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.
Next event26/05/2022 19:30
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!
Next event03/06/2022 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.
Next event11/06/2022 19:30
Next event15/06/2022 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 of 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.
Next event16/06/2022 19:30
Ansell's Les Musicals
Rescheduled from Wednesday 6th May 2020 and Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Ansell’s Les Musicals – UK Tour 2022
Ansell’s LES MUSICALS’ Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.
Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Winner of Britain’s Got Talent) 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…
Ansell’s LES MUSICALS returns in 2022 due to phenomenal demand.
Next event19/06/2022 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.
Next event02/07/2022 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!
Next event03/07/2022 19:30
Neil Sands - Happy And Glorious
Next event14/07/2022 14:00
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.
Next event24/07/2022 19:30
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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...
Next event05/08/2022 19:30
Next event19/08/2022 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!
Next event20/08/2022 19:30
Next event07/09/2022 19:30
The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular
Next event08/09/2022 19:30
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!
Next event09/09/2022 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.
Next event24/09/2022 19:45
Andy Powell's Monday Matinee Cabaret.
After four sell out Monday Matinee shows Andy returns with another Monday afternoon extravaganza of live entertainment from some of the UK’s finest performers.
It’s 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.
Next event26/09/2022 13:00
Next event27/09/2022 19:30
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!
'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!'
Next event29/09/2022 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
Next event01/10/2022 19:30
The Green Room: Marilyn Royle
Next event10/10/2022 19:30
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Ray Quinn - King Of Swing
Next event21/10/2022 19:30
Wayne Dilks: The George Michael Legacy
International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.
The former frontman, producer of “Faith” (2017- 2018) and “Freedom!’19” returns with his new production - “The George Michael Legacy”
Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for 20 years, dedicating his professional career to pay homage to the late pop phenomenon.
He delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way, receiving 5 star reviews nationwide.
Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham days up to his final album, Symphonica.
Next event22/10/2022 19:30
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.
Next event25/10/2022 19:15
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!”
Next event30/10/2022 19:30
Next event01/11/2022 19:30
Foster & Allen We’ll Meet Again 2022
Next event02/11/2022 19:30
The Legends Of American Country
Next event04/11/2022 19:30
Next event12/11/2022 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.
Next event19/11/2022 20:00
Next event23/11/2022 19:30
A Country Night In Nashville
Next event25/11/2022 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).
Next event15/12/2022 19:30
Talon - The Best of Eagles
Next event14/01/2023 19:30
Whitney - Queen Of The Night
Next event27/01/2023 19:30
Hits Out Of Hell - The Meatloaf Song Book
Next event28/01/2023 19:30
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Next event11/03/2023 19:30
What's Love Got To Do With It?
Next event13/05/2023 20:00
THE SEARCHERS ‘THANK YOU’ TOUR 2023
Next event16/06/2023 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.
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. Selling over 100 million records worldwide, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons secured their place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
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 always leaves audiences wanting more. Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
Next event22/09/2023 19:30