Jane McDonald – Let the light in
Jane McDonald is back in 2021 with her brand new ‘Let the Light In’ tour.
TheBAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with herfantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a newline-up of songs her ‘Let the Light In’ tour promises to be the best one yet.
After her sell out tours of 2018 and 2019 you’ll need to book early to secureyour seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.
A new guide to science, art, sex and death from the New York Times bestselling
author of Love Wins
In Everything is Spiritual, the author Rob Bell explores how ideas about creation, love and connection
shaped him and how they shape every one of us. Bell observes that more than anything, people want to
understand their purpose here on earth. And when you embrace who and where you come from, including
your wounds, your pains and your regrets, you will discover that lurking there in the mess of life is an
invitation to expand - just as the universe has been expanding for 13 billion years.
Written in a lyrical, almost stream of consciousness style this wide-ranging book shares stories from Bell's
life to illuminate lessons about the world around you to help you find purpose, meaning and connection.
'Rob Bell might have left the church, but he will always be my minister - in the purest and most uncorrupted
sense of that word. Nobody else can take ancient teachings and modern science, and blend them together
into wisdom that makes sense to me, and heals me. Rob's unorthodox and bold thinking stirs my
intellect, comforts my heart and makes me believe that - within all the frightening chaos of the unknowable
universe - I still have a sacred place. His work is a sacred gift to a troubled world.’
Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic
Rob Bell is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Velvet Elvis, Drops Like
Stars and Love Wins, which have been translated into 25 languages. His podcast, called RobCast, was in the
iTunes 'Best of 2015' list. He's toured with Oprah, has been profiled in The New Yorker, and in
2011, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
He does regular shows at Largo, a comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife
Kristen and their three kids.
*Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Seven musical theatre companies bring you selections from their favourite
West End & Broadway shows.
Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust
Tall Stories presents
Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!
DIVORCED ★ BEHEADED ★ LIVE!
The international smash hit musical SIX makes its royal return to Salford!
Multi award-winning, with a spectacularly successful sound-track storming charts across the globe, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (The New York Times).
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
Think you know the rhyme, think again...
Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!
‘The most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch’
‘80 minutes of exhilarating entertainment from 6 killer Queens.
They will, they will rock you!’
‘SIX is a marvellous show. A royal treat’
‘Smart. Sassy. I’d give this ridiculously fun musical six stars if I could”
‘Captivating and exhilarating. Do yourself a favour and go and party with SIX.
You won’t regret it!’
‘Bursting at the corset with 21st Century sass and attitude’
Nottingham Playhouse and Kenny Wax Productions present
The twin-sational new musical based on the novel
THE PARENT TRAP
by Erich Kästner
The world stage musical premiere of the classic story of twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp ten years later.
In an attempt to get to know their parents and reconcile the two halves of their family, they decide to swap places and live each other’s lives.
The show is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning Sir Trevor Nunn responsible for some of the greatest hits in the world (Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Cats and Sunset Boulevard).
Identical has music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the multi award-winning writers whose scores include the Olivier Award-winning Honk! And the new songs, dance and vocal arrangements for the world-wide smash hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of MaryPoppins. The book is by acclaimed writer Stuart Paterson whose stage adaptations include The Jungle Book and Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory
Brand new show
As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed.
And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord? Steeped in the deep and ancient barroom wisdom of countless lock ins, the Pub Landlord is there to show the way. Wherever you are, he will - within sensible travel limits and theatre booking policy - come, offering people thirsty for common sense a full pint of the good stuff.
‘Stand up Gold’
‘A supremely polished performer’
Mail on Sunday
‘Wickedly witty Stuff’
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CONOR MCPHERSON
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BOB DYLAN
Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. A heart-breaking and universal story about family and love, hailed by the Observer as the 'NO.1 THEATRE SHOW OF THE YEAR'.
It’s 1934 in the heartland of America and we meet a group of wayward souls who cross paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.
Now audiences in _______ have the chance to experience this 'magnificent' (Standard), 'astonishing' (Guardian) and 'piercingly beautiful' (Independent) production brought vividly to life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.
