Living Spit are delighted to bring you 'the alternative' Christmas show this festive season!
Hard hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hates the season of goodwill until a visit from three spirits one Christmas Eve makes him rethink his... blah blah blah.
We all know the story. We’ve all seen the film(s). But who’s the best Scrooge of all time? Albert Finney? Alistair Sim? Patrick Stewart? Well, just hold your horses there! Because you’ve yet to witness Bristol actor Craig Edwards’ take on Dickens’ mean miserabilist.
He waits, like a coiled spring, ready to bring his unique brand of Midlands malcontentment to the role. And he’s brought Clevedon’s finest, Stu Mcloughlin, along for the ride to play (almost literally) all the other parts!
Hilarious, tender, idiotic and musically virtuosic by turns, Living Spit’s two-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol promises a feast of festive foolery that’ll have you splitting your sprouts with laughter, or your money back!*
*only joking about the “money back” bit!!
"Christmas tradition laced with really, really good comedy."
“The jokes are brilliantly bad, the songs are wonderful and all in all the whole performance is hilarious. Its proper fun for all the family, which is exactly what you want at Christmas.“
Parental Guidance; Suitable for ages 10 years + due to occasional bad language and regular terrible puns!
Harold is an ordinary man who has passed through life, living on the side lines, until he goes to post a letter one day...and just keeps walking.
Featuring Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton
Presented in partnership with Artsreach, join us for a special concert of festive favourites and magical winter music with ten musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Featuring classic carols, Christmas music, wintery tunes and seasonal songs, there will be familiar tunes to hum along to.
Enjoy the spirit of Christmas with this fun concert for all the family, introduced by a BSO presenter.
We are delighted to be welcoming Bare Jams back after a very successful concert earlier this year.
'Experience the feel-good vibes of Bare Jams, a tight group of experienced musical alchemists. Seamlessly fusing genres of pop, soul, funk, and rock, they have created a sound that's uniquely their own. With their captivating live performances, Bare Jams deliver unforgettable shows that connect and captivate audiences. Get ready to experience their contagious energy and uplifting vibes.
Bare Jams' musical journey has taken them far and wide, headlining shows across Europe and sharing the stage with legendary acts such as The Wailers, Katchafire, and La Pegatina. Their performances at renowned festivals like Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, and Isle of Wight Festival have solidified their reputation as a must-see act. Their music has a way of connecting deeply with listeners, spreading positivity, and leaving a lasting impact.'
1930 - Doors
2000 - Support (45 mins)
2100 - Bare Jams (90 mins)
2245 - DJ (75 mins)
0000 - Finish
MAINLY STANDING - There will be some chairs put out for those who prefer to sit.
'We've been busy bunch this year and thought it would be rude not to round it off with a fat ol' Xmas party.
We're not just bringing you fresh tunes from our upcoming album, but this will be the one and only spot where you can snag a pre-order of our new vinyl, zine, and merch. Plus, you'll get to spin it at your leisure way before the commercial release.
We've programmed a serious line up including some of the best local talent the shire has to offer. Of course we're going to be joining the party after our set.
All profits from this gig is going right back into making, releasing, and manufacturing our album.
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.
Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling
One Night of Ska is a two hour homage to the music, bands and artistes that influenced two generations of teenagers.
Taking the best of the original 1960s Jamaican scene as well as the 2 Tone English Revival of the late 1970s this is crammed full of songs made famous by names such as Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Maytals, and Tony Tribe.
Expect such fabulous hits as The Israelites, One Step Beyond, It Mek, My Girl, Monkey Man, Ghost Town, Watermelon Man, Red Red Wine, Too Much Too Young, Madness, Enjoy Yourself, and Al Capone amongst many, many others.
Standing/unreserved raked seating available.
The Exchange are excited to host the founding members of Los Pacminos JAMIE MOSES ( Queen & Paul Rogers, SAS Band, Tom Jones, Paul Young, Mike and the Mechanics) and DREW BARFIELD (The Keys, Paul Young, Joe Jackson and Level 42) as they team up as Dos Amigos!
They will be performing some Los Pacaminos favourites as well as a range of well known classics - from the 60s to Present Day.
An intimate gig with two legends of the industry!
A dramatization of the life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who had a large hand in the development of the atomic bomb, thus helping end World War 2. We see his life from university days all the way to post-WW2, where his fame saw him embroiled in political machinations.
Starring Cillian Murphy (Best Actor Oscar), Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jnr.
Three Artists celebrate the music of three Icons of
Rock n Roll Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, & Elvis Presley.
Roy Orbison, played by Darren Page will perform the hit’s from ‘In Dreams’,
To ‘I Drove all Night’, hit after hit, just back from his European Tour, Darren
Will have you believing Roy is back in the room!
Marc Robinson and his four-piece Band ‘The Counterfeit Crickets’ pay
attention to detail with a tribute to Buddy Holly, with authentic attire,
horned rimmed glasses and the famous Stratocaster Guitar.
