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Patsy Cline and Friends

Patsy Cline and Friends
Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry, who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and Country Music. Sue Lowry was brought up by parents who had their own Country Music Band and as they travelled around Great Britain playing Country Music this would prove to lay down all of Sue Lowry’s Country Music Roots! Patsy Cline was a record breaking recording artist spending 251 weeks in the Country Music Album charts in the U.S.A. A down to earth Country ‘Gal’ who could look good in Western wear or any evening dress, as she performed all the Country Ballard’s. Sue Lowry with her powerful rendition of Crazy, Sweet Dreams & I Fall to Pieces will take you back to those Honky Tonk days of pure Country Music celebrating Patsy Clines wonderful recordings as 2018 will be 55 years since losing the Queen of Country Music., songs include … Honky Tonk Merry go Round , She’s Got You, & Got a lot of Rhythm in my Soul . Joining Sue Lowry – Marc Robinson, who has been up to now renowned for playing Buddy Holly, will pay tribute to the Granddaddy of Country Music Hank Williams with songs that include… Howlin’ at the Moon, I saw the Light, and Rootie Tootie. Lee Davidge performs a sensitive tribute to Jim Reeves with his authentic costume and iconic mesmerizing voice, songs will include … Welcome to my World , Distant Drums, and the song everyone knows – a song everyone can join in with, Bimbo! Please wear your Western wear and join us for a Hayride of a Show! Suits all ages, as long as you’re prepared for a ‘Honkin Tonkin’ good Time! Pure Country Magic! Produced by A.M. Productions. www.facebook.com/patsyclineandfriends www.twitter.com/patsyclineuk www.twitter.com/@AMPRODUCTIONS4 Suits All Ages from seven plus

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Saturday 28 Apr 201819:30 Book Now

The Rolling Stones Story

The Rolling Stones Story

Featuring all their classic hits, The Rolling Stones Story is a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.


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Friday 4 May 201819:30 Book Now

Cilla & The Shades Of The 60s

Cilla & The Shades Of The 60s

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s.

Cilla performs songs including ‘You’re My World’ and ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends and co-stars such as ‘I Only Want to be With You’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’.

The effervescent Cilla & the gorgeous Shades trio rediscover one of music’s most defining eras. They follow the life & career of the iconic Cilla Black while their stories reflect on some of the biggest 60s stars. Featuring brand new arrangements of music from artists including the Beatles and Dusty Springfield.

An unforgettable show that journeys its way through Cilla’s life and brings audiences to their feet in celebration.

Relive the 60s in style and come to see the girl power show that is delighting audiences all over the UK.

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Sunday 6 May 201819:30 Book Now

Tortoise Vs Hare (14+)

Tortoise Vs Hare
Living Spit are back by ever popular demand with Tortoise V Hare. Barry Hare, Wrington running champ. Fit, popular and, above all, fast. Toby "Tortoise" Gollop, eater of doughnuts. Look up "relaxed" in the Pictionary and you'll see his picture. Two very different men. One running club and the race to end all races. Told entirely in rhyme and song, this promises to be an epic tale of romance, redemption and rural running rivalry that you'll never forget.

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Thursday 10 May 201820:00 Book Now

The Nat King Cole Story

The Nat King Cole Story

King for a Day, is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices of the Twentieth Century: Nat ‘King’ Cole. Featuring world-class live music from Atila and his stellar group of musicians, narration and projected archive images, this is a unique concert celebrating his music.


This thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of the timeless Nat King Cole - whose vocal styling in songs such as Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love defined a golden era of music and earned him a place in the history of American music as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.  


Following sell out shows at London’s Hippodrome and Ronnie Scott’s, and featuring many of Nat King Cole’s most celebrated songs, alongside stylish reworkings of his lesser-known gems, this is a unique evening of music celebrating one of music’s all-time greats

'He has a real feel for the lyric'

Sir Michael Parkinson


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Friday 11 May 201819:30 Book Now

Journey's End

Journey's End

Journey’s End

By R C Sherriff

Operation Michael was a major German military offensive during the first world war and began the Spring Offensive at dawn on 21st March 1918. It was designed to separate the British and French forces and capture the ports supplying the allied troops, bringing the war to an end. The offensive moved so quickly that the Germans could not re-ammunition the fast-moving front line and it failed. It is recognised as the battle that started the end of the war.

