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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
That'll Be The Day

That’ll be the Day reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!

 

From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a “must see” attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multi-talented cast year after year.

 

Unashamedly nostalgic, TBTD takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock and Roll and Pop.

 

The show has been described as ‘Relentlessly Entertaining,’ mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and hilarious comedy routines.

 

Guaranteed a great night out, this is truly the best ‘feel good’ show on the road.

 

You won’t be disappointed!


SPECIAL DUAL TICKET OFFER!: FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF ONLY £42 PER PERSON ENJOY BOTH THE CHRISTMAS SHOW ON WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2021 AND THE TOURING THAT'LL BE THE DAY SHOW ON SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021!...
The Plaza, Stockport
23/10/2021 19:30
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!

Watch our trailer here.

The Plaza, Stockport
24/10/2021 19:30
Behind the Scenes Tours
Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Many of the greatest stage and screen stars of yesteryear and the modern day have appeared in person on stage or on the giant silver screen here at The Plaza since her doors first opened. Here is your chance to have a guided tour behind the scenes of this magnificent building of international significance with tickets sale proceeds going towards our ongoing Maintenance and Restoration Appeal.

Kindly note that access for this tour does include stairs.

Buy your tickets in advance or simply turn up on the day....
The Plaza, Stockport
26/10/2021 to 29/06/2022
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
29/10/2021 19:30
FILM: TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (1989) - CERT 18 - Part of Grimmfest

Director / Producer / Writer / Cinematographer / Editor: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Cinematographer: Kei Fujiwara Cast: Tomorô Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka

 

A staid salaryman's head-on collision with a sadomasochistic metal fetishist triggers a terrifying and life-altering transformation...

 

Thirty two years after its release, Shin'ya Tsukamoto's groundbreaking, boundary-pushing, polymorphously perverse tech/body horror has lost none of its visceral, punishing power. A startling, surreal tale of physical mutation and psychosexual transformation, shot in quicksilver black & white, and powered by a pulsing, pounding heavy-industrial score, it's a sensual sensory overload, a lunatic live-action manga, a savage and subversive satire of salaryman culture, and a dark love story for the machine age, manic and magnificently nihilistic, the brute bastard child of Transgressive 80s Underground Cinema and S&M subculture, and – rather disturbingly – a deeply personal project for the multitalented Tsukamoto, who not only writes, directs, produces, shoots and edits, but also stars as the nameless Metal Fetishist.

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk


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)

Showing on 31st October 2021 - JAPANESE HORROR SPECIAL 
13:00 TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (18)
15:00 AUDITION (18)
17:15 DARK WATER (18)
19:10 ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (18)


To book for all events please click here

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
31/10/2021 13:00
FILM: AUDITION (1999) - Cert 18 - Part of Grimmfest

Director: Takashi Miike, Producers: Satoshi Fukushima, Akemi Suyama, Writer: Daisuke Tengan (from the novel by Ryû Murakami), Cinematographer: Hideo Yamamoto, Editor: Yasushi Shimamura, Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura.

Persuaded by his teenage son to start dating again, shy widower Shigeharu Aoyama turns to his film producer friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa for advice and support. Yasuhisa determines to organise a sham casting call for a non-existent movie, which will enable his socially awkward friend to meet lots of beautiful women. When the soft-spoken, enigmatic Asami shows up to audition, Shigeharu quickly becomes obsessed with her, never suspecting that she has a sinister agenda of her own...

The film that first introduced the wildly unpredictable and hyper-prolific maverick maestro Miike to a wider Western Audience (it was one of SEVEN films he shot that year!), is a pitch-perfect pairing with the equally controversial and confrontational literary outlaw Ryu Murakami, which spins the latter's sour, satiric psycho-thriller source novel into an elegant, tonally slippery, deeply uncomfortable black comedy of cruelty and comeuppance; a mordant study of middle class social mores, male entitlement, and casual misogyny, which shifts inexorably into pure nightmare. Shot with icy control, and all the more horrifying for the matter of fact understatement of its nastiest sequences, it features an astonishing, terrifying performance from the extraordinary Eihi Shiina as Asami; a chilling study in inhuman stillness, with her impassive, emotionless, masklike face and flatly cooing voice. Oh, and there's also one of the greatest jump-scares in the history of cinema; one which never fails to unsettle, no matter how many times you see it.


Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. 
bfijapan.co.uk

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)

Showing on 31st October 2021 - JAPANESE HORROR SPECIAL 
13:00
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (18)
15:00 AUDITION (18)
17:15 DARK WATER (18)
19:10 ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (18)


To book for all events please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
31/10/2021 14:45
FILM: DARK WATER (2002) - CERT 18 - Part of Grimmfest

Director: Hideo Nakata, Producer: Takashige Ichise, Writer: Ken'ichi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Nakamura, (from the short story “Floating Water” by Koji Suzuki), Cinematographer: Jun'ichirô Hayashi, Editor: Nobuyuki Takahashi, Cast: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata.

Yoshimi is struggling to build a new life for herself as she navigates the final stages of a messy divorce and an ongoing custody battle. To make matters worse, the rundown towerblock apartment into which shehas moved with her young daughter seems to have a serious problem with damp...

