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
“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
Rescheduled from Sunday 8th November 2020
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this very special production of Horrible Histories live on stage!
Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!
It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this January!
Please note that to aid in maintaining social distancing within The Plaza, seats have been grouped into pods of 1 to 6, and must be sold together. If you experience any difficulty during your booking please contact us on 0161 477 7779
“My Dear Old Things” welcome to my brand-new show “Over… But Not Out…” The Socially Distanced Tour.
Join me for an evening of hilarious yet fascinating stories direct from the TMS commentary box, The Real Marigold Hotel and countless TV shows. Couple all that with my side-splitting life stories and you are in for a real treat! Pip Pip Blowers x
Henry's quick wit, storytelling, and sparkling personality have certainly been sharped up by lock-down and he is raring to go! “Over… But Not Out…” is set to be a rip-roaring, belly laughing evening of not to be missed anecdotes, gaffes and more!
"If the tension here was a block of Cheddar cheese, you could cut it with a knife" - Henry Blofeld
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 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.
Age Guidance: Not Suitable for under 16s
From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand-new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Join the Legendary Linda Nolan, X Factor Finalist Niki Evans, CBBC Creeped Out’s Stephanie Dooley and Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones in GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! A riotous night out of hilarious sketches and classic pop tunes that celebrate all that it means to be a 21st Century Woman!
Join the star cast of four refreshingly honest and unreserved girls on a riotous evening of laugh-out-loud sketches and classic pop anthems that define being a 21st Century woman. We take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern day woman, dating, relationships, breakups, fashion, dieting, chocolate, more dieting, sex, going out, staying in, wine, more wine and of course, men. All are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection – no subject is too taboo!
Get involved and come along to channel your inner dive because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Age Guidance: Suitable For Ages 16+
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+
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 Award winning ‘Pop up Bowie’ a stunning tribute to
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
“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
Carpenter's homage to NigelKneale's Quatermass series. With added satanism. And Alice Cooper.
Now playing it’s 4th successful year touring the UK and having played to over 50,000 people around the country, the Little Mix Show is back!
A highly energetic show that follows in the footsteps of the award-winning girl band, Little Mix.
This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.
Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to your local theatre.
There are lots of added extras including Dance Competitions, Free Giveaways and a Meet & Greet with the girls after the show!
The Little Mix Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the brand new LM5 album.
Dance & scream to a packed out playlist of songs that include Black Magic, Power, Woman Like Me, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex and even a few covers from their time on the XFactor.
Rescheduled from Saturday 22nd August 2020
Following a debut sell out nationwide tour to nightly standing ovations including the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow join an all star cast of the Emerald Isles most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Keltic Fusion Irish dancers for an unmissable “ Ireland the Show “ that will take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture.
The show which has received high acclaim will feature all the well known ballads and singalongs like “ Dirty Old Town “, “The Town I Loved So Well”, “ Tell Me Ma” and “The Irish Rover “ to name a small few. Add to that, a string of hilarious stories and jokes from our award winning comedian and topped off with energetic reels and jigs if it’s all things Irish you like then this is the show for you !
What happens when the killersdon't play by The Rules any more?
One, two, Freddy's coming foryou......
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.
Embark on a night of adventure and escapism with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the planet’s best adventure film-makers and explorers on ground-breaking expeditions in the most remote corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!
An inspirational event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel.
This is a screening of the 2021 Yellow Film Programme.
This is the performance rescheduled from 30 January 2021. All tickets from the original dates remain valid.
'Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience' will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys, with expert narrative and big screen action. This 31st anniversary special is absolutely unmissable. Featuring tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan.
All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are in the show, 'Handle With Care', 'End of the Line' and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic lookalike-sound-alike’s to this famous supergroup, enabling the show to explore the solo hits of the band - 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Pretty Woman', 'Blowin in the Wind', 'Here Comes the Sun', and 'Runnin Down a Dream' and many more!
This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to give you a night to remember.
PULSE RECORDS LIMITED in association with BILL ELMS presents
“A big sweeping story of real emotion!”
THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF
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)
Look out ‘cause here it comes….
From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.
And it’s marching on to the beat we drum
Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will truly make you come alive. As they show you how to use our interactive prop bags.
YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!
It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show
Age Guidance: This PG Certificate classified event has a promoter age guidance as suitable for Ages 5 years+
Creator and Star of Netflix smash hit The Duchess (along with two global Netflix comedy specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room) comedian and TV’s Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, Missus. Having previously denounced partnership, Katherine has since married her first love, accidentally. A lot has changed for everyone and we can look forward to hearing Katherine Ryan’s hilarious new perspectives on life, love, and what it means to be Missus.
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.
Rescheduled from Wednesday 4th November 2020
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!
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
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+
Rescheduled from Friday 15th May 2020
After a fantastic a sold-out run in London’s West End, the critically-acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney – Queen Of The Night is back for 2021, celebrating the music and life one of the greatest singers of our time. Fans will be blown away by the live band performing three decades of nostalgic hits, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Higher Love, One Moment in Time, I’m Every Woman, How Will I Know, The Greatest Love Of All, I Will Always Love You and many more.
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.
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”
“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 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’!
Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show and, let's face it after 2020, we all need a laugh.
Four years in the making, 'Not, Again Alan!' brings everyone up to date with what’s been going on in Alan's world. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, Alan tells it like it is in his own inimitable style.
"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
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.