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National Football Museum Entry

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a break to Manchester, enjoy a visit to England’s only national museum for football.

Learn more about the game of our lives, see iconic objects, and sharpen your skills in the museum’s football challenges.

Opening days: Thursday – Sunday

Opening times: 10:00am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

In keeping with current government guidelines, visitors cannot book more than six tickets for any given time slot.

Family discount (£26.50 ticket) will be automatically applied when selecting 2 Adults and 2 Children.

Concession applies to: Full Time Students, 65+ and Unemployed.

The museum receives financial support from Manchester City Council. As part of that arrangement city residents benefit from free admission.

Existing ticket holders can book their time slot free of charge.

Tickets are currently only bookable four weeks in advance.

02/10/2020 to 29/11/2020
Gandey's Circus - Knutsford
We're Good to Go - Visit England

Book Early – Limited capacity due to Social Distancing measures

Europe’s largest touring show is back home with an all-new show for 2020; Unbelievable! Our show is opening in line with all Covid and Social Distancing measure and has been awarded a "Good to Go!" Mark from Visit England.

Location details

Address

Circus Big Top,
The Big Heath,
Knutsford,
WA16 0ND

After a sensational tour across the UK in 2019 with The Greatest Show Tour, Gandeys returns with our all new 2020 production, Unbelievable!

Europe’s largest touring big top show is back! Taking you on an unforgettable fun-filled voyage, around the world in 80 Minutes!

Join us on an incredible journey from Victorian England through the USA, South America, Bollywood and Africa in an epic adventure

The exhilarating motorcycles in the Thunderdome is Back

You’re just a hot-air balloon ride away from a heart-stopping spectacular dreams are made of, where – fearless artistes perform death-defying acts hand-picked direct from each corner of the earth.

The introduction of the roller-skating Duo Eclipse performing incredible hand-to-hand skills topped off with a daring neck-spin before the return of the double wheel of death into the arena.

The awe-inspiring Indian gymnasts show off the ancient skill of Mallakhamba, tumbling up and down a pole to the beat of Bollywood without pause for breath.

This year we’re also bringing you double trouble, your favourite two clowns... Chico Rico and Andreea!

Gandeys Circus was the first circus to decide to close, prior to government directive to do so. We were the first to reopen in July at Butlins following strict covid protocols which Gandeys worked with the U.K. government (D.C.M.S. ). Tests on airflow and ventilation were carried out and enabled circus to reopen ahead of indoor venues. For more information on our covid measures and response please Click Here

Why not treat someone to a Gandey's Circus gift voucher, click here to purchase.

The Big Heath, WA16 0ND
02/10/2020 to 04/10/2020
DWD - Wine Tasting Dinner
Put your taste buds to the test with an evening of wine tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages.

£78.00 per head for 2020 - Adults only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s included?

    A beautiful 3 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    An expert led wine tasting evening with Kwoff Wines
    A four course meal with wine followed by tea or coffee after dinner mints

Wine Tasting Dinners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/10/2020 to 12/12/2020
Red Rose Diner
Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2020 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

Our celebrated Red Rose Diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays from February to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.


For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/red-rose-diner.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/10/2020 to 06/11/2020
Freedom of the Line
Our best value tickets which include UNLIMITED travel all day and FREE entry to Bury Transport Museum (excludes special events). Save 10% and buy your tickets online!
 
Prices:
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £38.79 £43.00
Adult (18 Years +): £14.85 £16.50
Concession: £13.50 £15.00
Child (3 – 17 Years): £9.45 £10.50
Child Under 3: £0.00
 
Advanced tickets will come off sale at 10am the day before, however tickets will still be available to purchase on the day from any of our booking offices.
 
This ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on the date stated. Tickets are non-refundable and are not transferable to other dates.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
03/10/2020 to 28/12/2020
Advance Travel Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

East Lancashire Railway
03/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
Caravan & Motorhome Club Member Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your Caravan and Motorhome Club Card with you, failure to have this will result in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
03/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
Heritage Railway Association Member Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your HRA Membership Card with you, failure to have this will result in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50 Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
03/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
ATOC-Priv Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your ATOC and ID Card with you, failure to have this will result in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50 Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
03/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
Resident Permit Holder Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your Resident Permit Card with you, failure to have this will result in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
03/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
Diesel Day Rover Tickets
East Lancashire Railway
03/10/2020 to 24/10/2020
Driver Experience - Steam
Under expert tuition you’ll be given an introduction to one of our steam locomotives together with a safety briefing before taking to the footplate to learn the skills involved.  Then, you’ll take the controls and drive and fire the locomotive yourself.
 
At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway.  You’ll also receive a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

Suitable for 18+
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
03/10/2020
DwD - Murder Mystery 2020
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Poirot? An adorer of all things Agatha Christie? Then put on your thinking cap and work up an appetite for some serious sleuthing with a Murder Mystery Night. These popular evenings are hosted by the award winning After Dark Entertainment and guarantee an evening of indulgent food and intrigue!

£75.00 per head for 2020 - Adult Only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾   hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates
    Murder Mystery entertainment by the award-winning After Dark Entertainment

Murder Mystery Nights run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 6:45pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/murder-mystery-night.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
03/10/2020 to 18/12/2020
Avon Valley Railway - Standard Tickets
To keep our customers safe, each family group will be seated in separate compartments. 
Please select a carriage and then click on an available compartment. 
Choose your first seat and you'll then notice that all the remaining seats in that compartment become highlighted, so that no one else can book them. 

Then, just choose the different tickets you need for each of your group from the drop down lists. 
For any spare seats simply choose the option 'seat not required'

Please note that Saturdays in September/ October/ November are a Diesel Service and Sundays are a Steam Service.
04/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
The Renown Pictures 8th Festival Of Film - Cert PG
The Renown Pictures 8th Festival Of Film - Cert PG
The Plaza, Stockport
04/10/2020 11:00
DwD - Lancastrian Lunch 2020
Join us as we end the week the best way we know how, with a steam train hauled Sunday Roast!
 
£49.00 per adult and £39.00 per child (5-12) for 2020

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

This traditional, train hauled, three course meal through beautiful Lancashire countryside is a great way to bring all the family together.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and 1/2 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional three course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner mints

Lancastrian Lunches run on Sundays from January to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 13:00pm and return at approximately 15:25pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
04/10/2020 to 15/11/2020
Gandey's Circus - Ellesmere Port
We're Good to Go - Visit England

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket are not available online 3hrs before the
start of the event. During this time please visit the on-site Box Office.


Book Early – Limited capacity due to Social Distancing measures

Europe’s largest touring show is back home with an all-new show for 2020; Unbelievable! Our show is opening in line with all Covid and Social Distancing measure and has been awarded a "Good to Go!" Mark from Visit England.

Location details

Address

Circus Big Top,
A41/A5117 Backford Roundabout,
CH1 6PE

After a sensational tour across the UK in 2019 with The Greatest Show Tour, Gandeys returns with our all new 2020 production, Unbelievable!

Europe’s largest touring big top show is back! Taking you on an unforgettable fun-filled voyage, around the world in 80 Minutes!

Join us on an incredible journey from Victorian England through the USA, South America, Bollywood and Africa in an epic adventure

The exhilarating motorcycles in the Thunderdome is Back

You’re just a hot-air balloon ride away from a heart-stopping spectacular dreams are made of, where – fearless artistes perform death-defying acts hand-picked direct from each corner of the earth.

The introduction of the roller-skating Duo Eclipse performing incredible hand-to-hand skills topped off with a daring neck-spin before the return of the double wheel of death into the arena.

The awe-inspiring Indian gymnasts show off the ancient skill of Mallakhamba, tumbling up and down a pole to the beat of Bollywood without pause for breath.

This year we’re also bringing you double trouble, your favourite two clowns... Chico Rico and Andreea!

Gandeys Circus was the first circus to decide to close, prior to government directive to do so. We were the first to reopen in July at Butlins following strict covid protocols which Gandeys worked with the U.K. government (D.C.M.S. ). Tests on airflow and ventilation were carried out and enabled circus to reopen ahead of indoor venues. For more information on our covid measures and response please Click Here

Why not treat someone to a Gandey's Circus gift voucher, click here to purchase.

Circus Big Top, A41/A5117 Backford Roundabout, CH1 6PE
07/10/2020 to 18/10/2020
Photography Experience Day
If you are looking to take part in one of our Photography Experiences or you are looking to purchase one as a gift for someone else, please make sure that you read through our Booking Information/Terms & Conditions below. If you have any questions, please contact us on: 0333 3202830 and press option 2 twice.
 
Participants (*and guests attending the guided tour) must:
 
• *Be physically fit and aged over 18 at the time of the experience.
 
• Be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
 
• Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions in noisy surroundings.
 
• *Disclose any medical conditions and treatment/medication that may affect mobility, concentration, dexterity, co-ordination, consciousness and ability to understand and follow instructions.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
10/10/2020 09:00
Driver Experience - Diesel
Under expert tuition you’ll be given an introduction to our Class 31 diesel locomotive and safety briefing before taking to the loco to learn the skills involved.  Then, you’ll take the controls and drive the locomotive yourself, hauling a rake of passenger coaches.  You’ll also act as secondman on one of the journeys.
 
Refreshments (including lunch) will be provided.
 
At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway.  You’ll also receive a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

Suitable for 18+
Avon Valley Railway, Bristol
10/10/2020 09:45
Make A Bat Box

Make a Bat Box


Join Kisha Bradley, founder of #GirlswithDrills, for a one-day workshop to learn how to design and make a bat box. She’ll talk you through all the equipment and support you to feel confident making your own handcrafted projects.

 

All materials provided and at the end of the workshop you’ll take home your very own hand-made bat box.

 

No experience necessary.

 

 

AboutSlung Low

 

All college events are “pay what you decide” but there is a limited capacity. To register your place please click on the BUY button below (no payment will be taken at the time of booking).

 

Once you have booked, Slung Low will follow up before the session to say hello, give you some more details of what to expect on the day, and to answer any questions you may have.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at The Holbeck soon.

The Holbeck, Leeds
10/10/2020 13:00
Sunflowers And Sheds

Tickets for Sunflowers And Sheds at The Lowry

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
11/10/2020
Gandey's Circus – Merry Hill - The Greatest Halloween Spooktacular
We're Good to Go - Visit England

Book Early – Limited capacity due to Social Distancing measures

A very special (trick or) treat for Halloween, Gandeys Circus returns with a brand-new action-packed legendary Halloween Spooktacular Big Top show for all the family.

Location details

Address

Circus Big Top, Engine Way, Merry Hill Shopping Centre
Central Way, 
Brierley Hill,
DY5 1QX

Our show is opening in line with all Covid and Social Distancing measure and has been awarded a "Good to Go!" Mark from Visit England.

A specially selected international cast have been brought together for this sensational extravaganza. From the thrill acts to the big production numbers Gandeys are famous for, it’s all here and you will be on the edge of your seat with excitement, rolling in the aisles with laughter, and hiding under your coats from the spooky thrills.

We look forward to welcoming you back with our brand-new production, from our family to your family...

It’s Unbelievable!

Gandeys Circus was the first circus to decide to close, prior to government directive to do so. We were the first to reopen in July at Butlins following strict covid protocols which Gandeys worked with the U.K. government (D.C.M.S. ). Tests on airflow and ventilation were carried out and enabled circus to reopen ahead of indoor venues. For more information on our covid measures and response please Click Here

Why not treat someone to a Gandey's Circus gift voucher, click here to purchase.

Circus Big Top, Engine Way, Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Central Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1QX
23/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
Mid-Week Luncheon
Looking to do lunch in style? Our great value, two course Mid-Week Luncheons hauled by a heritage steam engine are the ideal way to break up your day exploring some of the region’s best visitor destinations.

Please note, due to the limited seating capacity of our dining train we only have a small selection of tables for two. Two seats can be purchased on a table for four if you wish to share.

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/mid-week-luncheon.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
28/10/2020 to 30/10/2020
Halloween – Spooky Train
East Lancahsire Railway
29/10/2020 to 31/10/2020
The Lion Inside

The Lion Inside

In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.

Fed up of being ignored, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!

Based on the award-winning book, LAStheatre present The Lion Inside for 4 to 7-year olds. A story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.


About The Holbeck

The Holbeck is a community club that welcomes everyone, run by Slung Low.
Our address is The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, LS119QX
This show is “Pay What You Decide” - you decide how much to pay after you have taken part.

The show has a limited capacity, so if you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing [email protected] to ensure we don’t turn others away unnecessarily.
Please note that the venue is cash only.

Please note that this event is outside and will be in accordance with the social distance requirements.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0113 2260808.

The street immediately around the club is permit-holders only but there’s permit free parking on Holbeck Moor Road, which is the road that runs alongside the park just down the road.

The Holbeck, Leeds
31/10/2020 14:00
Signal Fires

 

The UK’s leading touring theatre companies are uniting this autumn topresent Signal Fires, a nationwide project inspired by one of the originalforms of theatre – storytelling around a fire.

 

Presented at a time when it is not possible to physically tour, 45North,Arcade, Beyond Face, Big Telly, Boundless, Eastern Angles, English TouringTheatre, Fen in association with Out of Joint, Fuel, Graeae, Headlong, KestrelTheatre Company, Kneehigh, Macha Productions, National Youth Theatre of GreatBritain, New Perspectives, Pentabus, Pilot, Paines Plough, SBC Theatre,Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Slung Low, Spare Tyre, The LordChamberlain’s Men and Yellow Earth Theatre (with more to beannounced) are uniting for the first time, to collectively tour a single ideathroughout October and into November.

 

Each company will self-produce an evening of work – a signal fire – at adifferent location across the UK  incelebration of our fundamental need to tell stories, in order to help makesense of the world around us and reimagine the future. Presented outdoors infront of socially-distanced live audiences, or digitally for those who areshielding or currently unable to travel, every signal fire will incorporate adifferent form of physical fire, ranging from large-scale bonfires to candles,virtual fires to campfires, and BBQ’s to mobile phone lights. Working withhundreds of UK freelancers each company’s fire will be different from the last,spanning different disciplines reflecting the breadth and diversity of thetouring circuit.

 

In light of the current crisis, the signal fires will create beaconsacross England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland warning of the threat theindustry continues to face while celebrating the extraordinary vibrancy oftouring theatre and the freelancers they engage. Stretching across fournations, this festival of fires will connect audiences, freelance artists andtouring companies together in a communal, national act of storytelling.

 

The health and safety of audiences, artists, creative teams and staffalike is of the upmost importance. All companies involved in the project willimplement COVID secure measures to ensure that their full process, from rehearsalto performance, is in line with the current government guidelines, followingstrict hygiene protocols and allowing for social distancing.

 

Holly Race Roughan, Associate Artistic Director of Headlong said:

Signal Fires is an unprecedented project born out of unprecedentedtimes. It has been incredibly inspiring and humbling to connect with so manydifferent touring theatre companies. To be reminded of the sheer breadth and diversity of the UK touringecology, the audiences we engage, and crucially what we now stand on the brinkof losing. Touring theatre companies are vital for sharing stories acrosscommunities, so we can learn from each-other and reimagine a future together.Signal Fires demonstrates the power of collaboration and the need to embraceboth innovation and new ways of working if we are to weather the challengingmonths ahead.’

 

 

 

Richard Twyman, CEO and Artistic Director of English Touring Theatresaid:

‘When the theatres first closed, agroup of touring companies came together to support each other; sharing ideas,learning and resources. A collective of companies determined to keep makingwork, serving audiences and engaging artists. Signal Fires was born from theseconversations. As we all seek to make sense of what we’re living through andwhat comes next, we look to our storytellers to guide us forward. Each fire onits own is a small-scale coming together, but collectively, lit up across theUK, they represent a national act of storytelling. A chance to connect: tocelebrate imagination and empathy in this time of isolation and uncertainty.’

About The Holbeck 

The Holbeck is a community club that welcomes everyone, run by Slung Low.
Our address is The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, LS119QX
This show is “Pay What You Decide” - you decide how much to pay after you havetaken part.

The show has a limited capacity, so if you change your mind before the event,please let us know by emailing [email protected] to ensure we don’t turnothers away unnecessarily.
Please note that the venue is cash only.

Please note that this event will be in accordance with the social distancerequirements.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements, don’t hesitate to giveus a call on 0113 2260808.

The streetimmediately around the club is permit-holders only but there’s permit freeparking on Holbeck Moor Road, which is the road that runs alongside the parkjust down the road.

 

 

 

 

The Holbeck, Leeds
31/10/2020 19:00
DWD - Gin Tasting Dinner
Put your taste buds to the test with an evening of gin tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages.


£78.00 per head for 2019 - Adults only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    An expert led gin tasting evening with Kwoff Wines
    A four course meal with gins followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates.

Gin Tasting Dinners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
06/11/2020 19:30
Alexander O'Neal
80’s Soul legend ALEXANDER O'NEAL returns on his ‘my farewell tour’ with a live band

playing classic hits including :-Criticize - Fake - Saturday Love - Hearsay - Never Knew Love Like This - If You Were Here Tonight

Plus

JAKI GRAHAM

Could it be I’m Falling In Love – Mated – Round and Round
The Plaza, Stockport
06/11/2020 19:45
DMU Weekend
The stalwart DMU powers into the limelight for this special theme day. Lovers of these diminutive but dynamic locomotives will not want to miss this all DMU event, a rare opportunity to see (and ride behind) lots of these powerful engines as they run an intensive timetable of passenger services.
 
Online bookings receive a 10% discount.
On the day prices: Adult: £21, Concession: £19, Privilege: £11.50, Family (2 adults and 3 children): £55, Child: £14, Under 5: Free
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
07/11/2020 to 08/11/2020
An Evening with Barrie Rutter

Joinus for an evening of tall tales and anecdotes; poetry and prose as Barrie RutterOBE makes a debut at The Holbeck.

