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Shows for September 2018

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Wednesday 5th September at 7:30pm

Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there's no tomorrow! Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Ladyboys of Bangkok ‘Wonder Women Tour’ will take Britain's number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from the last 20 glorious years re-imagined, added to new scenes of spectacular costumes, choreography and – of course – hilarious comedy!

 

Wonder Women celebrates in style with iconic appearances including Cher, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Diana Ross, Pink, Shirley Bassey, even Wonder Woman herself and the “practically perfect in every way" Mary Poppins! From Comic Con to the catwalk, this year’s show has it all.

 

Book now and you can say "I was there!" for the 20th anniversary of The Ladyboys of Bangkok Wonder Women Tour 2018!

Tickets: £24 Conc £22

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Walk Like A Man

Saturday 8th September at 7:30pm

 

WALK LIKE A MAN takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since it’s debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, WALK LIKE A MAN combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more!  Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

Tickets: £21

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Forbidden Nights

Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm

Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure).

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show.

This sexy but classy evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to get your pulse racing and leave you begging for more.

Yes Ladies -  Circus Just Got Sexy®

Tickets: £22.50 (1st 8 Rows) £20 all others

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Illegal Eagles

Friday 14th September at 7:30pm

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

‘Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ – NME

 

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Tickets: £25/ £23 conc

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One Night of Elvis

Saturday 15th September at 7:30pm

 BRAND NEW PRODUCTION FOR 2017

There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King.

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.

Lee Memphis King is the producer and director of the most authentic tribute production to the greatest entertainer of the last century, Elvis Presley.

Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his ‘One Night of Elvis’ he has picked up numerous accolades and has headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. In August 2016 he completed a sell out concert tour of Israel, performing to over 8000 fans.

In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 - 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was.

This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films ‘Elvis- That’s the Way It Is’, ‘Elvis On Tour’ and the ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert.

The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.

Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity - the voice and equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment and Pure Presley

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PRESS QUOTES

“Judging by this quality performance at a full Hammersmith Apollo, Lee Memphis King is certainly among the premier league of tributes”. (The Stage Newspaper)

“When I closed my eyes I could feel Elvis” (Joe Esposito - lifelong friend of Elvis Presley.)

“As close to seeing the King himself perform as we could ever hope to see” - (Manchester Palace Theatre audience reaction)

“Whilst this is undoubtedly a respectful and fitting tribute show, its audience flocking to it as die-hard fans of Presley, they will leave the performance as firm fans of Lee Memphis King. “The Real Thing” indeed  (TV Bomb, Edinburgh Playhouse review 2016)

“This is as close as you will ever get to see Elvis live! Take the opportunity to see a star in his own right, and one who performs Elvis like no other.. “ (North West End review of Manchester Palace Theatre show, 2016)

Hands down best tribute I’ve ever seen… Lee is a natural born entertainer” (This is Gloucestershire, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Jan 2013)

“Spellbinding” (Guide to Brighton)

“Lee Memphis King is a star in his own right, with his professionalism and desire to leave us all walking away believing that we had been touched by Elvis himself” (The Daily Info, Oxford)

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Tickets: £23

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Marcus Brigstocke-Devil May Care

Sunday 16th September at 8pm

 

A new stand up show from multi-award winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan...

As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad.

Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

The Devil no longer runs Hell day to day. He’s retired now, and plays Golf at Mar-a-Lago, but the Dark Lord is still on the board of The Underworld and attends a bi-annual meeting to advise on how to make eternal damnation sustainably hot, how to keep a thousand minions on a zero hours contract and what to do about Jacob Rees Mogg.

Marcus Brigstocke is a master of satirical comedy with an impressive list of TV credits including his role as team captain on Argumental (Dave), and host of The Late Edition and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars (BBC4). Other appearances include; Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Mock the Week (BBC2), QI (BBC2), Sorry I’ve Got No Head (BBC1), The Late Edition (BBC4), and the 11 O’Clock Show (Channel 4).

BBC Radio 4 has become somewhat of a second home to Marcus with regular appearances on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, The Now Show and Just A Minute; he has also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off. Most recently he co-wrote and co-starred in the new BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Wilsons Save The World.

‘… charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing… don’t miss this incredible show’ – Sunday Mirror 

‘Sharpest one-liner merchant’ – Sunday Times 

‘Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it’ **** – The Daily Telegraph 

‘If you haven’t seen him live, then you haven’t seen him at his very best’ ***** – The Mirror

 

 

Tickets: Tickets £16 Age 14 plus

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Blake - the Anniversary Tour - celebrating 10 years together

Wednesday 19th September at 7:30pm

BLAKE

The Anniversary Tour

Celebrating 10 Years of Singing Together

Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return in 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's 'Nimrod', the Beatles' 'Here There and Everywhere',

'Somewhere' from West Side Story & the classic 'Caruso', along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony. Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting & the boys' famously off-piste banter.

With over 600 concerts performed in the UK alone, along with more than 150 TV appearances worldwide (including Graham Norton, The One Show & St

rictly Come Dancing) Blake continue to thrill audiences young & old all over the globe; don't miss them as they celebrate a decade of singing.

VIP tickets include reserved front 2 rows seats, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Blake at 7pm; a chance to share a glass of wine and have a chat to the group before the show starts.

 

 

Tickets: £21/ £20 conc VIP £47 meet and Greet before the show + glass of wine

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Voce

Friday 21st September at 7:30pm

Voce (Vo -chay), in Italian, simply means Voice…

Singing ‘Popular Music with a Classical Twist', Voce (Phil McIntosh, Chris Warby, Iain Nicholson & Mark Johnson) invite their audience to enjoy music from the likes of Il Divo, Christina Perri, Luciano Pavarotti, Snow Patrol, Alfie Boe, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Elvis, Josh Groban, Russell Watson, Take That, Hits of the West End and more, with their crisp, stylish and entertaining delivery.

Phil and Iain provide the exhilarating and exciting top tenor voices, while Chris’ cultured and eclectic 2nd tenor compliments, enhances and anchors the sound, allowing Mark’s alluringly rich and elegant baritone to complete the sound that is simply, excitingly and very uniquely Voce.

Having supported the likes of Heather Small, Collabro and Jai McDowell, Voce are thrilled to be performing their first headline concert at The Lancaster Grand Theatre.

Voce are excited to invite their audience to a night filled with song and laughter, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary with their tour ‘Musica’. They’re also thrilled to be joined by the children from Act One Youth Academy.

The show runs from 7:30pm – approx. 10:15pm

Tickets Prices £12.00 and £10.00 (concessions)

Tickets: £12 / £10 conc

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The Christians

Saturday 22nd September at 7:30pm

Described as "the Temptations in ripped jeans ......" by one rock critic, the Liverpool band's infectious melodies and warm harmonies had a deep emotional undercurrent. Feeding on accusations, protest, despair and even self-doubt, their "socially aware soul" made a big impact on the complacent music scene of the late 80s. The band's name came from the surname of the three brothers that were originally in the line-up (Garry, Russell and Roger Christian) and was also, coincidentally, their songwriter/guitarist/keyboards player Henry Priestman's middle name.

Tickets: £22 / £21 conc

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Jamie Raven - Making Magic

Monday 24th September at 7:30pm

HIS TRICKS HAVE A TWIST AT THE END TO BAMBOOZLE EVEN THE MOST CYNICAL AND SEEN-IT-ALL CROWDSThe Stage

Britain’s Got Talent Finalist, Jamie Raven, is proud to announce the UK tour of his brand new show, Making Magic – a look at how magicians do what they do.

HE HAS AN ABILITY TO TURN FAKE MONEY INTO REAL THAT THE GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND WOULD ENVY” Guardian

Why does magic work?

How are our hearts fooled into believing something that our brains know simply can’t be true?

Making Magic will culminate in a random member of the audience, with absolutely no performing experience whatsoever, being turned into a magician in order to perform the final trick of the show live on stage with Jamie

HIS MAGIC IS LIQUID GOLD…RAVEN IS A MASTER AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR HIM TO RETURN” 

Time Out (Abu Dhabi)

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim “I now finally believe in magic!” en route to reaching the final and finishing, in his own words, as “Top Human”

His appearances on Britain’s Got Talent and other subsequent performances have now been seen over 450 million times online and Television, making him one of the most watched magicians in the world today.

In November and December 2015, Jamie headlined The Illusionists at The Shaftesbury Theatre, which went on to break the box office record for a limited engagement and in doing so became the most successful Magic show ever in the history of London’s West End. In 2016 and 2017, he took his own one man show on a tour across five countries, playing 120 shows across 105 different venues. He is looking forward to doing it all over again with Making Magic

The summer of 2017 also saw the release of the official range of four Jamie Raven Magic Sets, with a fifth scheduled for release in December 2018, as he strives to inspire the next generation of Magicians.

JAMIE RAVEN IS DISARMING AND INGENIOUS” Times

Tickets: £20/£18/£14 under 16

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Shaolin Monks

Wednesday 26th September at 7:30pm

"Hair-raising brilliance" - Daily Telegraph

‘Jaw-Dropping’ Evening Standard

“The most spectacular piece of theatre on stage” The Times

 

For the first time in nine years, following their globally acclaimed ‘Wheel of Life’ and ‘Kung Fu Masters’ tours, the phenomenal Shaolin Monks return to the UK with an outstanding new show simply titled

‘SHAOLIN’.

Twenty Shaolin monks will take to the stage to demonstrate their martial arts expertise in an awe-inspiring performance.

Direct from the fabled Shaolin temple in the foothills of the Song Shang mountain range in China’s Henan province The Shaolin Monks will make an exciting return to the UK to demonstrate their authentic martial arts expertise. SHAOLIN is the ultimate display of theatre and physical prowess. The twenty-member cast perform incredible "superhuman" feats. The show combines traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, inch perfect choreography with dramatic lighting and sound that evokes the spirit of their traditions in one breath-taking performance.

The Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Kung Fu.

These are the very best Shaolin Kung Fu experts on the planet and they have come together to create a show that will eclipse any previous performances audiences have ever seen.

The show will take audiences on an intrepid journey through the mystical history of this ancient martial art and demonstrate the beautiful movements of Chi with spectacular weapons and combat demonstrations.

Depicting the history, philosophy and story of the Shaolin Monks in an

authentic and spectacular performance, SHAOLIN will vividly illustrate the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and rigorous martial arts training.

The Shaolin Monks are the ultimate masters of Kung Fu: Buddhist soldier monks who have refined defensive martial arts over a period of fifteen centuries to a rare and spectacular point of perfection.

SHAOLIN showcases the near-miraculous feats of physical endurance, which are the outward expressions of an inner peace, harmony and iron will. The Shaolin Monks are lifted aloft on sharpened spears, break marble slabs with their heads, perform handstands on two finger tips, splinter wooden staves with their bodies, break bricks on their heads and fly through the air in a series of incredible back flips.

An extravaganza, with impressive backdrops, dramatic music, and stunning production, SHAOLIN will combine the rich vocabulary of the Chinese theatre, the traditional iconography of oriental Buddhism and the technical sophistication of the contemporary music Arena.

But at its heart are the awe-inspiring skills of the monks themselves.

This is a thrilling show that has to be seen to be believed!

Tickets: £25/£24conc

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GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues

Friday 28th September at 7:30pm

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues, is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music… live. The Supergroup of world class musicians, singers and songwriters (formerly known as Legend of a Band) meticulously recreate the elegance of a Moody Blues concert.

The Moody Blues are to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th, 2018.

In this show, all the classic hits are celebrated, including Nights in White Satin, Go Now, Tuesday Afternoon, Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary’s Dead), I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, Question, Isn’t Life Strange – plus Forever Autumn and a show-stealing rendition of Eve of the War from Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds.

Drummer Gordy Marshall played with The Moody Blues for 25 years. He also wrote the critically acclaimed book Postcards from a Rock and Roll Tour, about his travels with the band.  He is joined by singer Mick Wilson (10cc, Jeff Lynn’s ELO), Tim Maple (Leona Lewis guitarist and X-factor Live MD), Malcolm Moore (James Blunt), Patrick Duffin (Jersey Boys) and Lindsay Goodhand (Rod Stewart).

The original founding member of The Moody Blues, Ray Thomas was a big supporter of GO NOW! with the phrase “let the legend live on”.

Prepare for an intimate evening of sensational musicianship and iconic songs that define a generation.

GO NOW! is a fascinating insight into the 'Kings of the Concept Album' – The Moody Blues. Relive classic, multimillion-selling albums Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord, On the Threshold of a Dream, To Our Children’s Children and much more.

 

Tickets: £22.50

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