exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury's greatest hits and more delivered live in true
Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury
sound you will hear!.
The whole show is further enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various
costume changes depicting the ever changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.
“The songs span Fury’s entire career from his initial record release (Maybe Tomorrow)
through to his final one, Forget Him - which, thanks to this thoughtful and welcome tribute
show, his legion of fans never will”
Lee Wilkinson. The Stage
“King captured fully the sound, the gestures, the mannerisms, even the physical
appearance of arguably Britain’s greatest Rock and Roll singer”
The Beat Magazine
'The Billy Fury Years' really is the definitive Billy Fury stage show.......ever ! …
Website details: www.billyfuryshow.com
Video channel : www.youtube.com/billyfuryyears
Brief background on Billy Fury and his amazing popularity.
Billy Fury was born Ronald William Wycherley in Liverpool on the 17th April 1940. He was
an internationally successful British pop singer from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, and
remained an active songwriter until the 1980s. Rheumatic fever, which damaged his heart,
contributed to his death in 1983.
In the sixties Billy Fury had more Decca hits than any other artist including the Rolling
Stones. He equalled 'The Beatles' record of 24 hits and spent a total of 332 weeks on the
UK charts. He was one of the top four biggest selling artist of the sixties alongside The
Beatles, Cliff and Elvis..
Widely regarded by many as the foremost rock n roller the UK has ever produced. Such is
his popularity that in 2007 a bronze statue of Billy was unveiled at the Liverpool Albert
Dock and more recently in 2011, 'Billy Fury Way' was opened in London.

Tickets: £19

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Milton Jones is Out There

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Wednesday 7th March at 8pm

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!

ABSURDIST ONE-LINE MASTERPIECES’

The Times

‘THE BEST ONE-LINER MERCHANT IN BRITISH COMEDY’

Chortle

‘Pun-derful Jones leaves the audience gagging for more’

*****

Metro

‘Jones’s one-liners reach a new height’

****

Time Out

‘Beautiful one liners so skillfully sculpted, you don’t know whether to laugh or put them on your mantlepiece’.

****

Guardian

@themiltonjones       miltonjones.com        facebook.com/miltoncomedyjones

Tickets: £26

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Live in Concert - Heatwave and Odyssey

Thursday 8th March at 7:30pm

Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends and enjoy a sensational evening of live, non-stop, dancefloor anthems including Boogie Nights, Going Back to My Roots and Use It Up Wear It Out.

Heatwave present the definitive boogie night with spine-tingling falsettos on Mind Blowing Decisions, Always and Forever, Gangsters of the Groove, The Groove Line and Too Hot to Handle.

While direct from the Big Apple, Odyssey take us back to our roots with Native New Yorker, Inside Out and If You’re Looking for a Way Out.

Backed by the incredible SOS Live Band, prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time!

Thursday 8th of March at 7.30pm

 

Tickets: £30/£29

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Message in a Bottle - a tribute to The Police

Friday 9th March at 7:30pm

Relive the iconic sound of The Police and front man Sting with this unmissable pitch-perfect production – Message in a Bottle: A Tribute to The Police

Fans of the legendary rock band won’t believe their ears as Message in a Bottle brings the stage alive with the magic of The Police’s greatest hits including ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Message in a Bottle’, ‘Walking on the Moon’, ‘So Lonely’, ‘Can’t Stand Losing’ and ‘Englishman in New York’.

Witness the raw talent shine through stunning vocals and flawless instrumentals, underpinned by an effortlessly cool stage presence and accompanied by captivating lighting – bringing an old-school nostalgia to this new wave tribute.    

Whether you’re a diehard fan or just a lover of great music, this energetic live show oozes authenticity and promises a medley of music that’s guaranteed to have you singing your heart out.

Check out the video here

Tickets: £19/£18

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Menopause the Musical

4.30pm and 7.30pm

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders),  Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

 An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life.

The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home.

The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls night out.

Join us on Facebook at “Menopause The Musical UK Tour”

Age advisory +16

Tickets: £25

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Roy Chubby Brown

Friday 16th March at 7:30pm

Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be gob-smacked! As politically as ever this live performance is the only place to catch this flamboyant comedian!

If easily offended please stay away!

Age Advisory 18+

Tickets: £20

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The Chicago Blues Brothers

Saturday 17th March at 7:30pm

Back with a Brand new production the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel. Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation. The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission once again – in a high-octane, on-stage party you can’t afford to miss.

Tickets £24/£19 if booked before the 31st of December 2017

Tickets: £24/£19

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Alysia Gilda

Sunday 18th March at 3pm

Alysia and her pupils are delighted to be returning to the prestigious Grand

Theatre stage where her students love to perform. The exciting show contains

extracts from popular musicals as well as traditional sequences of ballet

and tap dancing. Come along and join the fun!

Tickets: £9 / £7 conc

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Ed Byrne

Tuesday 20th March at 8pm

I originally intended to call the show, “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title, “off-puttingly baffling”.   That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way.

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

‘Comedy’s Holy Grail. Go See!’  Sunday Times

 Recognized as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, Ed’s television credits are countless (provided you’re really bad at counting); Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo, The One Show, Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and, most recently, he and Dara O Brian filmed the follow up their Big Adventure  show for BBC2 entitled Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay

Recommended age 16+

www.edbyrne.com / TWITTER @MrEdByrne

Tickets: £24

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Tom Allen: Absolutely

an Off the Kerb Production

Thursday 22nd March at 8pm

'Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous' The Telegraph 

 

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

 

As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz.

Age 14+


 

‘riotous stuff, perfectly delivered’ ★★★★ Scotsman

 

In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test!

 

 

        'The camply refined comic's Afternoon Tea chat show was a highlight of this year's Edinburgh festival, so it's great to see his light-entertainment prowess being recognised' The Independent

Tickets: £14

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The War of the Worlds

Wednesday 28th March at 7:30pm

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's…”

 

…And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic would be performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average…

 

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one…

 

“Part alternative rock band, part thespian… wholly charming.” The Times

Tickets: £15 / £14/ child £10

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