Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!
Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!
Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!
Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!
On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).
Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.
★★★★★ “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” - Primary Times
★★★★ “hugely talented” - Daily Mirror
★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage
After an eighteen month break due to the global Coronavirus pandemic The Classic Rock Show is back, bigger and even better, celebrating the very best-of-the-best of Classic Rock.
Paying tribute to its favourite rock heroes CRS thunders through legendary performances from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Who and many many more.
Performed with note-for-note precision, bringing the original iconic and era defining recordings back to life on stage, with a sound and light show to match.
Anthem after anthem, riff after riff and solo after solo, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.
“A real gem of a rock show. Sore throat guaranteed!” Chicago Tribune
Join us for this unique live event with bestselling authors Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis from the UK’s no.1 careers podcast, Squiggly Careers.
In this interactive event, the UK's leading career experts Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper will help you to increase your self-awareness and take action with your development. Drawing on the themes of their latest book You Coach You, they will share the knowledge and know how you need to become your own best career coach, whether you’re trying to get unstuck, solve a difficult dilemma or discover a new direction.
The event includes:
• A live How to coach yourself workshop from Helen and Sarah full of practical ideas for action and tools to try out
• The opportunity to learn from inspiring and insightful guests speakers, special guests will be announced shortly.
• An interactive Q&A where Sarah, Helen and their guests will explore your career conundrums and challenges.
You Coach You x Squiggly Careers Live will be a live podcast record.
Don’t miss your chance to buy a discounted signed copy of You Coach You as part of your ticket (RRP £14.99)
Books bought as part of your ticket will be signed by Helen and Sarah
'You Coach You gives us the tools to guide ourselves and know that change and our true value is within us all' Mary Portas, founder and executive creative director, Portas
'This is truly what self-help is about; finding your own path instead of waiting to be helped' Mo Gawdat, host of Slo Mo podcast, author of Solve for Happy
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted for the stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus
Directed by Lotte Wakeham
Produced by The Original Theatre Company & Octagon Theatre Bolton
“Rib-bustingly hilarious.” The Times
Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production.
World-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr Watson are asked to unravel the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville.
With rumours of a cursed giant hound loose on the moors, they must act fast in order to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir.
A hit in the West End, this ingenious adaptation combines an exhilarating collision of farce, theatrical invention and wonderfully comic performances to offer a brand-new twist on the greatest detective story of all time.
A whodunnit for all ages.
From the award-winning Original Theatre Company who brought you Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, the smash-hit comedy Invincible and the acclaimed Birdsong.
Director Lotte Wakeham is Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton and has directed sell-out productions in London, New York, and throughout the UK.
September – December 2021
“Wonderfully barking spoof” The Telegraph
“Unfailingly hilarious. A masterpiece.” The Guardian
Written and Performed by Tigga Goulding
THE LOWRY THEATRE
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
From Manchester to Granada, ‘Seeds’ is the story of an Englishwoman’s courage and passion as she chases her dreams through an emotional journey into the art of flamenco. Witness first-hand the magic of this centuries old Spanish art form when two worlds collide on the Lowry stage.
Written and performed by Tigga Goulding and presented in association with Emmerson & Ward Productions (Gypsy Queen, Riot Act), ‘Seeds’ also features Andalusian international flamenco artists Luis de Luis (dance), Alejandro Gambibas (song) and Israel Heredia (guitar).
Tigga Goulding (performer)
Tigga Goulding is a Manchester based actor and performer. After starting her performance career in dance, She switched to acting and has been working on stage and screen for the last ten years.
Luis De Luis (Dance)
Luis is an internationally renowned flamenco dancer, he was born in Granada into a talented and well respected flamenco family. He has performed all over the world with great artists such as Jesus Carmona, Paco Pena, Sara Baras and Eva Yerbabuena.
Alejandro El Gambibas (Song)
Alejandro has already made a name for himself as a flamenco singer despite his young age.Although residing in Granada He spends much time travelling and performing. Most recently he was touring China and the Philippines as part of an opera/flamenco version of " Carmen ".
Israel Heredia (guitar)
Was born in the Sacromonte neighbourhood of Granada into a long established flamenco family.He learnt to accompany song and dance in the traditional caves of the city.
He has lived and worked worldwide most notably in several countries in South America and spent many years performing in the U.S.A.
Emmerson & Ward Productions (producers)
Emmerson & Ward Productions are a Manchester based company formed in 2018. They have produced UK tours for Rob Ward’s Gypsy Queen and Alexis Gregory’s Riot Act. as well as co-producing Alexis Gregory’s Sex/Crime at the Soho Theatre in January 2020 as well as touring Gypsy Queen internationally to Canada and Serbia. In 2021 Emmerson & Ward were made Resident Creatives at Curve, Leicester.
“Comedian Nish Kumar was booed off stage after making Brexit jokes at a charity event on Monday night. Kumar, who hosts the BBC’s Mash Report, was performing at the Lord’s Taverners annual charity cricket lunch.” BBC News Report – 3rd December 2019
“You can boo, but booing’s got nothing to do with it” Bob Dylan
“Man, I’ve got grown men @ing me bulls**t/You’re getting way too old for the timeline” Stormzy
“I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands” Boris Johnson – 3rd March 2020.