 

Anundisputed figurehead of northern theatre, Barrie is best-known for setting upthe pioneering touring company Northern Broadsides with its ambition to deliverstories to northern audiences in full-blooded, unapologetic northern dialect innon-traditional spaces. The company became one of the foremost touring theatrecompanies in the country, winning widespread approval of audiences and criticsalike. Barrie stood down as Broadside’s Artistic Director in 2018 after 25years at the helm but, as this one-off fundraising performance will aptlydemonstrate, he has lost none of his fervour to have a good time withaudiences. Barrie’s life is as fascinating as it is prestigious. The son of aHull fishworker, he was given the part in the school play by an English teacherwho thought he

had‘the gob for it’. He discovered he loved the stage and his career went fromworking with National Youth Theatre to performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company.In 2015, he was awarded the OBE for services to drama.

AboutThe Holbeck 

The Holbeck is a community club that welcomes everyone, run by Slung Low.
Our address is The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, LS119QX
This show is “Pay What You Decide” - you decide how much to pay after you havetaken part.

The show has a limited capacity, so if you change your mind before the event,please let us know by emailing [email protected] to ensure we don’t turnothers away unnecessarily.
Please note that the venue is cash only.

Please note that this event will be in accordance with the social distancerequirements.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements, don’t hesitate to giveus a call on 0113 2260808.

The streetimmediately around the club is permit-holders only but there’s permit freeparking on Holbeck Moor Road, which is the road that runs alongside the parkjust down the road.

 

The Holbeck, Leeds
07/11/2020 19:15
Cook With Manjit online

Manjit’s Kitchen online

Discover how to cook delicious vegetarian street food based on traditional, south Indian dishes with Leeds’ very own Manjit’s Kitchen. Manjit and team, winners of the BBC Good Food and Farming Award, will guide you step-by-step through the recipe, demonstrating the different cooking techniques.

 

All equipment and ingredients can be provided for those who need them – once you have booked we will be in touch to make arrangements. 

 

 

About Slung Low

 

All college events are “pay what you decide” but there is a limited capacity. To register your place please click on the BUY button below (no payment will be taken at the time of booking).

 

Once you have booked, Slung Low will follow up before the session to say hello, give you some more details of what to expect on the day, and to answer any questions you may have.

 

We look forward to seeing you online soon.

The Holbeck, Leeds
08/11/2020 11:00
Cook With Manjit in The Holbeck

Manjit’s Kitchen in The Holbeck

Discover how to cook delicious vegetarian street food based on traditional, south Indian dishes with Leeds’ very own Manjit’s Kitchen. Manjit and team, winners of the BBC Good Food and Farming Award, will guide you step-by-step through the recipe, demonstrating the different cooking techniques.

 

All equipment and ingredients will be provided.

 

 

About Slung Low

 

All college events are “pay what you decide” but there is a limited capacity. To register your place please click on the BUY button below (no payment will be taken at the time of booking).

 

Once you have booked, Slung Low will follow up before the session to say hello, give you some more details of what to expect on the day, and to answer any questions you may have.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at The Holbeck soon. 

The Holbeck, Leeds
08/11/2020 11:00
John Bramwell

I Am Kloot’s songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, has released his first studio solo album “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” and is touring a brand new live show.
The record is a stunning showcase of John’s skilful, widely acclaimed song-writing and his unique voice. It’s the first completely new collection of songs by John as a solo artist since he started his

Audiences can expect a highly personal experience from a performer who has completely immersed himself in the experience of connecting with live audiences of all kinds. This adventure has taken John to little rooms above pubs (after promising a fan he would play in their town that ‘doesn’t have gigs’) to World War II underground bunkers in Germany.
It’s about rediscovering the romance, intimacy and magic of the live music experience, one to one with the audience. The new show will include songs from “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces”, a handful of songs from his follow up album, which he has already started to record, and ten I Am Kloot classics that he has rearranged with other instruments.
And of course there’ll be the usual off the wall chat and tall stories…

This is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game.

For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 12th November 2020
12/11/2020 19:00
John Bramwell - Extra Date

I Am Kloot’s songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, has released his first studio solo album “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” and is touring a brand new live show.
The record is a stunning showcase of John’s skilful, widely acclaimed song-writing and his unique voice. It’s the first completely new collection of songs by John as a solo artist since he started his

Audiences can expect a highly personal experience from a performer who has completely immersed himself in the experience of connecting with live audiences of all kinds. This adventure has taken John to little rooms above pubs (after promising a fan he would play in their town that ‘doesn’t have gigs’) to World War II underground bunkers in Germany.
It’s about rediscovering the romance, intimacy and magic of the live music experience, one to one with the audience. The new show will include songs from “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces”, a handful of songs from his follow up album, which he has already started to record, and ten I Am Kloot classics that he has rearranged with other instruments.
And of course there’ll be the usual off the wall chat and tall stories…

This is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game.

For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 13th November 2020
13/11/2020 19:00
How To Make A Hologram-E

Hologram-E

This is a crash workshop on holograms and the magical world of light illusion with Lighting Designer and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Lecturer, Sofia Alexiadou.

After a short intro on the use of holograms in the performing arts industry, we will learn how to create our own holograms, culminating in a mini exhibition of your work at The Holbeck!


About Slung Low


All college events are “pay what you decide” but there is a limited capacity. To register your place please click on the BUY button below (no payment will be taken at the time of booking).

Once you have booked, Slung Low will follow up before the session to say hello, give you some more details of what to expect on the day, and to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at The Holbeck soon.

The Holbeck, Leeds
14/11/2020 14:00
DWD - Red Rose Diner
Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2020 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

Our celebrated Red Rose Diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays from February to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.


For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/red-rose-diner.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
14/11/2020 to 27/11/2020
Paul and the Vacations: Name Badge

'Hey Ray,


Hope you’re well. I think there are some crossed wires here, as per my last email (attached) ‘Name Badge’ is a sketch show based around working in an office. It has nothing to do with the fact that Steve on security didn’t let me into the building last week for not having my name badge. (Even though I bring it in every day)
 
Also Matt informs me that the print font for the poster is in Times New Roman, not Courier New, like I requested. I thought we were all on the same page about this?
 
Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve Cc’d in the audience,
 
Going forward, let me know what we can do to make sure you don’t have these misunderstandings in the future.

Regards,
 
The Producer'

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
18/11/2020 20:00
Santa Shuttle from Heywood

Park for free at our Heywood Station Car Park (OL10 1NH) and take the diesel Santa Shuttle from Heywood to Bury.

 

There are regular shuttle services to and from Bury Bolton Street Station.

 

Tickets are sold on a return basis, you are free to board and return on any available Santa Shuttle from Heywood/Bury

 

Please note that selected Santa Shuttle trains also make the journey to Burrs Country Park Station.

 

Please see the timetable for details.

21/11/2020 to 24/12/2020
Santa Special

EAST LANCS RAILWAY IS THE HOME OF CHRISTMAS - AND SANTA'S ON BOARD!

It's been a strange sort of year, and like most of you we are desperate to return to some kind of normality. That's why we're thrilled to announce that, as it has for over 30 years, the East Lancashire Railway is once again becoming the home of Christmas magic with the return of our legendary Santa Specials!

While it may not be exactly the same as you remember it, our elves have been working their little pointed socks off to ensure that the atmosphere that has enchanted families year in and year out for three decades has remained intact.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Upon arrival, admire the beautifully dressed Bury Bolton Street Station with its many Christmas trees and decorations. Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the Irwell Valley - journey time approximately 80 minutes Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with a beautifully decorated train interior Meet Santa and his elves as they provide a gift to every child Receive an activity pack for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown ups NEW FOR 2020: Journey in style with a private compartment coach, limited space available so don't miss out

WILL ENTERTAINMENT BE DIFFERENT

We are working within governemt guidelines (which are subject to change). Please be aware that entertainment from previous years such as the brass band or close up magicians may not be available whilst these restrictions are in place. We strive to offer entertainment and activities that are appropriate for the whole family.

DONT TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!

"A really lovely day out. Our 5 year old loves trains and we have visited other days out on the railway but I have to say this one was brilliant. The staff on board are very good and friendly, we all really enjoyed our day and our gifts." - 07Cinta, Tripadvisor

"Came here with my youngest daughter, thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were exceptional and were right in the groove and the steam train added to the nostalgia. Love it, everyone should try this. highly recommended!" - KarlB, Tripadvisor

"We took our 5 year old granddaughter for the Santa Special. From the minute we stepped into the station the level of enthusiasm from the staff was totally infectious. We handn't a clue what to expect but we loved every single second!" - Donna-Marie, Tripadvisor

"Absoloutely amazing first experience of the East Lancashire Railway, the Santa Special was such a wondeful experience. I went with my husband, in-laws and 20 month old son and he loved every minute. Such a magical time for the whole family!" - Heidi W, Tripadvisor

21/11/2020 to 24/12/2020
MARVELus
We’re delighted to present the world’s premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, The Just Us League, with their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies…Kind Of

Squeezing (almost) all the MARVEL movies into an action-packed evening of laughs, their short punchy sketches and high-energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVEL fans; from those that have seen just one movie to mega-aficionados who know the franchise inside out.  It’s weapons-free comedy that takes no prisoners.
Like your super-hero movies?  You’ll love this.

Direct from sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a critically acclaimed, award-nominated tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Just Us League, are bringing their incredible MARVEL-based comedy show to venues across the UK in Autumn 2020.

www.thejustusleague.co.uk

@JULcomedy
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/11/2020 20:00
SIX
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-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!

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You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/11/2020 to 10/01/2021
Breakfast With Santa
Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza and it is being brought back with special breakfast, brunch and tea events for you and your little ones to enjoy.

Get ready to take off on a flight of fancy with our socially distanced festive treat as Santa invites you to visit him in his Winter Wonderland after you have ‘flown’ to the North pole….enjoying on the way an inflight meal consisting of scrumptious sausage and vegetarian pastries, sugar waffles, Dutch pancakes, donuts and fruit and even had an ‘inflight’ film to enjoy!

Make your Christmas countdown just that little bit more special as Santa Claus and his little team of helpers welcome you to the perfect Festive family treat with a special Christmas Gift from Santa for all our good boys and girls!
The Plaza, Stockport
28/11/2020 to 19/12/2020
Santa Steam Specials

PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING!

We’ll be doing a few things differently this year to help stop the spread of the virus this Christmas.  There’ll be hand sanitiser available throughout your visit and we’ll be managing social distancing by reducing the number of people onboard.  However, we still really want you to have a great time and enjoy that festive feeling.  Christmas comes just once a year after all!

The first, and most important, thing is that we’ll do our best to provide all of the usual elements of our Santa experience; the train ride, the chance to meet Santa and a present for all children.  But, as you’ll appreciate, this year is very different and restrictions may be imposed at the last minute meaning some of these may just not be possible on the day.   We hope you’ll understand if this happens and, so long as the station can be open, you’ll be able to visit and collect your child’s gift, hopefully from Santa or possibly one of his elves.  In these circumstances we unfortunately won’t be able to offer a refund, but as a charity we hope you will see this as a donation to support us through these difficult times.

If you’ve visited us since lockdown you’ll know that we’ve changed the way we’re selling tickets with each family group being seated in their own compartment, separate from other passengers. For our Santa trains, simply choose the date and time you wish to travel and select one of the available compartments.  Then, select the different ticket types for the people travelling with you and ‘seat not required’ for any you don’t need.  That stops anyone else from being able to sit with you on the day.  You’ll understand that it’s been a difficult year for us so please do consider filling as many of the seats with your family or friend ‘bubble’.  Just remember to adhere to any restrictions in place.

Once onboard, Santa will meet and greet each family group as usual, but he won’t be able to enter individual compartments or stop and have a long conversation.  He’ll be available for photographs when you return to Bitton rather than part way through the journey like he’s done before.  He’s also going to have to make some changes to the gifts he gives out as the virus is causing no end of problems for his elves in Lapland.  They’re having real problems getting hold of everything they need to make presents for all the little boys and girls. Therefore, specifically for this year, he wants to give a gift more suitable for all ages.  This will be in the form of a high quality plush teddy bear (planned to be bespoke to the railway) for all children aged from 1 to 7 with a couple of presents suitable for our youngest infant visitors as well as older boys and girls aged 8+.  We know this is a much more simple arrangement than Santa has previously provided but we hope you understand his reason at this time.

Finally, you’ll be pleased to know that the festive Christmas donkeys will be returning and you’ll be able to see these on the lawn at Bitton, either before or after you’ve travelled on the train.  Once you’ve left our elves will then be working hard cleaning and sanitising the train before the next passengers arrive.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our Santa Specials.  It’ll be slightly different, but just as enjoyable!

 

 

28/11/2020 to 24/12/2020
Brunch With Santa
Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza and it is being brought back with special breakfast, brunch and tea events for you and your little ones to enjoy.

Get ready to take off on a flight of fancy with our socially distanced festive treat as Santa invites you to visit him in his Winter Wonderland after you have ‘flown’ to the North pole….enjoying on the way an inflight meal consisting of scrumptious sausage and vegetarian pastries, sugar waffles, Dutch pancakes, donuts and fruit and even had an ‘inflight’ film to enjoy!

Make your Christmas countdown just that little bit more special as Santa Claus and his little team of helpers welcome you to the perfect Festive family treat with a special Christmas Gift from Santa for all our good boys and girls!
The Plaza, Stockport
28/11/2020 to 19/12/2020
zzzChristmas Test Eventzzz
01/12/2020 to 31/12/2020
DwD - Festive Lancastrian Lunch 2020
Steam into Christmas with a festive lunch experience and enjoy a steam train journey through Lancashire's very own winter wonderland. Pass snow sprinkled hills and fairy-lit stations from the comfort of your beautifully decorated carriage, all whilst tucking into a traditional Yuletide menu with all the trimmings!
Festive Lunch

£49.00 per adult and £39.00 per child (5-12) for 2020

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and 3/4 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional three course festive meal followed by tea or coffee and homemade mince pies


Festive Lunches run on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays in December. The Festive Lunches depart from Bury Bolton Street Station at 1:00pm and return at approximately 3:45pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/12/2020 to 17/12/2020
Dominic Halpin and the Honey B's
Dominic Halpin and the Honey B's 

It's hard to compare Dominic to anyone, but waiter if you please
"Two shots of Italian Dean Martin croon, a slice of Frank Sinatra swing, blend that together with a healthy dash of good old Elvis ...  Bang! you have it “
.....Waiter make mine a double….. Shaken AND Stirred!
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 3rd December
03/12/2020 19:00
Tea With Santa

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Cafe and it is being brought back with special breakfast, brunch and tea events for you and your little ones to enjoy.

There's a yo ho ho feast for the children consisting of scrumptious pastries, sugar waffles, Dutch pancakes, donuts and chocolate dip, all served with lashings of lovely cordial.

Santa invites the grown ups to enjoy a fabulous bacon barm with unlimited tea and coffee to set you up for the day ahead!

Make new friends on shared tables as enjoy your food and wait for Santa Claus and his little helpers to arrive, after which the children will be invited to his grotto to receive a special Christmas Gift for being good boys and girls!

The Plaza, Stockport
05/12/2020 to 12/12/2020
Festive Diner 2020
Steam into Christmas with a Festive Diner and enjoy a steam train journey through Lancashire's very own winter wonderland. Pass snow sprinkled hills and fairy-lit stations from the comfort of your beautifully decorated carriage, all whilst tucking into a traditional Yuletide menu with all the trimmings!

£58.00 per head for 2020 - Adults only


The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional four course festive meal followed by tea or coffee and homemade mince pies

Festive Diners run on selected Saturdays in December. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
05/12/2020 to 23/12/2020
Walk Like a Man
Fresh from performing in the hit West End show ‘The Jersey Boys. The life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’, Mark Halliday (owner and client liaison of Veritas Entertainment) proudly presents his latest smash!

The 1950’s American rock n roll revolution was spearheaded by Frankie, Nick, Tommy and Bob, the original Four Seasons!

America’s answer to the British pop invasion, Frankie and the boys created some of the greatest rock n roll songs of a generation. Pumping out classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many many more.

Walk Live A Man is the ultimate celebration of the band that gave us this musical legacy and showcases, not only their individual vocal harmony style, but also their slick dance moves.

Great singers, great songs – live band.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 5 December 2020
05/12/2020 19:30
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
This 5 star show that tours the world is ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’! (Daily Telegraph, UK)

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem. Expect the unexpected!

Internationally acclaimed, the show was born in April 1997 as a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved TV series. Nearly a million people around the world have seen it since.

As of 2019, 11 teams of cast working from England and Australia tour around 20 countries a year. The show is also into its eighth year in London’s West End, where it holds TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Please note: The ticket price includes a 3 course meal. Special dietary requirements must be made directly with the venue a minimum of 1 week before the event.
There is no pre booked seating plan for this event.


For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday, 6 December 2020
06/12/2020
PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES Christmas Extravaganza

Following first class reviews, the brand new, Only Fools and Horses style, variety Tribute Show, ‘PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES, has been launched across Theatres nationwide!

Based on the TV show everybody loves-ly jubbly!!!

A brilliant homage, full of renditions of your favourite episodes.

Phoney Fools and Horses has all your favourite characters in new adventures and mishaps.

A specially scripted, hilarious storyline is delivered by the show’s cast of three who superbly embody favourite characters DEL BOY, UNCLE ALBERT, RODNEY, BOYCIE and TRIGGER.

Plus stirring renditions of favourite cockney songs.

With hilarious moments, uncanny resemblance and fun audience interaction, this comedic tribute is guaranteed to captivate and delight audiences young and old !

It’s bonnet de douche !

Starring Award Winning Comedy Impressionist, Drew Cameron from Britain’s Got Talent.

Don’t wait until it’s too late BOOK IT NOW.   You know it makes sense!

from DREW CAMERON PRODUCTIONS.

