Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.
ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Sturminster Newton where The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic.
The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long.
The seven-piece live band is headed by lead singer Middi Murphy armed with blarney, banter and an accordion, alongside Trevor Brewis (Jimmy Nail) on drums, Tony Davis (Prelude) on keys and the BBC award-winning fiddle player Sophy Ball on fiddle.
In their own inimitable style, The Wild Murphys celebrate Irish classics with tracks including: Galway Girl, Tell Me Ma, Dirty Old Town, The Irish Rover, Brown Eyed Girl, Seven Drunken Nights, Sally MacLennane, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover and Molly Malone, to name just a few.
Let ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN come to you – kick back in Murphy’s Pub, sing along and imagine yourself back in Temple Bar as Middi and his band entertain you all night long - “Ah, go on, go on, go on!
The concert will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single Sensational and the epic album opener Dance In The Hurricane alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of hit singles, live favourites and renowned album tracks. For 42 years Toyah has taken to the stage like no other. She has won numerous awards and nominations from singing to writing to acting.
In 2001 Toyah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England in Birmingham. In 2018 Paul McCartney awarded Toyah a LIPA Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Companionship for Outstanding Achievement in music, drama, performance and media. Toyah has also been awarded a star on the Kings Heath Walk of Fame and a star on Birmingham’s Broad Street Walk of Stars recognising her achievements.
Please note this is unreserved seating. The raked seating will be out for those that want to sit and the floor will be standing only.
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
JEREMY VINE - WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!
Jeremy Vine is one of the UK's most successful broadcasters. In more than thirty years at the BBC, he's presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points of View — as well as his daily Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, the UK's most listened-to radio news programme.
He's been shot at in Croatia and had chewing gum placed on his chair in Zimbabwe (by one of Robert Mugabe's supporters). But increasingly he finds himself asking "What the hell is going on?" as information and misinformation get mixed together and the sheer volume of news that gets thrown at us all is mindblowing.
Get ready to laugh and cry as Jeremy tries to make sense of a world that increasingly makes no sense at all — where, as he puts it, "my listeners have better stories than I do."
There is a bucket collection at the end of the show on behalf of The Motor Neurone Disease Association
SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself!
23 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 Top 5 hits “Under The Moon of Love,” “When,” “You Got What It Takes,” “3 Steps To Heaven,” “Hey Rock & Roll” and many more.
15 massive selling albums (including the Christmas number 1 in 1978)
An incredible live show - acclaimed the world over!
In excess of 50 Top of the Pops performances, and countless industry awards!
Royal Variety performances (one to the delight of the Queen Mother - who actually requested to meet the band post-performance)
Bill toppers at the prestigious Golden Orpheus World Music Festival before a staggering TV audience of 300 million people - making history in the process by becoming the first western-world band to be screened live in Communist Cuba!
As if the band's amazing success through 4 decades were not enough, here well into the 21st Century the demand for these legendary performers is every bit as strong, which is surely a testament to their outstanding reputation as live artists.
Late 2004 saw the release of the re-mastered "Very Best Of" collection, which helped the band achieve their first Gold Album award for in excess of 20 years, eclipsing all expectations by remaining on the album chart for 3 months and once again confirming SHOWADDYWADDY as proven recording artists.
On the back of the compilation’s phenomenal success it was not long before the boys were asked to record their first album of new material for 15 years, culminating in a classic collection of hit covers originally recorded by their 70's contemporaries. Released during late 2006 on DMG the record entitled "I Love Rock & Roll" went on to achieve healthy worldwide sales, further demonstrating this unique band’s startling versatility.
Late '08 saw the much anticipated release of the concept album & DVD entitled "The Sun Album," researched from 9800 original Sun titles in which the band lovingly created 'the album they always wanted to make,' achieving a long time ambition in the process by recording at the revered Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Released to amazing Industry and public acclaim the CD/DVD soon became something of a cult classic, continuing to win over a legion of new admirers with its re-release in 2014.
Between 2009 and 2011 the band performed a series of unique concerts across the UK under the title of "An Evening of Rock & Roll with SHOWADDYWADDY". The gigs featured the band delving into their formative years, exhibiting their true musical prowess thru a selection of songs from The Sun Album in an exclusive opening set, followed hot on the heels by a stirring second-half set chock-full of the band's innumerable collection of cherished hit singles.
On the back of massive public demand following a succession of sell-out concerts, along with augmenting the line-up with keyboards and additional percussion, the band again took to the road, touring extensively throughout 2012, 2013 & 2014 with a rejuvenated show to celebrate an astonishing forty years of rock ‘n’ roll, featuring 2 drummers for the first time since the glam days of the 70's in a non-stop barrage of hits hailed by the media as 'an adrenaline fueled nostalgic treat.'
2016 saw the new line-up returning to the studio to celebrate their continued success, culminating in the release of a brand new album entitled NEXT CHAPTER, consisting of a collection of classic covers fused with a handful of newly written songs, all bearing the hallmarks of the inimitable SHOWADDYWADDY style, a sample of which feature in the band’s current onstage repertoire.
2019 sees the ‘hardest working artists in the UK’ embark on yet another strenuous 70 date nationwide theatre tour, perhaps needless to say including a number of surprises along the way.
The band's track record and versatility are without question - concerts, corporate conventions, festivals, universities, colleges, clubs & private functions the world over still clamor to book the remarkable one-of-a-kind SHOWADDYWADDY!
After more than 40 incredible years, rock & roll music is truly alive and kicking in the hands of this amazing band.
LEAD VOCALS ANDY PELOS
DRUMS ROMEO CHALLENGER
BASS GUITAR BILLY NORMAN
KEYBOARDS/VOCALS DEAN LOACH
LEAD GUITAR/VOCALS RAY HATFIELD
DRUMS/GUITAR/VOCALS ROB HEWINS
Stonehenge is Britain’s most famous ancient monument, an extraordinary and enigmatic structure attracting over 1.4 million visitors a year. Archaeologist, writer and broadcaster Julian Richards will explain its sophisticated architecture and show how it has been explored, studied and interpreted over the centuries. From Medieval magicians to Druids and the beginnings of archaeology, Julian will show how understanding gradually developed.
Only then will the big questions be addressed: who built Stonehenge? How was it built? And, the most difficult, why was it built? All current theories will be examined and Stonehenge placed in its prehistoric landscape, itself the subject of extensive recent investigations. Join Julian and learn more about this global icon.
About the speaker
Julian Richards is an archaeologist, writer and broadcaster perhaps best known for presenting the BBC series Meet the Ancestors. Julian has had a varied career, working for English Heritage and the BBC as well as in commercial archaeology. He is a specialist on the subject of Stonehenge, about which he has written extensively. He is the author of the current guidebook and his latest work, Stonehenge: The story so far, was published in 2017.
A fundraiser for Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society
Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!
This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream.
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.
This is a tribute show and is not affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
What the media says about the show’s Dolly:
“Sounds just like the real thing” Cross Country Magazine
“Three encores before she left to tremendous applause” Cross Country Magazine
”The show had the audience on its feet by the end, blown away by the quality of the performance” Scunthorpe Telegraph
”The songs sounded great” Ents24
GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to...
The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation – recently inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gordy Marshall played drums with The Moody Blues
for twenty-five years. Together with Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10cc for twenty years) they present a super-group of world class musicians, singers and songwriters and meticulously recreate the magnificence of a Moody Blues Concert.
In this show, all the classic hits are celebrated, including Nights in White Satin, Go Now, Tuesday Afternoon, Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary) 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.
Joining Gordy and Mick on stage are:
Tim Maple (Leona Lewis guitarist and X-factor Live MD)
Malcolm Moore (Robbie Williams - James Blunt)
Patrick Duffin (Jersey Boys – Natalie Imbuglia)
A nostalgic look back at the 50s and 60s, where SNADS will endeavour to recapture the mood of those decades through words and music, featuring some of the more popular songs around at the time, and sketches based on some of the well-known radio and TV programmes that filled the airwaves.
From Rationing to Flower Power, from Dick Barton to Andy Pandy and from Ena Sharples to a Dead Parrot, there will be memories and entertainment enough for all.
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.
'A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it reads like a by-the-book biopic; on screen it explodes with the kind of colour and energy that only Elton John himself could invoke.' John Nugent - Empire
Stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
The James Taylor Quartet
Lead by Hammond organ-guru, James Taylor, JTQ stands with one foot planted in 2019, and other, just as firmly, somewhere south of the 1970s.
For more than 25 years, The James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of critically acclaimed albums and at their legendary live shows both at home and around the world, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity.
In addition to his work with JTQ – James has collaborated with the likes of U2, The Wonderstuff, Manic Street Preachers, The Pogues, as well as with Tom Jones on the multi-platinum album Reload.
JTQ are perhaps best-known and best-loved for their unrivalled live performances. With James’s Hammond leading the way, JTQ jam out with funky rhythms and kitschy-cool melodies - their concerts include reworkings of classics such as Green Onions and Time Is Tight, as well as JTQ’s debut single Blow Up and favourites such as JTQ Theme and, of course, the inimitable, Starsky and Hutch.
‘A Hammond-led slice of organic retro-funk’
‘An instrumental tour de force’
‘More than enough hammond-organised power to grab the attention of the most indifferent audience ... live on stage they pack a genuinely solid punch’
‘The band's impressive live reputation holds fast - like the Hammond organ, it takes jazz and funk and gives it a righteous, spinning roar’
‘The best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic’
Craig Charles, BBC6
‘James Taylor keeps it swinging, fun and unpretentious’
Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Accompanied by, and in conversation with, Anna Tilbrook Lesley's behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage
As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has recently returned to English National Opera for the world premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. Last spring she appeared with WNO in another world premiere creating the role of Emcee in Rhonda Rips It Up!, based on the life of suffragette Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda) and the autumn saw Lesley make her acting debut in a revised version of Patrick Barlow’s play, The Messiah for the National Theatre of Brent, on tour and in the West End. This spring she is creating another new role in ENO’s world premiere of Iain Bell’s opera, Jack the Ripper at the Coliseum..
“A natural effervescent and powerhouse voice” Financial Times
“She cares about the people who come to hear her sing .... Through her records and her unstuffy attitude to singing, she has clearly reached out to music lovers far beyond the rarified confines of the opera house.”
“She's a down-to-earth Northerner...she's incredibly funny and emotional, with a glorious voice.” The Daily Mail
Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals, as well as coaching regularly for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Presented in Association with Clive Conway Productions
Captivating singer Kate Dimbleby joins Bristol’s favourite comedy theatre troupe Living Spit to reimagine Homer’s classic work.
The Odyssey, one of the supreme works of western literature, tells of Odysseus’ 10-year journey home from the Trojan War, overcoming some of Greek mythology’s greatest challenges. All Greece presumed him dead while Penelope, his faithful wife, fended off countless drunken suitors. The story’s scope and beauty have entranced mankind for nearly three thousand years.
Now Kate Dimbleby, the internationally renowned, stupefyingly talented singer and raconteur, joins Living Spit, a pair of scruffy, puerile, knockabout chancers from a small seaside town just south of Bristol, to create a highly original retelling of this story of redemption, isolation and a desperate yearning for love.
Expect great music and top-notch comedy married together with playful panache, pathos and puns! Let’s just hope they get on…
In 2013 Kim released the acclaimed ‘Wilde Winter Songbook’ album. Featuring some beautiful winter and Christmas inspired songs, as well as some much loved Christmas cover versions, this album was widely thought to be some of her finest work.
This year, to celebrate the re-release of this album, Kim brings you an acoustic performance of some of these songs as well as acoustic versions of her biggest hits and also some chosen tracks from the recent hit album, ‘Here Come The Aliens'
A very intimate show with Kim plus her 3 piece acoustic band, this is not to be missed.
TICKETS WILL RELEASED AT 10AM WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE 2019