"BOB DYLAN's songs have never sounded so
HEARTBREAKINGLY PERSONAL & UNIVERSAL.
AS CLOSE AS MORTALS COME TO HEAVEN ON EARTH"
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times (Critics Pick)
"A show that transports the soul. Incredible"
"Powerful, affecting and original."
"Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan's songs"
Guardian, FT, Telegraph, Independent, Broadway World, City AM, Whatsonstage.
Argentine Tango King and Strictly Come Dancing legend, Vincent Simone, returns to the
stage in the Autumn of 2022 with his brand new show… ‘Tango Passions’.
Accompanied by world-class Argentine Tango specialists, let the original Italian stallion
take you on a journey to Buenos Aires and enjoy his dancing, tales and poetry about the
history of the Argentine Tango.
Vincent will also be joined by his professional dance partner, Ksenia Zsikhotska from
DWTS Ireland and The Ballroom Boys.
Featuring music from Astor Piazzolla and Gotan Project.
A sexy, steamy, passionate night not to be missed!
Produced by Paul Irving of Strictly Theatre Co.
Edinburgh Comedy Award "Best Show" nominee Glenn Moore is one of the best joke writers of his generation and is back on tour in Autumn 2022.
Expect a "comedy masterclass" (The Times) and a high-energy barrage of the most jokes you've ever heard humanely fit into one stand-up show.
As seen/heard on Mock The Week (BBC2), The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2),The Dave Berry Breakfast Show (Absolute Radio) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
"The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill I've seen" - ★★★★ The Guardian
"Brilliantly original" - ★★★★ Chortle
“Exquisitely crafted gags” - ★★★★ Evening Standard
The true story of the world’s most unlikely buoy-band.
When a group of Cornish fisherman come together to sing the traditional sea shanties they’d sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few quid for charity. Nobody, least of all them, expected the story to end on the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury…
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS is a brand-new musical based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations, and the hit 2019 film.
A group of fishermen are spotted by a fish-out-of-water music manager on a trip from London, who must learn there is more to life then selling your sole for fifteen minutes of fame.
Packed with more musical treats than you can fit in a lobster pot, this is a feel-good voyage about friendship, community and music which smashed box office records when it premiered in Cornwall in Autumn 2021. So climb aboard, find your sea legs and allow yourself to fall for this critically acclaimed musical, hook, line and sinker.
[Directed by James Grieve and with a book by Amanda Whittington, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical features choreography by Olivier Award nominee Matt Cole, Set and Costume Design by Lucy Osborne, Lighting Design by Johanna Town, Sound Design by Dan Samson, Casting by Jim Arnold and musical supervision by David White.]
Brilliant & riotous fun
unfettered joy and warmth
A fun, heartfelt, funny show that raises the rafters and leaves you with a huge grin on your face.
We should have the signed off trailer and prod shots today as well.
2022 will see The Proclaimers heading into the recording studio to record their 12th studio album, followed by festival appearances in the summer and a 35-date UK & Ireland tour from October to December.
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid emerged 35 years ago with their debut album This Is The Story and Top 3 single Letter from America. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has have over the years seen them enjoy huge success across the globe.
The Proclaimers songs are timeless, capturing a gamut of human emotions, written with poignancy, emotional honesty, political fire, and wit. Their songs feature at weddings, funerals and everything in-between and there is one song, an early celebration of falling head over heels in love that is known the world over and has become a staggering global anthem.
The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave, and punk collide. In the process, they have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
On BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island discs, David Tennant describes his first track by The Proclaimers - "I could have chosen any and every track from this band, probably my favourite band of all time. They write the most spectacular songs, big hearted, uncynical passionate songs."
Fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam is back with a brand new show for 2022, ‘Buzzed’.
Rammed with witty observations, high-octane energy and some right good jokes. This high-energy show promises to be better than whatever else you had planned (unless you had plans to go dancing with Cher).
Her jokes were spot on, her stories magnificent and magnificently told.
There's no denying that Maisie Adam is phenomenal
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide
Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular.
“I hadn’t realised how much I missed performing live until lockdown stopped me from doing it,” says Harry, “It’s great to be going back on stage and the good news is I am planning a very silly show.”