Director Hideo Nakata's earlier collaboration with writer Koji Suzuki, RINGU, was the film that really put Japanese horror on the international map; introducing an iconic movie monster, in the spectral Sadako, and featuring one of the most terrifying final sequences in modern horror cinema, it has spawned countless sequels, remakes, and an ongoing franchise which continues to this day. And as a result, their rather more low-key follow-up, DARK WATER, tends to get somewhat overlooked. Which is a serious injustice, because it's a masterclass in mood-based supernatural horror, beautifully visualised and subtly played, making fine use of its dank and dingy towerblock locations; an urban Gothic ghost story with a strong social subtext, which offers a moving meditation on motherhood, moral responsibility, and sacrifice. And, of course, it's creepy as all hell.



Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk


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)


Showing on 31st October 2021 - JAPANESE HORROR SPECIAL 
13:00
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (18)
15:00 AUDITION (18)
17:15 DARK WATER (18)
19:10 ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (18)


To book for all events please click here

 

 

 

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
31/10/2021 17:45
FILM: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2017) - Cert 18 - Part of Grimmfest

Director / Writer / Editor: Shin'ichirô Ueda, Producer: Koji Ichihashi, Writer: Ryoichi Wada, Cinematographer: Takeshi Sone, Cast: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Hiroshi Ichihara, Mao.

A director and his crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility find themselves under attack by real zombies. The opportunity to take advantage of the situation to add all-too-realistic gore effects to their movie seems too good to miss. But their new extras prove somewhat difficult to direct...

Outside of multi-million-dollar Hollywood movie productions, which are overplanned and focus-grouped to death, the majority of filmmaking is often about the lucky accident, the unexpected opportunity; about being in the right place at the right time, and making the best use of the resources available. Shin'ichirô Ueda's riotously funny and savagely astute splatter satire takes this idea and runs hog wild with it, offering a pokerfaced portrait of cinematic opportunism taken to extreme lengths, and the creative and literal carnage which results - while at the same time offering an object lesson in inventive and challenging filmmaking on a shoestring. Shot for around $25K, the film made box office history in Japan by earning over 1000 times its budget back in ticket sales. Now THAT'S filmmaking acumen.


Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk


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)


Showing on 31st October 2021 - JAPANESE HORROR SPECIAL 
13:00
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (18)
15:00 AUDITION (18)
17:15 DARK WATER (18)
19:10 ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (18)


To book for all events please click here

 

 

 

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
31/10/2021 19:45
Pop Up Bowie

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

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

The Plaza, Stockport
01/11/2021 19:45
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
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
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 Williams, 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
ON SCREEN: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - CERT PG

International award-winning musicians Aaron Hawthorne (organ) and Rosie Lavery (soprano) are taking their highly acclaimed semi-improvised accompaniment to the 1925 silent horror, The Phantom of the Opera, on the road throughout the UK this autumn. Lose yourself in an unparalleled world of hair-raising live music and the dark twists of a film which had 1920s cinema-goers screaming and running out of auditoriums.

 

This performance will include a screening of the 1925 PG classified film and feature the Plaza's unique Compton Cinema Organ which will bring not only the film alive but the entire building too!

The Plaza, Stockport
07/11/2021 19:00
Andy Powell's Monday Matinee Cabaret

Rescheduled from Monday 14th September 2020 and Monday 19th April 2021

After two sell out Monday Matinee shows Andy returns with another Monday afternoon extravaganza of live entertainment from some of the UK’s finest performers.

Andy’s special guests will be the king of Swing himself Mr. Paul Pashley along with award winning vocalist Rosie Plummer and Plaza favourite Marilyn Royle. Resident matinee pianist Steve Ramsbottom adds to a variety show of the highest order with Soul, Swing and Pop on the Plaza menu. Welcome back the good times and book early to enjoy a brilliant afternoon of entertainment with Stockport’s premier live entertainer and his fabulous guests.

 

The Plaza, Stockport
08/11/2021 13:00
That'll Be The Day Christmas Show 2021
That’ll Be The Day’s Rock & Roll Christmas show has been running for over thirty years and has grown into the most popular touring production in the U.K.

Refreshed every year, the show combines the best pop Christmas classics and traditional Christmas songs with hilarious comedy routines. For many, the That’ll Be The Day Christmas Special is the essential start to their festive season.

The audience is taken on a rollercoaster sleigh ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock & Roll and Pop and is guaranteed to leave with that ‘feel good’ factor.

The super talented cast ensure a high quality variety show which, to date, has delighted over a million customers.

Come and join them this year, you won’t be disappointed.

SPECIAL DUAL TICKET OFFER!: FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF ONLY £42 PER PERSON ENJOY BOTH THE CHRISTMAS SHOW ON WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2021 AND THE TOURING THAT'LL BE THE DAY SHOW ON SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021!...
The Plaza, Stockport
10/11/2021 19:30
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
Film: Some Like It Hot - Cert 12

When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a Southbound train to Florida disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest - and homeliest - members of an all girl Jazz Band.

 

Their cover is perfect until a lovelorn singer (Marilyn Monrie) falls for "Josephine", an ancient playboy (Joe E. Brown) falls for "Daphne", and a mob boss (George Raft) refuses to fall for their hoax!