This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!! 

“What an absolutely brilliant performance. They were hilarious and the laughs just kept coming; everyone really enjoyed themselves and I couldn’t recommend this enough, definitely worth every penny!”

“Excellent show well put together fun & laughter all round. Would certainly recommend seeing this show. Fantastic night well done”
 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday, 9 December 2020
09/12/2020 19:30
PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES Christmas Extravaganza - The Dinner Show

Following first class reviews, the brand new, Only Fools and Horses style, variety Tribute Show, ‘PHONEY FOOLS AND HORSES, has been launched across Theatres nationwide!

Based on the TV show everybody loves-ly jubbly!!!

A brilliant homage, full of renditions of your favourite episodes.

Phoney Fools and Horses has all your favourite characters in new adventures and mishaps.

A specially scripted, hilarious storyline is delivered by the show’s cast of three who superbly embody favourite characters DEL BOY, UNCLE ALBERT, RODNEY, BOYCIE and TRIGGER.

Plus stirring renditions of favourite cockney songs.

With hilarious moments, uncanny resemblance and fun audience interaction, this comedic tribute is guaranteed to captivate and delight audiences young and old !

It’s bonnet de douche !

Starring Award Winning Comedy Impressionist, Drew Cameron from Britain’s Got Talent.

Don’t wait until it’s too late BOOK IT NOW. You know it makes sense!

from DREW CAMERON PRODUCTIONS.

This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!!

“What an absolutely brilliant performance. They were hilarious and the laughs just kept coming; everyone really enjoyed themselves and I couldn’t recommend this enough, definitely worth every penny!”

“Excellent show well put together fun & laughter all round. Would certainly recommend seeing this show. Fantastic night well done”

*Vegan Options available. For any special dietary requirements, please contact the venue on [email protected]mailto:[email protected]

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 10 December 2020
10/12/2020 19:30
The Gruffalo

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!

Get a sneak preview at gruffalolive.com

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/12/2020 to 10/01/2021
Brian McFadden
This event was originally billed as BOYZLIFE but due to tour scheduling is now Brian Mcfadden with Support from Cole Page.

Brian McFadden has enjoyed huge global musical success, including 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, and a record breaking seven top spots in a row.

The band also boast  four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.
The former Westlife star will be live for one night only for a very intimate show.

The show will celebrate the hits from chart topping Westlife and his successful solo career.

Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘and many many more

Cole Page will also be on the nights bill,  performing his unforgettable swing set.

A TRULY INTIMATE SHOW.

For Group bookings or for parties of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday, 13th December 2020
13/12/2020 19:30
The Rat Pack
Take three great singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get? A perfect night’s entertainment with ‘The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands!’

This fully choreographed homage to the greatest performers in known history features stars of the hit West End show ‘The Rat Pack, Live From Las Vegas’ and features such favourites as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Mr. Bojangles”, not to mention the numbers every audience .  can’t help singing and dancing along to, such as “New York, New York”, “That’s Life” and of course, “My Way”
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 17th December 2020
17/12/2020 19:00
Mince Pie Specials

Join us after Christmas for a trip onboard one of our steam-hauled trains and enjoy a mince pie served onboard as you travel the line.

To keep our customers safe, each family group will be seated in separate compartments.

Please select a carriage and then click on an available compartment. Choose your first seat and you'll then notice that all the remaining seats in that compartment become highlighted, so that no one else can book them.

Then, just choose the different tickets you need for each of your group from the drop down lists.
For any spare seats simply choose the option 'seat not required'

26/12/2020 to 01/01/2021
The Bowdon Rooms New Year Extravaganza

Direct from Fabulous Las Vegas

The Bowdon Rooms New Year Extravaganza
Presents the International Swinging Sensation Cole Page and his LIVE Big Band

Set to be even bigger, even better, than last year, it is the one night of the year you simply cannot miss!

Join us for a spectacular evening of live entertainment as we wave goodbye to 2020 and say hello to 2021.

Direct from a sell out season at The Wynn Las Vegas, Cole Page and his swinging Big Band will have you singing into the new year.
His Breathtaking vocals embody a classic jazz era and epitomise the very essence of swing.

“Cole Page is a performer you’ll never forget seeing!” Zara Phillips


“Nobody sings these songs better” Steve Wynn


What to expect:
Award winning Four Course Meal*
Incredible line up of live entertainment including a 7 Piece Big Band
Champagne Reception
Stunning venue with Edwardian Ballroom
A midnight countdown ceremony to remember
Exclusive Auction and Raffle for local NHS charities
Dresscode: Viva Las Vegas
Dancing until 2.00am
Table Bookings available

Coles’ last visit to Manchester with his ‘A Swinging Affair’ theatre show, brought 2,000 music lovers to the famous Opera House & Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a sell out hit show.
For Table bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992
* Please contact us directly on 0161 926 8992 with any dietary requirements or allergies.

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Thursday 31st December 2020
31/12/2020 19:00
Dining With Distinction - Red Rose Diner

Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2021 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

Our celebrated Red Rose Diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays from February to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.

East Lancashire Railway
09/01/2021 to 26/11/2021
Dining With Distinction - Lancastrian Lunch

 

Join us as we end the week the best way we know how, with a steam train hauled Sunday Roast!
 
£49.00 per adult and £39.00 per child (5-12 years) for 2021

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

This traditional, train hauled, three course meal through beautiful Lancashire countryside is a great way to bring all the family together.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A traditional three course meal followed by tea or coffee after dinner mints

Lancastrian Lunches run on Sundays from January to November. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 13:00pm and return at approximately 15:25pm.

East Lancashire Railway
10/01/2021 to 21/11/2021
Horrible Histories Live On Stage! - The Best Of Barmy Britain

Rescheduled from Sunday 8th November 2020

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this very special production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this January!

The Plaza, Stockport
10/01/2021
Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience

'Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience' will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys, with expert narrative and big screen action. This 31st anniversary special is absolutely unmissable. Featuring tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan.

All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are in the show, 'Handle With Care', 'End of the Line' and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic lookalike-sound-alike’s to this famous supergroup, enabling the show to explore the solo hits of the band - 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Pretty Woman', 'Blowin in the Wind', 'Here Comes the Sun', and 'Runnin Down a Dream' and many more!

This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to give you a night to remember.

The Plaza, Stockport
15/01/2021 19:45
Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era!  Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!
 
30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging,
innovative and hilarious as ever.  As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

www.tomstade.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/01/2021 20:00
Hits Out Of Hell - The Meat Loaf Songbook
The World’s premier show in tribute to Meatloaf, featuring the Ultimate ‘Dead Ringer’ to Meatloaf Craig Halford as seen on ITV’s ‘Stars in their eyes’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’.

Experience all the hits from what is one of the best-selling artists of all time, culminating over 80 million album sales, a grammy award and the best rock and roll love anthems ever written.

I’D Do Anything for Love, Bat Out of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Dead Ringer for Love and many many more.
The Plaza, Stockport
16/01/2021 19:30
Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns
As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS...

The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!
Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS.  Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave.  He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally…finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)….with THE ANSWER!

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In
time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community.
This phenomena is…Clinton Baptiste
’ - Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

Ages 14+
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
16/01/2021 19:30
Steve Hughes: Are you serious?
Returning to the UK for his first full length tour in six years, Australian (and adopted Brit) comedy legend Steve Hughes is known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners stand up.

Internationally renowned as a comedy powerhouse, Steve has spent the past 5 years confronting his demons, recovering from a crippling breakdown and severe depression.  He’s lucky to be alive, let alone funny.  But when your life turns to hell there has to be a few laughs in there somewhere…

Having been to the abyss, Steve now returns to the UK better – and more lucid than ever before.  He’s recently played to sell-out crowds and great critical acclaim around Australia, now catch his highly-anticipated return to the UK.  Join him as he offers a hilarious ride through the dark night of the soul and presents his inciteful interpretation of an insane world.

Free-thinking, intelligent, opinionated; this is Steve doing what he’s always done best; making the uncomfortable acceptable and the horrifying hilarious.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/01/2021 20:00
Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute
Mercury, having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has established itself as one of the world's most authentic tribute bands to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this award-winning, dynamic stage show has been wowing audiences from the UK to Dubai with its spectacular costumes and world class production including dramatic lighting and a hugely energetic performance.

Featuring Joseph Lee Jackson as 'Freddie', together with excellent musicianship, beautiful harmonies and intricate guitar work from Glenn Scrimshaw as 'Brian May,’ this show will captivate any audience.

"Joseph, Glenn & Mercury are the next best thing" to the original Queen line-up. Don't miss it!” Freddie Mercury's mum, Jer Bulsara
The Plaza, Stockport
22/01/2021 19:30
The Elvis Years

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ -Elvis Presley.

Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), our all-star band and our award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats spanning over three decades –from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning 68 TV special.

With nostalgic film footage, and over twelve costume changes, this glittering two-hour production features classic hits includingThat’s Alright Mama, Suspicious Minds, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, If I Can Dream and many more!

The Plaza, Stockport
23/01/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Burns Night

Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

Celebrate one of Scotland’s greats and raise a glass to Robert Burns. Born on 25th January 1759, in his short 37 years he left a huge catalogue of poetry and songs which are remembered each year on Burns Night.

Join us as we celebrate the life of Rabbie Burns with a Scottish themed menu and piper!

£58.00 per head for 2021 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz on-board
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

Our Burns Night Diner runs on Saturday 23rd January and will depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.

East Lancashire Railway
23/01/2021 19:30
An Evening With Paul Scholes
A evening with one the greatest to ever play the beautiful game but don't just take our word for it, here is what other legends had to say about Paul Scholes......

Pele:
"If he was playing with me, I would have scored so many more."

Zinedine Zidane:
"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

Luis Figo:
"I’m star-struck when I see Paul Scholes because you never see him. On the pitch you can’t catch him. Off the pitch he disappears."

Edgar Davids:
"I’m not the best, Paul Scholes is."

Xavi:
"In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen – the most complete – is Scholes. I have spoken with Xabi Alonso about this many times. Scholes is a spectacular player who has everything. He can play the final pass, he can score, he is strong, he never gets knocked off the ball and he doesn’t give possession away. If he had been Spanish then maybe he would have been valued more."

Patrick Vieira:
"The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy – Scholes."

Roy Keane:
"An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being."

Laurent Blanc:
"I tell anyone who asks me – Scholes is the best English player."

Thierry Henry:
"I can’t understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t seek the limelight like some of the other ‘stars’."


This exclusive show will see a LIVE & UNSCRIPTED 2 part interview, reminiscing about those glorious football memories and get an real life insight to the behind the scenes at the clubs he has played for. Who knows what will happen when Paul Scholes hits the stage to give you ‘off the camera’ life and career stories.
Some fans will have the opportunity to meet Paul before the show for a meet and greet which includes a Q&A and the chance to bring your own to be signed. (Paintings excluded)
Gold Ticket holders will be able to have a photo with Paul Scholes during a pre show photo session
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/01/2021 20:00
Whitney Queen Of The Night

Critically acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen of the Night is heading to Stockport following a run of hit West End performances.

The stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time will be coming to the Plaza Theatre on Friday, May 15th, with tickets on sale from Friday 2nd August.

Whitney – Queen Of The Night will star Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney –Queen Of The Night tour, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, The Voice, The X Factor) in the title role, supported by a stunning live band.

The outstanding concert production has toured extensively across the UK and Europe for the past three years, and in March made its West End debut in front of a sold-out audience at London’s Savoy Theatre, with further sell-out shows in June and July.

The Plaza, Stockport
27/01/2021 19:30
The Foundations
THE FOUNDATIONS were one of the biggest groups of the Swinging Sixties!!!

WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CHART-TOPPERS "BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP" and "BABY NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU"

Plus a string of other hits like "Back On My Feet Again", "Any Old Time (You're Lonely And Sad)", "In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)" and "Born To Live, Born To Die"

Now original lead guitarist/vocalist Alan Warner is keeping the magnificent sound of The Foundations alive with a group of hugely talented musicians
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/01/2021 19:30
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!
A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC),  Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
28/01/2021 20:00
Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened
Funny things happen all the time. Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us! It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny.

No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”   


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/01/2021 20:00
Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened....I shot Derek Rigby
This show was simply going to be called “I shot Derek Rigby” which Dave has freely admitted to ; in fact this has never been in doubt - there were several witnesses - but (there’s always a “but”) he thought that might be a little too weird a title so, although he will talk about the shooting in some depth (Because, to be fair, it was funny to all present with the exception of Derek), he will concentrate on the many other funny things that happen all the time.

Funny things happen at home, at work, out shopping, at the Vets, in Prison, out with his eccentric Gran and in Hong Kong - obviously. Dave’s comedy radar has always instinctively drawn him to these small out-of-the-ordinary events that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he analysis and elaborates them in his own way whilst at the same time reminding us that not only have we too witnessed them, they’ve probably happened to us!

It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the events to laugh-out-loud funny. No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around”

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 14+
The Plaza, Stockport
29/01/2021 19:30
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – CERT 12A
Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

Photo Credit: Picture by Ben Tibbetts


Banff 2020 Blue Programme:
 
A Nordic Skater (5 minutes)

Nordic skating is the art of long-distance skating on natural ice and, on the spellbinding frozen fjords
and lakes of Norway, Per Sollerman has found his calling. A former action sports fan, Per now uses all
of his senses to journey safely over the ice and feel part of the landscape. An enticing portrayal of
this little-known sport.

Return to Earth (Tour Edit) (5 minutes)

Combining epic riding with life’s big questions, Return to Earth stars mountain biking’s biggest
athletes, unsung talents and up-and-coming youth as they shred gnarly trails from British Columbia
to Utah, while proving that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it. In these
moments of clarity, there can be an entire lifetime worth remembering.

The High Road (18 minutes)

Nina Williams is drawn to climbing the most beautiful lines… which also happen to be the tallest.
Nina specialises in highball bouldering – climbing tall boulders of extreme difficulty, without a rope –
which combines the physicality of bouldering with the mental discipline of free soloing. Watch in
awe as she flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone.

Spectre Expedition – Mission Antarctica (36 minutes)

1,000 miles, 200+kg, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Using snow-kites to travel great distances, with
massive loads at speeds up to 60kmph, this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark
Sedon's daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on earth: The Spectre,
Antarctica.

The Frenchy (11 minutes)

Jaques Houot, 82, may just have found the fountain of youth. The Colorado-based French ski racer,
downhill mountain biker, road cyclist and incorrigible flirt is the embodiment of joi de vivre. Jaques
has survived countless close calls, including avalanches, cancer, car accidents, a heart attack and
even attempted murder. As a survivor, he tries to enjoy every day he has, ripping through the
mountains with his signature catchphrase, “No problem!”

The Long River Home (20 minutes)

US veterans who were injured in war come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy
veteran Lonnie Bedwell on a 14-day river trip in the Grand Canyon. Battling powerful rapids
including the daunting Lava Falls, this is a film about overcoming the residual impacts of war through
kayaking – forming a team, kicking out in the current and finding a line through the chaos.

The Running Pastor (9 minutes)

As a shepherd’s son, Sverri Steinholm grew up chasing sheep around the dramatic, otherworldly Faroe
Islands. Today he is a pastor of the Lutheran Church, the dominant religion on the islands. He is also a 
compulsive runner, finding solace and spiritual refuge from personal conflicts and the burdens of
priesthood on rugged, exposed trails of his homeland.
The Plaza, Stockport
30/01/2021 19:30
Birth

After the success of its critically acclaimed international hit The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re returns with a powerful, poignant and uplifting visual theatre piece exploring the bond between three generations of women, their shared loss, and the strength they discover in each other.

Emily is eight months pregnant when she reads her grandmother's journal. As she delves into her family history her sense of reality shifts, unveiling a legacy of unspoken tragedies and unconditional love.


Established in 2009, Theatre Re is an internationally acclaimed ensemble creating thought-provoking live performances. The company examines fragile human conditions in a compelling, physical style embracing mime, theatre and live music.

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/02/2021 to 05/02/2021
The Real Thing and Odyssey in Disco Fever Live
DISCO FEVER LIVE returns for a 5th year with The Real Thing - 'You To Me Are Everything' / 'Can't Get By Without You' / 'Can You Feel The Force' - and Odyssey - 'Native New Yorker'/ 'Use It Up And Wear It Out' / 'Going Back To My Roots'.
The Plaza, Stockport
05/02/2021 19:45
Pop Up Bowie

The Award winning ‘Pop up Bowie’ a stunning tribute to
DAVID BOWIE

With performances of all the great hits from every era of David Bowies career from the 70’s to the 90’s and beyond including Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Changes, Heroes, Under Pressure, Let’s Dance, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Rebel Rebel and Ashes to Ashes.
With a full band Paul Anthony will perform 2 hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey, experiencing the masterpieces that made the late, great David Bowie the immortal legend he is today. ‘Pop-Up Bowie’ aims to inspire, uplift and celebrate the life of a true artistic genius. Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways. Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

The Plaza, Stockport
06/02/2021 19:45
Ross Noble - Humournoid

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. 
 
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
Recommended 15+
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/02/2021 20:00
Romesh Ranganathan - The Cynic's Mixtape
Romesh is back with a brand new show 'The Cynic's Mixtape', his most brutally honest show yet.

Fresh from the 'Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan', 'A League Of Their Own' and 'Judge Romesh', he's putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using his gluten intolerence to avoid sleeping with him.

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+ Likely To Be Swearing And Adult Content
The Plaza, Stockport
10/02/2021 to 11/02/2021
Odyssey direct from the USA
Odyssey direct from the USA with live band. Hits include, If you're looking for a way out, Going back to my roots, Inside out, Native new Yorker.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
11/02/2021 19:30
Disco Inferno
A CELEBRATION OF D.I.S.C.O

For all those who dreamed of going to New York’s Studio 54, Disco Inferno is the spectacular all singing, all dancing celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O. From the smoking hot girls to the guys in platforms, this electrifying show just screams glitter balls and good times.

You’ll be thrilled by pitch perfect harmony, high energy, slick choreography and Disco classics such as Blame It On The Boogie, Car Wash and It’s Raining Men. You’ve all seen Abba, you’ve all seen Motown, but have you all danced
to the ultimate UK Disco tribute and sang along to your favourites by Earth Wind and Fire, Barry White, Donna Summer, The Tramps, and many, many more?

With crowd engagement and interaction like only a Veritas show can provide, Disco Inferno has the wow factor that everyone will be talking about for months to come.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161926 8992
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 12th February 2021
12/02/2021 19:00
An Audience With Cannon And Ball

If it's laughter that you are looking for you've come to the right place! Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to The Plaza in 2020. Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable "Cannon & Ball" they will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines before the interval.

Tommy and Bobby open Act Two with a song and then into storytelling of their career after which they will open the mic to the audience for Q&A's. This magical and intimate "Close and Upfront!" evening is a treat for all comedy fans of all ages!

The Plaza, Stockport
12/02/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Valentines Night Diner
13/02/2021 19:30
Woman Like Me - The Little Mix Show

Now playing it’s 4th successful year touring the UK and having played to over 50,000 people around the country, the Little Mix Show is back!

A highly energetic show that follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band, Little Mix.

This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.

Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to your local theatre.

There are lots of added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and a Meet & Greet with the girls after the show!

The Little Mix Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the brand new LM5 album.

Dance & scream to a packed out playlist of songs that include Black Magic, Power, Woman Like Me, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex and even a few covers from their time on the XFactor.

The Plaza, Stockport
15/02/2021 19:00
Dining With Distinction - Mid-Week Luncheon

Looking to do lunch in style? Our great value, two course Mid-Week Luncheons hauled by a heritage steam engine are the ideal way to break up your day exploring some of the region's best visitor destinations.

£39.00 per adult and £29.00 per child (5-12 years) for 2020

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

  •     A beautiful 1 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
  •     A traditional two course meal with hearty local produce

Mid-Week Luncheons run on selected Wednesdays, and Fridays from February to October. The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 1:00pm and return at approximately 2:35pm.

East Lancashire Railway
17/02/2021 to 29/10/2021
Spirit Of The Blitz

To celebrate this very special anniversary, we open the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit Of The Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain on the long road towards peace.

Sing along to swinging hits like Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree, Bless 'Em All, Leaning On A Lamp-Post, and of course, We'll Meet Again.
Starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, this feel-good show recreates all your forties favourites, including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields... A truly heart-warming afternoon of live music and laughter.

For those who remember the 40s, the show is a trip down memory lane; for those who don't, it’s a Sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied a dogged nation's battle for survival.

This unmissable performance is devised and produced by Andy Eastwood, with musical direction by David Carter.

The Plaza, Stockport
17/02/2021 14:30
Mark Radcliffe

An intimate evening with the Radio 2 Folk Show presenter

Radio 2 Folk Show, 6music and Glastonbury TV presenter Mark Radcliffe invites you to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying personal stories from his life and career.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 18 February 2021
18/02/2021 19:00
Queen Extravaganza
Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK in 2021, following sell out shows across the globe.

The band, who began touring back in 2012, are made up of a rolling cast of gifted musicians who have been hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Queen Extravaganza are renowned for touring all over the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and Europe and have earned much love and respect from their ever growing fan base. In this spectacular show, the talented musicians play the music perfectly and in some instances are more polished than Queen themselves.

This 90-minute show features more than 20 Queen classics drawn from the band’s biggest hits: Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, A Kind of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody to Love and Killer Queen as well as other fan favourites. “It’s our own official tribute band” says Roger Taylor.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/02/2021 19:30
Clinton Baptiste
CLINTON BAPTISTE in The Paranormalist Returns!
As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS...

The world- renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS.  Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave.  He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally…finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)….with THE ANSWER!

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is…Clinton Baptiste’ - Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

Ages 14+

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/02/2021 20:00
Chris Ramsey 20/20

Following overwhelming demand additional dates have been added for 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena (twice) don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can.

His stand-up special ‘Approval Needed’ is available to stream on Amazon Prime now and alongside his wife Rosie he is also the co-host of the no.1 hit podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed. Downloaded a phenomenal 43 million times to date, Chris and Rosie won the Global Award’s Best Podcast Award, and British Podcast Award Listeners Choice in 2020, their brand new book launched in autumn 2020 reaching Number one on both Amazon and the Sunday Times Best Seller charts.

“A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller”
Evening Standard

“Spinning blokey pub banter and unpretentious patter into stand-up gold”
The Guardian Guide

“Engaging and incisive”
The Independent on Sunday

Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
19/02/2021 19:30
I’m still standing – Elton John
I'm Still Standing – The Music of Elton John is a musical celebration of the legendary 50
year career of Sir Elton John. Featuring all of his greatest hits performed by the outstanding Joel
Buckingham and backed by an amazing live band. No show about Elton John would be complete
without the outrageous outfits and glasses which have become a signature of his live shows from
the early 1970's right up to the modern day.
The Edge, Wigan
20/02/2021 19:30
Frank Skinner: Showbiz
Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre and having sold out here last autumn, comedy legend Frank Skinner is returning to The Lowry with his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz.
 
Prior to his west end triumph, the last twelve months have seen Frank perform sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour, making Showbiz the must-see comedy event of the year.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
20/02/2021 19:30
Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey's Musical
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!
The Plaza, Stockport
21/02/2021
Menopause The Musical 2
In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause the Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits!
For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and dancing, as you join us for Menopause the Musical® 2 - Cruising Through Menopause.

Star cast to be announced.

Join us on Facebook at “Menopause the Musical UK Tour”

Age advisory 16+
The Plaza, Stockport
23/02/2021 19:30
Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado
Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times).

Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.”
 
Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.

Snowflake / Tornado is part of The Lowry’s Week 53 festival in 2020.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/02/2021 to 27/02/2021
Josie Long
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

How do you bring someone into a world that everyone keeps telling you is ending? This show is about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that’s not nothing.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/02/2021 20:00
Zog

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
 
Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.  Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.  Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
 
The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
 
Running Time: Approximately one hour

Age suitability: All ages welcome.

Facebook: FreckleProductions                     Instagram: Freckle_Productions     

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www.FreckleProductions.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/02/2021 to 28/02/2021
Dining With Distinction - Murder Mystery Night


Fancy yourself as a bit of a Poirot? An adorer of all things Agatha Christie? Then put on your thinking cap and work up an appetite for some serious sleuthing with a Murder Mystery Night. These popular evenings are hosted by the award winning After Dark Entertainment and guarantee an evening of indulgent food and intrigue!

£75.00 per head for 2021 - Adult Only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾   hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates
    Murder Mystery entertainment by the award-winning After Dark Entertainment

Murder Mystery Nights run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 6:45pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.

East Lancashire Railway
27/02/2021 to 23/12/2021
Exciting Science
WARNING.... WARNING.....EXTREME FUN ALERT!

This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science.
So stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of Wiz, bang, pop .... And splurt

Exciting Science – Prepare to be amazed!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/02/2021 14:00
Craig Revel Horwood - All Balls and Glitter
So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Gavin Barker Associates presents
 
CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD – THE ALL BALLS AND GLITTER TOUR
 
The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career. Book now for a fabulous evening of entertainment!      
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/02/2021 19:30
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Cinderella
Sir David Bintley’s enchanting fairy tale is a glorious celebration of ballet, with breathtaking scenery and costumes by the designer of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s famous Nutcracker.
Cinderella’s life with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters is one of drudgery and hardship until the evening of an extravagant party at the palace. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she’s the centre of attention when she arrives at the ball in a magical coach, wearing a gorgeous gown. Cinderella captures every imagination with it's sure-fire mix of wonderful dance, spectacular scenery, and a cast of characters that includes mice, lizards and even a dancing frog.


CHOREOGRAPHY: DAVID BINTLEY
MUSIC: SERGEI PROKOFIEV
DESIGNS: JOHN F. MACFARLANE
LIGHTING: DAVID A. FINN
LIVE MUSIC: ROYAL BALLET SINFONIA
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/03/2021 to 06/03/2021
The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return on Sunday 26th April 2020.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

The Plaza, Stockport
03/03/2021 19:30
UK Pink Floyd Experience
Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.

Featuring the iconic album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and classics including “Wish You Were Here”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Comfortably Numb”.
The Plaza, Stockport
04/03/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Comedy Dinner Show: Allo Allo
East Lancashire Railway
05/03/2021 to 02/10/2021
Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened
Funny things happen all the time. Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by.
Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us! It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny.

No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
05/03/2021 19:30
Sun Records The Concert
SUN RECORDS Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show

The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Revisit the recording studio where the distinctive Sun sound was crafted by musical visionary Sam Phillips. His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That's Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin', Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin' Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music.

Featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the official concert show takes you back to the birthplace of rock'n'roll.
The Plaza, Stockport
05/03/2021 19:30
Sounds of the 60s hosted by Tony Blackburn
An evening of 60s classics performed live by the Sounds Of The 60s All Star Band & Singers, hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn.

The show features stories and songs from the most loved decade.

Every week, more than a million people tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Tony Blackburn wax lyrical about the biggest stars of the 60s.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
06/03/2021 19:30
The Spirit of Elvis
In Stoke on Trent in the early seventies, a young Gordon Hendricks played to an imaginary crowd. Harmonizing his voice to a constant soundtrack, played on repeat by his sisters. The music was Rock n Roll. The Artist was Elvis.

Little did he know then that his performance in his potteries home would lead to a phenomenal career impersonating The King, working with his legendary musicians in years to come.

Karaoke led to ITV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’ where he rose from runner-up to series champion winning by a record number of votes. Watched by 12 million viewers astounded by their ears
and eyes. And it wasn’t just the public. Elvis’ own songwriter Geoff Morrow was watching. Touched by Gordon’s voice that “recaptured the spirit of the song”, Geoff signed Gordon to his label and the two recorded and released “Where Will I Be”, a song originally written for Elvis.

Gordon’s received many accolades. The greatest being crowned ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artiste Champion 2017’ on stage at Graceland for the second time, competing against global artists.

He’s toured the world and now he’s coming home. ‘The Spirit of Elvis in Concert’ tour transports you through time from the ‘68 special through to the Vegas era, breathing soul into ballads and those iconic jumpsuit numbers that set the stage on fire. There’s only one Elvis Presley and there’s only one artiste who captures his spirit on stage – the inimitable Gordon Hendricks.
The Edge, Wigan
06/03/2021 19:30
Big Country

“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” - Lancashire Evening Post

Big Country perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher, plus many more.

Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, Big Country continue to look beyond the next horizon.

The band – Bruce Watson (guitars/vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals); Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist Simon Hough and bassist Scott Whitley.

Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.

The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

The run of success continued throughout the 1980s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.
Official website bigcountry.co.uk

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday 7th March 2021
07/03/2021 19:00
The Stars from The Commitments
The Stars From The Commitments have toured extensively across Canada, USA, South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia and Australia. They have entertained and enthralled audiences at festivals, clubs, theatres, high profile corporate events and VIP parties, including a US President!

Featuring original Commitments cast members & musicians from the Smash Hit Sir Alan Parker film and multimillion selling sound track: Kenneth McCluskey AKA Bass Player Derek “The Meatman Scully”, Robert Arkins AKA Jimmy Rabbitte, Michael Aherne AKA Piano Player Steven “The Soul Surgeon” Clifford, & Ronan Dooney, Trumpet – Commitments Sound track albums. Plus, Antoinette Dunleavy, Sandra Hyland - Vocals. Andreas Nolan - Bass Guitar. Serge Stavila - Saxophone & Paul Maher- Drums.

The Stars From The Commitments -Dublin’s Saviours of Soul Performing to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide and receiving rave reviews from fans, music critics and promoters.

The show consists of two hours of sizzling soul music and is thrilling live experience that will stir your soul. This dynamic band drives audiences to dance in the aisles and scream for more as they perform all the hits from the multi-million selling soundtrack albums and the Oscar Nominated, Golden Globe & BAFTA award winning film. Songs include Mustang Sally, In the Midnight Hour, Try A Little Tenderness, Treat Her Right, I Cant Stand The Rain, Nowhere to Run and many more.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
07/03/2021 19:30
Francis Rossi - I Talk Too Much
Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.

In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty.  He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.
Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

•    Tickets are available, priced £30, £40 VIP & £75 Super VIP


Super VIP tickets holders are invited to join us at 5.30pm for the Pre Show Meet and Greet.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/03/2021 19:30
Rose Royce featuring Gwen Dickey
Gwen Dickey relocated to the UK twenty years ago to enjoy a successful solo career playing to packed houses all over the UK, but now, with the newly reformed ROSE ROYCE, she and her legendary band are available once again for engagements in the USA and beyond
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Judging by the reaction in the UK, we feel that no-one will want to miss their chance to experience ROSE ROYCE as they were always meant to be… with the ORIGINAL VOCALIST : the  unique, unequalled, and sounding better-than-ever…

Miss GWEN DICKEY!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
11/03/2021 19:30
The Manfreds

Key members of the 1960’s Manfred Mann line-up re-formed as The Manfreds in 1991 following what turned out to be a very successful and enjoyable reunion for Tom McGuinness’ 50th birthday celebration.

Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness , and former member Mike d’Abo, are joined by Rob Townsend, formerly of Family, on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on saxophone & flute, as the exciting new line-up of The Manfreds.

This line up featuring Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness, Mike Hugg, plus Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe & Simon Currie, are becoming well known for their show of ‘Hits, Jazz & Blues’. A wonderful mix of Manfred Mann hits along with some solo material from all involved and a few surprises along the way too!

Book your tickets now. 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 12th March 2021
12/03/2021 19:00
Sleeping with Beauty
We are delighted to have LCM Management back to present Sleeping with Beauty.

Starring Hollyoaks & Waterloo Roads, Ben-Ryan Davies as The Prince!!! Back for more hilarious antics are the #cracking top UK comic Liam Mellor as Jangles & The Fabulous and Filthy Jimmy Burton-Iles as Queen Lusious Le-Coq.

This is for all you big boys & girls, so leave the kids at home and get your tickets for this fun & filthy show for one night only.

Will Jangles get to Sleep with Beauty? Will Carabosse manage to give The Princess a prick? And will Queen Lusious Le-Coq keep the Prince all for herself?

Find out by seeing this hilarious adult panto that all started with a prick!

Due to high demand early booking is recommended!

Suitable for 16+
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
12/03/2021 20:00
Ivo Graham
The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.
 
Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, Fighting Talk.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/03/2021 20:00
Fascinating Aida
David Johnson & John Mackay present  
FASCINATING AÏDA
They’re back at last!

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour.

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable.

With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas song how can you possibly miss them?
 
“Cabaret Heaven” ★★★★★ Metro

“Outrageous... seductive” ★★★★ Guardian

“I can’t recommend this show highly enough” ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

“Hilarious” ★★★★ Telegraph

“Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone” ★★★★★ Times

Age guidance: 14+

Show running time: approx. 2 hours including interval
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14/03/2021 to 16/05/2021
The Drifters
The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.

The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits - including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Arenas around the UK, The Drifters are back on the road with string of additional dates for 2020, with a line up hand-picked by Tina Treadwell herself - President of the Treadwell Entertainment Group and owner of The Drifters name.

Tina, who previously worked for Disney as an executive producer and casting director, believes this current line-up is one of the best to date and looks forward to the upcoming concert tour.  “I am very excited that we have a new show for the fans who we invite to join us in celebrating this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.”
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
14/03/2021 19:30
Paul McCaffrey - Lemon
As seen on Live At The Apollo.
 
In this hilarious new stand up show, McCaffrey struggles to get to grips with technology, being spied on by the Chinese, idiotic self-help books and setting fire to his oven gloves. The man is an absolute Lemon, funny though.
 
Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours.

Star of Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute’s The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
14/03/2021 20:00
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentle men and to turn desire into romance.

Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
The Plaza, Stockport
16/03/2021 to 20/03/2021
The Opera Boys - A Night at The Musicals
The Opera Boys return with a brand new show for 2020, featuring the biggest songs from the West End and Broadway. Immaculate 4-part harmony musical medleys are combined with stunning solo performances from shows that the boys themselves have performed in over the years.

From timeless classics like Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera and West Side Story, to modern smash hits such as Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and The Greatest Showman, this is the perfect show for musical theatre lovers both young and old.

The show also features a selection of beautiful operatic arias that the boys have become known for over the last few years, from La Donna e Mobile to Nessun Dorma.

With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.

The boys trained at some of the UK’s finest schools including The Royal Academy of Music, and have each become highly successful performers in their own right. Between them they have performed lead roles on London’s West End and on Broadway in New York. They have performed as backing vocalists to some of the world’s biggest superstars including Russell Watson, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and Elton John, and in 2015 one of the boys appeared as part of the Belgian entry for The Eurovision Song Contest, performing to a global audience of 200 million, and placing a very respectable 4th in the competition!

Together the boys have performed in theatres and concert halls throughout the UK and have travelled all over the world performing their show. In 2018 they performed as soloists with The National Symphony Orchestra.

They have been invited to perform at a number of prestigious events including the 10th Anniversary of the world’s most famous cruise ship, Cunard’s superliner Queen Mary 2, and the inaugural voyage of P&O’s largest cruise ship Britannia, launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
18/03/2021 19:30
Clare Teal and her Trio
As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter
Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate the Great American and British Song books as well as contemporary writers creating the standards of today. 

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 19th March 2021
19/03/2021 19:00
Dining With Distinction - Wine Tasting Dinner


Put your taste buds to the test with an evening of wine tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages.

£78.00 per head for 2020 - Adults only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s included?

    A beautiful 3 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    An expert led wine tasting evening with Kwoff Wines
    A four course meal with wine followed by tea or coffee after dinner mints

Wine Tasting Dinners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.

East Lancashire Railway
20/03/2021 to 11/12/2021
Friends! - The Musical Parody
Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

Friends! The Musical Parody is a fabulous good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production.

Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in Friends! The Musical Parody the first UK and Irish tour of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit musical that lovingly lampoons the popular TV sitcom. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Unagi!

It's a typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

With friends like these, who needs television? PIVOT!
The Plaza, Stockport
23/03/2021 19:30
Clive Anderson
The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/03/2021 20:00
Levantes Dance Theatre: The Band & Audition

THE COMPANY

Levantes Dance Theatre have a constant enthusiasm for fusing artistic disciplines and indulging in vibrant aesthetics. Our work is inclusive and exploratory with a focus on visuals and movement.

The company was formed to create bold, bright and visually striking performance. We work with a number of exceptional collaborators on each new project. We make bold, bright and beautiful performance for audiences of all ages.

Levantes’ practice is made of three interconnecting stands:

  • We make daring performance, laced with humour, for black box theatre spaces that transcends dance, theatre and circus conventions to offer new and intriguing experiences for audiences.
  • We make charming and peculiar public intervention performance in the form of bite sized canapé routines; visual pieces of play that interact closely with audiences at festivals and outdoor events.
  • The third element of our work is the fantastic education and skills development opportunities that we provide for communities, families, university students, young creatives and artistic professionals.

All strands collectively develop the company’s connection with audiences who are seeking something delectably different from the norm.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
23/03/2021 20:00
An Evening with Alan McGee
Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive. He has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 25 March 2021
25/03/2021 19:00
Jimmy Buckley in Concert
Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland's best loved And most respected performers.. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the year in the RTE music awards.

Jimmy possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars. Jimmys show contains a wide variety of material, Country, Big Ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music Hank Williams & Charlie Pride. Along with his magnificent band Jimmy will entertain you superbly and looks forward to meeting friends old & new.
The Plaza, Stockport
25/03/2021 19:30
Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall is back in the UK with a new intimate show In My Life which plays an exclusive three-city tour in April 2020. 

In My Life premiered at the Sydney Opera House in June 2019 and went on to tour Australia playing to packed houses and a slew of five-star, rave reviews.

This new intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists from Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to Victoria Wood and The Beatles. Ruthie is accompanied by her musical director, Paul Schofield, on piano.

Ruthie Henshall is one of the most celebrated stars in the history of the West End. Her multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years in the West End and on Broadway from her iconic appearance as Fantine in Les Misérables (including the tenth anniversary concert) to her Olivier Award nominated performances in Crazy For You, She Loves Me (winner), Peggy Sue Got Married, Marguerite and Chicago.  Ruthie’s other credits include Cats, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Putting It Together, Billy Elliot (including the world-wide cinema release) and her legendary appearance as both Roxie and Velma in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. She recently starred as Mama Morton in Chicago, making her the only British actress to play all three female leads in the show. Ruthie has enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television, including her stint as a judge on Dancing on Ice. Her recordings include four solo albums and numerous cast recordings.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/03/2021 20:00
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Derby

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Derby with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabail Pavilion,
Cathedral Green,
Derby,
DE1 3AE
             

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe.  We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!

 
Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabail Pavilion, Cathedral Green, Derby, DE1 3AE
26/03/2021 to 11/04/2021
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman - Cert PG

Look out ‘cause here it comes….

From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.

And it’s marching on to the beat we drum

Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will truly make you come alive. As they show you how to use our interactive prop bags.

YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!

It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show

Age Guidance: This PG Certificate classified event has a promoter age guidance as suitable for Ages 5 years+

The Plaza, Stockport
26/03/2021 19:00
Dining With Distinction - Comedy Dinner Show: Are You Being Served?
East Lancashire Railway
27/03/2021 to 20/11/2021
Peter Karrie: The Man Behind the Mask

**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**

A NIGHT OF MUSIC FEATURING HITS FROM:


Evita
Lion King
Jesus Christ Superstar
Les Miserable
Phantom of the Opera

Featuring the Magic Voices Choir.


His first success was as the lead singer of the band 'Peter and the Wolves'. Peter later toured the country as a singer and then went to London as a busker before he got his first role in a show. He has stared in most major musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), often as the main roles. He is best known for the role as the Phantom in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical 'The Phantom of the Opera'. He was twice voted the favourite Phantom of members of the international Phantom Appreciation Society. The Vancouver Sun described his performance in the role as "definitive". He has appeared in concerts around the world, on television and on the radio. His own Beyond the Mask concert tour has been an international success, receiving excellent reviews. He has hosted his own radio and TV show in Wales. He created the title role in Bernard J. Taylor's dark musical 'Nosferatu'. The role was specifically written for Karrie, with his vocal range in mind. Karrie's TV show in Wales is called 'Young at Heart' and he has previously presented his own show 'Karrie on Karrie'. He appeared on Welsh TV's 'Children in Need' and at the 'Music Under the Stars' concert at the Faenol Festival in 2001

VOTED THE BEST PHANTOM OF ALL TIME
I.P.A.S

"THE DEFINITIVE PHANTOM"
Vancouver Sun


For bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 27th March 2021
27/03/2021 19:00
The Illegal Eagles
Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles visit the Bolton Albert Halls for the first time, bringing their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.  
 
This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including  ‘Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more…
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/03/2021 19:30
Groan Ups
Direct from the West End, following their smash hit success with The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to The Lowry with a brand new comedy about growing up. 

Do we choose who we become?

Is the story of our lives already written?

Do we ever really grow up?

Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the the challenges of adulthood. 

Bag your tickets early. This is a lesson not to be skipped!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/03/2021 to 03/04/2021
Ride Flying Scotsman to Rawtenstall
02/04/2021 to 06/04/2021
Ride Flying Scotsman to Heywood
02/04/2021 to 06/04/2021
Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose
Crack open a Golden Egg this Easter when the sensational team who produce our Christmas Pantomime create Easter magic here at The Plaza with the firm family favourite MOTHER GOOSE!

Starring the egg-cellent PHILIP GREEN from 'Britain's Got Talent' alongside firm family favourites at The Plaza RICHARD CHANDLER and DAVID VICKERS plus full supporting cast this magnificent production will ensure that all ages have a Crackin' Easter with a show featuring glittering costumes, hilarious characters and a loveable Goose that we will all fall in love with.....Ohhhhhh yes we will!
The Plaza, Stockport
02/04/2021 to 05/04/2021
Dine Behind Flying Scotsman
02/04/2021 to 04/04/2021
An Evening with Shaun Ryder
Shaun Ryder is nothing short of a living legend.

As the frontman of The Happy Mondays and Black Grape, Shaun is a fundamental cog in the Madchester phenomenon that spread across the globe. Creating mind-blowing anthems with an abundance of energy, his music has managed to transcend guitar and house music.

Join Shaun for a fascinating interview about his years in The Happy Mondays & Black Grape. You will also hear his take on the Manchester music scene and truly incredible first-hand accounts of mad incidents and the rock & roll capers he is so renowned for.

“I'm not too sure where I've been, I've just got off a plane, mate. I think it was Spain or Norway or some mad place like that... in fact ask Bez.”  - Shaun Ryder

Audience members will have the chance to ask Shaun questions and delve into the mind of a true icon of our time. You know this will be entertaining, make sure you’re part of it!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 2nd April 2021
02/04/2021 19:00
Any Suggestions Doctor
Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody
 
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 19:30
Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell is touring his new album ‘Hill of Beans’.  Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph’s first album of original material for 9 years.  The performance will feature plenty of songs from his 50+ year career in addition to showcasing some of his most recent work.  A singer songwriter of international acclaim who has played across the world, McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories.  His spellbinding songs and wry humourous anecdotes take the audience from his buskers days in Paris, to concert halls in Australia and America and through the Streets of London.
 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 19:30
Phil Wang
Philly Philly Wang Wang
THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE SELL-OUT HIT

Following a sell-out 2018 tour,and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance,Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apolloand Netflix.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 20:00
Dial M for Murder

THE GENRE-DEFINING THRILLER FOR ALL TIME.

Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M for Murder is back.

TV and Stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Sheila. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.
Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M for Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. The ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns.
Dial M for Murder is the definitive seat gripping drama that is not the be missed!

The Lyric, The Lowry, Salford
06/04/2021 to 10/04/2021
Foster and Allen - Timeless Memories Tour

FOSTER & ALLEN are bringing their Timeless Memories Tour to the UK in March & April 2020.

In 2019, Foster & Allen undertake a 70+ date touring commitment in Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Canada, Northern Ireland & UK.

Foster & Allen’s Tour is supported by a special edition new release Timeless Memories which features 182 tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums, many of which have not been reissued in the UK for a number of years; Maggie, After All These Years, Reminiscing, Reflections, Remember You're Mine, Souvenirs, Memories, Heart Strings, By Request, Songs We Love To Sing.

Foster & Allen aren’t showing any signs of slowing down and their touring commitments prove how popular they remain for their fans who like to see them in a live performance experience.

THE UNIQUE ‘FOSTER & ALLEN’ SOUND WILL BE WITH US FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!

The Plaza, Stockport
06/04/2021 19:30
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
WINNER!
Best New Musical
Whats On Stage Awards, London
 
The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to The Lowry.
Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/04/2021 to 17/04/2021
The Manfreds - Hits, Jazz & Blues Tour 2020
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.

As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers and tracks from their individual solo albums.

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.
The Plaza, Stockport
07/04/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Traditional Afternoon Tea

There is no finer way to while away a few hours than by indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes whilst delighting in the vintage ambience on board our immaculately restored dining train with this quintessentially British treat.

£39.00 per person for 2021

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

   
    A beautiful 1 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with unlimited tea and coffee

East Lancashire Railway
08/04/2021 to 28/10/2021
Foster and Allen
For over four decades in the music business, FOSTER & ALLEN have continuously managed to scale new heights! Their albums constantly enter the UK Top 40 and their new album due to be released to coincide with the tour will no doubt continue this pattern.

In the middle of March and early April 2020, FOSTER & ALLEN will be touring England and Scotland with their brand new live show – On the show they will be performing all their hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’…and many more, the list is endless.

2019 was another amazing year for Mick & Tony. Their recent tour was a huge success and as previously mentioned, they will be recording a new album. In addition their TV series – ‘The Foster & Allen Show’, which is on Sky 191, has been re commissioned.
The new live show comes complete with all musicians, PA, Lights, Print, PR etc., but as due to the above, the touring period is very limited and no doubt demand will be high!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
08/04/2021 19:30
Shakatak

After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic ‘Nightbirds” recording and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire.  This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street and the award-winning video established the band’s personnel of Jill Saward(lead vocs), Bill Sharpe(keys),Keith Winter(gtr),  George Anderson(bass) and Roger Odell(drums). With the magic Al Jarreau/Shakatak combination,the group went on to record the track ‘Day by Day’ to further international acclaim.

Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences. Their performance in Japan’s Budoken Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival-other awards include the “Best Instrumental Album’ for 6 consecutive years-and other live concerts of note have been the East meets the West Border Concert at the time of German re-unificationin 1989 and the open air concert in Cape Town for the Millennium Celebrations 2000 where they played in front of 250,000 people.Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group.

Because of the nature of their music, their fan base is one that is far reaching while always retaining an ‘underground element’.  This paradox sees the band, who are known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high ‘cult’ status and instant recognition as a household name.


After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic ‘Nightbirds” recording and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire.  This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street and the award-winning video established the band’s personnel of Jill Saward(lead vocs), Bill Sharpe(keys),Keith Winter(gtr),  George Anderson(bass) and Roger Odell(drums). With the magic Al Jarreau/Shakatak combination,the group went on to record the track ‘Day by Day’ to further international acclaim.

Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences. Their performance in Japan’s Budoken Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival-other awards include the “Best Instrumental Album’ for 6 consecutive years-and other live concerts of note have been the East meets the West Border Concert at the time of German re-unificationin 1989 and the open air concert in Cape Town for the Millennium Celebrations 2000 where they played in front of 250,000 people.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 9th November 2021
09/04/2021 19:30
UK Pink Floyd Experience - Bolton Albert Hall
Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.
Featuring the iconic album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and classics including “Wish You Were Here”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Comfortably Numb”.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/04/2021 19:30
The Vintage Boys
THE VINTAGE BOYS Rock ‘n’ Roll Show
Bringing the 50s and 60s into the 21st Century

Step back in time to the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll as the sounds of the 50s & 60s are authentically recreated by The Vintage Boys.

With immaculate 3-part harmony, slick choreography, sharp suits and the backing of an incredible live band, the boys perfectly capture the look and sound of the golden era and will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles with their high-energy performance.

Featuring over 40 hits from stars of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Del Shannon, Bill Haley, Dion, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and many more!

The show also features a little taste of what today’s music would sound like in the 50s & 60s as the boys put their unique ‘Vintage’ twist on a couple of modern day pop hits.

Between them the boys have performed in theatres and concert halls worldwide, including Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall as well as performing roles in Jersey Boys and We Will Rock You. Their impressive vocal ability is matched by their energetic showmanship and infectious sense of fun.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
10/04/2021 19:30
Yotam Ottolenghi - A Life in Flavour
An exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Ottolenghi himself about his life in flavour, and find inspiration for your own cooking.

Is flavour at the heart of your cooking? Do you dream of taking your food to the next level? Then don’t miss this chance to hear from chef and cookery writer Yotam Ottolenghi as he discusses the tastes, ingredients, and flavours that excite him, and how he has created a career from cooking.
 
Sharing his experience as a chef, restaurateur and food writer, Ottolenghi will offer unique insights into how flavour is dialled up and why it works – from basic pairings that are fundamental to taste, to cooking methods that elevate ingredients to great heights. He will also discuss his life and career, from how his upbringing has influenced his food, to opening six delis and restaurants in London.
 
Don’t miss your chance to purchase a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book Ottolenghi Flavour with your ticket for £20 (RRP £26). Yotam will be signing copies after the event.
 
Yotam Ottolenghi is a cookery writer and chef-patron of the Ottolenghi delis, NOPI and ROVI restaurants. He writes a weekly column in The Guardian’s Feast Magazine, a monthly column in The New Yorker and has published seven bestselling cookbooks: Plenty and Plenty More (his collection of vegetarian recipes); Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem co-authored with Sami Tamimi; and NOPI: The Cookbook with Ramael Scully. Sweet, with Helen Goh, is his baking and desserts cookbook. His 2018 award-winning book is Ottolenghi Simple, with Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/04/2021 19:30
An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson
An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
11/04/2021 19:30
Simon Evans - The Work of the Devil
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year. 

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
13/04/2021 20:00
The Green Room: Simon Kempston

Tickets for The Green Room: Simon Kempston at The Stockport Plaza

Scottish singer-songwriter and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Simon Kempston has toured the world performing his highly original, contemporary acoustic folk/blues songs and music, and is a unique talent.

His beautifully crafted folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate finger style guitar work – an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals.

An inspiring, poetic lyricist, Simon’s live performances are intense and impassioned, the subject matter chiefly Scottish, yet with universal appeal.

This first-time Greater Manchester concert is not to be missed.

‘One of Scotland’s very best singer-songwriters’ (Sunday Herald).
‘Stunning talent’ (STV).
'Beautiful tunes, infinitely talented’ (BBC Radio 3).
The Plaza, Stockport
14/04/2021 19:30
Wizard Of Oz
"We are thrilled to announced our Easter pantomime "Wizard Of Oz" is now on sale starring Coronation Street and Dancing on Ice star "Steven Arnold" best known as Ashley Peacock  and  pantomime favourite "Andrew Curphey". More star casting to be announced over the coming months. "
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
15/04/2021 to 16/04/2021
TOPLOADER

 90s icons Toploader are back with brand new material including a full length album and new singles.

 Made up of Joseph Washbourn, Matt Knight, Rob Green and Dan Hipgrave, Toploader is one of the biggest band of its generation.

Since exploding onto the scene shortly after forming in 1997, the multi-time Brit nominated band have_ over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Right from debut hit single ‘Onka’s Big Moka’ to tracks like ‘Dancing In the Moonlight’, the band have always made it big. As one of the highest selling outfits of their era, they still boast a massive fanbase more than ten years later, and as such news of their new material couldn’t come soon enough.
The band might have taken a break between 2003 and 2011 but their star is still very much burning brightly. They returned with a well received album ‘Only Human’ and more singles came in the ensuing years including ‘Turn It Around’, which picked up plenty of support from BBC Radio 2. Wholly accustomed to playing in from of massive audiences and mixing up musical influences with ease, this band is as skilled in the live arena as they are in the studio when crafting massive singalong hits.
Toploader never fail to please the crowd and have backed the likes of Robbie Williams and Tom Jones everywhere from Wembley Stadium to Glastonbury.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 15th April 2021
15/04/2021 19:00
Rob Beckett - Wallop

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’s A League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+
Swearing and Adult Content

The Plaza, Stockport
15/04/2021 20:00
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Nottingham

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Nottingham with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Sneinton Market Square,
Aberdeen Street,
NG3 1JF

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe. We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!


Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Sneinton Market Square, Aberdeen Street, NG3 1JF
16/04/2021 to 25/04/2021
Dining With Distinction - Gin Tasting

Put your taste buds to the test with an evening of gin tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages.

£78.00 per head for 2021 - Adults only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s included?

    A beautiful 3 hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    An expert led gin tasting evening with Kwoff Wines
    A four course meal with gins followed by tea or coffee after dinner mints

Gin Tasting Dinners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.

 

East Lancashire Railway
16/04/2021 to 21/12/2021
The Drifters
The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. 

The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of Fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. 

Don’t miss their brand-new tour performing all the classic hits such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies', ‘You’re More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Down On The Beach,’ ‘Hello Happiness’ and many, many more!
The Edge, Wigan
16/04/2021 19:30
The Animals
Having played here four times before, you know these guys give the one of the best live shows we have.    Featuring from the original Animals - John Steel & Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz.
 
