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The New Jersey Boys

The New Jersey Boys
The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plus a tribute to Showaddywaddy

By popular demand the New Jersey Boys return to the Exchange with their acclaimed show which reminds us of a band whose unique sound became a world-wide success.

The packed 2 set programme featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer Gary Gould, is a fusion of tight vocal harmonies and superb solo spots. Expect to hear such hits as Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man and many more.

This years sparkling show includes a tribute to another great rock 'n roll band, Showaddywaddy. So don't be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing!

Early booking recommended.

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Saturday 29 Apr 201719:30 Book Now

Meet Tommy Atkins

Meet Tommy Atkins

Meet Tommy Atkins by Peter Gill


On August 4th 1914, with the declaration of war between Britain and Germany, reservist Tommy Atkins is immediately called up to serve his country. Within weeks he sees his first action in the fields of France and subsequently experiences the full scale of life in the Western Front trenches of the First World War - the horror, the pain, the misery, the boredom and even the moments of joy. This brand new play written by playwright/actor Peter Gill (Talbot House, The Jerry Lee Lewis Story) details, through the eyes of a simple 'Tommy' the reality of war for those who actually fought it. In an astonishing solo performance, 'Meet Tommy Atkins' takes the audience through his war - a war that saw him fight at Ypres, Passendale, Loos and on the Somme and that took him to the depths of despair but also brought him unique comradeship that he would never find again. From the beginning of the war to the end, Private Tommy Atkins was there.

This is his story.


'compelling, moving, insightful and believable .... beautifully written and performed'

Stage Talk Magazine



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Friday 5 May 201719:30 Book Now

China Crisis

China Crisis

China Crisis formed in 1979 in Kirkby on Merseyside, with a core band of vocalist/keyboardist Garry Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. The band was signed to Virgin Records and recorded their debut album, Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms: Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain, which was released in December 1982.


A re-release of ‘African & White’ became China Crisis’ first hit in the UK, reaching number 45 in the UK Singles Chart. When the follow-up single, ‘Christian’ made UK number 12 in early 1983, this brought them to national prominence along with ‘Wishful Thinking’. The band toured Europe and USA during the late eighties and and we are delighted they are performing for us this May!

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Saturday 6 May 201720:00 Book Now

Des O'Connor

Des O'Connor
An Evening with Des O'Connor One of the UK's greatest ever performers, the incomparable DES O'CONNOR, in his brand new show celebrating the stage and screen career of this show-business legend.

Des entertains as only he can, whilst bringing to life stories of legendary personalities with whom he has shared the stage, through a fascinating show-reel of clips featuring entertainment greatsincluding: Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Morecambe & Wise, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Pavarotti, Oliver Reed, Shirley Bassey, Will Smith, Robert Redford and many, many more.

A unique and unforgettable evening of music, laughter and iconic moments of Television Gold!

"Down to earth, good looking and self deprecating, Des has got wit and charm in bundles. Great numbers by some of the great song writers all fell under Des' spell as mirth and music filled the theatre. Cheeky, cheerful and just downright brilliant as an entertainer, Des showed us all what a true gentleman of show business he is and why he is loved by so many. He is still pulling them in, still has so much to give and leaves so many others in his wake.

A delightful night out and one I hope will be repeated."

Paul Thomas: The West London Times

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Friday 12 May 201719:30 Book Now

The UK Beach Boys

The UK Beach Boys

The “Beach Boys” are one of the most successful bands of all time, and are often referred to as "America's Band".


Their music has appealed to all age groups around the world for decades, and are still just as popular today.

No other Band from the USA has had such a major influence on other bands and musicians that followed.


The “U.K. Beach Boys” spent over 6 months preparing and rehearsing a show that could faithfully reproduce the Beach Boys magical sound.


They have now been performing their show to audiences all over the UK, and Europe for the past 14 years, and receive many compliments from clients, venues, and fellow musicians alike.


The U.K Beach Boys have a repertoire of over 35 songs, including all the major hits from the 1962 to present day, both here and in the US, and are proud to be a completely "LIVE" act, without resorting to the use of backing tracks to produce their show.


If there was a style of music that epitomised “Summer", then the Beach Boys are surely it, and the U.K. Beach Boys continue to bring the "Sound of Summer" to audiences everywhere.



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Saturday 13 May 201719:30 Book Now

The Memory of Water (16)

The Memory of Water

‘The Memory of Water’

A Black Comedy by Shelagh Stephenson


Three sisters come together for their mother’s funeral. Their memories don’t match. Their attitudes are not appropriate.  They all have problems, not least with each other. Their mother made them what they are, but their focus is not on the dear departed – more on the left behind.

Heart warming, troubling, sad, and uncontrollably funny, this play won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy when it opened in London in 2000. Linda Cowley directs a strong cast, most of whom have also worked together with the Taboo Theatre Company.

This adult play includes some strong language.


This amateur production of "The Memory of Water" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD


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Thursday 18 May 201719:30 Book Now
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Lion (PG)

Lion

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.


The true story of a life lost and found.


Cinema sponsored by Farnfields Solicitors

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Thursday 25 May 201719:00 Book Now

An Evening with Jo Burt

An Evening with Jo Burt

Jo Burt is an English songwriter, storyteller, singer and guitar player possibly best known for his incredible history working

with musical legends such as Freddie Mercury, The Troggs and even Black Sabbath over the past 40 years.


The show comprises tracks from the brand new album together with audience favourites from previous releases

'Indestructible' and 'Seven Seeds'; and is interspersed with Jo's own versions of some of the huge hits that have shaped

his career (Wild Thing, Paranoid, 2-4-6-8 Motorway etc).

Jo's writing style is based on his background of rock, with a southern-style influence and a very English 'Beatles-esque'

twist. To use his own terms – 'Anglicana' and 'psycho-country'. He is an hypnotic performer, drawing in his listeners with

tales from his recording and touring past, and telling gripping and intriguing stories through his songs themselves. His

warm and enthusiastic approach never fails to endear him to his audience and the connection and friendship with his

band is equally apparent as they clearly thrive on performing Jo's music. It shows - together with his band, Jo continues to

electrify his audience with the mixture of honesty, intensity and humour that he brings to each performance.

Watch Jo's music videos here: www.youtube.com/user/wummingbird.


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Friday 26 May 201719:30 Book Now

The Magic of Christian Lee

The Magic of Christian Lee

Reaching the Live Finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2016, prepare to experience the sensational magic of Christian Lee, who is an award winning comedy magician.


With over 40 million and counting Youtube Hits worldwide, Christian has been crowned various prestigious awards over the years, He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and performs magic ranging from close up tricks to illusions and full stage productions.


With his tongue in cheek humour Christian is currently leading the way with his unique style and wacky performances and has been dubbed the ‘King of Comedy Magic’ by Time Out.


Also joining Christian on stage is multi-award winning illusionist Oliver Tabor. This London magician has provided jaw dropping entertainment for over 15 years, mesmerizing audiences with outstanding illusions and trickery.


So watch closely as Christian Lee and Oliver Tabor conjure you to an evening of magic and humour.


Quotes

David Walliams: “I had the best view of everybody at the trick, and you’re a great magician”.

Alesha Dixon:“You entertained us so brilliantly well”. “You know how to work the audience, I had a big smile on my face. It was silly and stupid, but all in a great way”

Amanda Holden: “You’re very, very funny, which is what makes it entertaining”. “Tonight, the thing I think makes it for me is your humour and banter. Really enjoyed it”.

Simon Cowell: “I think you’re funny’

“Flashy conjuring from Christian Lee” – Three Weeks

“Mighty magical talents” – Evening Standard

“Hysterical” – Remote Goat

“Slick Tricks” Daily Express

“Fabulous magic-riddled comic Christian Lee” – Time Out.

“Christian is one of the few magicians who genuinely crosses the divide between comedy and magic. He possesses the comic genius of Tommy Cooper along with world class skills as a prestidigitator” – TNT Magazine


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Saturday 27 May 201720:00 Book Now

Jethro (18)

Jethro
Jethro - 40 Years The Joker

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage.

Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.

Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career.

Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage, JETHRO 'FORTY YEARS THE JOKER'

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Friday 9 Jun 201720:00 Book Now (Please Call Box Office)

Burton

Burton

WINNER OF "BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW" AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2010.


BURTON vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.

Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Drink was the only real anodyne to his deteriorating health and mental state, his doomed tempestuous relationship with Taylor and his constant guilt over the abandonment of his family.

RHODRI MILES, (Game of Thrones, Eastern Promises, Atlantis) takes on the role of the younger BURTON and received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009 and also Hollywood fringe festival 2010 where the play won 'Best International' show.


“Fantastic, the whole audience was in the palm of his hand from beginning to end” ***** Edinburgh Guide

“Charming, Elegant one-man show which struggles to remove itself from the memory” **** The Scotsman


"Welsh actor Rhodri Miles delivers a brilliant and gripping portrait" 'Critics Choice-GO' LA Weekly*****


"Clever, concise, alcoholically tragic and furtive storytelling" LA Theatre Review*****


“A masterful performance” British theatre guide


Written by: Gwynne Edwards

Directed by: Gareth Armstrong

Performed by: Rhodri Miles


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Thursday 15 Jun 201720:00 Book Now

Hollywood & The Kings

Hollywood & The Kings

Hollywood & The Kings takes you on a musical journey of jazz, swing and post-modern jukebox classics.

Celebrate soaring musical moments from the 20th century with a trio of tantalising talent direct from the West End and Broadway.

Portia Emare, Matt Firth and Paul Spicer take you on an intimate journey through the music of the glory days of cinemascope, with a few twists along the way.

Featuring all of the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand & Judy Garland, Hollywood & The Kings are an acclaimed international powerhouse offering stunning close vocal harmony and chemistry that is second to none.

Come and relive those legendary days.

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Friday 16 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats

An opportunity to experience, live on stage, one of Rock'n'Roll’s original pioneers.


Marty, whose career began in 1957, was amongst the very first British singers to play a leading role in the early formative and groundbreaking Rock'n'Roll years. He is also one of the few still performing in the world today.


Playing his many hits - combined with a host of magical songs from that wonderful era - Marty and his fabulous band, The Wildcats, will take you on a trip down Memory Lane and guide you through some of the most exciting musical periods that this country has ever experienced.


A fantastic evening awaits all ages! Enjoy this musical roller coaster of a show, which has become one of the most acclaimed on the circuit today.


Don't miss it!


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Saturday 17 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

La La Land (12A)

La La Land

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.


Winner of Golden Globe Award for Best Film


Sponsored by Farnfields Solicitors

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Thursday 22 Jun 201719:00 Book Now

Champions of Rock

Champions of Rock

Join the ultimate celebration of one of the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage - Queen.


Champions of Rock recreates the magic, fun and showmanship of the bands touring days.


Take a journey through the decades, with all 25 number one hits and fan favourites, performed live with an electrifying band such as; We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody.


Starring the National UK Tribute Awards winners, Champions of Rock recreates Queen's legendary stadium spectaculars.


Prepare to be entertained, exhilirated and regally rocked 'til you drop!

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Friday 23 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

BOVTS - Under Milk Wood

BOVTS - Under Milk Wood
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood

Directed by Christopher Scott

"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood."

"Dylan Thomas's beautiful, bawdy, affectionate, reckless and deeply original play was justly crowned at its first performance by a storm of cheers." So wrote The Times on Under Milk Wood's stage debut.

In the fictitious fishing village of Llareggub, this twenty four hour peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly has continued to enthral its audiences ever since. With its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes, the play pulses with the vitality and relish of real life characters re-living their dreams and desires. Come closer now, and enter the world of Under Milk Wood.

"It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea."

The annual west Country tour by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School comes to The Exchange through Artsreach, Dorset's touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk

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Sunday 25 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

The Christians

The Christians
After a sellout concert in 2016 at The Exchange (one of the highlights of the year at the venue) The Christians return for what will be another great night. If you missed them first time round make sure not to miss out and book early!

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits. Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, What's in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror's description of him as having 'one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years, the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe. www.thechristianslive.co.uk

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Saturday 1 Jul 201720:00 Book Now

An Evening with Tim Vine

An Evening with Tim Vine

AN EVENING WITH TIM VINE FOR YEWSTOCK SCHOOL


Tim Vine is returning to the Edinburgh Festival to tell lots of silly new jokes, to show off new homemade props, to sing some new daft ditties, and do it all with the appearance of confidence!

This is your chance to see a preview of Tim’s new show, with all profits going to Yewstock School! The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, jet-propelled y-fronts, and the modern postal system. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up!T his is comedy seeking a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do?


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Thursday 6 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an

array of the most talented, gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world.


The show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its producer. “Rhythm of the Dance” celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing traditional and current to the ancient SeanNos dance style.


Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, by critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world.


Be sure to share the experience when it comes to a venue near you.


For more information go to : www.rhythmofthedance.com

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Sunday 16 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Moonlight (15)

Moonlight

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.