It has been a period of upheaval and uncertainty with COVID and the political situation.
You will be amazed by my capacity to somehow take all these things personally.
Control is a new show from the host of the Mash Report and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty Comedians of the 21st Century. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, Netflix’s Comedians of the World, QI, Conan and The News.
“Kumar is the smartest, and often the silliest, political comic we’ve got: acute, furious and often the ridiculous fall guy of his own jokes” The Guardian
“One of the best young comedians we have” The Times
Three friends are getting ready for a night out. The music is intoxicating, they start to
dance. It’s so good, they might stay a little longer…
Inspired by classic sitcoms of the 90s & 00s, DONUTS follows a group of friends as
their friendship evolves over time. DONUTS is a celebration of how music brings
people together, no matter what life throws at them. Bursting with precision and soul,
it is a hypnotic and playful ‘groove along’ to jazz and funk.
Drawing on his own relationship with music and its influence on his friendships
growing up, choreographer Jamaal Burkmar places music at the heart of his
creative process. DONUTS is the first, highly anticipated, full length dance piece
from the company behind JUKEBOX, the breakthrough Instagram series combining
popular music with their distinctive and dynamic style of dance.
Kattam Katti (meaning Cutting Through in English) is an exquisite piece of modern dance theatre rooted in the Indian Kathak dance tradition. There are eight performers - four dancers and four musicians. The musicians play specially composed music live and are integral to the show as they move around the dancers and interact with them.
The show transports its audience to Uttarayan, the world-famous kite festival that takes place in Gujarat, North India. Tales of competition, danger, excitement and unity are vividly brought to life in a joyous, colourful and uplifting show.
This neo classical work has a distinctly contemporary feel developed out of the South Asian dance tradition. Tapping into the chaos, creativity and colour of the kite festival, Kattam Katti brings to life the excitement of Uttarayan with lyricism, drama and exquisite technique. It illustrates the highs, lows, loves and losses of lives that are lived out among the festivities.
The show is suitable for all ages and backgrounds and runs for 60 minutes with no interval.
Choreographed by Urja Desai Thakore (BBC Young Dancer choreographer) and based on her personal observations of the festival and Gujarati heritage, kite flying becomes a metaphor for the inequalities of privilege in societies and in the corporate world.
Kattam Katti is performed by a new generation of British dancers of Indian heritage. Pagrav Dance Company is highly committed to nurturing the next generation by providing a supportive platform for emerging dancers.
‘a striking and exquisite work, Kattam Katti is the antidote we all need in the current climate’
Maya Pinder, The Insanity in Dancing on an early sharing
‘a work of lightness that rides the wind-soaked eddies; the crack team of musicians combine to elevate the work to a higher realm’ Ian Abbott, author, curator, academic on an early sharing
‘Pagrav Dance Theatre's latest show Kattam Katti is rich and beautifully layered, and is sure to engage both new and existing audiences. The interplay between dance, music and narrative is deftly woven and perfectly balanced, and the brilliantly designed piece is engaging, moving and playful.’
Matt Burman, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Cambridge Junction
Due to the continuing uncertainty as to when full capacity shows will be able to re- start, Queen Extravaganza’s UK & European tour 2021 is being moved to 2022.
This sensational official tribute show, which will be celebrating 50 years of Queen, will feature all the hits and fan favourites.
All tickets purchased for the 2021 tour will be valid for the new dates. Customers will be contacted by their point of purchase to transfer tickets to the new dates.
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Live promises to be the single greatest work of art ever named after a probably apocryphal quote from Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
Ahir’s last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay brought about by events you may recall). That show was about uncertainty. Ideally, this tour will end in a way that is less on the nose.
As seen on Mock The Week, Live At the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report.
‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny ... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders’★★★★★ Telegraph
‘Tremendously thoughtful, woundedly candid and self-laceratingly funny’★★★★ Scotsman
“It’s a highly personal howl in the dark from this sharpest of operators. Impassioned, probing and unexpectedly moving.” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
International stand up comedian Nigel Ng takes to the road with his latest live comedy tour. The creator of global viral sensation ‘Uncle Roger’ and host of podcast sensation ‘Rice To Meet You’, he has amassed over 250 millions views on YouTube, and will tour the UK with his brand new show.
Nigel Ng is a Malaysian stand up comedian and content creator based in London. In 2020, he went viral from his portrayal of Uncle Roger, a middle-aged Asian man reviewing an egg fried rice video. He has amassed 250 million views on his YouTube channel and a combined following of over 8 million across all his social media platforms.
As a stand up, Nigel has been nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for his sold-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, and sold out multiple runs throughout the UK and Europe. His TV credits for include Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and Roast Battle, BBC Two's Mock The Week and ITV’s Jonathan Ross Comedy Club.
Nigel also hosts Rice To Meet You, a hugely popular comedy podcast.
A new theatre show by Developed With writer and director Tian Glasgow.
A woman awakens to find herself homeless and alone after an earthquake. Her house destroyed, leaving only her door which she can’t seem to leave behind. While deciding if to rebuild or to start again, she encounters Suzanne who has suffered her own loss.
The two embark on a journey to help others in the hope of finding healing for themselves.
A co-production between New Slang Productions, The Lowry and Sustained Theatre Up North, Tomorrow is not Promised incorporates movement and live music to tell a beautiful engaging story.
Director - Tian Glasgow
Producer - Bid Mosaku
Associate Director - Ajjaz Awad-Ibrahim
Composer - Chisara Agor
Trailer by Rydian Cook & Mariana Vaz
Artwork by Jason Edmunds
Running Time: 1 hour approx
Price: £12 / £10 conc
Dance Consortium presents
AcoSta Danza: 100% Cuban
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta’s critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza has garnered an unrivaled reputation for creating work that combines both classical and contemporary genres effortlessly, infused with Cuba’s rich musical and dance influences. The company returns with a programme of new and existing exceptional works.
Back by popular demand are, Paysage, soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Impronta, which was created specially for Acosta Danza by Spanish choreographer Maria Rovira. Making their UK premieres are Hybrid, by the award-winning Cuban Norge Cedeno, Liberto by Acosta Danza dancer and choreographer Raul Reinoso, and De Punta a Cabo by Alexis Fernandez, set against the backdrop of the coast of Havana.
“generous of spirit, explosive, full of charm.” Evening Standard
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family.
Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon…
From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!
‘Comical, spellbinding show!’
‘Fantastical adventure for kids of all ages!’
HENNING WEHN: IT'LL ALL COME OUT IN THE WASH
Watch German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn giveeverything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical.Henning has no agenda, he just happens to be always spot on. It’s a curse.
“A master at using his outsider status.Dazzlingly funny” The Times
“He’s German but he means well” some bloke onTwitter
Henning's most recent television and radioappearances include "Have I Got News For You" BBC1, "Would I LieTo You" BBC1, "Live At The Apollo" BBC2, "QuestionTime" BBC1, "8 Out Of Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, "FightingTalk" BBC Radio 5 Live and "The Unbelievable Truth" BBC Radio 4.
"Wunderbar" The Times
"Cor blimey" The Guardian
A lot has happened since Caton last hit the road with his sensational The Pursuit Of Happiness tour. As ever, he's got it all tackled in this hilarious show, covering topics such as race, politics, his passion for scented candles and being in lockdown with his girlfriend. Plus support!
Laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media - The Guardian
Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene. - Fest
More than material, presentation is Caton’s strongest suit and he’s confident, charismatic and upbeat. - Chortle
TWEEDY - the comedy and slapstick legend and star of Gifford’s Circus, Cirque Berserk and the Cheltenham Everyman pantomime!
A comedy about a clown who decides to follow government guidelines to retrain; so gets a real job
Not knowing who he is anymore, Tweedy gets a job in a Lost Property Office to try and find himself.
The consequences of attempting to run the office are hilarious - the lost property in his possession seem to develop lives of their own and allied with his own body rebelling against him he is constantly prevented from answering the ringing telephone.
In this one man, family show, Tweedy illustrates an impressive repertoire of comedic talents which have made him one of the most respected and popular clowns the country currently has to offer.
No matter what he does, Tweedy seems to get into a mess, but to the delight of audiences of all ages he can always find a creative way to get out of it. Tweedy will never get too big for his pants, his pants will always be too big for him.
‘The best clown I have ever seen.’
‘The brilliant Tweedy, a circus clown and true genius had the audience crying with laughter’
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘Tweedy is a marvellous comic’
‘Tweedy's act was timed to perfection, innovative, wonderfully visual and very, very funny’
‘When this loveable buffoon pulled out juggling and balancing acts, plus a saxophone solo on a unicycle, I couldn't help but be captivated. A lovely afternoon of entertainment for families, this man more than fills the big top with his adorable charisma.’
‘Tweedy understands the true nature of clowning, he communicates like a semaphore.’
DAVID SHINER, DIRECTOR OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
‘Clowns usually scare me but Tweedy's humanity, humour and inventiveness with none of the technical scariness, fills us and our children heart's with delight overtime we see him.’ TIM BUTRON, FILM DIRECTOR
‘Tweedy was magnificent. His physical comedy was excellent.’ PAUL MERTON
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.
Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.
In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge - his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!
★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ Scotsman
★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’ Times
★★★★ ‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner'’ Chortle
Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
Justin Live is a fabulous show for all the family packed full of well-known songs, lot’s of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun!
Famous for his BAFTA Award Winning appearances in hit programmes including Something Special, Justin’s House, Gigglebiz and Gigglequiz, Justin Fletcher MBE is bringing his very own spectacular show to our theatre in 2021.
A dance theatre show for babies and their families
Come with us into the deep blue sea in Underwater, a magical dance piece for babies aged 0-2. When a ballerina meets an octopus beneath the waves, the pair form a beautiful friendship – dancing a loving duet to a twinkling soundtrack. This gorgeous multi-sensory show is sure to engage your baby’s imagination.