House of the rising sun,  Keep on running,  Gimme some lovin
Don’t let me be misunderstood, We gotta get out of this place,
Every Little bit hurts and so many more.
 
In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East's offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily.
 
The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, 'House of the Rising Sun'. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot in various parts of the world. In Britain alone, the band had no less than twelve chart entries.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 16 April 2021
16/04/2021 19:30
Jack Dee: Off The Telly

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

JACK DEE – Off The Telly

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new
stand-up tour.

“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten
their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4
show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4’s The Jack Dee Show, ITV’s Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, BBC’s Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve probably appeared in every TV show with my name in the title”.

Other sidelines include Motivational Speaking, which Jack describes as “Basically a total
waste of time, talking to losers, but the cash is decent” and then adds “Don’t print that”. It’s so hard to tell when he’s being serious.

In recognition of his charity work, Jack was denied an OBE in 2015.

PLEASE NOTE:- Reselling of tickets for this event will result in cancellation of the booking.

AGE GUIDANCE: Strictly 14+ Swearing and adult content

The Plaza, Stockport
16/04/2021 20:00
Dining With Distinction - Premium Night

Our Premium Nights are the ultimate in luxury dining experiences. These black tie affairs include a five course menu, sparkling reception, live music and table magician.


£80.00 per head for 2021 - Adults only


The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

We hope you will relish the opportunity to dress up and immerse yourself in the glamour of the golden age of steam and therefore kindly request that passengers dress in black tie attire.

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾   hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A canapé and sparkling reception with musical accompaniment
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates
    Table magician entertainment

Premium Nights run on selected Saturdays during the summer. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 7pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.

 

East Lancashire Railway
17/04/2021 to 11/09/2021
MY MY!
THERE ARE ABBA TRIBUTES AND THEN THERE'S 'MY MY!'

“Sensational!” “The best Abba tribute show in the UK we’ve seen.” “A rip-roaring fun night out.” are just some of the terms that have been used to describe our incredible tribute show that will have you involved from the very start.

My My! pays homage to the original Swedish sensations through capturing Abba’s great sense of fun, recreating their incredible unique sound and combining this into a fun filled evening of sing-along, dance-along magic! Let us thrill you with a mix of iconic costume and a touch of audience participation that only a Veritas production can provide.

Featuring such unforgettable hits as “Waterloo”, “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen”, this fantastic cast of West End performers and full band are guaranteed to liven up your night and keep you dancing till dawn!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 17th April 2021
17/04/2021 19:30
Andy Parsons – Healing The Nation

BORIS JOHNSON replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.

The 2019 GENERAL ELECTION happens. Show REWRITTEN again.

COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time.

So the 2019/2020 HEALING THE NATION TOUR has become the 2019/2020/2021 HEALING THE NATION TOUR, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusingto existing ticket holders if the ticket said “HEALING THE NATION” but the show was now called “MY LIFE IN BALLET”.

So, we have the serially rewritten HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021, not so much due to POPULAR DEMAND but more lack of OPEN VENUES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my FAVOURITE so far.

  

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/04/2021 20:00
An Evening With Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is coming back to The Lowry, Salford in April for a special event.

The Lowry, Salford is set to host An Evening With Ryan Giggs on 15th April which will see him do a live on-stage interview with Pete Graves
Fans will also get the opportunity to meet him in person before the event

Promoters said: "As far as Manchester United legends go, Ryan Giggs is by far the most decorated footballer in their history having won over 30 trophies including a record 13 premier League Titles and two European Cups as well as having countless individual accolades and records to his name.

"Ryan Giggs was and still remains a fans favourite of the modern era and they still sing his name near on every game. For Manchester United fans the sheer thought of him running past defenders and scoring incredible solo goals still puts the hairs up on the back of their necks as they remember Giggs was one of the most exciting players of his generation and a rare talent for which they may never see the likes of again.

"Who knows what to expect when the Welsh-wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/04/2021 19:30
Andy Powell's Monday Matinee Cabaret
After two sell out Monday Matinee shows in the last twelve months Andy returns with another Monday afternoon extravaganza of live entertainment from some of the UK's finest performers.

Once again Andy will be joined by his special guests (to be announced soon) performing everything from Swing to soul, pop to Rock and Roll.

This show is variety of the highest order for only a fiver (including tea and biscuits) so booking early is definitely advised with over 600 people at the last event, this promises to sell out early
The Plaza, Stockport
19/04/2021 13:00
Jen Brister
Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
20/04/2021 20:00
Life is a Dance
Stargaze Dance AcAdemy presents - Life is a Dance.... From One Stage to the Next!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
21/04/2021 18:15
What’s Love Got To Do With It? - A Tribute To Tina Turner
Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Stockport in the second year of its massive UK tour. What's Love Got To Do With It? is a joyous show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

Launched in 2019, the show has been selling out theatres in towns and cities across the UK. Now, as part of the 2020 tour, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to wow fans when it heads to the Plaza on Friday, June 19 2020.
The Plaza, Stockport
21/04/2021 19:30
Titania McGrath
Feelings don’t care about your facts…

Titania McGrath is a world-renowned millennial icon and radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest, and she’s coming to show you – yes, YOU – why you are wrong about everything!

MXINFESTO takes the form of a confrontational lecture in which Titania guides her audience through the, often bewildering, array of terminology and concepts that constitute 21stcentury “wokeness”. New words such as “manterrupting”, “microaggressions” and “heteronormativity” often leave the general public bemused, particularly if they don’t read the Guardian.

Having conquered the world of social media, Titania is now generously bestowing her wisdom onto a live audience. Her step-by-step guide will enable her audience to become the woke people they need to be in an increasingly progressive world. In a non-patronising manner, Titania will explain where exactly they are going wrong and how to be more like her. 
 
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/04/2021 20:00
Iain Stirling
Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? x.

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Having sold out his Edinburgh fringe run in advance for the second time, Iain can currently be seen on our screens hosting the third series of hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He recently starred in his own Comedy Central Live special which launched the latest series and has also been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk Historyand Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central(all Comedy Central), Virtually Famous(E4), Russell Howard's Good Newsand Sweat the Small Stuff(both BBC Three) and Fake Reactionand Safe Word(both ITV2)

 

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/04/2021 to 16/10/2021
Ladykiller
A hotel room, a chambermaid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence... and anyway the woman was asking for it.

The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one so...

After rave reviews and sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019, Ladykiller is a blood- soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy. Charting one woman’s journey from violent oppression to bloody revolution, it is the (gruesome) quintessential jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
22/04/2021 to 23/04/2021
Helme:Morriss:Clark


Three epic frontmen, one suberb music bill.

Chris Helme first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ with the anthemic Britpop classics 'Love Is The Law' and 'Blinded By The Sun'.
 

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously fronted English indie outfit The Bluetones over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums.

Nigel Clark, singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer and bassist of Dodgy. Best known for their hits "Staying Out for the Summer", "If You're Thinking of Me", and "Good Enough" which reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. He released his first solo album '21st Century Man' in 2006 before returning to front Dodgy and releasing a further two studio albums.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 23rd April 2021
23/04/2021 19:00
An Intimate Evening With Sir Ranulph Fiennes

For the first time ever in the North West, join the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a fully immersive and exclusive black tie GALA DINNER, presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.

Guests will enjoy a red carpet, Champagne reception while enjoying live entertainment and Art installations showcasing Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many expeditions.

The Grand Edwardian Ballroom will be your Everest Base camp for the evening, a spectacular 3 course meal will be served while you enjoy live on stage entertainment and have the rare opportunity to bid on one of a kind pieces of memorabilia.

What makes this event truly spectacular is that each guest will get the opportunity to meet the legend himself and have a professional souvenir photograph to commemorate your evening.

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience ‘The World's Greatest Living Explorer’, As described by the Guinness Book of Records.

Educated at Eton College and Following in his father’s footsteps, he served with the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS.

In 1968 he joined the army of the Sultan of Oman and was later awarded the Sultan’s Bravery Medal by HM the Queen.

Having led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world, including both Poles, Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface.

He was the first explorer to completely cross the Antarctic continent unsupported.

In 2009, aged 65, Fiennes climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. As a result, he became the oldest Briton ever to summit Everest.

Since 1969, when he led the British Expedition on the White Nile, Ranulph Fiennes has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking exploratory expeditions.

“My admiration for Ran is unbounded, and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him”
HRH Prince Charles

Dress Code: BLACK TIE

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on [email protected] 

Tickets include a three course dinner with dietary options available*

*email venue directly with dietary requirements after ticket purchase

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 24th April 2021
24/04/2021 18:00
Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course...Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelancashirehotpots
Twitter: @thehotpots
Instagram @thelancashirehotpots

www.thelancashirehotpots.net
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
24/04/2021 19:30
Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Hypothetical (Dave) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), 'tour-de-force’ ★★★★ (Telegraph) Laura Lexx shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? 
 
Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe which earned her a prestigious Comedian's Choice Award for the second year in a row, Lexx has a laugh with society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving...but come for the jokes, not answers.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
24/04/2021 20:00
Oti Mabuse - I Am Here

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTIMABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021.

 

Prepare for a night ofelectrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatestdancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

 

OTI MABUSE - I AM HERE is a whirlwind celebration of the influences andinspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa tofollowing her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to SouthAfrica’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and musicthat will set your heart racing.

29/04/2021 19:30
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Brighton

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back as part of the Brighton Festival with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Brighton Festival,
Hove Lawns,
Kingsway,
BN3 2PE

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe.  We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!

 
Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Brighton Festival, Hove Lawns, Kingsway, BN3 2PE
30/04/2021 to 30/05/2021
Peter White
Smooth Jazz guitarist Peter White returns for his usual visit – playing just 1 show downstairs in the Club.  We have an amazing time every year, and we are glad to be able to welcome Peter back. He will be playing selections from his ever growing discography as well as songs from throughout his solo career.

Peter White guitar,
Carl Stanley  sax,
Marc Parnell  drums
Frank Felix  bass
Oli Silk keyboard

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

At aged 20  he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 30 April 2021
30/04/2021 19:30
On Screen: Another Fine Mess Family Film Day – Cert U
In 1932 The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre opened her doors with Laurel & Hardy on the giant silver screen so join us for our annual family homage to these undisputed Kings of Comedy!

Featuring a mix of Laurel & Hardy features, a few surprises along the way and a FREE interval gift for everyone who dresses to impress as either Stan, Ollie or any of their hilarious co-stars!

Dress up if you wish and come along with all the family for an afternoon of laughter in Stockport's home of family big screen entertainment!....

DOUBLE TROUBLE BUNDLE: Get access to the 11am 'Another fine Mess' Screening and also to the 6.00pm 'Laurel & Hardy Secret Screening' event for only £10!
The Plaza, Stockport
02/05/2021 11:00
On Screen: Laurel & Hardy Secret Screening – Cert U
On a day of celebration for the Kings of Big Screen Comedy Laurel & Hardy join us for a very special 'Secret Screening'!

For only £5 per person, admission grants you access to enjoy specially chosen and host introduced Laurel and Hardy Features where you find out some insights into the films that you then can enjoy on the giant silver screen but shhhhh the titles are secret and will only be found out on the evening.....

So join us and we shall let you into our secret!

DOUBLE TROUBLE BUNDLE: Get access to the 11am 'Another fine Mess' Screening and also to the 6.00pm 'Laurel & Hardy Secret Screening' event for only £10!
The Plaza, Stockport
02/05/2021 18:00
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
 
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole?

What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/05/2021 20:00
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/05/2021 19:30
Northern Ballet - Swan Lake
Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella.
Live every moment of Cinderella’s story from heartbreak to joy. In this sparkling adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked step-mother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince.
You won’t believe your eyes as Northern Ballet’s remarkable dancers bring their signature magic to the ultimate feel-good fairytale. The perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on your tickets to the ball. Book now.

Please note that this production contains short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/05/2021 to 08/05/2021
The Green Room: The Dear Boys
Hailing form the upper echelons of society, the Dear Boys - a pair of fine chaps indeed - have made it their life's work to bring to the masses their own brand of Cowardesque capers. Noel Coward that is!

Lords Anthony Mason and Michael Holmes cordially invite you to their musical extravaganza, with songs such as Mad Dogs and Englishmen, London Pride and Mrs Worthington.

Be prepared to be drawn into the eccentric world of two spiffing chaps out on a spree sharing songs, anecdotes and witty asides (hopefully) for all to enjoy. Pip Pip!
The Plaza, Stockport
06/05/2021 19:45
Theatre Dance Workshop
Theatre Dance Workshop make a welcome return for their annual showcase with the very best in live stage performance.

Proceeds in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
The Plaza, Stockport
09/05/2021 14:15
Birdsong In Bedlam
Struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife, Eddie turns to drink and drugs, a voyage taking him on a personal journey of discovery, leading him to question his own existence.

Searching his conscience, confronting demons, and facing his fears.

Join him in his quest to find the truth that lies within.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/05/2021 to 15/05/2021
Steve Bugeja: Tried To Start His Own Nickname
One of comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Steve Bugeja (AKA ‘The Mighty Booj’, ‘Moulin Booj’, or – for December only – ‘Ebenezer Booj’) is bringing his brand new show for 2020. A familiar face on TV and radio, Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central).
A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and for Iain Stirling’s Celebability (ITV2), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and to BBC Radio 4.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
09/05/2021 20:00
The Addams Family
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN & RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide


Look who's moved into the neighbourhood! 
Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!
Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/05/2021 to 15/05/2021
An Audience with King Henry VIII
‘The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King.

The King, recently married to his new, and sixth, wife, Queen Catherine Parr, is in poor health; his leg continues to cause him considerable pain and he is often in a poor humour!

In the course of the 'audience', His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and His Majesty will invite his Loyal Subjects to Petition him or question him on ANY related subject : there may be some surprising answers - a lively Q&A is assured!’
The Green Room, The Plaza, Stockport
12/05/2021 19:30
George Michael LIVE - Featuring Steve Mitchell

GEORGE MICHAEL LIVE FEATURING STEVE MITCHELL


Steve Mitchell, along with bass player James Crofts & their backing singers, pay tribute to George Michael, covering all the George Michael and Wham! classics in this fantastic tribute show.

All this hits from Club Tropicana, to I’m Your Man along with Freedom 90’, Fastlove & many, many more.

This is a brilliant show that will have you on your feet, singing along from start to finish! 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 14th May 2021
14/05/2021 19:00
Dining With Distinction - Italian Night

Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2021 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

A culinary adventure into authentic Italian cuisine. Bellissimo!

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

 The Italian Night departs Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.

East Lancashire Railway
14/05/2021 19:30
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4.

‘No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Plaza, Stockport
14/05/2021 19:30
An Intimate Evening With Brian Blessed

**Reschedule date: 15th May 2021**

Larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television.

A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, he is also an avid explorer and climber and ‘An Evening with Brian Blessed’ will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring. 

With a career spanning more than 50 years, there is no shortage of material. On screen, he has appeared in everything from Doctor Who to Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films. On stage his credits range from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And his trademark booming voice has also featured on everything from Peppa Pig character Grampy Rabbit to a voice download on TomTom's sat nav system.

He is also an avid climber and will also be talking about his Everest climb without oxygen; his expedition to the jungles of Venezuela during which he survived a plane crash; his trek to the North Pole (he is the oldest man to go to the Pole on foot) and his many hours of space training in Russia!

The show is an experience that nobody should miss! His eloquence and humour will have the audience captured from the moment he walks on stage until the moment he leaves.

Enjoy a fabulous 3-course dinner, live entertainment, a memorabilia auction and a chance to ask your own burning question in an audience Q & A. Everyone will also receive their own personal souvenir photograph with Brian Blessed to remember this very special night.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience an amazing evening in the uniquely entertaining company of one of the country's best-loved performers and true national treasure.

Tickets are strictly limited for this event, which is exclusively presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.

Dress code: BLACK TIE


BRIAN BLESSED
 

 

The son of a South Yorkshire coal miner, Brian Blessed was born in 1936 in Mexborough and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before beginning a distinguished and varied career, which has encompassed all media. Brian is now one of this country’s best known and most highly respected actors.
 

Brian created the role of ‘Old Deuteronomy’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly successful musical, CATS, for which he received a SWET nomination. He also starred as ‘John Freeman’ in the West End musical METROPOLIS. Whilst a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company he played ‘Claudius’ in HAMLET, ‘Exeter’ in HENRY V and ‘Hastings’ in RICHARD III. At the Royal National Theatre he created ‘Maxim Gorky’ in Robert Bolt’s STATE OF REVOLUTION and played the role of ‘Sir Tunbelly Clumsey’ in THE RELAPSE, directed by Trevor Nunn. He also played ‘Henry II’ in THE LION IN WINTER at Basingstoke and he created the role of ‘Baron Bomburst’ in the original cast of the hugely successful musical, CHITTY, BANG, BANG at the London Palladium.
 

Countless television roles include; ‘Augustus Caesar’ in I CLAUDIUS for which he received the New York Critics Award; ‘PC Fancy Smith’ in Z CARS; ‘Porthos’ in THE THREE MUSKETEERS; ‘Pepone’ in THE LITTLE WORLD OF DON CAMILLO; ‘Spiro’ in MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS; the title role in THE JOY OF BACH, ‘Richard IV’ in BLACK ADDER; and the larger than life ‘Squire Western’ in the BBC’s classic drama series TOM JONES. More recently the ‘Laughing Cavalier’ in ADAM’S FAMILY TREE (YTV), ‘Mr Scottley’ in THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD,  ‘Sir Morris’ in the award winning animated series THE BIG KNIGHTS (BBC) and ’Max’ in WINTER SOLSTICE ( BBC).
 