Winner of Best Film at this year's Academy Awards


Cinema sponsored by Farnfields Solicitors

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Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

A Celebration Of Neil Diamond

A Celebration Of Neil Diamond
Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era in his own inimitable style. Interspersed with humour and audience participation, faithfully recreating and delivering all the hits of Neil Diamond. With spectacular production, world class powerhouse of live musicians, awesome sound and featuring the latest in live video screen technology, A Celebration of Neil Diamond promises an unforgettable night out for everyone. The legacy of hits such as Sweet Caroline, Love On The Rocks, and Forever In Blue Jeans evoke memories in all of us, back to a time when the singer songwriter regularly ruled the UK and US charts. How can songs such as Kentucky Woman, I'm A Believer, Cracklin Rosie, I Am I Said, fail to get you in the aisles, while Desiree, Holly Holy, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline & Beautiful Noise will have everyone singing along. Truly a feel good show, packed with hits, delivered by Wayne Denton and talented his musicians. Come dressed for this Seventies revival, sing, dance and lose yourself in what promises to be an evening of Diamond songs, great stage production and delivered by world class performers. LIVE!

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Friday 21 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Joe Swift 'Man About The Garden'

Joe Swift 'Man About The Garden'

JOE SWIFT

A MAN ABOUT THE GARDEN

TV presenter Joe Swift digs deep to reveal his fascinating story from his Rock 'n Roll youth to becoming one of the country’s top Garden Designers. Hear what really happens behind the scenes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners World and find out what it takes to get a Chelsea Show Gold Medal?

His TV credits include Gardeners World, and the RHS Chelsea Flower show and he is a regular columnist for The Times and Gardeners World magazine.

Joe will share all this with you, taking questions on his life and career but warns that answering questions on dead plants isn’t going to be top of his list!


'Time spent in Joe's company is always hugely rewarding.' Alan Titchmarsh



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Saturday 29 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison  & Buddy Holly

Through the decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly


Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas.

They both recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs 'An Empty Cup' (and a broken date)' as well as 'You've Got Love, both written by Roy Orbison.

Both Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing an individual sound was born!


Presenting Darren Paige as Roy Orbison & Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly with live backing from The Counterfeit Crickets.

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Friday 4 Aug 201719:30 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 19 Aug 201720:00 Book Now

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway – plus many other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics and a few surprises thrown in along the way. Capturing the sound, energy and persona that propelled the film to a cult status that still thrills audiences worldwide today,


Back with a Brand new production for 2017 with an all new elaborate stage set the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage in the concert that never finished.


The Chicago Blues Brothers is a joyous hoot, a musical riot, a juiced-up jamboree of the coolest, funkiest soul, blues and Motown hits performed with style, class and showmanship by a troupe of some of the finest entertainers working in modern musical theatre.


Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation with an energy that’s impossible to resist. The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission once again – in a high-octane, on-stage party you can’t afford to miss.


Tight Classy and Brassy – Time out


Fun and Infectious – The Stage


A high octane musical mash up – Bristol Post


Please note Early Bird tickets £20 until 30th June

From July 1st £22

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Saturday 26 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (14+)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Living Spit present 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'


Two Actors. Too Many Characters. One Big Ego.


Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There's no escaping that.


Stu McLoughlin doesn't look like any of the wives, but he's going to give it a go.


After their previous self-funded historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard & Stu are at their wits end.


Then they hit on an idea for a show that could change everything....


But can two of the South West's favourite theatrical sons put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other?


'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' is an undisputed hit and with live original music, embroidary, Barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in Tudor history you'll never forget.



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Saturday 7 Oct 201719:30 Book Now

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories
From the producers of 90 Glorious Years comes a brand new Christmas matinee nostalgia show.

Join Neil Sands and his brilliant cast as they start Christmas in Style with this delightful and unforgettable festive trip down memory lane.

We can all be dreaming of a White Christmas and watching Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire, as we sing along to all your festive favourites.

This enchanting Christmas production is a truly wonderful mixture of all of your favourite Christmas songs and carols, stunning costumes, 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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Tuesday 12 Dec 201714:00 Book Now

Jethro 2 (18)

Jethro 2

After a sell out concert last year Jethro is back by popular demand!


Every once in a while there comes along a true comedy genius,

someone who rapidly gains cult status with the British public.


Such is the case with Jethro!


Armed with nothing more than a microphone and delivered

to you in a warm Cornish accent, Jethro has the rare ability to paint hilarious pictures in the mind of his audience.


Over 4 million DVD sales pay testimony to the size and dedication of his army of followers, and their love of the unpredictable, irreverent twaddle that reduces his audience to tears of laughter night after unforgettable night


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Friday 12 Jan 201819:30 Book Now