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An Absurdist Archive of Isolation: a full body workout radio play

This performance is available 'on demand' from Thu 18 Feb 2021 at 9am. After booking a ticket you will be emailed a link (not before Thu 18 Feb at 9am) and you can access the recording at any time and however often you like until the end of the run.

A new genre-blurring experience for solo audiences at home.

 

Your movement, electronic music and contemporary story telling create a new imagining of the place you are right now.

 

The work exists in two forms: one to listen to and one to read, both to do.

It’s all as you choose.

Online Event
01/03/2021 23:59
C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Central Manchester)

★★★★
‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
The Guardian

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to two new outdoor locations in Salford and Manchester from March next year.

A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.

After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances,
C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.

‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
The Times

Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 2nd March for 6 weeks only. Limited spaces available, book now!

This event takes place in Central Manchester
02/03/2021 to 11/04/2021
C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Media City)

★★★★
‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
The Guardian

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to two new outdoor locations in Salford and Manchester from March next year.

A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.

After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances,
C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.

‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
The Times

Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 2nd March for 6 weeks only. Limited spaces available, book now!

This event takes place at Media City
02/03/2021 to 11/04/2021
MAY CONTAIN FOOD with post show Q&A
Do you miss eating at restaurants and going to the theatre?

Protein invites you to bring home both by laying your table with a specially conceived tasting
menu and immersing yourself in May Contain Food.

The recipes to prepare will be sent to you by email after purchasing a ticket. For the full
immersive experience, allow yourself enough time to get the ingredients and prepare the
recipes before the show. Preparation and cooking time is two to three hours.

The show is accompanied by an introduction from choreographer Luca Silvestrini and
composer Orlando Gough and on the 5th of March at 8.30pm, a live Q&A will be available
for those who wish to converse with the pair.

This performance is best enjoyed on Fri 5 March at 7pm before the live Q&A at 8:30pm. After booking a ticket you will be emailed a link (not before Fri 5 March at 6pm) to access the recording at any time and however often you like until the end of the run. You will also be sent a Zoom link for the Q&A.

The Guardian’s Hottest Front-Room Seats: The best theatre and dance to watch
online.
“Playful and dynamic as both the singing and dancing were performed perfectly by
the cast.”
★★★★ London Theatre Reviews
“May Contain Food dismantles the isolation seen in most online performances today
and creates a new digitally-led viewing participatory space.”
★★★★ The Upcoming
“Good enough to eat.”
Exeunt Magazine
Finally available online, May Contain Food is Protein’s popular and witty piece of dance and
music theatre created by Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough in 2015, featuring an exquisite
cast of four vocalists and four dancers singing for their supper.
Sit back, follow the performers and relish in the food, just like the dining audience in the
recording, as you explore your relationship with eating for a very unique ‘night in.’
“A yummy night!”
★★★★ The Stage, 2016
“Lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.”
★★★★ The Guardian, 2016
Some courses feature simple ingredients such as a cherry tomato and a ball of rice, whilst
adventurous audiences seeking a full sensory experience can have a go at Gough’s own
recipe of aromatic sticky ginger pudding to bake during the viewing and consume at the end.
From savouring simplicity, to the communal act, to touching on the moral dilemma of
vegetarianism, the show weaves through the cultural significance of eating. Orlando Gough’s
original score is performed entirely a cappella as movement is composed and music is
choreographed creating an intimate experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.
“Orlando Gough’s score is splendidly, sonorously odd.”
The Observer, 2016


#Protein21 #MayContainFood
Online Event
05/03/2021 19:00
MAY CONTAIN FOOD ON DEMAND
Do you miss eating at restaurants and going to the theatre?
Protein invites you to bring home both by laying your table with a specially conceived tasting
menu and immersing yourself in May Contain Food.

The recipes to prepare will be sent to you by email after purchasing a ticket.

For the full immersive experience, allow yourself enough time to get the ingredients and prepare the
recipes before the show. Preparation and cooking time is two to three hours.
The show is accompanied by an introduction from choreographer Luca Silvestrini and
composer Orlando Gough.

This performance is available to watch from Fri 5 March at 7pm and then ‘on demand’ until Sun 14 March at Midnight. After booking a ticket you will be emailed a link (not before Fri 5 March at 7pm) to access the recording at any time and however often you like until the end of the run.

The Guardian’s Hottest Front-Room Seats: The best theatre and dance to watch
online.
“Playful and dynamic as both the singing and dancing were performed perfectly by
the cast.”
★★★★ London Theatre Reviews
“May Contain Food dismantles the isolation seen in most online performances today
and creates a new digitally-led viewing participatory space.”
★★★★ The Upcoming
“Good enough to eat.”
Exeunt Magazine
Finally available online, May Contain Food is Protein’s popular and witty piece of dance and
music theatre created by Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough in 2015, featuring an exquisite
cast of four vocalists and four dancers singing for their supper.
Sit back, follow the performers and relish in the food, just like the dining audience in the
recording, as you explore your relationship with eating for a very unique ‘night in.’
“A yummy night!”
★★★★ The Stage, 2016
“Lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.”
★★★★ The Guardian, 2016
Some courses feature simple ingredients such as a cherry tomato and a ball of rice, whilst
adventurous audiences seeking a full sensory experience can have a go at Gough’s own
recipe of aromatic sticky ginger pudding to bake during the viewing and consume at the end.
From savouring simplicity, to the communal act, to touching on the moral dilemma of
vegetarianism, the show weaves through the cultural significance of eating. Orlando Gough’s
original score is performed entirely a cappella as movement is composed and music is
choreographed creating an intimate experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.
“Orlando Gough’s score is splendidly, sonorously odd.”
The Observer, 2016

#Protein21 #MayContainFood
On Line event
05/03/2021 23:59
Josie Long - Tender

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.


★★★★★  The Skinny “Riotously hilarious...a uniquely optimistic hour of comedy”

★★★★  The Times “Brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit.”

★★★★  The Guardian ““Full of love and defiant joy”

★★★★  The Scotsman “Her excitability is as infectious as always...explicitly personal and positive...an hour of near constant laughs”

The Lowry Theatre, Salford (Online)
20/03/2021 20:30
Bert & Nasi: HELLO

HELLO

By Bertrand Lesca and NasiVoutsas

 

Combining realphone conversations with still pictures, texts and music, HELLO is a crossbetween a video diary and a series of postcards sent between Bert & Nasiduring and after last year's lockdowns. It is a funny and personal accountof two people trying to maintain their friendship and creative partnershipwhilst living far apart. 

 

Every day for7 days you will receive a text message from Bert & Nasi with a link to adifferent film. Films will only be available until the end of the week. Oncethey're gone, they're gone. 

 

Please note: you will need an internetenabled phone to receive our text messages. We will also need your first nameand phone number, but we promise we won't share any of your data with anyoneelse no matter how much money they offer us. We would never do that becausethat's a total breach of trust and we just wouldn't do it – no matter how muchmoney. No way Jose. Not even a million pounds. Facebook andliterally everyone have already done it so there would be no point anyway.All personal data will be deleted after the final message has been sent. 

 

The link to enter your phone number will be sent in your bookingconfirmation. To receive all the messages, you must add you phone number by 9amon Friday 26 March. Numbers added after this point will miss out on sometexts.  

 

Commissionedby The Lowry and MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England. Bert and Nasi areproduced by Farnham Maltings.

 

Age guidance: 14+

 

bertandnasi.com 

twitter: @lesca_b  @nasi_v #HELLOTheLowry

Online Event
26/03/2021 10:00
Thai Meal 18:00 - Lady Boys of Bangkok
PLACEHOLDER
The Sabail Pavilion
28/03/2021 to 07/11/2021
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
Rambert - Rooms


17 dancers, 35 scenes, 100 characters…

Like passing-by miniature scenes through a train window, or cycling through the streets and peering into apartments, we all love to glimpse into other lives, and the homes they’re lived out in.
 
Rambert’s brilliant dancers invite us into wildly different worlds and surprising set-ups. People trying to live their lives, navigate dilemmas, swerve mishaps and survive their mini-dramas.
 
Rooms is a daftly ambitious dance-theatre-film that is performed live. It’s sometimes absurd it’s oftentimes funny. It’s beautiful and it’s peculiar, and occasionally a little bit sad.  Or maybe it’s all perfectly normal.
 
…unlike most livestreams, this was not a static recording or a glitchy presentation over Zoom. Watching it felt more like watching a movie, immersive and absorbing, yet easily the most technically sophisticated live dance production I’ve seen since theaters closed
New York Times on Rambert’s Draw from Within.

Single ticket £10
Household ticket £15
Or including a donation to the venue and Rambert £20

The Lowry Theatre, Salford (Online)
08/04/2021 to 10/04/2021
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 we operate our heritage diesel trains on Saturdays and Steam on Sundays.
Avon Valley Railway
14/04/2021 to 31/07/2021
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
Murder Mystery dining train

This is a Murder Mystery event suitable for people aged 15 or over 

Guests gather on the platform for the first part of the performance before boarding the train.  During the main course the actors will divulge clues and aid in your deliberations.  The second part of the performance will either take place on the train or the platform (depending on weather conditions) and dessert will be served.  Finally you will dis-embark and reveal who you think did the crime.

This is a Dining Train event onboard one of our heritage steam trains.  Seats are in carriages around tables of two or four people

Our onboard bar will be open serving a range of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks.

Guests to arrive 6.30pm for prompt 6.45pm departure.

2 course meal followed by tea & coffee

Avon Valley Railway
17/04/2021 to 31/10/2021
Afternoon Tea dining train

Join us for a delicious Afternoon High Tea served onboard our steam-hauled train.

You will enjoy a welcoming glass of prosecco followed by a High Tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty cakes and pastries.  Plus tea or coffee.

Seats are in carriages around tables of two or four people and will be socially-distanced.

Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD
18/04/2021 to 18/07/2021
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
Over...But Not Out! - Henry Blofeld

“My Dear Old Things” welcome to my brand-new show “Over… But Not Out…” The Socially Distanced Tour.
Join me for an evening of hilarious yet fascinating stories direct from the TMS commentary box, The Real Marigold Hotel and countless TV shows. Couple all that with my side-splitting life stories and you are in for a real treat! Pip Pip Blowers x
Henry's quick wit, storytelling, and sparkling personality have certainly been sharped up by lock-down and he is raring to go! “Over… But Not Out…” is set to be a rip-roaring, belly laughing evening of not to be missed anecdotes, gaffes and more!

"If the tension here was a block of Cheddar cheese, you could cut it with a knife" - Henry Blofeld

The Plaza, Stockport
28/04/2021 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
Thai Meal 20:15 - Lady Boys of Bangkok
PLACEHOLDER
The Sabail Pavilion
30/04/2021 to 29/05/2021
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
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
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! 


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 14th May 2021
14/05/2021 19:00
Fish & Chips lunchtime dining train

 

Enjoy a traditional meal of fish and chips served onboard as you travel the line on one of our diesel-hauled trains.
 
Seats are in carriages around tables of two or four people and will be socially-distanced.

Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD
15/05/2021 to 04/09/2021
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
15/05/2021 19:30
Everything is Absolutely Fine

A new comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL explore what it’s like to be human and to struggle.

Alice is making a new start. Things are going to be different. She has moved out of the big city to a small town, doing the job she loves as an Occupational Therapist. She is going to be a new person here, cool, calm and free. The kind of person who goes running everyday and can go to a cafe and sit on their own. She is going to make a difference, meet new people and become a new woman…BUT her old friend Anxiety has other ideas…

How do you make new friends when even choosing what to have for dinner fills you with dread and self-doubt? What do you do when it all gets too much?

★★★★★ “A packed and very rewarding experience” – British Theatre
★★★★ The Live Review
★★★★ ‘relatable to every person in the audience’ – Upstaged Manchester
★★★★ ‘engaging and entertaining theatre’ – Opening-Night.org
‘Hilarious’ – BritishTheatreGuide
“It entertains. But, it also probes questions about our own insecurities, self-doubt and social angst” – South West Londoner

Livestreaming Frequently Asked Questions:

What does livestreaming mean?

The show will be performed live at the theatre and a recording of this performance will be simultaneously be played through the device you are watching the show on. Like live TV or National Theatre Live.

Do I need to download anything to watch the livestream?

No, although it is advisable to update your device. 

How will I get the link for the livestream?

A link will be sent to you on the day of the performance by the box office you have booked your tickets through.

Is my ticket per person watching, or per device?

Per device.

I am not free on the Friday 22nd January at 7.30pm, can I still watch the show?

We will not be doing another livestream performance soon, but the recording of the livestream may be available for people to watch who were not able to see the show.

Can I record the livestream?

Unfortunately, no.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
15/05/2021 19:30
Pines Express dining train

Join us for a delicious home-cooked two course meal served onboard our steam-hauled dining train on our recreation of the ‘Pines Express’ that used to run through Bitton Station.

Seats are in carriages around tables of two or four people and will be socially-distanced

Our onboard bar will be open serving a range of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks.

Avon Valley Railway
16/05/2021 to 05/09/2021
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
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
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
21/05/2021 to 26/11/2021
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
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
Advance Travel Ticket

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East Lancashire Railway
22/05/2021 to 02/01/2022
Caravan & Motorhome Club Member Ticket

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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
22/05/2021 to 02/01/2022
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East Lancashire Railway
22/05/2021 to 02/01/2022
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East Lancashire Railway
22/05/2021 to 02/01/2022
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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
22/05/2021 to 02/01/2022
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
23/05/2021 to 21/11/2021
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
Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals 2021

Following the huge success of the 2019 tour, Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals will return with another amazing line-up. This month-long tour will open on 7 May at the Brighton Centre and then play London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Salford, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow, Blackpool, Newcastle and finishing on 4 June in Edinburgh.

The show will feature a stunning line-up of pro dancers full of glitz and glamour: 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; 2017 Strictly Champion Katya Jones; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk, two-time Strictly Come Dancing South Africa finalist Johannes Radebe and Dancing With The Stars Ireland professional dancer Kai Widdrington. Tickets are on sale now!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/05/2021 to 26/05/2021
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
28/05/2021 to 23/12/2021
Michael Spicer: The Room Next Tour

Michael Spicer is a comedy writer, actor, director and the creator of the internet sensation, The Room Next Door, which in 2020 made its American debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

He has produced over 100 sketches and short films via YouTube and Twitter, achieving international media attention. His forthcoming book, The Secret Political Adviser, will be released by Canongate on October 1st, 2020.

Michael Spicer’s “The Room Next Door Tour” provides an entertaining insight into the internet sensation of 2020. Michael talks about his life making comedy under the radar, his viral hits of the past and of course, brand new Room Next Door sketches.” This is a unique opportunity as the man from The Room Next Door puts his headphones down and walks out onto the live stage.

The Lowry Theatre, 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
Rhys James - Snitch

Show And Tell in association with United Agents present


RHYS JAMES: SNITCH
 
Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.
 
As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.
 
‘An immaculately crafted set’ ★★★★ London Evening Standard

‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian

‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
01/06/2021 20:00
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
Chris Helme (The Seahorses) Live by Candlelight

Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire's post-Stone Roses band 'The Seahorses’ began his solo career in 2012. 


Still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics 'Love Is The Law' and 'Blinded By The Sun' - songs that evoked everything the 90's stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance.


Present day societal context may well in fact mirror those times but the man himself, now, appears cut from an entirely different cloth. Helmes has an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it's his latest offering The Rookery's knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme's keen ear for arranging and those brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.


Sit back and enjoy a Musical Master at work.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

 

 

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 3rd June 2021
03/06/2021 19:00
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.

“Bramwell’s new songs are spellbinding” – SUNDAY TIMES

“An artist that has a singular voice in both the literal and metaphorical sense” – LAUREN LAVERNE

“Arguably the UK's finest export” - THE NEW YORKER

“Great songs, great voice. The real thing” - TIME OUT

“Utterly compelling, quite beautiful and frequently hilarious” - THE GUARDIAN


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 4th June 2021
04/06/2021 19:00
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Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
05/06/2021 14:00
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.

“Bramwell’s new songs are spellbinding” – SUNDAY TIMES

“An artist that has a singular voice in both the literal and metaphorical sense” – LAUREN LAVERNE

“Arguably the UK's finest export” - THE NEW YORKER

“Great songs, great voice. The real thing” - TIME OUT

“Utterly compelling, quite beautiful and frequently hilarious” - THE GUARDIAN



Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 5th June 2021
05/06/2021 19:00
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
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
All Singing All Swinging
Live entertainment is back with a brand new All Singing! All Swinging! production for 2021.


This concert spectacular celebrates the fabulous music and tells the incredible story of the world-famous Rat Pack.

Led by a bona fide star of swing music, ‘Ray Quinn’.

Ray’s debut album, ‘My Way’, features songs from this golden era of music and entered the UK album chart at number one. It sold 127,000 copies in its first week of release before being certified platinum, selling over 250’000 worldwide.

Featuring all the greatest hits of Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and many more timeless classics from the stars of swing and rat pack…with a large dash of wit, charm and charisma thrown in for good measure!

Also staring Shane Nolan, (Singer/Actor/Reality TV star) and Nick James (The Westend’s Thriller Live).
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
10/06/2021 19:30
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
Nabil Abdul Rashid

Nabil Abdul Rashid is a finalist and Alesha Dixon’sGolden Buzzer act on the 2020 series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and will beheading out on his debut UK tour in 2021.

Comedically Nabil is all things to allpeople. Part artist, part entertainer and completely hilarious, Nabil has beenhailed for his energetic delivery and stage presence as well as his brilliantlywritten material which allows him to make even the darkest subjects hilarious.His unique take on social issues from the quirks of day to day life, tocultures, history and geopolitics as well as his relaxed but precise style ofdelivery makes his stand up a wonder to behold. 

 

Nabil has made several media appearancesas a comedian and social commentator on ITV, BBC2, BBC3, BBC Asian Network, Channel4, Al Jazeera English, Islam Channel and British Muslim TV. He has also touredacross Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

 
“You’re charismatic and I loved it, absolutely loved it. You are a breath of fresh air.” Alesha Dixon

“The writing is perfect, the delivery is perfect.” David Walliams

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/06/2021 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
12/06/2021 to 11/09/2021
The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family.
 

Steve spent many years supporting the likes of Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and The Lancashire Hotpots on tour. He is a regular television ‘warm-up’ for programs such as "The Rob Brydon Show", "A Question Of Sport", "Mastermind", "The Price is Right" and has several television appearances to his credit including "Phoenix Nights", "Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere", "Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor...", and despite being one of the North West's healthiest males, a medical insurance commercial for "Medicash". He was also featured on the Granada Programme "Behind The Scenes" and "That's Entertainment" (with Cannon and Ball) and was voted "Entertainer of the Year" at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.

“You’re naturally funny, end-of-the-pier British which is what I like.” Simon Cowell

“You’re the heart and soul of [Britain’s Got Talent] because you come out and make everyone smile.” Alesha Dixon

“I adored this act, it felt fresh and it felt polished.” Amanda Holden

“A Brilliant Comedian.” Peter Kay (in his autobiography "Saturday Night Peter")

“Fantastic...should be a star!” Dave Spikey (in his autobiography "Under the Microscope")

“a comedy masterclass!” The Stage

 

Britain’s Got Talent clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93iMrKkloy0

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
12/06/2021 20:00
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
16/06/2021 to 29/10/2021
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
17/06/2021 to 28/10/2021
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
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
17/06/2021 20:00
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
18/06/2021 to 21/12/2021
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
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.

 'A solid two hours of madness and a fantastic tribute to the much-loved BBC sitcom that leaves you bursting in laughter’ The Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe

‘Outrageously funny’ Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe

‘Hilarious… catch it before it leaves’ Best of Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts



Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday, 20 June 2021
20/06/2021
A Bit Of A Carry On
Darling Buds of May actor Tyler Butterworth tells the funny, moving and unashamedly nostalgic story of his much-loved parents, the nation’s first female TV impressionist Janet Brown, and the inimitable Carry On star Peter Butterworth.

From heroic wartime escapades at POW camp Stalag Luft 111, to a night at Chequers with Mrs Thatcher, A Bit of a Carry On is a warm and uplifting journey from wartime to showtime, taking us deep into the golden age of British TV & film comedy - With classic film and tv clips, rare photographs and a Q&A with Tyler, A Bit of a Carry On is your chance to really get to know two of British comedy’s brightest stars, who lived to make us laugh.

Very funny and very moving. I so enjoyed it.” Alison Steadman OBE

“Fantastic, fascinating! Really, really enjoyable – see it!” Tessa Peake-Jones

“I was blown away. Tyler tells a great story.” Simon Williams
The Plaza, Stockport
20/06/2021 19:30
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
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
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     

Twitter: Freckle_Prods                                   #ZogLive

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
02/07/2021 to 04/07/2021
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
The Retro Rock Show
The RETRO Rock Show is a live 2-hour extravaganza of the greatest rock songs and power ballads of the 70's 80's and 90's!
Performed by a 5-piece band of the finest rock musicians who have toured with some of the biggest names in rock.
From the moment the lights go up and the band hit the stage you'll be taken on a musical RETRO journey featuring songs by Bon Jovi, Starship, Michael Bolton, Tina Turner, Van Halen, REO Speedwagon, Cher, Whitesnake, Prince, Def Leppard, Billy Idol, Toto, Aerosmith,
Bryan Adams, Queen, and many more!
Every song is performed with high energy and a full stage production
A night for all ages to enjoy that will have you singing along to every song!
See you at the show!
The Plaza, Stockport
04/07/2021 19:30
Anton and Giovanni – Him and Me

Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together - HIM & ME!

The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class
cast of dancers and singers.

This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages…
A true dance extravaganza!

Produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by Alan Burkitt.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/07/2021 19:30
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.



Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 8th July 2021
08/07/2021 19:00
All Singing All Swinging - Ray Quinn
Live entertainment is back with a brand new All Singing! All Swinging! production for 2021.


This concert spectacular celebrates the fabulous music and tells the incredible story of the world-famous Rat Pack.

Led by a bona fide star of swing music, ‘Ray Quinn’.

Ray’s debut album, ‘My Way’, features songs from this golden era of music and entered the UK album chart at number one. It sold 127,000 copies in its first week of release before being certified platinum, selling over 250’000 worldwide.

Featuring all the greatest hits of Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and many more timeless classics from the stars of swing and rat pack…with a large dash of wit, charm and charisma thrown in for good measure!

Also staring Shane Nolan, (Singer/Actor/Reality TV star) and Nick James (The Westend’s Thriller Live).
The Plaza, Stockport
08/07/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Comedy Dinner Show: Fawlty Towers
East Lancashire Railway
10/07/2021 to 04/09/2021
Bringing Back The Good Times
Coming to you in 2021 Neil Sands and his wonderful cast will be back with a brand new show which will be spreading enough happiness and joy to lift the spirits of the nation. This delightful trip down Memory Lane is especially produced to help you forget all your worries and celebrate happier days with over 60 of your all-time favourite songs from the 40’s 50’s & 60’s along with best loved sing a longs, ever popular show tunes, and a grateful thanks to our wonderful NHS, and a heartwarming tribute to Dame Vera Lynn. All mixed with stunning costumes, amazing voices and finishing with our very own signature flag waving finale singing the Songs That Won The War and paying tribute to the veterans of our beloved Armed Forces.
This show will fill your heart with treasured memories of happier times and is guaranteed to send you home with a smile on your face, a song on your lips and a glow in your heart, as we all join together. Bringing Back The Good Times !!
The Plaza, Stockport
15/07/2021 14:00
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
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
16/07/2021 to 11/12/2021
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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Fridaty,16th July 2021
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
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
18/07/2021 19:30
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
18/07/2021 19:30
Elton John - It's A Little Bit Funny

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment presents:

ELTON JOHN: It's A Little Bit Funny

 

A musical story starring Martin Kaye and his live band.

Written by Chris Burgess
Directed by Ben Stock
Production Design by Ben M. Rogers

Musical Arrangements by Andy Collyer

Featuring songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin


Elton John: It's A Little Bit Funny charts the incredible story of Elton John's rise and fall (and rise again) as one of the most successful singer/songwriters of all time. It also tells the tale of one extraordinary night in Las Vegas when Martin Kaye bumps into the man himself and happens to spend the evening with him. What follows is a night of confessions, anecdotes, jokes and fabulous songs.


Martin Kaye (star of Million Dollar Quartet) is the biggest Elton John fan ever, so is ideally placed to play Elton's greatest songs and enthral the audience about this unforgettable celebrity encounter.


Bringing to the stage his distinct showmanship, musical flair, odd socks, and a palpable energy beyond anything you've ever seen, Manchester-born Martin Kaye is an odd-sock-wearing pianist, singer, songwriter and all-round show-man. Best known for his knockout performances as “Jerry Lee Lewis” in the hit Broadway, West End and Las Vegas show ’Million Dollar Quartet’, Martin has recorded four albums, and has been touring internationally for over a decade, sharing his love of music with the world.

For group bookings or parties of 10 or more, please contact the venue direct on 0161 926 8992.


“By the end of the show, the entire audience is on a high.”  – MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW ★★★★★
 
“This is no tribute act. It is well and truly a superstar, embodying every ounce the soul and infectious energy of one of Britain’s most loved national treasures, delivering to the utmost standard.” – THE UPCOMING ★★★★★
 
“Martin Kaye gives a tour de force performance.” – THE REVIEW CHAP ★★★★★
 
“The master of multitasking, Martin Kaye gives a truly amazing show and we (the audience) are all engaged by his love and devotion for Elton John, and his near childlike joy and anticipation for his idol and motivator…”
– NORTH WEST END ★★★★
 
“It’s poignant, entertaining, exciting and, often, ‘it’s a little bit funny’ ” – SPY IN THE STALLS ★★★★


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - 19th - 24th July 2021
19/07/2021 to 24/07/2021
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
22/07/2021 19:45
In The Night Garden

In the Night Garden Live is coming to The Lowry in 2021!

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!

You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk

Now in its 12th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.2 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,610 parents’ reviews.

There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, “there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”

Pip-pip, onk-onk!

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/07/2021 to 25/07/2021
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
24/07/2021 19:30
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, 25th July 2021
25/07/2021 19:30
Daliso Chaponda - Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talentand star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda isback out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpestlook at life. It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been going to plan for Daliso…but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is yourfirst chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

 

★★★★ 'Full of sharp one-liners and wellcrafted gags...a real talent to look out for' Metro

'He is hot property' EveningStandard 

'An expert entertainer. Getslaughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'Anintelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

 

https://youtu.be/F_fexhZjB4Y 

https://youtu.be/jXKYxJNhQvs

https://youtu.be/CleVoBA9mhQ

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
25/07/2021 20:00
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
30/07/2021 19:45
The Green Room: Claude Bourbon

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…” Altadena News, USA”

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….

Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.


"Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond... from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, holding audience attention under a musical spell, his music would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings." (G. Munn)

“ Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ - The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ

The Plaza, Stockport
01/08/2021 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
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!


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 6 May 2021
06/08/2021 19:00
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
FILM: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15) - Part of Grimmfest
Carpenter's homage to Nigel Kneale's Quatermass series. With added Satanism. And Alice Cooper. This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
07/08/2021 13:00
FILM: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15) - Part of Grimmfest
Every 70s martial arts movie you ever loved put into a blender, and then thrown at Kurt Russell. Who comes out fighting

This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
07/08/2021 15:10
FILM: THEY LIVE (18) - Part of Grimmfest
Rowdy Roddy Piper is all out of chewing gum. Those alien invaders had better watchout. The perfect combination of political satire and all-in wrestling

This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
07/08/2021 17:20
FILM: IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15) - Part of Grimmfest
God's not supposed to be a hack horror writer.” But let's face it, that would actually explain a lot...This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
07/08/2021 19:20
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
08/08/2021
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
08/08/2021 to 14/08/2021
Day Out With Thomas - Watercress Line

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Rusty & Dusty Live Show with Diesel & Toad
• Train Ride to Alton & back on a big steam train
• Unlimited rides on the Miniature Railway
• Children's vintage fairground rides
• Other Thomas themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas Ride?
14 minutes

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
No, time must be pre-booked

Opening and Closing time of each event:
9.30am - 4.30pm

Specific Characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Diesel & Toad

Railway Information


Opening times

Open from 10am to 5.30pm.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 500 vehicles at Ropley. Postcode SO24 0BL.
More info

Address

The Railway Station,
Station Hill,
Ropley,
Hampshire
SO24 0BL


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Watercress Line, Ropley, Hampshire, SO24 0BL
10/08/2021 14:20
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
Twist & Shout
Twist & Shout – an all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late Sixties.
Music lovers are invited to return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as an incredible cast revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.
Superb performances and beautiful, bespoke costumes return us to the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties.
The non-stop, 40-song music feast includes She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more.
It’s said that “If you remember the Sixties you really weren’t there”. Twist and Shout affords the opportunity to discover just what you missed!
This show will get you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!
The Plaza, Stockport
13/08/2021 19:30
Horrible Histories Live On Stage! - Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians & Vile Victorians

We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare for Horrible Histories live on stage with the acclaimed production of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians!
Are you ready to swing with a Georgian king? Can you see eye to eye with Admiral Nelson? Does the Duke the Wellington get the boot? Dare you dance the Tyburn jig? Will you be saved by Florence Nightingale? Find out what a baby farmer did and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!
Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

The Horrible Histories stage shows have become a bit of a British institution. Sparky, cheeky and covered in poo!
The Guardian

Hilariously vulgar, brilliantly grisly – it has the young audience in stitches!
Daily Express

The Plaza, Stockport
17/08/2021
The Play That Goes Wrong

Kenny Wax Ltd & Stage Presence Ltd present A Mischief Theatre Production

The Play That Goes Wrong

RETURNING FOR YET ANOTHER CALAMITOUS RUN!
We can’t believe it either!

Mischief Theatre’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to The Lowry, following its sell-out success in 2017.

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!  As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong, now in its sixth year in the West End, has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”

Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

★★★★★
‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’
The Daily Mail
★★★★
‘GENUINELY HILARIOUS.
BOY, DOES IT HIT THE FUNNY BONE’
The Daily Telegraph
★★★★
‘RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY’
The Times
★★★★
‘EXQUISITELY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM’
Independent
★★★★
‘A TRIUMPH OF SPLIT-SECOND TIMING’
Metro

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
17/08/2021 to 22/08/2021
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
19/08/2021 19:00
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
FILM: THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18) - Part of Grimmfest
Family values in conflict; a stark and brutal confrontation between civilisation and savagery in which the lines between the two become increasingly blurred

This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza. Stockport
22/08/2021 13:00
FILM: SCREAM (18) - Part of Grimmfest

What happens when the killers don't play by The Rules any more?


This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
22/08/2021 15:00
FILM: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18) - Part of Grimmfest
Partfairy tale, part social satire, Craven tackles the subjects of homelessness andurban gentrification in typically full-on fashion
This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
22/08/2021 17:15
FILM: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18) - Part of Grimmfest

One, two, Freddy's coming for you......


This is part of Grimmfest

Showing on 7th August 2021 - JOHN CARPENTER DAY
13:00 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
15:10 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)
17:20 THEY LIVE (18)
19:20 IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (15)

Showing on 22nd August 2021 - WES CRAVEN DAY
13:00 THE HILLS HAVE EYES (18)
15:00 SCREAM (18)
17:15 THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (18)
19:10 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (18)

To book for all events please click here
Stockport Plaza, Stockport
22/08/2021 19:10
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
23/08/2021 to 28/08/2021
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
27/08/2021 19:45
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
31/08/2021 to 12/09/2021
An Intimate Evening With Brian Blessed

**Reschedule date: Saturday 4th September 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


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 4th September 2021
04/09/2021 18:00
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
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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 11th September 2021
11/09/2021 19:00
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
Anything Goes

This major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic golden age musical Anything Goes comes to The Lowry for 2 weeks only and is set to be the musical of 2021

Kathleen Marshall’s previous multi Tony-Award winning staging of Anything Goes hit the high seas on Broadway, and this stunning production direct from a season at London’s Barbican Theatre, features a joyful score of theatre’s most memorable songs, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’ and ‘You’re the Top’.

It's Bon Voyage on the S.S America but it’s not all smooth sailing as they head to sea; etiquette is cast-off through the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to find true love. Their journey proves that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing and dancing sailors, a comical disguise, farcical blackmail, and some timeless good fun!

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
15/09/2021 to 25/09/2021
The Magic Of Motown
Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage!

Get ready to Reach Out for a brand new show in 2020 with all your favourite Motown songs.

You will be going loco down in Acapulco, as we take you along memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvine Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many, many more.

Enjoy favourites including Heard It Through The Grapevine, Mr Postman, My Girl, Stop In The Name of Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and more!

This is Motown at its very best; signed sealed and delivered, touring the nation. The show of the year!

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.
The Plaza, Stockport
15/09/2021 19:30
Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

Tour extension due to popular demand!

Due to the continued success of Ed Byrne’s “If I’mHonest…” UK tour this additional date has been added in response toenthusiastic public demand.

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself andtries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Since storming the Edinburgh Festival in 2019, thismasterclass in observational comedy has been filling venues across the country withavailable tickets in short supply.

A TV household name, you may have seen Ed on Live AtThe Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), TopGear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

 www.edbyrne.com / TWITTER @MrEdByrne

✭✭✭✭✭ “The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS

✭✭✭✭✭ “Expert stand up from the brilliant Ed Byrne” FRINGE BISCUIT

✭✭✭✭ “Thoroughly entertaining… he is a total pro and terrific company” THE TIMES

✭✭✭✭ “There is a reason why he has become a household name” ED FEST MAG

✭✭✭✭ “One of our finest comedians” THE MORNING STAR

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
15/09/2021 to 16/09/2021
James Taylor Quartet
James Taylor Quartet: the last word in funk.

Funk is a way of life for the James Taylor Quartet, which has been one of the main proponents of funk and acid jazz in Britain for more than a quarter of a century. Since its formation in 1985, the quartet has embodied creativity and surprises, and is especially known for its electrifying live performances. Join them for a truly special show.

A journey from jazz funk to acid jazz
Also known as JTQ, the James Taylor Quartet was founded in 1985 when James Taylor, a Hammond organ player, was looking for a new musical project to replace his former band. Drums, guitar and bass make up the other three pieces of the quartet, while many recordings and live performances feature guest vocalists. The band became known for their covers of film theme tunes, from 'Blow-Up' (their first single, released in 1987) to 'Mrs Robinson', 'Goldfinger' and 'The Theme from Starsky and Hutch'. James Taylor Quartet songs are almost always a funked-up version of the original, with a fast-paced rhythm and punk-influenced style of playing that leaves plenty of room for one of James Taylor's virtuoso Hammond organ instrumentals. With a rough, often heavily improvised style, the group became famous for their incredible live performances that turned both songs and genres on their heads to approach dance music. It's almost impossible to watch the James Taylor Quartet live without getting your groove on - and with so much creative freedom thrown into the mix, you can never be quite sure what you're going to get.

Be thrilled by the James Taylor Quartet live
After a brief detour from jazz funk to concentrate on acid jazz in the 1990s - during which time the James Taylor Quartet had a top 40 single and released one of their best ever selling albums, 'In the Hand of the Inevitable' - the band returned to their roots and began releasing more funk and soul-influenced songs. James Taylor Quartet gigs inevitably feature a mixture of cinematic covers and original compositions, with stunning improvisation allowing the two to melt seamlessly into one another. They have worked with Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers, U2 and The Pogues, made numerous television appearances, and contributed to film soundtracks including 'Austin Powers'. While the output of James Taylor Quartet albums has been prodigious, 2018 saw the group finally realise a long-awaited project when they recorded an orchestral album ('Soundtrack from Electric Black') based on the legacy of great film composers but adding a rougher, more punk-like vibe to proceedings. It was proof that this band is still full of surprises, and just as fresh and creative as they ever were. Don't miss out on an electrifying performance.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 17th September 2021
17/09/2021 19:00
The Houghton Weavers

Tickets for The Houghton Weavers at The Stockport Plaza


THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk now for 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series.

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS promise a fun-packed show suitable for all the family. There will be plenty of laughter and the old favourites such as the Blackpool Belle, Matchstalk Men and Wild Rover together with new songs and funny stories galore!

The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment and their experience – together with their style and professionalism – ensures that, as their motto says, they always `Keep Folk Smiling!’


The Plaza, Stockport
17/09/2021 19:30
The Hotlegs Rod Stewart Tribute Evening
Paul delivers the Classic Rod hits with style from Maggie May & Baby Jane to You wear it well and First cut is the deepest and many more…
A Tribute to Mr Gravel Voice himself, Paul incorporates everything you would expect to see and hear at a genuine Rod concert,
Featuring all the hits from an incredible career spanning 5 decades, Paul performs with an amazing passion and energy and gives you the feeling you’re watching the man himself featuring  Laura on backing vocals.
This Tribute will ensure that you have Rodtastic evening where you can dance and sing along to all Rods greatest hits.
 
Rod Stewart Tribute Performed by Paul Farrow featuring Laura on Backing Vocals
Albert Halls, Bolton
17/09/2021 19:30
ELO Again
ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO AGAIN really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. They perform all the big hits –MR BLUE SKY, LIVIN’ THING, SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN, SHINE A LITTLE LOVE, CONFUSION,LAST TRAIN TO LONDON, ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, WILD WEST HERO, DON'T BRING ME DOWN, THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP, TELEPHONE LINE, TURN TO STONE plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO AGAIN provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. Their version of MR BLUE SKY is breathtaking, full of passion and fervour; the whole auditorium will be on its feet.

Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO AGAIN pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless MR BLUE SKY returns, so Roll Over Beethoven -Rock 'n Roll Is King
The Plaza, Stockport
18/09/2021 19:30
The Killer Question
The Silence Of The Lambs meets Last Of The Summer Wine in dark comedy thriller The Killer Question. Former game show champion Walter Crump lives for murder (it was even his specialist subject on the nerve shredding, general knowledge quiz show The Chair). But did his obsession with death ultimately lead to his own? That’s certainly what Inspector Black believes, and now it is Crump’s dopey widow Margaret who finds herself in the chair – accused of her husband’s murder.
But as shocking details emerge about the events leading up to Walter’s final head to head, it quickly transpires that what started out as an open and shut case has turned into another game altogether: the cat and mouse variety, with more than one deadly twist in the tale.
Will Inspector Black solve the mystery? Will Margaret be home in time for Country File? Who will prove to be the ultimate victim of The Chair? And, just as important, which actor will play which character… the audience decides!

Written by : Dave Payne
Produced by: Just Some Theatre
Cast: Peter Stone, Jake Urry, Jordan Moore
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
18/09/2021 20:00
The WOW Show
BBC Radio Manchester’s Eamonn O’Neil & Jimmy Wagg are back with the 2021 WOW Show!....this event sells out fast so early booking is essential for another evening of variety and comedy hosted by the dynamic duo!
The Plaza, Stockport
19/09/2021 19:30
The Cavern Beatles

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool.

50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to a venue near you with their remarkable show.

The show is a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon. Replicating, in both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Four costume changes and lighting scenes compliment the changes in musical complexity as the show develops to it’s climax.

The band’s cast members, as well as being talented instrumentalists and singers, are hugely dedicated Beatle fans, intent on recreating their individual character on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place…Liverpool.

As ambassadors of “The most famous club in the world”, The Cavern Beatles bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations.

Their breath-taking attention to detail has drawn the attention of German music companies, Hofner Guitars and Pyramid Strings, both of whom now endorse them with their products.

With their widespread appeal being more apparent than ever in the varying age groups that continue to follow the band, The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get.

The Plaza, Stockport
21/09/2021 19:30
Imagine - The John Lennon Songbook
From the Producers of That'll Be The Day "Imagine" tells the legendary story of John Lennon, from his dramatic rise to fame as a Beatle through to his iconic solo career.

Showcasing all John Lennon's greatest hits, including the eponymous Imagine, Jealous Guy, Give Peace a Chance, Starting Over, Come Together, Strawberry Fields Forever, All You Need Is Love and many more!

A beautifully crafted masterpiece of musical theatre, "Imagine" features authentic instrumentation, evocative costume and flawless live recreations of John Lennon's songbook, to wow even the most ardent Beatles and Lennon fan.
The Plaza, Stockport
22/09/2021 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
23/09/2021 19:30
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – CERT 12A

Embark on a night of adventure and escapism with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the planet’s best adventure film-makers and explorers on ground-breaking expeditions in the most remote corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

An inspirational event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel.

This is a screening of the 2021 Yellow Film Programme.
This is the performance rescheduled from 30 January 2021. All tickets from the original dates remain valid.

The Plaza, Stockport
24/09/2021 19:30
Totally Tina
From Nutbush to Wembley Stadium with The Queen of Rock’n’Roll
 
Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s official No1 Tina. . . Justine Riddoch and her talented cast.
When Tina Turner burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances – and those never-ending legs!
Early hits River Deep – Mountain HighProud Mary and Nutbush City Limits were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another HeroSimply the BestWhat’s Love Got To Do With ItI Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled her to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her super-talented band and dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is the SUPREME Tina (National Tribute Awards). She’s got the looks, she’s got the moves, but most of all, she’s got THE voice. Join an army of loyal fans for a truly authentic, fun-packed musical spectacular!

www.totallytina.co.uk
The Edge, Wigan
24/09/2021 19:30
David Essex
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 18 date UK tour taking place in October 2020 will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.
 
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
 
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name.  Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
 
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
 
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.  Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
 
David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
 
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent. On the tour Essex said:
 
“I've had so many requests to tour again, so I’ve decided to do one more tour. I'm looking forward to touring the UK again in October 2020, it should be fun"”
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/09/2021 19:00
The Waters of Liverpool
PULSE RECORDS LIMITED in association with BILL ELMS presents

“A big sweeping story of real emotion!”
THE STAGE

THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF

HELEN FORRESTER’S
BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL
Adapted by ROB FENNAH / Directed by GARETH TUDOR PRICE

FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED CAST FROM STAGE AND SCREEN
Mark Moraghan, Sian Reeves, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon & Eric Potts
join Lynn Francis, Danny O'Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.
Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape. By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

“By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books Liverpool Miss and Twopence To Cross The Mersey. I’ve even weaved in a storyline from Helen’s fourth autobiography, Lime Street At Two. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life”.
Rob Fennah ~ Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester.

Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.
(Cast subject to change)
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
27/09/2021 to 28/09/2021
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
27/09/2021 19:45
Albert Lee
Twice Grammy Winner revered by both professional musicians and fans alike as one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen. Ranging from soulful ballads to Rock n Roll, complimented by his great band this is a show not to be missed.

Co-writer of Country Boy and always in great demand by other artistes Albert has appeared on 4 of Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival, The Concert For George, The Rock and Roll Hall of fame concert paying homage to The Everly Brothers.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/09/2021 20:00
Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Mix)
Jonathan Pie’s critically acclaimed sell out show FAKE NEWS finally returns, updated and remixed for a post-Corona world.
After months stuck in LOCKDOWN, Jonathan Pie returns to the road to discuss how corona has changed the world… and his career prospects.
Jonathan Pie is the exasperated news reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. With over 1.5 million Facebook followers, his online videos regularly achieve millions of views going viral internationally.
Jonathan Pie has been described as ‘brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny’ by Ricky Gervais.
His three live shows have sold out venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and have been performed across the US and Australia.

"Brings the audience to their feet - hilarious"
Chortle

“as exquisitely performed as it is well written, damningly scathing of current political discourse and engagement” The Scotsman

"a true tour de force” Evening Standard

Age Guidance – Suitable For Ages 16+
The Plaza, Stockport
28/09/2021 19:30
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
28/09/2021 20:00
By The Waters Of Liverpool

PULSE RECORDS LIMITED in association with BILL ELMS presents

 

 “A big sweeping story of real emotion!”

THE STAGE

 

THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF

 

HELEN FORRESTER’S

BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL

Adapted by ROB FENNAH / Directed by GARETH TUDOR PRICE

 

FEATURING ASTAR-STUDDED CAST FROM STAGE AND SCREEN

Mark Moraghan, SianReeves, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon & Eric Potts

join Lynn Francis, Danny O'Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape. By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

 

By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books Liverpool Miss and Twopence To Cross The Mersey. I’ve even weaved in a storyline from Helen’s fourth autobiography, Lime Street At Two. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life”.

Rob Fennah ~ Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester.

 

Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.

(Cast subject to change)

The Plaza, Stockport
29/09/2021 to 30/09/2021
Sindhu Vee - Alphabet

Chambers Touring Ltd Presents 
 
SINDHU VEE: ALPHABET

A brand-new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Expect "outspoken, frank and funny stand-up" (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

As seen on Live At The Apollo, QI, Have I Got News For You and Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.
 
“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery” The List

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
29/09/2021 20:00
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
30/09/2021 19:30
Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, returns this Autumn to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs along with her band.

Cara has been celebrated as one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and continues to honour her rich cultural heritage. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Cara continues to maintain an enviable position at the very top of her genre, and her voice has been lauded by the good and great since her very beginnings. She will be joined by a band featuring Sam Lakeman (Piano, Guitar), Ed Boyd (Guitar), Conal McDonagh (Uilleann Pipes) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle, Whistles).
 
www.caradillon.co.uk
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/09/2021 20:00
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
02/10/2021 to 16/10/2021
Dining With Distinction - Comedy Dinner Show: Allo Allo
East Lancashire Railway
02/10/2021 19:00
Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang 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 Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/10/2021
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


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Sunday 3rd October 2021
03/10/2021 19:00
The Road is Long: An Evening with The Hollies

Legendary icons of British rock, The Hollies, have announced a huge UK tour for Autumn 2021.

Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, ‘The Road Is Long’ UK Tour will see the band perform their best known hits including ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Carrie-Anne’ and ‘Sorry Suzanne’.

Starting at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Sunday 19th September, the tour will take in a further 21 venues around the country including two nights at the London Palladium, before closing at the Ipswich Regent on 19th October.

The line-up includes powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott, and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, both of whom are original members of the band. They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, Keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on Rhythm Guitar.

Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Hollies have had over 20 world-wide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart, and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.

Their cultivated musicianship, coupled with the Hollies’ extensive back catalogue of memorable rock ‘n’ roll tunes, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock Revolution.

In 1995, they were bestowed the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, and in 2010 were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their ‘impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Rock and Roll’.

TheHolliesOfficial.com

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
03/10/2021 19:45
Lost In Music - One Night At The Disco
Get ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!

Note: This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.
The Plaza, Stockport
07/10/2021 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
07/10/2021 20:00
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Newcastle Under Lyme

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

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Old Sainsbury's Site,
Ryecroft,
ST5 2AF

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes.

Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as we take you mile high at the biggest party in the sky!

From Las Vegas to Las Palmas ! Bollywood meets Broadway! The decadence of the Moulin Rouge will be brought to (night)life!

So get those Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels on point, because you’re going ‘out-out’, up and away on a Flight of Fantasy with The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

Grab your tickets, the sky’s the limit for the UK’s favourite cabaret show!

Why not treat yourself to tickets at our exclusive Champagne Tables (£450 for up to 8 guests, plus 1 bottle of Champagne and 2 x souvenir brochures), for further information call the booking line on 0871 705 0705

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, Old Sainsbury Site, Ryecroft, ST5 2AF
08/10/2021 to 17/10/2021
Carole - The Music of Carole King
Carole -The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters Carole King. Following a fantastic debut tour in 2019 Carole returns to the stage with an even bigger production for 2020.

With a cast of the UK’s finest singers, dancers and musicians this wonderful homage takes you on an incredible journey through the music that defined an era. From that early hotbed of creativity that was New York's Brill Building in the 1950’s and 1960’s through to the Troubadour Club and the California singer songwriter movement of the early 70’s. The incredibly talented cast will not only have you dancing in the aisles but will bring you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Featuring not only songs from the Carole King Songbook but songs from some of the greatest songwriting partnerships of the 50’s and 60’s.Songs that were recorded by some of the greatest artists of all time including Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, The Monkees, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Little Eva, The Everly Brothers, James Taylor and of course Carole King herself.

www.caroletheshow.com
The Plaza, Stockport
08/10/2021 19:30
Dining With Distinction - Spanish 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)

 Relish and savour some of the original tastes of Spain. Asombrosa!


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
08/10/2021 19:30
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!


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 8th October 2021
08/10/2021 19:30
Robert Temple: the Hypnotist - RED RAW
LAUGH ’TIL YOU’RE RED IN THE FACE

“The Hypnotist: Red Raw” is a brand new show where volunteers from the audience unlock their imaginations and create a once-in-a-lifetime show of improvised comedy under the influence of hypnosis - live on stage.

Robert Temple is back on tour after a phenomenal 23-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, with this all new show featuring brand new sketches that’ll have you howling for days.

Things will be imagined, people’s identities forgotten, changed and their reality completely altered. All in in the spirit of a ruddy good laugh.

It’s the perfect night out whether you watch from the audience or you choose to participate as a star of the show, this is a night out not to be missed.

*No actors are used, members of the audience are asked to volunteer if they would like to participate at the start of every performance.

Not suitable for under 15’s.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
08/10/2021 19:30
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
08/10/2021 20:00
Diesel Locomotive Driver Experience

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.

Light refreshments 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.

Please note, this is a half day experience.

Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD
09/10/2021
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
09/10/2021
Paul Zerdin Autumn 2021 tour
Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation - and a talking ice cream - all using a mixture of master puppeteering, state of the art animatronic wizardry and a unique blend of edgy comedy.

It's a quirk of British theatre that a man can get a standing ovation for spending the best part of 75 minutes on a stage talking to himself. It goes without saying that Paul’s skills are top notch – there's not a hint of movement from his lips and he has a strong command of a range of different voices but it’s his control of the puppets and sense of timing that brings his characters to life!

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the winner of America’s Got Talent and one of Britain’s finest entertainers.


‘’The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years...’’ The Stage

“If you think the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘ventriloquist’ have no place in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education” Evening Standard
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/10/2021 19:30
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
09/10/2021 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
09/10/2021 19:30
Dan Snow’s History Hit

Award winning, chart topping podcast and online TV channel History Hit has announced a new 10 date live tour for Autumn 2021.
 
The tour will see one of the world’s most celebrated history broadcasters Dan Snow taking his accessible interview style to the stage in 10 cities across England, Scotland and Wales. He will talk to some of our best historians about the biggest stories from the past as well as hear the history of the towns and cities that he visits.
 
Interviews and show content will also be broadcast on the UK's number 1 history podcast, Dan Snow's History Hit, which is now a daily show. VIP Packages to gain backstage access and meet Dan after show dates are also available.
 
Dan Snow is a BAFTA award winning broadcaster, having made TV shows that have been watched by tens of millions of people worldwide. The chart topping podcast Dan Snows History Hit receives over a million listens each week and his most recent book, ‘On This Day in History’ was a Sunday Times Bestseller.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/10/2021 19:00
Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation
He’s back for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to “play” a bit more in our lives.
With this in mind, Jason will do what he does best, connecting with the audience in a way no other comic can. Whether it’s inviting or dragging (as it has been known) people up onto stage and making a “holy show of them” as they say in Ireland.
Jason’s Audience Precipitation, will be a laugh out loud, must see show, with a light drizzle of audience participation… ooohhh clever that.
 
Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) Ireland’s Got Talent (Virgin), Wild Things (Sky1)
 
“Unmissable” Evening Standard
“Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle” – Edinburgh Evening News
 “Byrne is consistently brilliant” – The Metro
 “The outright king of live comedy” Times
Social Media
Website: www.jasonbyrne.ie
Twitter: @thejasonbyrne
Facebook: @JasonByrneLive
Instagram: @thejasonbyrne
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/10/2021 20:00
Paul Smith: Changed
A lot has changed for Paul in recent years. Join him for his 3rd and largest ever tour of the UK and Ireland as he once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the cuff wit.

Age Restriction - 16+
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
10/10/2021 20:00
Psychic Sally - 10 Years And Counting
Following her gripping appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, with a triumphant Sally reaching the final five, the nation’s favourite Psychic and forerunner in the Psychic world is back on tour with her all new show “10 Years and Counting”.

Wowing audiences young and old across the country for over 10 years, Sally’s show will have you on the edge of your seat, as she brings mediumship into the 21st century.

“My Ability” Sally explains “ Allows me to harness the energy around individuals in the audience and pass on messages from their loved ones who have passed with incredible accuracy. I call every message validated a wonder moment. So take your seats relax, be open minded and ready to come forward if you think the message is for you.”

With her love, laughter and warmth, this show is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

NOTE: The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/10/2021 19:30
John Bishop - Warm Up
www.johnbishoponline.com

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Stockport Plaza to warm up his brand-new show!
John is very much looking forward to this new adventure, this will be his eight stand up show and its shaping up to be his best yet!! John can’t wait to be back on the road again.

John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1). More recently ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’ for ITV1 and four series of ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ which sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names.

John has also hosted The Royal Variety Performance.

SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+

LATECOMERS NOT ADMITTED
The Plaza, Stockport
12/10/2021 to 13/10/2021
The Three Degrees
The Three Degrees with original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday all the way from the USA. 50th Anniversary Tour. The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like 'When Will I See You Again' 'Dirty Ol' Man' 'Take Good Care of Yourself'. They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and they are still touring to this day!
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Wednesday, 13 October 2021
13/10/2021 19:30
Dirty Dusting

Production company Entertainment Unlimited have embarked on another UK wide tour in Autumn 2021 with the laugh out loud comedy, Dirty Dusting.

THIS IS AN EVENING OF PURE THEATRICAL VIAGRA

Our 2021 production stars Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo!) and Vicky Entwistle (Coronation Street) Leah Bell completes the threesome.

Gladys, Olive and Elsie are three “vintage style” cleaning ladies who, threatened with redundancy, chance on an ‘unconventional’ way of earning some extra cash.

A wrong number requiring a Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea… “Why not start their own Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from Dave, their boss…they could be onto a winner!
What could possibly go wrong????


Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique comedic style.

Age Guidance: Suitable for Adults Only - 18+ Years Of Age

The Plaza, Stockport
14/10/2021 19:30
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 15th October 2021
15/10/2021 19:00
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit
Off The Kerb Productions Present:
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?
Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave).

STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and Adult content
The Plaza, Stockport
15/10/2021 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
16/10/2021 to 20/03/2022
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
17/10/2021 19:30
Fin Taylor
Finn Taylor: So My Wife...

They say comedy’s about speaking truth to power. But when no one agrees on what’s true or who’s in power, maybe the old ones are the best? As seen on  Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, the Mash Report and Roast Battle, Finn has also written for The Roast of Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central US.
“An invigoratingly good comic…a live thrill to watch” **** The i 


“Gleefully provocative and packed with big hard laughs” **** The Guardian


“The most discussed and critically praised comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes” ***** The Scotsman
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
17/10/2021 20:00
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
17/10/2021 20:00
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
18/10/2021 19:00
The Lady Boys Of Bangkok - Flight of Fantasy (Adults Only)
The ladyboys of Bangkok are back with their most elaborate show yet…‘’FLIGHT OF FANTASY‘’

Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante dipped song and dance destinations.

Comedy turbulence is definitely the inflight order of the day as your cabin crew, Ole and Jamie John, (Miss D.Q. the UKs only dwarf Drag queen) will be sending you mile high at the biggest party in town!!

Pop icons including ...Cher ... Tina Turner ...Calvin Harris ...Alexander Burke ...the Village People ...Shania Twain and so many more will have you dancing in the aisles.

Your inflight entertainment will recreate magical moments from Las Vegas to Las Palmas where Moulin Rouge meets Madonna, featuring over 400 stunning costumes.

So doll up, drink up and dance on!   It’s time to go OUT OUT !

Book your tickets and step aboard our FLIGHT OF FANTASY.. the new sensational show for 2020 from the Ladyboys of Bangkok!
The Plaza, Stockport
20/10/2021 19:30
The Blow Monkeys

With hits like ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’, The Blow Monkeys epitomised the glamour of mid-80s pop at its most graceful and sophisticated. In the band’s frontman Robert Howard (aka Dr. Robert), they possessed a tall, charismatic singer who was both camera-friendly and clever, who appeared to be just as much at ease on the catwalk that is pop’s conveyer belt as he was penning witty, incisive songs. While quite clearly Robert’s band, though, the Blow Monkeys were also gifted three immensely talented musicians in bassist Mick Anker (he of the trademark bowler hat), saxophonist Neville Henry and drummer Tony Kiley.

Behind the band’s stylish veneer lay something else, which became increasingly apparent from Robert’s lyrics. While some of the Smash Hits generation avoided politics with a capital P, The Blow Monkeys openly criticised the policies of the Conservative government, railing against social injustices and adopting an openly left-of-centre stance on issues of the day.

From openly endorsing the gay community “Digging Your Scene” to an outright attack on Margaret Thatcher ‘Celebrate (The Day After You)’ – a duet with the late, great Curtis Mayfield, The Blow Monkeys were always the thinking person’s pop group.

As the 1980s progressed, so too did the band’s musical style, from a sound once dubbed “jazz punk” by Robert to a more soulful, jazzy style and an ever-increasing adoption of dance music. The Blow Monkeys of their rare, indie debut single ‘Live Today Love Tomorrow’ (recorded on a shoestring in 1981) would be barely recognisable to those who bought the Balearic remix of ‘La Passionara’ from 1990. And yet a soulful, spiritually uplifting strain has continued to run through their music – and, indeed, that of Robert’s solo recordings – to this day.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - POSTPONED
20/10/2021 19:30
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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 21 October 2021
21/10/2021 19:00
Live Nation Presents Katherine Ryan

 Creator and Star of Netflix smash hit The Duchess (along with two global Netflix comedy specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room) comedian and TV’s Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, Missus. Having previously denounced partnership, Katherine has since married her first love, accidentally. A lot has changed for everyone and we can look forward to hearing Katherine Ryan’s hilarious new perspectives on life, love, and what it means to be Missus.

@Kathbum

The Plaza, Stockport
21/10/2021 20:00
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
21/10/2021 20:00
Seven Drunken Nights
SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
The Story Of The Dubliners
5th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2021 with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour.

In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

‘Don’t miss it!’ – Irish World
5 Stars - Theatre and Performance
The Plaza, Stockport
22/10/2021 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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 22nd October 2021
22/10/2021 19:30
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Belfast

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

Location details

Address

The Sabai Pavilion,
Custom House Square,
Belfast,
BT1 3FG

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, Custom House Square, Belfast, BT1 3FG
23/10/2021 to 07/11/2021
Dane Baptiste - Chocolate Chip
Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show.

Dane is now a Grown Ass Black Man. Too old to be concerned with chicken or trainers. Too young to be considered a peer of Trevor McDonald. Has he got a chip on his shoulder? Yes. A chocolate one.

Join one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium… pretty much all over your TV screen.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
23/10/2021 20:00
Grayson Perry – A Show For Normal People

Despite being an award-winning artist, Bafta-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and bestselling author, Grayson Perry is a normal person – and just like other normal people, he’s marginally aware that we’re all going to die.

Born in Essex in 1960, Grayson has had a career spanning 40 years. From his A House for Essex, a permanent building constructed in the North Essex countryside in 2015, to Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip - a three-part documentary travelogue in which he explored the meaning of the American Dream today - and Grayson’s Art Club, which brought the nation together during lockdown through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses, Perry is somewhat an expert in making lemonade out of the mundanity of life.

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness. You’ll leave safe and warm in the knowledge that nothing really matters anyway.

Join Grayson as he asks, and possibly answers, these big questions in an evening sure to distract you from the very meaninglessness of life in the way only a man in a dress can.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/10/2021
Bye Bye Baby
Bye Bye Baby are a jaw­-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography­ ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember!

Includes 31 of Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way BackTo You, and many more!

The Plaza, Stockport
24/10/2021 19:30
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric

CLINTON BAPTISTE is… STRATOSPHERIC!                    

From Bolton via Vegas…..to the stars!

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic Clinton Baptiste has gone exploring, stateside.

Not quite Caesar’s Palace but a series of shows in Vegas have lifted his celebrity status up a notch.  Let him take you on a journey from his humble roots via the dazzling heights of Sin City…..

…..and on to an amazing finale that will heal the world.

Viva Las Vegas…Viva Clinton!

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless, unsubtle psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. 
Following his sell out tour of 2019-20 “The Paranormalist Returns”, Clinton has taken a whirlwind tour of the US.
Hear his tales of rubbing shoulders with the hippy dippy new-agers from La La Land and how he hits the big time in Vegas with his lavish psychic show.
For a while things couldn’t be better.  A new lease of life, new teeth, new hair and a buttock lift. (Both of them.)  
But a humbly spiritual man at heart, Clinton realises that sometimes all that glitters ain’t gold and now returns to you, his beloved British audience to once again conjure up those pure selfless gifts he was born with.

For tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Clinton will all cast fame and fortune aside……and heal the world!


“From the moment Lowe dances onto the stage the audience absolutely loves his show.”
BRUCE DESSAU

“unashamedly crowdpleasing”
BEYOND THE JOKE


 “old-fashioned comedy at its best.”
British Theatre Guide

“I would highly recommend grabbing a ticket. Seats are selling fast and you certainly won’t be disappointed with this great evening of comedy.”
British Theatre Guide

“nothing short of genius.”
On Yorkshire Magazine

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/10/2021 20:00
Stockport Operatic Society presents Top Hat
Stockport Operatic Society will present TOP HAT, This will bring the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the Plaza Theatre in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time whilst travelling between New York, London and Venice.

Packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits including "Puttin' on the Ritz" , "Isn't This a Lovely Day" (To Be Caught in the rain)?, "Cheek to Cheek",and "Top Hat,White Tie and Tails" , TOP HAT is an exhilarating celebration of 1930's song and dance.
The Plaza, Stockport
26/10/2021 to 30/10/2021
Russian National Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty – a spectacular fairy-tale
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK.

Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

Outline based on the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die.

Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years.

Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.

There are no scores more successful in supporting the full range of ballet than those by Tchaikovsky.
Highlights include the Famous ‘Rose Adagio’ when Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
27/10/2021 14:30
Russian National Ballet presents Swan Lake
Swan Lake – The greatest of all romantic ballets
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.
 
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.
It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Swan Lake is full of mystery and romance and has captured the imagination of generations over the years and it continues to attract worldwide audiences, young and old.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
27/10/2021 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
27/10/2021 20:00
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, 28 October 2021
28/10/2021 19:00
Paul Foot – Swan Power
Paul Foot has made numerous television and radio appearances, the most recent of which include "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, ABC Australia's "Melbourne Gala", "Breaking The News" BBC Radio Scotland and "Dave News" for Dave at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.  In 2019 he also made a triumphant debut at Glastonbury and played the comedy tents of many of the most prestigious summer festivals.  Excerpts of his many much-loved appearances on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" have garnered over a million views on YouTube.  A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, he has been nominated twice for the Barry Award at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and has been voted Best of The Fest International and Best International Act at the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals respectively.


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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
28/10/2021 20:00
Simply Dylan - Celebrating Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday
A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN, NOT A BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE BAND
Simply Dylan is as straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks and no pretense. Led by front man John O’Connell, the band delivers a tribute to Bob Dylan celebrating the rich and diverse work of the award-winning artist. It is their interpretations, precise playing and high energy renditions of some of Dylan's back catalogue that has caught the attention of many Bobcats.
What started as a modest project in 2011, recognizing Dylan's 70th Birthday, the success of the band has been nothing short of remarkable from selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK, to opening up the Isle of Wight Festival on the Big Top Stage. 
Ten years on, 2021 will see the band celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday, touring the UK and once again honoring one of the world’s most prodigious songwriters.
PRESS QUOTES:
“Together, they marry the extraordinary range and beauty of Dylan's lyrics with the joyous and exuberant, celebratory sound I have always secretly wanted to hear whenever, in recent decades, I have listened to Bob Dylan.”
Alan Bleasdale, Playwright
A show every Bob Dylan fan should see.” 
Louder than War

“Johnny is one of the most talented musicians I have come across and his Dylan set is effortlessly brilliant."
Peter Hooton, The Farm

“There’s no attempt to look or dress like Dylan or imitate his voice. Instead you get John’s excellent and powerful voice, enunciating the words clearly backed up by a brilliant bassist and violinist.”
Trust the Wizards

“Great songs performed by musicians at the top of their game.”
Hub Review
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Friday 29th October 2021
29/10/2021 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


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 30th October 2021
30/10/2021 18:00
Collabro, plus support
COLLABRO – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave - are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. Having met for their first rehearsal in a pub at London Bridge in 2014, they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent a month later and received a full standing ovation from both the audience and the judges after their performance.  They went on to win the competition with one of the biggest majorities ever, and their debut album ‘Stars’ entered the UK albums chart at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fastest selling album in 2014.

Four sell out UK tours, two US tours, headline slots at the London Palladium, Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, the 02 Arena and a show for Her Majesty The Queen later, COLLABRO have announced the release of their fifth album ‘Love Like This’ on November 15th  2019, through BMG. They will take the new album out to their fans with a full UK tour throughout October 2020.

A hand picked selection of their favourite contemporary songs, Love Like This includes Coldplay’s Fix You as an instant grat track (“We know that everyone thinks of something different when they hear this song and we used our voices to act as the majority of instruments to put our unique spin on it”), Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know (“We sang this song on our second UK tour but it’s never been on an album and we still love it now”), Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do (“This is for all our fans who have been asking for a wedding song!”) and Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved (“When we heard Lewis sing this for the first time we were all together. We looked at each other and just knew it was a song we wanted to sing. The melody is beautiful and everyone can relate to the lyrics”).
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
31/10/2021 19:00
Emily Atack: Has Left The Group
Emily Atack is back with a brand-spanking new show.

She’s said goodbye to her carefree twenties and is now wondering what life is like as a mature, responsible grown up... if she finds one, she’ll ask.

Until then she’ll be bringing her trademark humour, honesty and playfulness to explore everything from work to dating to her latest obsession… cancelling plans.  
Join Emily this autumn... we promise she won’t cancel!

TW: @EmAtack | INSTA: @emilyatackofficial

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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
31/10/2021 20:00
An Evening with Amanda Owen
Nigel McIntyre in association with Wolfsong Media presents

‘Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess’
An Evening with Amanda Owen


In this frank, funny and informative show, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire. It's a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.

We’ll hear how Amanda grew up in Huddersfield but was inspired by James Herriot’s books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside. After working as a freelance dairy milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a shepherdess at Ravenseat, one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she’s raised a flock of 1000 sheep and a family of 9 children with husband Clive.

Accompanied by some of Amanda's wonderful photography, we’ll experience the highs and lows of remote farming life, which over the past few years included the extremes of the Beast from the East and some of the hottest summer temperatures on record. Ravenseat is a tenant farm and may not stay in the family, so when Amanda saw a nearby farmhouse up for sale, she knew it was her chance to create roots for the next generation. The old house needed a lot of renovation and money was tight, but with her usual resourcefulness Amanda set about the work herself, with some help from the family, a visiting plumber and a travelling monk. It's fair to say things did not go according to plan.

We’ll hear how Amanda juggles life as a shepherdess, home renovator and mother to nine children, with life as a Sunday Times best-selling author of three books and being taken to the nation’s hearts with the Channel 5 hit series ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’. The third series aired during July and August 2020 and was Channel 5’s top rated show for the past two years with over three million viewers tuning in for the first episode.

Funny, charming and filled with unforgettable characters, ‘Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess' will delight anyone who has dreamt of a new life in the country.
The Plaza, Stockport
02/11/2021 19:30
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
02/11/2021 20:00
The Billy Fury Years

One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Hailed as "the best Fury since Fury", Michael King and his fantastic band take you on a journey through the musical career of this rock n roll legend.

An exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury's greatest hits and more delivered live in true Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury sound you will hear!

The whole show is further enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various costume changes depicting the ever changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.

The Plaza, Stockport
03/11/2021 19:30
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
04/11/2021 19:30
Chris Ramsey

20/20  - BRAND NEW STAND-UP SHOW

 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

The Lowry, Salford
04/11/2021 19:30
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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Friday 5th November 2021
05/11/2021 19:00
Tim Peake – My Journey To Space

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride.

Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk (and run a marathon!) whilst orbiting Earth.
Now, join him on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour.

Tim will be your personal guide through life in space, with unprecedented access, breath-taking photographs, and never-before-seen incredible footage. It’s a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut; from training to launch, spacewalk to re-entry, Tim reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.
Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, this is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home.

“It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet” Tim Peake

 “Everything you wanted to know about life in space” The Times

“A delightful adventure of understanding of how and why humans journey into space” Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/11/2021
The Strictly Swing 17 Piece Big Band featuring Matt Ford

“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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Saturday 6th November 2021
06/11/2021 19:00
Clinton Baptiste goes Stratospheric!
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
06/11/2021 19:30
The Legends Of American Country Show

Rescheduled from Wednesday 4th November 2020


Now seen by over 300,000 fans live and watched by millions on social media Europe's No.1 multi award winning Country music show "The Legends of American Country" returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics.

The 2021 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Charley Pride , Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Jim Reeves with countless other well known hit songs in this must see musical extravaganza.

The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all accompanied by a superb live band of musicians with that authentic sound coupled with authentic stage set and state of the art production that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe tapping to Nashville and back in one night. One things for sure if it’s Country music you like then this is the only show in town!
The Plaza, Stockport
06/11/2021 19:30
Gabrielle - Celebrating Over 20 Years Of The Number 1 Album Rise
One of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album ‘Under My Skin’. The album debuted at #7 on the Official Album Chart and represented her highest-charting studio set since ‘Rise’ spent three weeks at #1 eighteen years earlier.
Boosted by Radio 2 support that saw Gabrielle receive Record of the Week and A-list additions for 3 of her latest singles, the campaign reminded the world of Gabrielle’s distinctive vocal gift – one that flourishes with equal measures of soul and emotion.

Having successfully proven herself all over again, Gabrielle is now set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the smash hit ‘Rise’ album with the confirmation of the ‘Rise Again Tour 2020’. The tour will see Gabrielle playing  songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites.

“I’m so excited about going on the road and celebrating 20 years of the ‘Rise’ album being released. I’m looking forward to performing songs from ‘Rise’ alongside lots of my other favourites and of course I could never end a show without playing ‘Dreams’, its going to be a big party full of good vibes and memories” says Gabrielle.

Released late in 1999, ‘Rise’ shot back into the charts when its title-track spent two weeks at #1 the following February. The album then spent three weeks at #1 during an eleven-week run in the Top 10, before again returning to the Top 10 in the summers of 2000 and 2001. The album was eventually certified 4 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.2 million sales.

‘Rise’ featured five of Gabrielle’s biggest hits: the title track (#1), ‘Out Of Reach’ (#4),  ‘When A Woman’ (#6), ‘Sunshine’ (#9) and ‘Should I Stay’ (#13).

VIP Package
A unique opportunity to meet Gabrielle before the venue opens
Have your photo taken with Gabrielle by the VIP Manager
Receive an exclusive gift specially selected by Gabrielle
Collect a custom VIP laminate
Best seats in the house
Package Price: £99.00 (ticket FV £35.50)
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/11/2021 19:00
Jayde Adams

Jayde Adams: The Ballad Of Kylie Jenner's Old Face 
 
Since her first stand-up special launched on Amazon Prime in 2020 it's received a huge amount of critical acclaim, amassing a staggering 60 million views across social media and longlisted for the Best Variety Special Emmy in the Hollywood Reporter Predictions. Don’t miss your chance to see her hit show in venue’s nationwide this Autumn.
 
If you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In this 5-star show, Jayde (as seen hosting Channel 4's Snackmasters & Crazy Delicious) will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on. 
 
“she delivers a show that unites the political with the personal in a way that many comics aim for, but few pull off with this sort of aplomb.” 
★★★★ (The Times)  
 
“winning combination of common sense and raw heart… Ironically, by taking year off singing Adams has really found her voice” 
★★★★ (Telegraph)

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
07/11/2021 20:00
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
08/11/2021 13:00
Jon Courtenay

Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay is the first ever GoldenBuzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent.

 

Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jonwas a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world. Becomepart of Jon’s journey of a lifetime where you will roar with laughter, maybeshed a few tears and definitely be inspired by his music and the hilarioustales of his family, relationships and life on tour. With a soundtrackincluding all his Britain’s Got Talent songs and music spanning the classics torock n roll, you are guaranteed a rip-roaring night of music andcomedy. This will be a night to remember!

 

A real winner.” Ant and Dec

 

“It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s unique to you…thatwas unbelievable.”  David Walliams

 

“I think this is one of the best Golden Buzzers we’veever had on the show.”  Amanda Holden

 

“It was magical and done so simply. it made me feel warminside. You nailed it my friend. You ticked every single box.”  Alesha Dixon

 

“It was just a wonderful audition. You are someone who has workedhard for years and needs a break and I’m sure you will get a huge reaction fromthis, I promise you.” Simon Cowell

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
09/11/2021 20:00
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
10/11/2021 20:00
The Stylistics
Direct from Philadelphia USA, one of the most Legendary Soul Artists Of all time.

The Stylistics with a record breaking run of 12 top 10 including the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’ ,plus numerous classics including ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)’, ‘Lets Put It All Together’, ‘Stop Look Listen’ , ‘You Are Everything’, ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’, ‘Sing Baby Sing’, ‘I’m Stone In Love With You’ and many more.

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and Musically breathtaking.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/11/2021 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.


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 12th November 2021
12/11/2021 19:00
Barry Steele - 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
12/11/2021 19:30
The World Famous Elvis Show
The World Famous Elvis Show starring CHRIS CONNOR !
With his 12 piece band and orchestra.
Endorsed by the Telegraph as THE Best Elvis Tribute Show in the WORLD !
Selling out in theatres in the UK and overseas! Be quick before tickets sell out!
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
13/11/2021 19:30
Seasick Steve

Seasick Steve has today announced he will be performing 9 headline shows across the UK this November in support of his latest album, Blues in Mono. For these special, intimate shows entitled the “Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour”, Steve will be performing solo.

 

Steve says: I‘m lookinforward to coming and playing for yall. Just gonna be me, you and my guitar. A few songs and a few stories, kinda like we just hangingout together! Gonna be fun. See ya there.

 

Last year saw Steve release two albums, the rocking'Love & Peace’(July 2020) and the acoustic Blues In Mono(November 2020) a timeless tribute to traditional, acoustic country blues recorded with a microphone from the 1940s with Steve performing the songs solo, direct to an old tape machine. 

 

The “Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour” is a tour that fans have been crying out for, for many years. Steve cant wait, offering fans his advice between now and the shows:

 

"In the meantime stay strong, workout, and eat your vegetables!”

 

www.seasicksteve.com

 

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/11/2021 19:00
The Drifters at the Plaza
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.
The Plaza, Stockport
14/11/2021 19:30
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
14/11/2021 19:30
Alice Fraser
Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. Come see Australian comedian Alice Fraser (The Bugle) use her hour to turn time inside out and back to front. It’ll be fun! It’s a comedy show! No-one’s going to die, except you know… we’re all going to die.
As heard/seen on The Bugle, Radio 4 and Amazon Prime.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
14/11/2021 20:00
Paul Zerdin - Hands Free

Back by popular demand, Paul Zerdin and everyone’s favourite puppets are heading your way with a brand new UK tour in Autumn 2021.

Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox have all survived 2020 locked down with Paul….well nearly. They can’t wait to see you, so get ready to be involved. As well as his hilarious characters ‘Hands Free’ features Paul giving us a glimpse into his own world showing us what it’s like to be able to throw your voice in everyday situations where anything and everything can talk back!

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the winner of America’s Got Talent, the star of London’s Palladium Panto and without doubt one of Britain’s finest entertainers at a theatre near you.


"The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years..."  The Stage

"If you think the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘ventriloquist’ have no place in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education"  Evening Standard

"Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart. His relationship with the characters has all the dramatic tension of a real life double act"  The Guardian

www.paulzerdin.com //@paulzerdin

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/11/2021 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 Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
15/11/2021 to 20/11/2021
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
15/11/2021 19:30
Neil Sands - Christmas Memories
Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back spreading tons of festive memories and fun with the new 2020 production of their hit show, filled with more songs and even more stunning costumes. Described as “Like A Sparkly Christmas Card Come To Life” with its shimmering stage set, and even falling snow, this is the perfect pre Christmas treat, bringing back many happy memories of Christmases past and warming your heart on the coldest winter’s day.
The Plaza, Stockport
16/11/2021 14:00
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
17/11/2021 to 05/05/2022
Sleeping Beauty
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK.

Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

Outline based on the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die.

Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years.

Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.

There are no scores more successful in supporting the full range of ballet than those by Tchaikovsky.
Highlights include the Famous ‘Rose Adagio’ when Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.

A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

Kindly Note: This performance is performed to play back music.
The Plaza, Stockport
18/11/2021 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
18/11/2021 19:30
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!


Important information for guests regarding Coronavirus.

When we re-open, our priority will be to ensure that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across the building.

• There will be staggered arrival times to the show in an aid to reduce queues, and temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• We request that audiences arrive at least 45 minutes before the start time.

• All tickets must be bought in advance and e-tickets will be scanned at the entrance so please print these at home or show them on your mobile device.

• We will be following a strict non-admission policy for late comers so please allow plenty of time for your journey

• Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the venue, and inside the ballroom during the performance. Entry will be denied if face masks are not worn.

• Children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear face masks.

• The venue will be cleaned throughout the day and between every theatre show. Front of House areas will additionally be cleaned during shows, while audience members are in the ballroom.

• Sanitiser stations will be located at the entrance to the venue and throughout foyer and bar area and on entry to the ballroom.

• We will be asking audiences to maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles whilst at the venue.

• We will send you an email 48hrs before your visit to ensure you have all the information you need in advance

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 19th November 2021
19/11/2021 19:00
Martin Kemp - Back to the 80s

IS THIS TOO GOOD TO BE ‘TRUE’?!
The hottest 80s club night is coming to town - when actor, TV personality and star of Spandau Ballet Martin Kemp will be spinning the biggest and best hits of that decade!
 
Currently selling-out venues across the UK, early booking is essential for what promises to be a pure ‘Gold’ night!


Age: 16+
Running Time: Between 7.30pm - 11pm

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
19/11/2021 19:30
An Intimate Evening with Sir Lenny Henry
GALA DINNER

One of the UK’s most popular entertainers.
As co creator of Comic Relief, host of many television and stage shows, he truly is a national treasure.

Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known andcelebrated comedians, with a career which began withcult stardom on children’s television to becoming awriter, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of ComicRelief and award-winning actor.

Lenny will take the audience through a jam packed session offunny memories and stories – from growing up in theBlack Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secretsand unashamed racism. With his mother’s mantra of‘H’integration’ echoing in his ears, Lenny will recountsetting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career – but atevery stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this whatthey want?

Lenny will be interviewed live on stage, about furtherinsights into his life and career, followed by questionsfrom the audience.

Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, toldwith a glorious sense of humour.

Dress Code: BLACK TIE 

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992. 

Tickets include a 3 course dinner and a souvenir photograph with Sir Lenny Henry.
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 20th November 2021
20/11/2021 18:00