Marc Robinson from the original ‘Stars in their Eyes’ Show and
‘Buddy’ The Musical, creates nostalgic memories with songs
that include…….‘Heartbeat’, ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’, ‘Peggy Sue’ and ‘True Love Ways’!
ELVIS, what more can you say, the King of Rock n Roll himself,
Lots of classics ….. ‘That’s all-right Mama’, ‘G.I. Blues’, & ‘Jailhouse Rock’.
From the ‘BBC Elvis Show’ and many more hit Shows around Great Britain and Europe, Steve Halliday, with authentic costume changes will transport you back to the days when Rock n Roll was King!
Rock n Roll at its finest!
Will Rock n Roll in Stratford upon Avon ever Die? That’ll be the Day!
Suits all ages
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
‘THE MAGIC OF MILLER’
Directed by Chris Dean, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra recreates the sound that brightened those dark days of the 1940s.
Celebrating the music of Major Glenn Miller, bringing memories of the war years back to life with precision and a youthful exuberance.
A dynamite blend of great soloists and vocalists, faultless section work and a hard swinging rhythm section will transport you back in time to a musical era that boasted such hits as Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood, String of Pearls, and many more or your Big Band favourites!
Founded in 1967 by trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence, The fabulous SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over Great Britain and Continental Europe for over 50 years. Renowned for its exciting blend of high octane Big Band Swing, the Orchestra’s repertoire features the very finest in big band swing. In fact, Count Basie himself described the Syd Lawrence Orchestra as “So good it should be BANNED!”.
Orchestra leader, Chris Dean, believes in leading the Orchestra with pace and good humour, performing the classics of the swing era in a way that entertains the audience. “The music is what people want to hear” says Chris, “information they can get in books, but they come to a concert to be entertained”.
Chris’s aim has been to increase the number of young musicians playing Big Band Swing. Recent changes in personnel of the Orchestra have proved the worth of this ambition. The “new blood” of some of today’s finest young jazz musicians has brought a new fire and drive to the Orchestra’s performances which has been reflected in rave reviews and numerous sold out concerts.
All these elements combine to make the Syd Lawrence Orchestra the most enduringly popular Big Band in Britain today.
Former Detective Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police Service and Senior Investigating Officer Colin Sutton will be appearing with ‘The Real Manhunter – Live’. In this show the now writer and broadcaster takes you through his career – from cracking cold cases and chasing serial killers to writing books and making TV shows.
Colin retired in 2011 and since then has written two books, collaborated in writing two dramas for ITV and written and presented ‘The Real Manhunter’ for Sky Crime – which will be airing its third season in September 2023. He is also a regular speaker at ‘Crime Con’, the annual true crime conventions in London and Glasgow.
A hilarious traditional Pantomime full of wonder, spectacle and amazing dance. Can Aladdin outwit the Evil Abanazer? What is that Panda up to now?
Watch This Space sees astronomer Will Gater bring to the stage the story of the extraordinary things humans see when we look to the stars.
This thrilling new show delves deep into some of the biggest questions humans have ever asked: what’s ‘out there’, what are the stars, and what is our place in the immense Cosmos that we call home.
Blending spectacular visuals, live demos and inspiring storytelling, Watch This Space will take you on a journey like no other, jumping from our small corner of the Milky Way to some of the most distant objects in the known Universe.
If you’ve marvelled at the latest pictures from orbiting telescopes or pondered on the wonders of space, this show is for you. A starry night sky will never look the same way again…
“One of the current generation of ‘rock star’ science popularisers” Exeposé
Science journalist, author and presenter, Will Gater has dedicated his career to bringing to life the wonders of the night sky. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, BBC Sky at Night Magazine and Physics World among others, and he makes regular appearances on TV and radio to promote astronomy and science. His most recent book, The Mysteries of the Universe, was published by Dorling Kindersley in 2020 and quickly became a best-seller.
Chic To Chic go to every length to capture the raw funk, soul & disco dynamics of Nile Rodgers' music and bring it to life on stage with a full 90 minute stage . This energy packed experience comes complete with sequins, funky outfits, fun crowd interaction and all of the trimmings that make a Chic to Chic live show so recognisable to Chic fans.
It is this attention to detail that makes Chic to Chic the most authentic tribute band on the circuit today. Their set features all the hits; Good Times, Le Freak, Everybody Dance and other Nile Rodger’s productions for Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Daft Punk and many more! Chic to Chic will have you on the dance floor all night long.
Not to be missed! Here comes the perfect tribute to a Beatles legend!
Enjoy the UK's leading live music tribute to George Harrison, performing his best-loved hits from The Beatles, his solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.
After the Liverpudlian four-piece called time on Beatlemania, Harrison enjoyed a successful solo career releasing 12 studio albums including Living In The Material World, Cloud Nine, Brainwashed and the classic triple album All Things Must Pass.
He also formed the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
During this show, these talented musicians perform some of George Harrison’s best-known tracks, including My Sweet Lord, Here Comes The Sun, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Got My Mind Set On You, All Things Must Pass, Handle With Care, Taxman, Give Me Love, What Is Life, If I Needed Someone, Cheer Down, and many more!
The Chas and Dave Story with Rockney
The feelgood show of the year!
Rockney brings to the stage the best loved songs of the legendary Chas and Dave and reminds us all of their extraordinary ability to get any party started with their seamless medleys of songs from the decades.
Feel free to singalong and let your hair down as Luke Dodd, Peter Gill and Jimmy Lee play hits such as Rabbit, Margate, The Sideboard Song, London Girls, Snooker Loopy, Gertcha, One Fing N Anuvver, Poor Mr Woogie, That’s What I Like and Ain’t No Pleasing You plus a host of singalong medleys familiar to everyone.
Living Spit presents
The Passion of Living Spit
Get ready to witness the most divine comedy of all time. Join us for ahilarious theatrical journey through the life and unfortunate death of thebearded, ethnically ambiguous offspring of God, Jesus H.Christ.
Featuring a smattering of JC’s greatest hits; water into wine! Loaves andfishes! Parables! Miracles! Animals! Vegetables! Minerals! And with a holy host of reimagined Easter hymns, this is a Sunday school lesson
unlike any other...With a dash of irreverent wit, a sprinkle of divine inspiration and a hearty helping of tasteless biblical buffoonery, The Passion of Living Spit promises to give a whole new meaning to the term ‘Cross-dressing’.
They’re going to nail it!
Phil Collins / Genesis Tribute Show with 10 piece band!
No gimmicks, wigs or gorilla suits… Just a genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation.
Packed with hits and fan favourites, this two-hour extravaganza will take you back to Phil in his hey-day.
Featuring the award winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his world class 10 piece band, including the “Serious Horn Section”.
Phil’s extensive catalogue has been meticulously studied and arranged to give the ultimate Phil Collins & Genesis experience.
Featuring, In the air tonight – Another day in paradise – Easy Lover – Against all odds – Invisible Touch – Follow You Follow me – I can’t Dance – Sussudio.
Seriously Collins is the show that fans deserve
Megan McCubbin Stopping extinction - an atlas of endangered species
What does it take to save a species from extinction? Is it determination, luck, optimism, jurassic-park-style
science... or just hard work? Well, in truth, its a combination of them all.
We are so lucky to share our planet with so many spellbinding species - from sharks that use electromagnetic fields to hunt, sloths that have a unique endemic ecosystem on their backs and the giant ecosystem engineers that are rhinos. Each animal plays an important part in the delicate web of life, but today, that web is under threat from execrated extinctions caused by humans. Biodiversity loss cannot be
understated - but hope is not lost...Around the world there are scientists, rangers and indigenous communities fighting to protect wildlife and their habitats.
In this show, we will hear to stories from the front line of conservation and find out what it takes to pull a species back from the brink, from parrot sperm helmets to embryo freezing and everything in between! All the whileanswering the big questions...
“I'm only one person, what can I do to make a difference?"
The Music of Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn
Featuring the all star band created by Mickey Finn with original drummer
Performing an explosion of 70s Glam rock hits
Celebrating 25 years of international shows
Metal Guru, Ride a White Swan, Telegram Sam, Children of the Revolution, I Love to Boogie, Jeepster, Get It On, Hot Love and many more.
HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT
NOT TO BE MISSED
Don't forget your feather boa!
He’s been a major star for four decades. Paul Young broke into the big time 40 years ago when No Parlez went to number one and spawned iconic hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home).
More success followed with the number one album The Secret Of Association and the worldwide hit Everytime You Go Away, not forgetting an appearance at Live Aid and more. Paul sustained that success – while having fun in his tex-mex band, Los Pacaminos.
Now, on the 40th anniversary of No Parlez, he’s releasing a remarkable new record and publishing his extraordinary memoir; both called Behind The Lens. He’s touring the UK, too, where he’ll meet fans, sing songs and tell stories about his incredible career. It’s time to revel in the classic hits and learn the stories behind them as Paul steps out from Behind The Lens.
VIP - Best Seats plus Goody Bag
Super VIP - Meet & Greet, Best Seats plus Goody Bag
Tommy Blaize – Lead Singer on Strictly Come Dancing For 20 Glorious Years
Tommy Blaize has one of the most recognisable voices in the UK. As the lead singer on Strictly Come Dancing for 20 glorious years, he’s sung live each week to up to 12 million people. And in a remarkable career spanning 50 years, he’s worked with some of the world’s most legendary artists, from Diana Ross to Queen, from The Beach Boys to Amy Winehouse, and from Stevie Wonder to Robbie Williams. Now it’s time for the man with the golden voice to step out in his first, major, solo tour. Singing songs everyone knows and loves, and telling stories about the legends he’s worked alongside, expect a Strictly incredible evening.