The Plaza, Stockport
12/11/2021
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
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
The Elvis Years

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

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

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

The Plaza, Stockport
20/11/2021 19:30
Rob Beckett - Wallop (plus support)

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

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

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+
Swearing and Adult Content

The Plaza, Stockport
21/11/2021 20:00
Breakfast With Santa

Since 1944 Breakfast with Santa has been a family tradition in The Plaza Café and this festive season it returns for you and your little ones to enjoy.

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

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

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

Kindly Note: Due to the nature of these events guests will be welcomed to tables which may be shared with other bookers.

For any bookers with dietary or access requirement queries please contact ted.doan@stockportportplaza.co.uk 

The Plaza, Stockport
27/11/2021 to 18/12/2021
Everything Stops For Festive Tea

As we head into the Festive Season join us for our fundraising 'Everything Stops' event with proceeds supporting the ongoing Maintenance and Restoration Appeal for your Stockport Plaza in the company of our famous waitress team 'The Plazarettes' who serve up a delightful afternoon tea on shared tables with yule tide entertainment in the sumptuous surroundings of our Art Deco Cafe.

The Plaza, Stockport
28/11/2021 16:00
Dick Whittington
Join our much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend when he heads off for swashbuckling adventures to prove that good will always win over bad in the Plaza’s popular annual festive Panto treat!

Starring  the magnificent BRIAN CAPRON who makes a welcome return to The Plaza as the 'oh so evil' King Rat alongside the ever popular BRADLEY THOMPSON who is a firm family favourite here at The Plaza this promises to be the most sensational Pantomime in the North West this Festive season....Oh yes it does!

BSL Interpreted Performances: Thursday 9th December 2021 at 10.30am and 2.00pm then also on Saturday 11th December at 7.30pm - BSL Interpreter: Andy Higgins
The Plaza, Stockport
03/12/2021 to 09/01/2022
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
14/01/2022 19:30
Mike Sweeney’s 60’s Classic

Together with special guest Ray Ennis (the original Swinging Blue Jeans), broadcasting legend Mike Sweeney takes to the stage in a show packed with the very best of 60s music!

 

As lead singer of The Salford Jets, Mike had a string of hit singles in the 70’s and 80’s including Who You Looking At and Gina I’ve Got A Cortina.  His music career has also seen him fronting 60’s hit band The Mindbenders (Groovy Kind of Love – which later became a massive hit for Phil Collins) during the 80s and 90s. Mike is currently the host of BBC Radio Manchester’s Morning Show, where his absolute authority on music (particularly the sounds of the 60s) coupled with his funny and straight-talking views unsurprisingly draws flocks of fans every day.

 

Ray Ennis achieved chart success with the original Swinging Blue Jeans with some of the most iconic rock & roll songs ever made – Hippy Hippy Shake, Good Golly Miss Molly and You’re No Good, to name just a few.

 

Re-live magical moments of the 60s with some of the best-loved songs and performers the decade has produced!

The Plaza, Stockport
15/01/2022 19:30
Romesh Ranganathan - The Cynic's Mixtape
Romesh is back with a brand new show 'The Cynic's Mixtape', his most brutally honest show yet.

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

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+ Likely To Be Swearing And Adult Content
The Plaza, Stockport
21/01/2022 to 22/01/2022
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
23/01/2022 19:30
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Cert 12A

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

 

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

 

There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of brand new films for 2022 - the Red Film Programme (26 January) and the Blue Film Programme (20 May).

Double the adventure by coming to both! (Click here to book the bundle)

 

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

 

See www.banff-uk.com for more details.

 

Image Photo Credit: Picture by Brice Ferre

The Plaza, Stockport
26/01/2022 to 20/05/2022
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

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

Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
27/01/2022 20:00
Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened....I shot Derek Rigby
This show was simply going to be called “I shot Derek Rigby” which Dave has freely admitted to ; in fact this has never been in doubt - there were several witnesses - but (there’s always a “but”) he thought that might be a little too weird a title so, although he will talk about the shooting in some depth (Because, to be fair, it was funny to all present with the exception of Derek), he will concentrate on the many other funny things that happen all the time.

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

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

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 14+
The Plaza, Stockport
28/01/2022 19:30
Hits Out Of Hell - The Meat Loaf Songbook
The World’s premier show in tribute to Meatloaf, featuring the Ultimate ‘Dead Ringer’ to Meatloaf Craig Halford as seen on ITV’s ‘Stars in their eyes’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’.

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

I’D Do Anything for Love, Bat Out of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Dead Ringer for Love and many many more.
The Plaza, Stockport
29/01/2022 19:30
Whitney Queen Of The Night

Rescheduled from Friday 15th May 2020 and Wednesday 27th January 2021

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year!

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

This phenomenal production consistently delivers an outstanding concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”

Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more...

Join us for an unmissable evening as we pay homage to the Queen of Pop with a sensational cast and a stunning live band.

The Plaza, Stockport
30/01/2022 19:30
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
02/02/2022 19:30
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
03/02/2022 19:45
Jack Dee: Off The Telly

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

JACK DEE – Off The Telly

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGE GUIDANCE: Strictly 14+ Swearing and adult content

The Plaza, Stockport
04/02/2022 20:00
That'll Be The Day 2022

Don’t miss the UK’s best touring Rock & Roll variety show on the road today…. That’ll Be The Day.

You’re in for three hours of brilliant entertainment from start to finish featuring hits from the golden age of pop music mixed with a whole lot of fun and laughs along the way.

A guaranteed top night out. Trevor, Gary and the gang never disappoint. Come and join us.

‘THE BEST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SHOW ON THE ROAD’ Time Out

‘THREE HOURS OF MUSIC & MAYHEM’ The Express

The Plaza, Stockport
06/02/2022 19:00
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4.

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

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Plaza, Stockport
10/02/2022 19:30
The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show

With combined record sales of over 500 million The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show takes us to the naughty 90’s with ‘5 Bad Boys with the power to Rock You’ as they perform over 30 number one hits from all your favorite Boy Bands... and this time they’re ‘Back For Good’!

 

Drenched in Joop Aftershave and with more key changes than a Casio PT-50 our boys will be body poppin’ to party classics such as ‘Backstreet Back’, ‘Relight My Fire’ and ‘Uptown Girl’.

 

Get ready to scream as these sexy, open shirt stud muffins step up from their stools one more time to serenade you with Boy Band ballads ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘A Million Love Songs’ and many more... cue the wind machine!

 

So, what are you waiting for... pop on your Kangol hat, crop top and cargo pants, dust off your Nokia 8210 and call your crew as we say ‘Everybody Get Up’ for a night out you’ll ‘Never Forget!’

The Plaza, Stockport
11/02/2022 19:30
Wrestling

Join us for some high flying, hard hitting, body slam mayhem as professional wrestling returns to The Stockport Plaza for an evening the whole family will enjoy.

Cheer the good guys and boo the bad guys in this high energy, entertainment spectacular featuring rip-roaring, edge of your seat action from a host of home-grown British wrestling talent.

Tickets are now on sale so book yours and get ready to rumble!

The Plaza, Stockport
12/02/2022 18:30
Film: The Lost Boys (Cert 15)
Two new-in-town brothers discover a local gang of motorcycle youths (including a young Kiefer Sutherland) are more undead than alive. Younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) works hard to eradicate the ghouls but his older brother (Jason Patric) falls in love with the group's lone female (Jami Gertz). Soon, he finds that he's gradually becoming a vampire himself.
Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz, The Lost Boys became a pop-culture phenomenon thanks to its attractive young stars, off beat soundtrack, and hip, clever marketing campaign. The film's tagline: "Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." perfectly captured its knowing mixture of attitude and gore.
The Plaza, Stockport
13/02/2022 19:30
Valentine Film: Casablanca - Cert U

St Valentine's Day is always that bit more romantic when celebrated at The Plaza with one of the greatest love stories of all time presented on the giant silver screen. With standard admission tickets for the 1942 release available alongside special pre show evening dining tickets (see website for details), this is an absolute must for all lovers of classic big screen entertainment.

 

Nightclub owner Rick Blaine discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Lazlo. Lazlo is a resistance leader from Czechoslovakia, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country - but will he?

 

 

Select the 18:00 event for our Valentines Supper & Screen Dining Event. Guests will be welcomed to the Plaza Café at 6pm where they will receive a glass of chilled bubbly on arrival followed by a sumptuous two course supper after which they are granted admission to see the film at 7.30pm.

Limited seats available, don’t miss out!

The Plaza, Stockport
14/02/2022
The Wizard of Oz

Rescheduled from Wednesday 27th October 2021

The Wizard of Oz

An all-star cast to be announced!

Click your heels, clap your hands and enjoy an adventure Over the Rainbow as we’re off to see… The Wizard of Oz at The Stockport Plaza.

Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are forever getting into trouble on the farm in Kansas. Alongside her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and her three hapless farmhand friends, she dreams of traveling to a place where troubles melt like lemon drops over the rainbow. Her wish is granted courtesy of a terrible twister which takes her far away to the magical land of Oz where the beautiful Glinda the Good sends her off down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. But hot on her ruby heels is the Wicked Witch of the West who is bent on taking over the colourful kingdom. With the help of a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, will Dorothy have the brains, heart and courage to save all of Oz and find her way home? Find out in this ‘wicked’ family adventure!

This ‘wicked’ production features beautiful scenery, colourful costumes, a live band, dazzling dance routines, side-splitting comedy and sing-a-long songs.

The Plaza, Stockport
15/02/2022
Spirit Of The Blitz

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

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

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

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

The Plaza, Stockport
17/02/2022 14:30
Chris Ramsey 20/20

Following overwhelming demand additional dates have been added for 2021

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

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

“A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller”
Evening Standard

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

“Engaging and incisive”
The Independent on Sunday

Age Guidance: Suitable for Ages 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
18/02/2022 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
20/02/2022 19:30
Jason Fox - Life At The Limit

Ex-special forces soldier, star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Inside The Real Narcos and author of The Number One Bestseller Battle Scars; Jason Fox will bring to the stage and on tour for the first time the remarkable story of his daring exploits in a distinguished career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces (SBS).

From gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined Jason Fox’s service, to a very different battle that awaited him at home.

‘Life At The Limit’ is a breath-taking story of Special Forces soldiering; a chronicle of operational bravery, adventure and courage on and off the battlefield.

The Plaza, Stockport
21/02/2022 19:30
Friends! - The Musical Parody
Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

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

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

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

With friends like these, who needs television? PIVOT!
The Plaza, Stockport
22/02/2022 19:30
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
23/02/2022 19:30
ANIMALS and Friends FAREWELL TOUR
The Animals were one of the most iconic Pop, Rhythm and Blues bands of the 1960’s. They had over 20 Global Top Ten Hits, and remain a seminal rhythm and blues band who still commands great respect.
Featuring two original Members, founding member JOHN STEEL on Drums and MICKEY GALLAGHER, who replaced Alan Price in 1965 on keyboards.

The gave us such huge hits such as “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, “Don’t Bring Me Down”, “Baby, Let Me Take You Home”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and their multi million selling anthem…..”HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN”

Now on their Farewell Tour, Hear all the hits and more, songs from Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, etc.

A night of nostalgia, great memories with great Hits, Not To Be Missed!!
The Plaza, Stockport
24/02/2022 19:30
Oh What A Night!
OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH WHAT A NIGHT! combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
The Plaza, Stockport
25/02/2022 19:30
Luther

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10-piece band.

 

“Never Too Much”, “ Here and Now “, “Give Me the Reason”, ”I Really didn't mean it”, ” Stop to Love”, “So Amazing”, ”The Best Things in Life Are Free”, ” Always and Forever”, ” Endless Love”, ”Ain’t No stoppin’ Us Now”, “Your Secret Love”, “Shine”, “The Closer I Get To You”, “Love The One You’re With”, ”Any Love”, “Superstar”, “Until You Come Back to Me”, ”Dance with My Father” and many many more.

 

Luther Vandross the legend lives on.

Touring All Major Theatres 2021/22

The Plaza, Stockport
26/02/2022 19:30
An Evening With ..... Hermans Hermits

Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.

From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide.

Hits include, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must To Avoid, Mrs Brown You’ve Gotta Lovely Daughter, and Many More

Rolling Back The 60’s sees Herman’s Hermits embarking on their Solo Tour. An Evening of Nostalgia, Song and Laughter, plus bringing all the Hits to life, also video of the group through the years.

The Plaza, Stockport
27/02/2022 19:30
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
03/03/2022 19:30
UK Pink Floyd Experience
Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.

Featuring the iconic album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and classics including “Wish You Were Here”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Comfortably Numb”.
The Plaza, Stockport
04/03/2022 19:30
Showaddywaddy

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest
hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.
‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest
hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.
‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

The Plaza, Stockport
05/03/2022 19:30
Menopause The Musical 2


Rescheduled from Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to our smash-hit Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things!  Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship.  When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends.  But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of brand-new toe-tapping parodied hits!

For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause.

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

Age advisory 16+

The Plaza, Stockport
09/03/2022 19:30
Siobhan Phillips
Siobhan Phillips recently wowed audiences as the only female finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Described as “the love child of Peter Kay and Victoria Wood”, her hilarious self-penned songs really struck a chord with the nation, who could totally relate to a selection of her observational daft ditties.

Covering subjects from becoming a first-time Mum at 40, tantrum-throwing toddlers and the frustrations of mother-daughter relationships, you'll be treated to an insight to her life presented with exceptional candour and warmth.

This brand new show has variety at its core and features the smash hit songs performed on Britain's Got Talent, along with more daft ditties, comedy and the chance to experience Siobhan's breathtaking vocals in an evening guaranteed to be Live and Unhinged.

As seen and heard on Britain’s Got Talent 2019, Operatunity, The Frank Skinner Show, Lorraine, Loose Women, This Morning, Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio, Heart FM and Talk Radio.

‘You always get this massive crowd reaction… you light up the room and you’re very funny!’ Simon Cowell

‘You’re hilariously funny, but more than that, you have this tremendous warmth… we love you!’ David Walliams

Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 14+

This event will takeplace in The Green Room at The Plaza and guests will be sharing tables in this wonderful Cabaret Room.

 

The Plaza, Stockport
10/03/2022 19:30
Michael Starring Ben

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic.

MichaelⓇ Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK's ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he's honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

The show features a live band, dazzling costumes and the performer's iconic dance routines. It also showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and also of The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror.

The Plaza, Stockport
11/03/2022 19:30
T.J. Higgs
TJ Higgs is well known for her passion In bringing peace of mind and resolution to those grieving for their departed and allowing those in spirit to demonstrate their continued love and caring.
Her massive TV and Stage appearances include ‘The Three Mediums’, Colin Fry Live, and the Psychic Private Eyes series, as well as her star power in live events. TJ is dedicated to teaching others to open to their innate gifts and abilities and says, “We each of us have the ability to be more present with spirit”.

Her passion is bringing peace of mind and resolution to those grieving for their departed and allowing those in spirit to demonstrate their continued love and caring.

Those attending theatre events come away with a new perspective and often exclaim what presence, light, and love surrounded them during their time with TJ.
The Plaza, Stockport
18/03/2022 19:30
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons.
Frontman Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artistes of all time.
The first half of the show features hits from Rod’s earlier career such as Handbags & Gladrags and You Wear It Well along with some Faces’ favourites like Stay With Me and Twisting The Night Away, all interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes, and takes you on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades - from humble beginnings to superstardom.
The second half is one big party and includes all Rod’s big hits such as Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest and You’re In My Heart.
This authentic production, now in its fourth year, includes a stunning stage set, a spectacular light show, an impeccable live band and stage-wide projections.

"I've seen some ‘Rods’ in my time, but Paul is the best one I've ever seen."
Don Stewart (Rod Stewart’s Brother)

“I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Paul's voice and mannerisms were the closest I've ever seen to Rod himself.”
Mary Cady (Rod Stewart’s Sister)

What’s Good To Do *****
The Plaza, Stockport
20/03/2022 19:30
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentle men and to turn desire into romance.

Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
The Plaza, Stockport
29/03/2022 to 02/04/2022
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
03/04/2022 19:30
Jimmy Buckley in Concert
Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland's best loved And most respected performers.. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the year in the RTE music awards.

Jimmy possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars. Jimmys show contains a wide variety of material, Country, Big Ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music Hank Williams & Charlie Pride. Along with his magnificent band Jimmy will entertain you superbly and looks forward to meeting friends old & new.
The Plaza, Stockport
05/04/2022 19:30
What’s Love Got To Do With It? - A Tribute To Tina Turner
Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Stockport in the second year of its massive UK tour. What's Love Got To Do With It? is a joyous show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

Launched in 2019, the show has been selling out theatres in towns and cities across the UK. Now, as part of the 2020 tour, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to wow fans when it heads to the Plaza on Friday, June 19 2020.
The Plaza, Stockport
06/04/2022 19:30
The Manfreds - Hits, Jazz & Blues Tour
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
09/04/2022 19:30
Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose
Crack open a Golden Egg this Easter when the sensational team who produce our Christmas Pantomime create Easter magic here at The Plaza with the firm family favourite MOTHER GOOSE!

Starring the egg-cellent PHILIP GREEN from 'Britain's Got Talent' alongside firm family favourites at The Plaza RICHARD CHANDLER and DAVID VICKERS plus full supporting cast this magnificent production will ensure that all ages have a Crackin' Easter with a show featuring glittering costumes, hilarious characters and a loveable Goose that we will all fall in love with.....Ohhhhhh yes we will!
The Plaza, Stockport
15/04/2022 to 18/04/2022
Film: High Society (Cert U)
C.K. Dexter-Haven, a very successful popular jazz musician who lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy's heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for Spy magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that "safe" can mean "deadly dull" when it comes to husbands and life in this 1956 Classic starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
The Plaza, Stockport
21/04/2022
Genesis Connected
Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the Hits of Genesis and the biggest selling connected acts including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late '70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, Solsbury Hill, You Can't Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.

Frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, so expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.
The Plaza, Stockport
22/04/2022 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
26/04/2022 19:30
Alan Carr - Regional Trinket

Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan’s last tour four years ago, including Alan. Nowadays, it’s all about finding happiness and joy in the small things - why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket?!

"Sheer entertainment" Evening Standard


"Bellyachingly funny" The Sunday Telegraph


Age Guidance: STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and adult content

No Admittance for Children younger than this even if accompanied by an Adult


Please Note: The Reselling of tickets will result in cancellation of Booking

The Plaza, Stockport
29/04/2022 to 30/04/2022
The Best Of British Comedy

PIE Entertainment are one of the leading bespoke comedy suppliers in the UK and bring this comedy spectacular to the Stockport Plaza for one night only!

Non stop laughter with comedians to suit all tastes. Have your funny bone well and truly tickled at this great value, unpredictable evening that promises to be full of pure comedy!

Starring a top host and introducing some of the finest and funniest acts on the UK comedy circuit today!

Ivan Brackenbury
is the daft, inept yet adorable hospital radio DJ who takes you on a hilarious broadcasting journey, guaranteed to make you cry with laughter. He's a star of'Live at the Apollo', 'Eight Out of Ten Cats does Countdown' and his own comedy shows ‘Hospital People’ BBC1 and BBC Radio 2 ‘The Ivan Brackenbury Show'.

Danny Posthill is undoubtedly one of the most promising British comedians around today. He is awell-known and much loved stand-up comedian and impressionist, well remembered for his outstanding performance on the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2015.

Tiny Tim
(TinyTim’s Adventures) is a YouTube and TikTok sensation and has made himself a household name in the comedy field. He has a very impressive following withover 2.2 million fans on Facebook and over 860k fans on YouTube and is quickly becoming one of the UKs leading comedians.

(Host) Comedy Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett is one of today's innovators in a very unique show business art. He has been around the world and back with his right hand man Arthur Lager and with 25 years in the business, Steve, Arthur and his friends keep busy constantly refreshing and updating material to keep up to date with the changing world of comedy and variety. Steve was also a finalist on Britain's Got Talent in 2013.

Get buckled up and get ready for a rip roaring night of big laughs from the professional laughter makers.

Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 16 and over.

 

The Plaza, Stockport
08/05/2022 19:30
The Fureys

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

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

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

The Plaza, Stockport
10/05/2022 19:30
Abba Mania

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

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

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

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

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’,
‘Super Trouper’ and many more.
The Plaza, Stockport
13/05/2022 19:30
The Elton Show
THE ELTON SHOW
The Greatest Celebration to the “Rocket Man”

The Elton Show is a celebration of Elton John’s greatest hits performed by international singer-songwriter C.J. Marvin.

This uniquely entertaining show joyfully re-creates the magical “spirit” of Elton John and his music covering 4 decades of incredible music, from the 70’s up to the present day.

C.J. Marvin performs brilliantly as Elton John wearing the outrageous colourful costumes and playing live piano, capturing the essence of Elton John and together with his live band and backing singers!

The Elton Show is a spectacularly entertaining evening and an affectionate salute to the music and energy of the Rocket Man, featuring many of Elton’s greatest hits including Your Song, Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting, I’m Still Standing, Can You Feel The Love Tonight? and many more!

Join us for an unforgettable celebration of one of the most iconic and beloved artists in the world!

“You are the best me I ever heard!”
Elton John
The Plaza, Stockport
14/05/2022 19:30
Al Murray: Gig For Victory

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory
Brand new show

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed.

And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord? Steeped in the deep and ancient barroom wisdom of countless lock ins, the Pub Landlord is there to show the way.  Wherever you are, he will - within sensible travel limits and theatre booking policy - come, offering people thirsty for common sense a full pint of the good stuff.

‘Stand up Gold’
The Guardian

‘A supremely polished performer’
★★★★★
Mail on Sunday

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’
★★★★
The Telegraph


AGE GUIDANCE: 14+

The Plaza, Stockport
19/05/2022 19:30
Theatre Dance Workshop
Theatre Dance Workshop make a welcome return for their annual showcase with the very best in live stage performance.

Proceeds in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
The Plaza, Stockport
22/05/2022 14:15
Johnny McEvoy

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


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


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


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

 

 


 

The Plaza, Stockport
26/05/2022 19:30
Count Arthur Strong And This Is Me!
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG present himself in.......'And This Is Me!'
A twentieth anniversary tour!

After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong
has at last bowed to substantial pubic demand and allowed himself be talked into making
the show about himself for once. And that had never occurred to him before because of
him being highly magnanimous.

From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Forgotten Egypt’ in 2002, to talking about
himself in 2022. Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours,15 years
of his multi Award winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA nominated TV sitcom.

“Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville”. Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

'At every turn, his performance gives us something to marvel at' - Brian Logan, The
Guardian

Under 16's to be accompanied by an Adult
The Plaza, Stockport
27/05/2022 20:00
JOE LYCETT: MORE, MORE, MORE! HOW DO YOU LYCETT? HOW DO YOU LYCETT?
On General Sale – Friday 18th June at 10am

Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?


Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett?

joelycett.com
@joelycett

Age Guidance: 15+
The Plaza, Stockport
30/05/2022 19:30
MILKSHAKE! LIVE

Milkshake! Live – Don’t miss our brilliant NEW show for 2022 which will be in place of the original production scheduled for 2021.

Join Milkshake Monkey and his amazing friends for a spectacular NEW show filled with fun, great music and lots of laughter…

We can’t wait to see you all again!

The Plaza, Stockport
31/05/2022
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
03/06/2022 19:30
Calling Planet Earth
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era's of all time - The Electrifying 80's.

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

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements, combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/06/2022 19:30
You Win Again
You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.

Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more!

This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
The Plaza, Stockport
16/06/2022 19:30
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
19/06/2022 19:30
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
02/07/2022 19:30
The Carpenters Story - Goodbye To Love 2021 Tour

Rescheduled from Friday 22nd May 2020, Friday 11th September 2020 and Saturday 17th July 2021

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 2021 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
03/07/2022 19:30
Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.

In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be.

Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.

sarahmillican.co.uk
@sarahmillican75

Age Guidance: Not Suitable for under 16s

The Plaza, Stockport
13/07/2022 20:00
Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie
Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more...
The Plaza, Stockport
05/08/2022 19:30
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 Shevlin Twins Irish dancers who starred in Lord of the Dance 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
20/08/2022 19:30
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
01/09/2022 19:30
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
02/09/2022 20:00
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
03/09/2022 19:45
Lipstick On Your Collar

Lipstick On Your Collar is back with its brand new show

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

The Plaza, Stockport
09/09/2022 19:30
Twopence To Cross The Mersey

THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF HELEN FORRESTER'S - TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY - A BRAND NEW STAGE PRODUCTION NOT TO BE MISSED!

ADAPTED BY ROB FENNAH - DIRECTED BY GARETH TUDOR PRICE
STAR STUDDED CAST FROM STAGE AND SCREEN TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Adapted from Helen Forrester's million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930's in the midst of the Great Depression.

In 1931 Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt, forcing the family to leave behind the nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentler Southwest of England.
With nothing more than the clothes they stood up in, the family of nine took the train to Liverpool where they hoped to rebuild their shattered lives. It came as a terrible shock to find the thriving, wealthy port Helen's father remembered as a boy, the place his own father made his fortune, had long since gone.

While 12-year-old Helen's inept parents searched unsuccessfully to find work, she was taken out of school to look after her six younger siblings and the full burden of keeping house fell on Helen's young shoulders.
Having never had to manage a family budget in their previous life, the Forrester's found themselves relying on meagre handouts from the local parish, charity organisations and the kindness of strangers.
But, at the age of 14, Helen had finally had enough of her miserable existence, and so began a bitter fight with her mother and father to attend evening school in an effort to educate herself and make her own way in the world.
But Helen's parents had no intention of releasing their unpaid slave. They had other plans for their selfish daughter.

What the media said about previous Twopence To Cross The Mersey productions:
"Absolutely Amazing" - BBC Radio 4
"The Theatrical Equivalent Of A Page Turner" - The Stage
"Emotional & Powerful" - British Theatre Guide
"A Brilliant Production - A Real Hit" - Cheshire Today
"Totally Compelling" - Liverpool Echo

The Plaza, Stockport
19/09/2022 to 20/09/2022
An Evening With Sir Geoffrey Boycott

~ A Brand New Knight Out! ~

 

An Evening With Geoffrey Boycott last appeared on stage in 2017. A great deal has happened since then - in the cricket world, the world at large and in the world of our Geoffrey. He has had major heart surgery, become a grandfather for the first time and finally been honoured with a long-overdue knighthood.

 

Geoffrey’s many fans have expressed their deep disappointment at his disappearance from our airwaves. So, in a packed autumn where England are competing for the T20 World Cup and battling with the old enemy to wrest back control of The Ashes, they will be delighted for this chance to hear what Geoffrey thinks about - well, everything!

 

Forthright honest views, hilarious anecdotes, personal film footage from an incredible career and a chance for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.

 

As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

The Plaza, Stockport
22/09/2022 19:30
The Mersey Beatles

Fans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the world’s favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four.

The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out shows around the globe since 1999 with their truly authentic and widely acclaimed celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The band – who clocked up more than 600 appearances in a 10-year residency at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club – brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four.

Throughout two unforgettable hours, they take the audience on a fabulous ride through the ‘mop top’ hits of Beatlemania, the psychedelic creativity of Sgt Pepper to the melodic wonder and energy of the Fab Four’s later work.

The Plaza, Stockport
24/09/2022 19:45
And Finally...Phil Collins
For over 30 years, Phil Collins has written a diverse range of songs that have defined generations.

And Finally…Phil Collins are credited as being the UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute, fronted by singer Chris O'Connell who brings to the stage the charisma and characteristics of the man who fronted Genesis and has sold 150 million albums in his solo career.

This production delivers a two hour high energy show packed full of Phil’s solo hits including ‘In The Air Tonight’, ‘Another Day In Paradise’ and ‘Sussudio’ along with a sprinkling of Genesis hits for good measure. Featuring some of the country's top touring musicians, two drums kits and the esteemed ’And Finally Horns'.

This is a great opportunity to come and celebrate with us the illustrious career of the one and only Phil Collins.

FINALISTS IN NATIONAL TRIBUTE AWARDS 2019 IN 'BEST BAND' - The only Phil Collins or Genesis show in any category!

Audience quotes:
'Fantastic night, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!'
'Brilliant show. Fantastic musicians - Loved the humour and warmth from you all. Great choice of music'
'Thanks for a great night! We sang, we danced and we had great fun!'
The Plaza, Stockport
29/09/2022 19:30
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
01/10/2022 19:30
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
15/10/2022 19:45
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
25/10/2022 to 29/10/2022
The Story Of Guitar Heroes

One of the UK’s most popular live concert experiences, The Story of Guitar Heroes has garnered critical acclaim both at home and abroad for its incredible homage to some of the most influential and iconic guitarists from the past 50 years of popular music.

Featuring some of the UK’s most talented musicians, the show includes classic hits from guitar legends Jimmy Page, Hank Marvin, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Slash and many more!

Using state-of-the-art video projection the show journeys through five decades, from 1950s Rock & Roll through to the most creative and inspirational guitar heroes of the modern era.

The Story of Guitar Heroes continues to attract ever-growing audiences of men, women and children of all ages. Renowned for its versatile world-class musicianship, the show recreates the unique sounds of each guitar legend with incredible accuracy, utilising no less than 30 different authentic guitars!

“Every lick is expertly played by highly experienced, gifted musicians”

“Amazing show, amazing musicians!”

The Plaza, Stockport
30/10/2022 19:30
Soul II Soul 'FEEL FREE' UK Tour 2022

Soul II Soul will bring THE FEEL FREE tour to The Stockport Plaza in 2022.

The legendary British RnB group will be performing hits from their back catalogue, which includes songs from the iconic debut album Club Classics Vol. One.

Soul II Soul was founded in London in the late 80s and quickly became one of the most important sound-systems in the country and the world, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. They won two Grammy Awards, and have been nominated for five Brit Awards—twice for Best British Group. Founder Jazzie B also co-wrote and produced a series of tracks with the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown, and produced artists such as Teena Marie and Cheryl Lynn.

The Plaza, Stockport
19/11/2022 20:00
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
24/11/2022 19:30
Chamber Touring Presents 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.

Age guidance: Not Suitable for Under 16s

Running time 90mins, no interval

jimmycarr.com | @jimmycarr | IG: jimmycarr
The Plaza, Stockport
26/11/2022
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
13/04/2023 to 14/04/2023