Audiences will meet Harry’s new baby elephant, Sarah, and Ian, The Information Worm.
Harry will also be joined by Stouffer the Cat (his famous sidekick) who commented “what can I tell you? When Harry calls you say yes – end of!”
“There's something uniquely joyous in his blend of mischief, surrealism and unadulterated showmanship” Chortle
A one-of-a-kind film & music experience:
“The Magical Music of Harry Potter” is a unique and enchanting evening where original actors, star soloists, a choir and an orchestra bring the boy wizard’s world to life!
The program includes soundtracks by four-time Oscar winner John Williams, Nicholas Hooper, Patrick Doyle and Golden Globe winner Alexander Desplat.
The evening becomes truly spellbinding with illusions from Rob Lake, one of the world's leading magicians, featured on “America's Got Talent” and Disney's Cruise Line.
Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show
When Ross's wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life... will he end up with his one true love?
With original new songs such as (He's her) Lobster!, Richard's Moustache and You're Over Me, When Were You Under Me?, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could possibly go wrong?
Friendsical will feature a surprise guest star
From the police beat to the Hollywood movie screen to a Five Nations Grand Slam and MasterChef final, Martin Bayfield has had a varied life!
Join former England international and true giant of the game Martin Bayfield as he embarks on his ‘Rugby Legends’ UK tour.
“This is the game I want to celebrate. The game of my youth, the game that became my family, the game that took me around the world and opened the door to so many unexpected wonders.
If you’ve played the game, you’ll nod your head and chuckle. If Rugby is new to you, you’ll shake your head in disbelief. It shouldn’t work, but it does, and that’s why I love it so much.
Joining me on this journey down Amnesia Avenue will be some great names from the game. Players who have made their mark, but perhaps more importantly players who for me have added the colour and the chaos.”
Bedford 1975: a 5’4” 8-year-old Martin was finding himself useless at every sport he tried, describing his attempts at football as “woefully poor” and cricket “dangerously poor”, but swimming? “I was good at that. Slightly niche, but I’ll take it”! It would all change when a coach threw an odd-shaped ball accompanied by the wise words, “Hey, shorty, you’ll like this game”.
47 years on and Martin’s passion for the ‘insanely bonkers’ game has not diminished; now a top commentator for the sport with a successful TV and film career alongside motivational speaking work, he still relishes his playing career during the early years of the game, when internationals ran out alongside the club stalwarts and legends rubbed shoulders with the well-meaning incompetent.
The audience can expect stories with soon to be announced special guests about international games, local teams; legends emerging from coal mines, farms, police stations, classrooms, universities. Matches played on 6” of grass, mud in the winter, hard pan in the autumn and spring months. Riotous end of season tours and half cooked lasagne or chilli con carne after the game washed down with beer, then the long, meandering journey home.
Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine and they embrace the vibrancy of modern-day India, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.
Get ready for the journey of a lifetime.
UK Tour 2022 | Prior to West End
WENDY & PETER PAN
by Ella Hickson
adapted from the novel by JM Barrie
Come with us to Neverland next Christmas in a magical retelling of the JM Barrie classic Peter Pan.
With Peter Pan, fairy Tink and Tiger Lily as her unlikely allies, Wendy gives the Lost Boys a run for their money, takes on the dastardly Captain Hook and ultimately learns what a great adventure life can be.
Packed with theatrical magic, flying and sword fighting, a real pirate ship, and plenty of laughs, Wendy and Peter Pan is an unforgettable journey for all the family.
So it’s second star on the right and straight on to The Lowry for Christmas 2022.
This production is recommended for children aged 7+.
We regret that babes in arms will not be admitted to this production.
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom!
Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears!
Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.
“Undeniably charming… Winning performances, jaunty songs and some delightful puppetry… A sweet little enchantment.” ★★★★ Time Out
“Children’s theatre doesn’t come much better than this.”★★★★ The Stage
“A perfect introduction to the theatre.” ★★★★ Sunday Express
“Very catchy songs, brilliant puppets and a fantastically animated cast.” ★★★★★ Families Magazine
Room on the Broom © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2002 – Macmillan Children’s Books
Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler