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 long time ago there were no dogs – there were wolves, but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then along came Yorkshire hunter gatherers Ogg ’n’ Ugg who befriend the wolves, invent our best friend, the dog, and save us all from a life of doglessness! Audiences can expect flying meat bones, sabre-toothed tigers, slug tastings, time travelling sticks, loads of scary howls and (if they’re lucky) even a chance to pat Dogg! Using physical comedy, clowning, puppetry, music and song, award-winning Fideri Fidera present a brand new show for families and dog lovers of all ages. Suitable for ages 4+
* Post-show arts and crafts workshop with Ogg n Ugg available. Workshop runs for 40mins. Places £3 for ages 4+
* Post-show arts and crafts workshop with Ogg n Ugg. Workshop runs for 40mins. Places £3 for age 4+
Limited spaces available.
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…
Strictly 80s with live music from Stone Groove
Cocktail on Arrival
3-course Retro 80s Dinner
Disco and Bar
Tables of 8/10/12 available
Dress Code: 80s get up or smart casual
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Director: Danny Boyle
Richard Curtis (screenplay)
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
The Miller's Daughter - Unrest at the Mill 1830 by Sue Ashby and Tony Benge
The setting for this original play is Sturminster Mill, where it was first performed. It uses both real and fictional characters living through the huge social unrest of the 1830s.
It is now re-designed for performance indoors and presented with minimal scenery. After the hour long performance, there will be time, for those who wish, to discuss the play and its history with the writers and actors.
Taboo Theatre Company is a collective group of local actors formed in 2006 in association with The Martinsey Isle Trust. Taboo's last production was 'Rage, Tears and Cider' in 2018.
"the versatile and talented cast of Taboo Theatre...bringing this powerful and sadly still relevant story to vivid life" (Fine Times Recorder)
Capturing the true spirit of Alan Ayckbourn's work, theatre group 'Close to the Mark' present this hilarious farce set in the 1970s which sees four couples navigate their relationship issues around a house warming party.
Ayckbourn's timeless talent turns this calamity into a fast moving comedy that connects to all who have ever been in a relationship.
(Private Hire Event)
Roy Wood Rock & His Roll Band Christmas Show
What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas.
Recently inducted into " The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame " in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard.
This is a Rock Packed evening you won't want to miss. Featuring Roy with his Big Rock & Roll Band, performing classic hits California Man, Flowers In The Rain, Fire Brigade, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Blackberry Way, See My Baby Jive, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, and many more.
Roy and his band have been playing sell out venues around the country, in what has become an annual British Christmas tradition, and promises to be a great rockin’ evening.
Although we are advertising this as STANDING, we will have our raked seating out for those who prefer to sit. These seats are unreserved.
Bye Bye Baby are a jawdropping tribute to the musical
phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of
‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part
harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and
stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show
that will make it a night remember! Includes 31 of Valli’s
greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A
Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You, and many more.
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
Mark Daniels as Ultimate Bublé performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning tribute show featuring his live band (As Seen On ITV1).
This special Christmas edition features a light dusting of festive tunes from Bublé’s renowned 2011 Album ‘Christmas’, along with all of the favourites that you would expect to hear.
The show’s incredible big band sound, along with Mark’s mesmerising likeness to the modern day Canadian crooner, will appeal to fans of traditional big band music and Michael Bublé alike.
Mark’s charismatic nature, powerful vocals and boyish charm, are all perfectly packaged in true tuxedo style. A sleek, polished performance with a top coat of class and sophistication.
In amongst a croony repertoire of pop standards, expect some show stopping, spontaneous banter as Mark effortlessly hands out doses of unrehearsed humour and wit that you would expect from Michael Bublé himself.
On stage, expect to see lots of laughs, great humour and admirable camaraderie between Mark and his band. Backed by some of the finest musicians in the country, this line up is an absolute musical powerhouse.
If you like to feel the music, laugh till your stomach hurts and leave wanting more, then be sure to join us for an incredible night of live music with a festive touch.
Treat yourself to the perfect Christmas indulgence and experience the best big band night of the year!
The fabulous Soul Kinda Wonderful celebrates the music and songs of soul and Motown including the songs of Ben E. King, The Drifters and many more.
The group who formed over a decade ago, relights the magic of that splendid era, breathing new life into songs such as 'My Girl', 'Stand By Me' and many more, as well as original songs written by Richie Sampson.
Stevie G from Dorset Soul Cellar will be hosting a disco before and after the show, to make this a fun, festive soul night to remember.
Although we are advertising this as STANDING, we will have our raked seating out for those who prefer to sit. These seats are unreserved.
Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, as a true pioneer having paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from '85 including Could it Be I'm Falling In Love?, Round and Around, Set Me Free, Step Right Up and Breaking Away, also making the Music Guinness Book of Records in the 80's as the first black British female solo artist to have 6 consecutive Top 10/20 hits.
Her career excelled in the 90's with her album Real Life selling more than 800,000 copies in less than four weeks. Her cover of Ain't Nobody reached No. 1 in the US Billboard Dance charts for 5 weeks as well as achieving gold in Australia, Japan and the USA.
Jaki is officially a Motown artist, as one of the only British females to hold this credential alongside Kiki Dee. Jaki also holds a Doctorate from the University of Wolverhampton, for which she was also made Pro-Chancellor due to her outstanding contributions to the music industry and awarded her very own Star on Birmingham’s Broad Street.
Jaki Graham firmly maintains her position as one of Britain’s most revered ladies of soul with the 2018 release of her long awaited new studio album When a Woman Loves which topped the UK Soul Charts and produced a US Independent Chart No.1 single!
An Evening With Jaki Graham gives the perfect opportunity for real music lovers to experience Jaki’s hits and Motown classics stripped back, whilst turning the spotlight on her powerful and emotive vocals, highlighting her effervescent personality that she’s known and loved for, up close and personal!
Dance To The Music is a sumptuously beautiful, glamorous dance show created, directed, choreographed and starring ex Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff.
Kristina is excited to tour the show with even more fabulous costumes, stunning vocals and breathtaking choreography.
Hosted by heartthrob Jake Quickenden who first found fame on the X Factor, I’m A Celebrity and Dancing On Ice and an exciting troupe of dancers featuring South African Dancing With The Stars professionals, Marcella Solimeo & Dylon Daniels.
This promises to be an evening not to be missed.
VIP tickets include:
Meet & Greet
A signed programme
As seen in London's West End Lipstick On Your Collar is back with a brand new show.
Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor.
Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake
and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!
From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over
forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.
Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.
Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!
Beyond The Barricade
THE UK’S LEADING MUSICAL THEATRE CONCERT
Now celebrating an incredible 21 Years touring the UK, and firmly established as the longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour. Featuring past-principal performers from Les Misérables, Beyond the Barricade delivers a wonderful performance of the best loved songs from Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.
For 2020, this brand new 21st Anniversary Tour will include many of the songs that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the Country.
The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), who, together with a live band, capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals, allowing the audience to hear the songs as if they were listening to the original performances.
This is a musical theatre experience not to be missed.