On Film, Brian played ‘Talthybius’ in TROJAN WOMEN in which he was thrilled to co-star with Katherine Hepburn, Irene Papas and Vanessa Redgrave. He played ‘Vultan’ in the ever popular FLASH GORDON; ‘Pedro’ in MAN OF LA MANCHA; ‘Long John Silver’ in RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND; ‘General Zukov’ in WAR AND REMEMBRANCE and ‘Lord Locksley’ in ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES with Kevin Costner. In Kenneth Branagh’s HENRY V he played ‘Exeter’, in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING he played ‘Antonio’ and in hamlet he played ‘Hamlet’s Father and the Ghost’. He played ‘Boss Nass’ in George Lucas’ STAR WARS, THE PHANTOM MENACE, ‘Pendragon’ in MERLIN - THE LEGEND BEGINS, ‘Clayton’ in Walt Disney’s

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 15th May 2021
15/05/2021 18:00
Calling Planet Earth
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era's of all time - The Electrifying 80's.

Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell and many many more.

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements, combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.
The Plaza, Stockport
15/05/2021 19:30
The Kite Runner
From London’s west end, The Kite Runner is an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force and it’s coming to Salford.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Afghanistan is a country on the verge of war and best friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, the skies are full of colour and the streets are full of the excitement of a kite flying tournament, but no one can foresee the terrible incident that will shatter their lives forever.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Directed by Giles Croft
Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/05/2021 to 22/05/2021
Forbidden Nights
With a classy and innovative show, Forbidden Nights bring you a full theatre production including a custom stage, rigging and stage shower, creating an exciting array show stopping signature routines.

Spend an evening with Forbidden Nights and you will be caught up in a spectacle of desire, passion and excitement and feel the adrenaline course through your body. Feel the heat as acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage leaving you begging for more.

Abandon your inhibitions at the door; this high-octane show is packed full of excitement, surprise and even a few uniforms thrown in for good measure. Forbidden Nights will really get your pulse racing because these talented boys have not only mastered the art of strip tease, but do it in a way that has never been done before.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
20/05/2021 19:30
Adam Night - Comedy Hypnotist

With over 35 years of experience, Adam Night is one of the most famous hypnotist comedy shows in the United Kingdom today, and the first choice for a comedy stage show.

He has taught and mentored many of the other UK and overseas names.

A highly recommended, entertaining and professional act whose comedy stage hypnotist show is ideal for everyone.

Multi award winner Adam Night.
Entertainment Awards TMT
Best Hypnotist Comedian 2016 and 2019

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 21st May 19:00
21/05/2021 19:00
Hello Again …. Tribute to Neil Diamond
The Fantastic Celebration of The Life & Work of NEIL DIAMOND…Starring
Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band…Using evocative imagery, video and narration to
enhance the magic, the show takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s
glittering 50 year career.

With a cast that can proudly boast past credits to include Michael Jackson, Kylie
Minogue, Take That, Spice Girls, Bay City Rollers, Freddie Starr, Culture Club, The Drifters
and many more, its no surprise that this show has accelerated itself to becoming the talk
of theatre land.

From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon find yourself singing along to all the
hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in
Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the
Rocks, America and many more.
The Edge, Wigan
21/05/2021 19:30
Abba Mania

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

ABBA MANIA is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you!

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’,
‘Super Trouper’ and many more.
The Plaza, Stockport
21/05/2021 19:30
Myra Dubois: Dead Funny
Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the 'acid-tongued and funny to the bone' (Time Out) Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right! An irreverently sardonic and 'incredibly quick-witted' ★★★★ (The Scotsman) side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief. Get ready to R.I.Pee your pants! As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC1),Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and soon to appear in the feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/05/2021 20:00
Nearly Dan - The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert.

It’s been over 40 years since the release of the first Steely Dan album “Can’t buy a Thrill”, featuring the hits  “Do it Again” and “Reelin’ in the years.”

After a sell out show in early 2020, this is a must see performance.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 22nd May 2021 19:00
22/05/2021 19:00
Barry Steel - The Roy Orbison Story
The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production ‘The Roy Orbison Story’. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers, celebrate the late 80s when The Big O was on the cusp of a phenomenal return to super stardom.

Barry is joined on stage a five-piece band and sensational guest pianist Boogie Williams as the production present original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcase elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the recently released Albums.

This top-class production also features chart busting hits originally performed by Roy Orbison’s friends and culminates in a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’

With a feelgood factor built in, this show really does have something for everyone! Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the
legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply ‘True Identikit Brilliance.’
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
22/05/2021 19:30
Ben Hart: Wonder
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
 
Described by David Walliams as ‘the living embodiment of magic’, Ben has recently played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV appearances (including his own series on BBC Three, The One Show and BBC One’s “Now You See It”).
 
Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.
 
Age Guidance: 12+


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/+
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/05/2021 20:00
The Dublin Legends
“Alive-Alive Oh!”

Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor & Shay Kavanagh, have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

In 2017 guitarist and founder, Eamonn Campbell, passed away while they were on tour in Holland. Even though he had been in poor health it was still a massive shock. The lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and, thankfully, Shay readily agreed. Shay is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene. He was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

It was Eamonn’s wish that the band continue touring and finish off recording the album they had been working on. This is a follow-up to “The Dublin Sessions” which featured 16 newly recorded tracks and included some old favourites & classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc…The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O’Connor: Billy in The Low Ground / The Temperance Reel

In the past seven years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by travelling far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland and all over England, Scotland & Wales.
This band are the REAL DEAL so make sure you join THE DUBLIN LEGENDS on their 2019 UK Tour for a night full of songs and stories and the odd pint of Guinness!

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/05/2021 20:00
Beverley Craven - Strings Attached
Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Julia Fordham and Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven makes a welcomed return to the stage.
 
Performing with a string quartet ensemble this intimate show will feature songs and stories spanning her 30-year career as a singer/songwriter and performer.
 
The Brit Award winner first shot to fame in 1991 when her debut album, featuring three of her top 20 hits, reached number 3 in the UK charts. A humorous and highly entertaining evening is in store as Beverley bares her soul and music onstage with classic songs such as Holding On, Loves Scenes, Memories and Promise Me. Her witty narrative, unforgettable melodies and poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear… 


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/05/2021 20:00
Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals 2021
Dust off your dancing shoes! Following the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2019 UK Tour, fans up and down the UK will be thrilled to learn the line-up of dancers who will be bringing all the glitz and glamour to the live stage in the brand new 2020 Professionals Tour. Tickets are on sale now.

Cha-cha-cha-ing their way around the UK will be no less than 10 of the incredibly popular and multi award-winning professional dancers from the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing BBC One series, in what promises to be another explosion of electrifying dance.

The world class line-up of Strictly professionals performing on the tour are: Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Hauer; World Professional Latin Showdance Champion and 2017 Strictly Champion Katya Jones; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; eight-time South African Latin American Champion and 2016 Strictly finalist Oti Mabuse; 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk and two-time Strictly Come Dancing South Africa finalist Johannes Radebe.  
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/05/2021 to 26/05/2021
Johnny McEvoy

Johnny’s big break came in late 1966 when he recorded a song called Mursheen Durkin, an old ballad from the west of Ireland. It topped the charts at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks. It was followed up by The Boston Burglar which also reached Number 1.


His first tour of the United States was in 67. It involved 7 weeks of concerts during that hot summer of Hippies, Protests and Vietnam. One of the many famous venues he played was the “Hungry Eye” in San Francisco. However, his favourite was the famous “Carnegie Hall” in New York. It was at this stage in his career he had his third Number 1 hit with the song Nora from Sean O’Casey’s famous play “The Plough and the Stars”


On a golden August afternoon while sitting on a stone in the sun outside a pub in Co. Sligo came the inspiration to write his first song Long, long before your time. It too reached Number 1.


Many of his songs have become standards and been recorded by many other singers.

 

 


 

The Plaza, Stockport
27/05/2021 19:30
Dom Joly – Holiday Snaps

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps - Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

27/05/2021 20:00
Absolute Bowie
Absolute Bowie: Legacy Tour
 
There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie fans across the UK. Absolute Bowie’s Legacy Tour is named after the Greatest Hits album released in 2016 and takes us on a musical journey of non-stop hits through the iconic singer's ever changing personas.
 
Absolute Bowie are proud winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band" at the UK Agents Association Awards in 2018. They are often credited with being the most accurate and exciting Bowie tribute with incredible attention to detail, costume changes galore, excellent musicianship and an electrifying front man.
 
Don't just take our word for it, the band provide a “Loving crafted Bowie show" (NME) that wows audiences across the UK. Check out their social media to see what people say about them - the band is, without doubt, the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 12th year. 
 
Featuring the incredible vocals of John O’Neill as David Bowie, with our very own Ronno, Andy Marr on guitar, Fabio Cashio on bass, Ale Paolillo on keyboards and Alex Ricardi on drums.
 
Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.
 
http://www.absolutebowie.com
https://www.facebook.com/absolutebowie1
https://twitter.com/absolutebowie
https://www.instagram.com/absolutebowie

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/05/2021 20:00
Barbara Nice's Comedy Playground
Join Stockport housewife, cleaner to the stars, Take a Break reader and Britain’s Got Talent star Barbara Nice for all the best bits of her 25 years of delighting live comedy audiences, as well as new stuff she wrote on the bus.
 
A playful, life-affirming show for all the family. Help top up Barbara’s pension by coming along and having a pigging great time.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/05/2021 20:00
Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour
If no news is good news then good news is fake news.  Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power - and the journalists apparently holding them to account. 
 
Jonathan Pie is the exasperated News Reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. His previous two tours have taken in venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and performances across the US and Australia.

Jonathan Pie has been described as ‘brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny’ by Ricky Gervais.  With over 1.2 Million Facebook followers, his videos regularly achieve millions of views going viral internationally. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times world wide.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/05/2021 19:30
Steve Harley Acoustic Band
Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe.
For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

And with the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.
The Acoustic Band for 2020 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.

“We have real adventures on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a Wandering Minstrel!”

“UNCOVERED” includes a re-recording of Steve’s own highly-esteemed song “Love, Compared With You” with a newly composed third verse, plus his thus-far unrecorded “Only You”, and nine other songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader.

The acoustic sets for 2020 will include songs from the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all be re-produced in the unique acoustic style.
Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night in the presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”

Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A Friend For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest lyricists Britain has produced.”
MOJO said simply, “Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.”  Steve has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that out.

Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.

For Press/Media promotion of the event, contact Chris Hewlett at
[email protected]


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/05/2021 20:00
Simply Dylan

John O'Connell’s Simply Dylan Band will be back in 2021 for a brand-new headline tour across the UK to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday.

As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig, has had his name indelibly written into the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
 
The combination of the band delivering high energy renditions of the prodigious songwriter’s work and John skillfully singing and enunciating the lyrics,
has seen the project go from recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday, to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across
the UK and most recently having the privilege to open up the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019 on the big top stage.

“It is incredible to consider that Dylan has been writing and performing for some 6 decades and continues to do so right up to the present day.
The talent he has for story-telling and developing a song is extraordinary. My greatest challenge is deciphering a set-list when there is so much choice and an array
of genres to select from; after all everyone has their own personal favourite!”
 John O’Connell

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
31/05/2021 20:00
Peter James' Looking Good Dead


Roy Grace is back as the thrilling work of multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James comes to The Lowry with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead.

No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.

From the producer of recent Lowry stage hits, Band of Gold and The Girl On The Train and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!

Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James' gripping new play.

The Lowry, Lyric Theatre
01/06/2021 to 05/06/2021
Ansell's Les Musicals
Ansell's Les Musicals' Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent -Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Come and immerse yourself into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more...After sell-out shows in 2018 & 2019, Ansell’s Les Musicals returns in 2020 due to phenomenal demand.

'Les Musicals' is in no way connected with or authorised by CML, Alain Boubil Music Limited or CML’s Les Miserables production..
The Plaza, Stockport
02/06/2021 19:30
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Bristol

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Bristol with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Castle Park,
St Peters Square,
Bristol,
BS1 3XE

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe.  We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!

 
Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

  

The Sabai Pavilion, Bristol BS1 3XE
04/06/2021 to 12/06/2021
Stayin Alive - The UK's Top Bee Gees Tribute Band
Winners of the National Tribute Awards in 2013, 2016 and 2017, Stayin Alive are recognised as the UK's top Bee Gees Tribute. They re-create the most accurate portrayal of the Brothers Gibb, covering hits from all decades. Their uncanny resemblance has to seen to be believed, and has gained them huge respect. A must see show for any fan.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 4th June 2021 19:00
04/06/2021 19:00
The Joe Longthorne Songbook - A Night To Remember
Celebrating the music and the life of the singer’s singer!
The show features star of TV star and musical theatre Andrew Lancel – DI Neil Mason in The Bill and most recently Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music. He is joined by very special guest Tracey Jordan, one of Joe’s backing singers, and the Joe Longthorne Band under the directorship of Andy Mudd, Joe’s musical director.

Endorsed by Joe’s husband Jamie, images of Joe and video footage of him at home and on stage will feature on screen. Tracey will also sing the duet You Don’t Bring Me Flowers with Joe as they did on many shows.

The production also features all the big songs that the Joe’s fans love to hear –Mary In The Morning, Don’t Cry Out Loud, Wind Beneath My Wings, My Mother’s Eyes, If I never Sing Another Song and many more.

www.aimshows.co.uk
The Plaza, Stockport
04/06/2021 19:30
The BrassPass UK Band of the Year Contest
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Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
05/06/2021 14:00
Steve Hall and Steve Williams

After opening for Russell Howard’s sold out arena World Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams land in Salford to deliver a double dose of stand up.

Steve Williams has appeared on Tonight at the Palladium (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow (BBC1) and co-wrote A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC1), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One) and many, many more…

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and 1/3rd of legendary sketch group ‘We Are Klang’ (BBC3), Steve Hall regularly appears on Frank Skinner’s Radio Show. He has written for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and many other shows…

Two comedians, one night, one winner – you!

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2021 20:00
Rob Newman: Philosophy Show
In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2021 20:00
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand-new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin.

Join the Legendary Linda Nolan, X Factor Finalist Niki Evans, CBBC Creeped Out’s Stephanie Dooley and Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones in GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! A riotous night out of hilarious sketches and classic pop tunes that celebrate all that it means to be a 21st Century Woman!

Join the star cast of four refreshingly honest and unreserved girls on a riotous evening of laugh-out-loud sketches and classic pop anthems that define being a 21st Century woman. We take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern day woman, dating, relationships, breakups, fashion, dieting, chocolate, more dieting, sex, going out, staying in, wine, more wine and of course, men. All are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection – no subject is too taboo!

Get involved and come along to channel your inner dive because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
06/06/2021 19:00
Quickly Kevin – That Wonderful Night
Hans Segers’ ties! Nigel Martyn’s favourite drinks! The Eddie McGoldrick song. “Steffa Barnsa! Steffa Barnesa! Steffa Barnesa!”. If this random collection of words mean anything to you, then it’s likely you’ll be enthralled by the following news: Quickly Kevin are back for a brand new live show that’ll be the biggest ever!
 
As always, you can surely expect (most of) the following: an extra-special surprise guest, all your favourite Quickly Kevin features, the unmatched thrill of a big screen, an update on Gavin Peacock, audience members in full kit, and of course, the big, grand finale: a 90s sticker penalty shoot out.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/06/2021 19:30
Robert White - Tank Top Tour
Following on from the success of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour ‘The Tank Top Tour - 2019’, unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more, but this time with a little of his personal journey, life ups and downs and some quirky tales into the bargain.
 
Tank Top Tour: Take Two - 'Troubles and Treats'
 
Robert White, that gay autistic keyboard-wielding comedian who you've almost forgotten [from Britain's Got Talent 2018], fresh off the heels of his debut tour last year, brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh packed hour, but this time with a little more edge, a little more personal revelation and a whole new tank top. Just him, some jokes, some songs, a keyboard and maybe a personal trouble or comedic treat, or two.
 
Robert is probably the only Asperger, dyslexic, cross lateral, gay, quarter-Welsh, webbed-toed comedian on the circuit...probably. This Edfringe White brings you more of the fun you saw on telly.... plus lots of extra naughty bits.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
06/06/2021 20:00
Derren Brown: Showman
Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show!
 
The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!
 
Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!
 
"All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you'd expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year."Derren Brown
 

Not suitable for under 12s
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/06/2021 to 19/06/2021
The Sounds of Simon

A full band tribute that covers the full range of the duo's career together, as well as drawing extensively from Paul Simon's solo career. From the early harmonies of 'Wednesday Morning 3am' and 'Homeward Bound' to the later beauty of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', this is live entertainment at its finest.

Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly.
The Sounds Of Simon (A Tribute To Simon And Garfunkel) is a must see show.

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Friday 11th June 2021
11/06/2021 19:00
Back to Bacharach
Back To Bacharach is an exciting production, touring throughout the UK featuring some of the finest West End vocalists, accompanied by the amazing "Magic Moments Orchestra", recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless masterpieces.

A perfect evening of nostalgia, great songs and stunning performance.

All of his greatest hits are featured in this amazing 2 hour show including...
Alfie - What The World Needs Now - The Look Of Love - Close To You - I Say A Little Prayer - What's New Pussycat - Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Walk On By - Magic Moments - Trains & Boats & Planes - 24 Hrs From Tulsa - Anyone Who Had A Heart - I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Wishin' & Hopin' - Always Something There To Remind Me -Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
& Many More
Burt Bacharach is a legend of popular music who has won 6 Grammy Awards and 3 Academy awards with over 70 top 40 hits in the USA and over 50 top 40 hits in the UK, which have been recorded by many successful artists throughout the years such as:
Cilla Black - Tom Jones - Dionne Warwick - Aretha Franklin - Gene Pitney - Frank Sinatra - Elvis Presley - The Beatles - Dusty Springfield - Elvis Costello - The Carpenters to name a few.

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family, songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

There's Always Something There To Remind You !
The Plaza, Stockport
11/06/2021 19:30
Kevin Jones Comedy Night

‘Telling the Wrong Man he had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories’

Dr Kevin Jones is a practising consultant physician who has been on the comedy and after-dinner circuit for 30 years.
This one-off, one and half hour special performance will be poignant, insightful, bizarre and gut-wrenchingly funny, celebrating the dark comedy inherent in hospital medicine. Kevin is kindly donating all proceeds of this event to Bolton Hospice. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him here in Bolton!

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
11/06/2021 19:30
The Christians
THE CHRISTIANS PROFILE

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years!  the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.

Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.

Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said 'it was the best gig I've ever been to' 
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Saturday 12th June 2021
12/06/2021 19:00
Rob Lamberti – A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George Michael
From the live final of ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ to being hired by George Michael himself to promote his 25Live album, this is a performer in a different league. Few tribute artists capture George’s musical talent, charisma and passion as closely as Rob Lamberti. With some of George Michael’s personal musicians proudly joining Rob’s band, his performances are guaranteed to hypnotise your senses and do justice to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time. Experience an exceptional moment with George, courtesy of the voice that captures his timelessly.
The Edge, Wigan
12/06/2021 19:30
Bye Bye Baby
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 – all backed by their excellent 4­piece band ­ 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 BackTo You, and many more!
The Plaza, Stockport
12/06/2021 19:30
That'll Be The Day
Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring! Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!
Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!‘
The Plaza, Stockport
17/06/2021 19:30
Genesis Connected
Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the Hits of Genesis and the biggest selling connected acts including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late '70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, Solsbury Hill, You Can't Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.

Frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, so expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.
The Plaza, Stockport
18/06/2021 19:30
The Real Thing
The UK's own disco pioneers The Real Thing still whip up the crowds from the minute they hit the stage. Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo, his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band. Return to the glory days of dance music with the real music legends in a soulsational evening of non-stop, live dancefloor anthems including You to Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force. Backed by their critically acclaimed band, one of The Real Thing's original frontmen, Chris Amoo plus Dave Smith, revive the sensational 70s and 80s, performing all of the UK's most successful soul group's formidable repertoire. Rainin' Through the Sunshine, So Much Love to Give and Love's Such a Wonderful Thing give way to the classic Children of the Ghetto famously covered by Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire. Also featuring a specially composed tribute to the biggest dance hits of their era, including Ladies Night, Ain't No Stopping us Now and Celebration, prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time!

" ... these guys are pure class, and really hold up their songs vocally, even after all these years" - Clair Woodward, Sunday Express
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 18 June 2021
18/06/2021 19:30
Matt Ford and The Strictly Swing 17 Piece Big Band

“If you’re a fan of the Great American Songbook, the music of the Rat Pack, or just great music played and sung with style and panache, then this is the show for you.”


Big band vocalist Matt Ford is coming back to The Bowdon Rooms with the 17 Piece Strictly Swing Big Band.

Having performed with the likes of the Halle Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, will be tackling some his favourite swing numbers.

Matt Ford sings with the Strictly Swing Big Band fronted by the legendary Bryan Pendleton of the original Syd Lawrence Orchestra and is assisted by female vocalist Simone McGregor.

The Strictly Swing Big Band,  formed by Simone McGregor, is a seventeen piece big band under the musical direction of Bryan Pendleton. Bryan is supported by an outstanding selection of highly accomplished musicians and together they will pay tribute to the greatest swing bands of the era including Miller, Basie, Dorsey, Goodman and more.

Matt Ford, voted the UK's Best Male Big Band Vocalist, is our featured guest and will be performing the hits songs of Sinatra, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett.

Simone adds even more variety and glamour with hit songs from Peggy Lee and many others.
 

The programme features some great new arrangements from Bryan Pendleton as well as a special tribute performance to George Shearing.

 An event that should not be missed.

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Saturday 19th June 2021
19/06/2021 19:00
Tom Houghton
By arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd.

“Clever, passionate, soulful’ – The New European

“Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born’ – One 4 Review

“A twisted view of the world” – The Sunday Express

“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” – The Daily Telegraph

“A crafty idiot” – The Daily Mail

“Now that’s class” – Fringe Guru

 “The Honourable” Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think while at the same time have you doubled over with laughter

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
19/06/2021 20:00
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Live In Concert 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/06/2021 19:30
Jane McDonald

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.

23/06/2021 19:30
Baker and Harris
PLACEHOLDER
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/06/2021 19:30
John Archer

Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on 7 UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show.

A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.

The first man to fool Penn and Teller on ITV’s ‘Fool Us’ with Jonathan Ross and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
25/06/2021 20:00
Totally Tallia
Tallia School of Dance presents Totally Tallia 2020, our biggest dance spectacular to date. We promise you smiles, laughter, surprises and much more!

We will be showcasing our fabulous and talented dancers in many styles... from Ballet through to Streetdance from all ages and some tiny dancers to melt your hearts.

The whole family will love this dance spectacular and will have you clapping away and tapping your feet at the range of music and fabulous dancers.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
26/06/2021 to 27/06/2021
AK Theatrical
AKtheatre Arts present an evening of Singing, Dancing & Acting with performances from local talented children from Salford. 
 
A high energy show perfect for the whole family.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2021 18:00
Jonny Awsum Is Coming To Town
Jonny Awsum shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of ‘This Is A Musical’ with Ant and Dec,  and ‘The Triangle Song’ with David Walliams, winning standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and achieving over 50 million online views of his performances.

Following BGT Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out five-star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours.

After being inundated with requests to perform his own tour, Jonny is delighted to announce that he’s finally coming to town! His very first solo tour will include brand new material together with the greatest hits from his TV and comedy club sets.  Please note this show is not suitable for kids. 

Recommended age 14+.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2021 20:00
One Night In Dublin
A celebration of the music and song of Ireland
Featuring award winning lively Irish band “The Wild Murphy’s” (Best Irish Act UK - Global Entertainment awards 2018)

The Wild Murphys are in the bar tonight, playing great covers of songs from THE DUBLINERS, THE POGUES, THE SAW DOCTORS, STEVE EARLE, FLOGGING MOLLY, BRENDAN  SHINE, DANIEL O' DONNELL, NATHAN CARTER, FOSTER AND ALLEN, THE DROPKICK MURPHY’S, VAN MORRISON, THE FUREYS and many more One night in Dublin perfectly  captures the spirit of a crazy night out in the live music pubs of the emerald isle (or any Irish theme pub in the world for that matter!).

Middi and his band have been touring the world for the last 15 years playing in their own unique style. The Wild Murphys have also played in Greece, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Dubai, as well as extensive coverage of the whole of the UK.
In 2010 they came 3rd out of 38 bands competing for the title of "International Irish band of the year" in Las Vegas.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
02/07/2021 19:30
The Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course…Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/07/2021 20:00
An Evening With David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
 
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. 
 
Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” 
 
As a companion piece to his New York Times best-selling book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. He is currently working on a second volume of his diaries.
 
You can follow David on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidsedaris
or visit his official website at http://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/07/2021 19:00
SPACE - Music for Pleasure, Music for Pain Tour 2021
Space embark on the UK “Music for Pleasure Music for Pain Tour” in 2021.

Space released the bands anthology CD boxset via Demon Records in November 2019 – the 6 CD boxset includes “Spiders, Tin Planet, Love you More Than Football, Suburban Rock and Roll, Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab and the 6th CD containing B-Sides and Re- mixes – The band will follow up with a string of festivals  before embarking on the 1st European tour for 20 years followed by the first USA tour for 20 years later in 2021.

The bands last studio album Give Me Your Future was recorded and produced by Grammy and Brit award winning producer Steve Levine who also worked with The Clash, Culture Cub, Beach Boys, Denice Williams and Gary Moore to name a few.

The bands 1990’s hit Female of the Species making the top of the album charts with the “TFI Album” – (Number 1 in June 2015) and the 2009 re-release of the of the single achieved a silver award with BPI.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 9th July 2021
09/07/2021 19:00
Lipstick On Your Collar

Lipstick On Your Collar is back with its 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!

The Plaza, Stockport
09/07/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Comedy Dinner Show: Fawlty Towers
East Lancashire Railway
10/07/2021 to 04/09/2021
Ed Gamble and Friends – The Ultimate Comedy show
Hosted by Noel Brodie and featuring four comedy sets by top British Comedians.

Following a twice extended sold-out UK tour of his stand-up show Blizzard, winner of the latest series of Taskmaster (UKTV/Channel 4), star of Mock the Week (BBC Two) and co-host of chart- topping Off Menu podcast Ed Gamble, is set to tour Europe for the first time across 11 dates from 4 March 2020.

As well as being a co-host on Radio X’s Sunday morning show and releasing his first comedy special within Amazon Prime Video in 2020, Ed’s TV stand-up appearances include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Conan (TBS). His numerous guest appearances include Hypothetical (Dave), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), I’ll Get This (BBC Two), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Warrior (Dave), Insert Name Here (BBC Two) and Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central).

Ed first came to prominence playing Georgie Carlton in two series of Almost Royal (BBC America/E4/Netflix) and co-wrote the fourth series of Greg Davies’ sitcom Man Down (Channel 4), as well as appearing in two episodes.

Don’t miss a full bill of comedy featuring some of the UK’s best talent.
The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Thursday 15th July 2021
15/07/2021 19:00
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Aberdeen

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Aberdeen with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Beach Links,
Aberdeen
AB24 5EN

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe.  We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!

 
Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

The Sabai Pavilion, Aberdeen AB24 5EN
16/07/2021 to 31/07/2021
Dining With Distinction - French Night

Fine dining and finesse are in abundance on our flagship dining experience, combining first-class food with superior service.

£58.00 per head for 2021 - Adult only

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

Tour de France with our contemporary French classics. Bon Appétit!

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates

The Italian Night departs Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.

 

East Lancashire Railway
16/07/2021 19:30
The Carpenters Story - Goodbye To Love 2020 Tour
This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.

This brand new show for 2020 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements.

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!
The Plaza, Stockport
17/07/2021 19:30
Jason Manford: Like Me
He’s back!  It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.  ‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road, and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’ (The Guardian) mixed with ‘comic gold’ (Mail on Sunday).

Jason said:  “After the fun we had on my last tour ‘Muddle Class’, I’m excited to get back on the road with my new stand up show, ‘Like Me’.  In these trying times it’s always important to be able to get away for a couple of hours and exercise the old chuckle muscle!  So I’m coming to a venue near you in 2021 so we can have a good laugh together.  See you then.”

‘First & Last’ (BBC One), ‘The Masked Singer’ (ITV1), ‘What Would Your Kid Do?’ (ITV1), ‘Olivier Awards’ (ITV1), ‘Scarborough’ (BBC One), ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 14+
The Plaza, Stockport
24/07/2021 19:30
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Edinburgh

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Edinburgh with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

Theatre Big Top,
Festival Square,
Lothian Road,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9SU

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe.  We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!

 
Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

Theatre Big Top, Festival Square, Lothian Road, EDINBURGH, EH3 9SU
06/08/2021 to 30/08/2021
Northern Soul Live
Back for a 5th Year the amazing Edwin Starr Band with Angelo Starr and Northern Soul Legend Lorraine Silver, this energetic and captivating show takes you through all the Northern Soul,  Motown and Soul classics such as: STOP HER ON SIGHT : LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER : WAR : BACKSTREETS : TIME : AGENT 00 SOUL : I HAVE FAITH IN YOU : 25 MILES : CONTACT : HAPPY RADIO : HIGHER & HIGHER : STAND BY ME : DANCING IN THE STREET : I’LL BE AROUND : MY GIRL : SUPERSTITION : LOST SUMMER LOVE: LANDSLIDE

The late great Edwin Starr's brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers. Edwin Starr's original 8-piece band The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist. An amazing and energetic show, with an electric atmosphere.


Lorraine Silver is a Northern Soul Legend. She made a record 'Lost Summer Love' when she was only 13 in the mid '60s. This song became iconic at the legendary Wigan Casino in the '70s without her knowing anything about it until 1988.
The Plaza, Stockport
06/08/2021 19:45
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Chambers Touring Ltd Presents
 
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.
Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. 
Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. 
Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. 

Not suitable for under 16s
 
jimmycarr.com | @jimmycarr | IG: jimmycarr
The Plaza, Stockport
11/08/2021 20:00
ALLO ALLO!

Featuring original cast members live on stage;

Richard Gibson – Herr Otto Flick
Guy Sinner – Lieutenant Hubert Gruber
Kim Hartman – Private Helga Geerhart


Listen very carefully, we shall say this only once!

Join us for a fabulous evening of live entertainment and authentic french cuisine with plenty of laughs.
Hear first hand stories from the original cast members live on stage as they take a look back at one of the most popular comedy series on television; BBC’s  'Allo 'Allo.

This special cast reunion evening will include, a fabulous 3 course meal, replica sets, audience Q&A, live entertainment, television memorabilia auction and souvenir photo with the cast members.

Dress Code: Homage to your favourite character.
Sit back, relax and laugh as we look back at some of the funniest moments in television history and hear first hand the hilarious stories from behind the scenes.

All tickets to this event include a three course meal. (V) options available, and a souvenir photograph with the cast members.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 21st August 2021
21/08/2021 18:00
Ireland The Show

Rescheduled from Saturday 22nd August 2020

 

Following a debut sell out nationwide tour to nightly standing ovations including the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow join an all star cast of the Emerald Isles most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Keltic Fusion Irish dancers for an unmissable “ Ireland the Show “ that will take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture.

 

The show which has received high acclaim will feature all the well known ballads and singalongs like “ Dirty Old Town “, “The Town I Loved So Well”, “ Tell Me Ma” and “The Irish Rover “ to name a small few. Add to that, a string of hilarious stories and jokes from our award winning comedian and topped off with energetic reels and jigs if it’s all things Irish you like then this is the show for you !

The Plaza, Stockport
21/08/2021 19:30
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Newcastle

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Newcastle Upon Tyne with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Times Square,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE1 4EP

With the outbreak of the Covid virus across the globe earlier this year all live entertainment and life as we know it stopped still.

During the lockdown our team have worked hard to formulate new measures to present our show and to ensure we keep you and your friends safe.  We have designed a new template for our audiences introducing social distancing, reduced capacity and extra measures that will help to keep all our visitors protected, whilst enjoying our world class show.

The Flights have been rescheduled and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021 … FLIGHT OF FANTASY – The Return!
Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped musical destinations, with over 400 stunning diamante dripping costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!
With first Class Pop icons; Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix, the Pussycat Dolls…
Las Vegas to Las Palmas, Bollywood meets Broadway…
So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy , our new measures will provide everything needed to give our audiences the safest and biggest night OUT- OUT in the country, so grab your boarding passes because in 2021, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

THE UK’s biggest night out - out is back in 2021!

 
Please note that under 18's will not be admitted. ID may be requested

The Lady Boys of Bangkok operates an active ticketing policy, subject to demand, therefore ticket prices may increase. This will not affect tickets already purchased.

Sabai Pavilion, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
04/09/2021 to 03/10/2021
The Thunder Girls
Fame and greed tore their friendship apart,
They haven’t spoken in decades ….

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors when legendary bands meet up to discuss a reunion? What’s really going on behind the hugs and kisses at those reunion press conferences?

THE THUNDER GIRLS were a successful ‘80s girl band until lead singer, Chrissie, sensationally quit the Band to pursue a solo career taking with her, Rick, the Band’s manager. Chrissie broke the Girl Code as Rick was also the boyfriend of Band mate, Roxanne.

At the reunion dinner from hell, Chrissie tries to reunite the band to salvage herself from bankruptcy after being conned out of her fortune by her toyboy husband.

But is there a price which can heal the wounds?

Or maybe some friendships never die, even if you want them to?

30 years later, can lightning strike twice?

Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+
The Plaza, Stockport
09/09/2021 to 11/09/2021
Odyssey

Originally formed in New York, Odyssey were quick to build themselves a reputation as a premier act. Headed up by Steven Collazo, the eldest son of the group’s original founder Lillian Lopez, the group is formed of several talented performers. Sharing the stage with Romina Johnson and Jerdene Wilson, Steven has led the soul singers towards international stardom.

One of the group’s best-loved songs, the iconic Native New Yorker, saw the group achieve widespread success upon its release in 1977. Performing well in the international charts, the track soon made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The song was later covered by fellow American singer Frankie Valli, garnering the song further attention with the listening public. Not long after, the group achieved further success with the release of their R&B-inspired hit Inside Out, which was featured in music magazine NME’s Tracks of the Year.

Capitalising on the disco band’s increasing momentum, the group went on to release a number of notable albums and singles. During the years that followed, the group produced an array of memorable songs, including Going Back To My Roots, Don’t Tell Me, Tell Her, I Can’t Keep Holding Back My Love, Ever-Lovin' Sam, Magic Touch, When You Love Somebody and It Will Be Alright. Up until 1982, the band released a number of albums with iconic record label RCA Victor.

Although the group was originally based in the United States, Odyssey enjoyed much of their greatest popularity in the United Kingdom. As a result, the group remain vastly popular with British artists and audiences alike. Their song If You’re Looking For a Way Out was covered by the Nottingham-based rock band Tindersticks, featuring on their fourth studio album, Simple Pleasure. Odyssey member Romina Johnson has also collaborated with a number of notable British actsover the years, having featured on The Artful Dodger’s hit single Movin’ Too Fast.

As some of the best-loved soul singers of all time, Odyssey continues to tour music venues across the country. Building further upon their already impressive musical repertoire, the group are the perfect choice for corporate events and a wide array of other occasions.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 10th September 2021
10/09/2021 19:30
Upbeat Beatles
The Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.
The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business.
There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like the Upbeat Beatles!
The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation.

If you love the Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love the Beatles you’ll love this show!
The Edge, Wigan
11/09/2021 19:30