R.C. Sherriff’s powerful play is set in an officer dugout on the front line at St. Quentin, northern France, and opens as the new company is moving in to start its tour of duty on the night of Monday 18th March 1918. It explores the relationship between men dealing with the stresses and strains of war in their own ways. The company officers are a mix of public school boys and men promoted through the ranks.

First shown at The Apollo Theatre London, in December 1928, an unknown Laurence Olivier starred in the role of Captain Stanhope. It was aimed at a female audience, to explain what the men had experienced and were reluctant to talk about after the war. With a new film released on 2nd February 2018, the play is being promoted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

As the play is studied for GCSE English Literature, a discount is offered to school’s subject to terms and conditions.


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Thursday 17 May 201819:00 Book Now
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Finding Your Feet (12A)

Finding Your Feet

A  British romantic comedy about a middle-class snob on the eve of retirement who takes refuge with her bohemian sister after she discovers her husband is having an affair with her best friend.


Featuring a wonderful cast which includes Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley.

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Thursday 24 May 201819:00 Book Now

Jump, Jive & Wail-The Jive Aces

Jump, Jive & Wail-The Jive Aces

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video Bring Me Sunshine and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of Britain's Got Talent, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the as the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band.


The live show includes classics like "When You're Smiling, "Mack The Knife" and "Sing, Sing, Sing", plus originals such as 'La Dolce Vita' taken from their various albums.


The in-demand sextet average 300 shows a year and have worked with Van Morrison, Keely Smith and performed for HM the Queen. They headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall and thousands of festivals, theatres, dance halls, etc, in 35 countries, including Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival, Trafalgar Square for the Olympics and major theatre tours in the USA.


The new albums "Diggin' The Roots Vol.1 Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" and "Vol.2: Hot Jazz" are a journey into the two branches of music that makes up the Jive Aces signature sound, proving that vintage music is very much timelessly classic.


Their performance at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival was listed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the festival's highlights.


The Jive Aces wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent with their show-stopping version of I Wanna Be Like You, which famously cheered up a grumpy Simon Cowell. Their BGT appearances were seen by over 20 million.


Their most popular music video, Bring Me Sunshine, is a viral hit with nearly 3 million views on Youtube and has won seven film festival awards. It is so uplifting it's actually been prescribed by a doctor!


They've made hundreds of media appearances, including a residency on BBC Radio London and TV shows such as The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Strictly Come Dancing, Children in Need and Good Day Los Angeles

See videos and more at www.jiveaces.com.


What people are saying:

Absolutely Brilliant! That really put me in a good mood. - Simon Cowell


True Showmanship! - Daily Telegraph


Brilliantly Committed! - Daily Mirror


The Jive Aces exploded onto the stage, and I mean that almost literally! Some bands warm up a little: these guys hit it hard from the first note and never let up" - The Gretsch Pages


"The Jive Aces have to be one of the most entertaining and multi-talented acts around. Brilliant musicianship combined with a madcap sense of fun on stage. Simply Sensational!" - The Stage


Jive Aces rocked us, literally. They raised the roof with their quirky suits and energetic moves. - Huffington Post


Hugely charismatic performers and consummate showmen. ***** Edinburgh Spotlight


These guys know how to entertain and make their music relevant and contemporary. This music is timeless. - Jazz Journal

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Saturday 26 May 201819:30 Book Now

Holder and Smith

Holder and Smith

An evening with the music of the Guitar and Violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of this style. Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s with this homage to the Quintet of the hot club of France. This really was the “Swing” era, full of irresistible rhythms and all the musical indulgence there was to offer.



Ben (Violin, Vocals) and Stuart (Gypsy Guitar) have toured together extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the USA over the last 8 years. Previously they made up half of the highly acclaimed band ‘Gypsy Fire” and now are focusing their creative juices on this project.


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Friday 8 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

The Fabulous Bacon Boys (10+)

The Fabulous Bacon Boys
Told entirely in rhyme and song, Living Spit are back with their unique spin on "The Three Little Pigs". With porcpine puns, lupine laughs and more rural rumbunctiousness than you can shake a stick at, this promises to be a grown up fairy tale you'll never forget!

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Thursday 14 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

The Barrelhouse Blues Band

The Barrelhouse Blues Band

"The Barrelhouse Blues Band is back at the Exchange with some familiar faces and some you may not know. 2018 marks 10 years since Paul Hart, who started the Barrelhouse Orchestra back in 2003 died, so we are remembering him and the musical impact he had on the town. Since his passing a group of us has kept his passion alive with a changing line-up of highly regarded musicians. As Paul did, we’ve always tried to keep local musicians who knew and worked with him involved in the band and like him, we are keen to ring the changes to ensure a varied and exciting evening and to give you something a bit different each time.

Some of the stars that Paul introduced to us in the Barrelhouse big band blues events range from Howey Casey (Paul McCartney, Wings), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Andy Sheppard, Pete Brown (Cream songwriter), John Etheridge and Johnny Mars to name just a few. One of the strengths of the Barrelhouse are the names you’ve never heard of before who turn out to be amazing performers such as John Kenzey who appeared at the last Barrelhouse gig in 2016. Be prepared for some new faces who will turn out to be aces!

A great mixture of rock & roll, rockabilly  and blues from Chuck Berry to Peter Green and Imelda May."


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Friday 15 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

Nick Heyward

Nick Heyward

Nick Heyward is a British singer-songwriter and musician.


Nick starting his music career in 1980, as a member of Haircut 100, a band who burnt briefly and brightly as the ultimate group of friends who hit the big time within a year of getting together and releasing music.


Nick released his debut solo album, ‘North of a Miracle’, later the same year, which hit #10 in the UK Albums Chart. His career continued through the next two decades with the likes of supporting Wham! at Wembley at their farewell shows, whilst continuing to release  records, like 'From Monday To Sunday' and 'Tangled'. He experienced many record company deals, with both major labels and sizable indies; Arista, Warner, Sony and Alan McGee's Creation have all sought him out.


His latest release was ‘Woodland Echoes’ in August 2017 via Gladsome Hawk, and Nick is now set to embark on a UK tour in the summer of 2018 which The Exchange is proud to be a part of.

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Friday 22 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

Darkest Hour (PG)

Darkest Hour

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award winner for Best Actor, Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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Thursday 28 Jun 201819:00 Book Now

Northern Soul

Northern Soul

NORTHERN SOUL LIVE, A SOUL & MOTOWN PARTY with THE EDWIN STARR BAND  featuring ANGELO STARR with special guest Northern Soul icon LORRAINE SILVER.

INCLUDES ALL THE EDWIN STARR HITS - WAR (What is it good for), S.O.S (STOP HER ON SIGHT), 25 MILES, (EYE TO EYE) CONTACT, H.A.P.P.Y RADIO  PLUS  GET READY, HIGHER & HIGHER, SUPERSTITION, DANCING IN THE STREET,

Special guest is LORRAINE SILVER with her Wigan Casino classics ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE ‘ & ‘LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER’.

She has just released a new single, ‘STANDING AT THE INTERSECTION’

They all appeared live on Children in Need – TONY BLACKBURN BIG SOUL NIGHT OUT –BBC RADIO LONDON – KOKO CAMDEN NOVEMBER 2017


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Saturday 30 Jun 201819:30 Book Now

BOVTS - Mill on the Floss

BOVTS - Mill on the Floss

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents

The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot

Adapted by Helen Edmundson, Directed by Paul Clarkson


“They had entered the thorny wilderness, and the golden gates of their childhood had for ever closed behind them.”

In this fluid and visceral re-imagining, Helen Edmundson (Queen Anne, Coram Boy, The Heresy of Love) turns George Eliot's unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines.


Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family's worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest.


With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel and here Edmundson loses none of its breadth, whilst beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love. This production tours Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

 

‘With rare theatrical vibrancy, Helen Edmundson’s free adaptation distils the essence of George Eliot’s feminist novel’ – Evening Standard

‘…not only re-invents the novel, but pushes the boat out theatrically way beyond its usual moorings…' The Guardian

‘An intensely moving dramatisation – stylised, but free of empty theatrics’. The Times

www.artsreach.co.uk



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Wednesday 4 Jul 201819:30 Book Now

The Shape of Water (15)

The Shape of Water

Winner of the year's Academy Award for Best Picture.

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Starring Sally Hawkins. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Academy Award for Best Director 2018)

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Thursday 19 Jul 201819:00 Book Now

The New Hardy Players

The New Hardy Players

Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society present The New Hardy Players, celebrating Dorset in word and song.

During the interval light Dorset nibbles will be put on each table. There will also be a raffle.

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Wednesday 1 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

The Greatest Showman (PG)

The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Starring Hugh Jackman

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Thursday 23 Aug 201819:00 Book Now

Classical Divas

Classical Divas

Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening starring four stunning sopranos in an enchanting production crossing over from classical arias to contemporary pop classics.


Nella Fantasia, The Flower Duet, One Fine Day, Time To Say Goodbye, and many more including Nessun Dorma.


Bring Him Home, The Circle of Life, The Show Must Go On, I Will Always Love You, and many more including a rousing selection from Last Night Of The Proms.

Amazing Voices ... Stunning Sopranos....Beautiful Costumes... A Magical Night To Remember.

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Friday 31 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

Superstars of Wrestling

Superstars of Wrestling

2 hours of live family entertainment with wrestlers from all over the world taking on the very best of Great Britain.

For 1 night only The Exchange will be transformed into a superb wrestling arena to capture the live atmosphere that you would normally only see on your TV screens.

Tickets on sale now for this great event suitable for the whole family.


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Friday 21 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

Julian Richards Career in Ruins

Julian Richards Career in Ruins

Julian Richards, archaeologist, presents "A Career in Ruins", a witty, anecdotal talk..


Well known television and radio presenter of "Meet the Ancestors", Blood Of The Vikings" and Countryfile fame, Julian is also an author and authority on Stonehenge.


He is currently involved in a research project on Shaftesbury Abbey.

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Thursday 27 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

Boogie Nights Disco Party!

Boogie Nights Disco Party!

Ticket price includes a cocktail on arrival followed by a 3-course 70s style dinner (starter: prawn cocktail vol-au-vents, mini quiches, cheese and pineapple sticks, sticky glaze sausages - main: coq au vin or mushroom stroganoff - dessert: black forest gateau). After dinner a live band will be playing disco classics by Chic, Diana Ross, The Tramps, Sister Sledge etc accompanied by amazing lighting.

Tickets will NOT be available on the door.


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Friday 19 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

The Matt Monro Story

The Matt Monro Story

MATT MONRO….HIS LIFE…….HIS MUSIC…..PORTRAYED BY ……MATT MONRO JNR.


THE MATT MONRO STORY

“THE SINGER’S SINGER”


CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE LEGENDARY MATT MONRO.


THE MATT MONRO STORY IS AN INSPIRED AND UNFORGETTABLE SHOW. A UNIQUE EVENING OF MUSIC, WARMTH AND LOVE, KEEPING THE MEMORY OF  HIS  MUSIC ALIVE.

FROM ‘BORN FREE’ TO ‘WALK AWAY’ TO ‘POTRAIT OF MY LOVE’ BE PREPARED TO BE TRANSPORTED IN TIME BY THIS TRIBUTE TO  ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST POPULAR AND ENDEARING SINGERS NAMED “THE SINGER’S SINGER” BY HIS PEERS.

THE SHOW IS ENHANCED BY AUDIO VISUAL AND NARRATION


‘MATT MONRO IS ONE OF THE FINEST MALE VOCALISTS

IN THE SINGING BUSINESS’ – FRANK SINATRA


THE MUSIC OF THE LEGEND THAT IS MATT MONRO LIVES ON


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Sunday 18 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Los Pacaminos

Los Pacaminos
We are thrilled to be welcoming back Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player).

One of the UK's most popular Live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion.

This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night's rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, stetson wearing, magnificent 6, Los Pacaminos!!!

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Saturday 24 Nov 201820:00 Book Now

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories
Neil Sands and his brilliant West End cast are back with their Christmas production which has been described as like a sparkly Christmas card come to life. It is a truly spectacular mix of over 60 of your favourite Christmas songs and carols, 40 stunning costume changes, lots of good old fashioned festive fun, and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest winters day, taking you back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.

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Thursday 20 Dec 201814:00 Book Now