After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! A word that perfectly describes Gary's last few years. He started 2019 performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in the UK as well as tours in America, Canada and Europe!
Not one for mincing his words, Gary has been described as 'playfully dark'. His cheeky chappie nature and ability to get away with talking about anything will have you laughing at things you probably shouldn't be! As always, Gary will draw material from his own real-life experiences, including his unique family dynamic and his rapid rise to online fame. Quickly putting his audiences at ease, a night of stand up with Gary feels like a night in the pub chatting with friends!
Having performed to tens of thousands of people over the past year, Gary has found a new confidence and level of openness on stage, meaning he doesn't hold back on giving his opinions, no matter how warped! The new show will cover topics such as evolution, social media, how to deal with burglars, single mums, bee sex, small man syndrome and much more. Gary is a fast paced, punchy storyteller that finds the funny in anything!”
Have your smart phones and tablets ready for a new, born digital dance performance experience that takes place in Neverland. Neverland is a metaphor for today's society and how it plays out online. Neverland: Our Story in Pixels, is loosely inspired by Social Media, Young People's stories of growing up online, digital rights, safeguarding, identity, citizenship and oddly the story of Peter Pan. This hybrid performance experience looks at our sense of reality, looking at reality both online and offline. Is what you see, what you get or are we all trying to live up to a distorted sense of reality? Neverland is a digital world shaped by the voices and imagination of Lauren Tucker and young people she has been engaging with since 2017. By bringing audiences together, we can co- create new memories and collectively share our experience online. Who are you and what do you want to say to the world? Lauren wants to ask young people, parents, teachers and anyone with an interest in developing young people for their futures- how can social media and digital technology be used as a force for good, and enable us to move towards the rainbow we have been chasing and dreaming of, a better society both online and offline. Are we prepared to have conversations with young people to enable positive social media use and to explore its creative potential? It's a serious subject matter, but this experience is not a dark one, it is fun, entertaining and designed with, by and for young people. It is a child friendly show. Recommended audience 9+
As an artist, Lauren aims to actively listen to young people, to advocate for equality, to raise awareness and educate on issues of global concern and social injustice by any media neccessary. To find out more about the company, please visit: tuckshopdancetheatre.org, Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TuckshopDanceTheatre , follow us on Twitter @TuckshopDance or on Instagram TuckshopDanceTheatre
Thanks to Arts Council England, Cheshire Dance, Cheshire West and Chester Libraries, Wired Aerial Theatre, The Hive Youth Zone, Creative Youth Development Wirral, Storyhouse, Action Transport Theatre, Dope Male Performance Company, The Old Courts, Bedford High School, Culture Warrington, Warrington LCEP, Wigan and Leigh LCEP, Cheshire LCEP, Curious Minds Felicity Goodman, Lou Maddocks and Sarah Ward..
Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms - is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
On Saturday 19th May 2018 Mike Hadfield, lead singer, had a VIP ticket to the sound check prior to the James gig at King George’s Hall Blackburn. During the question and answer session Mike grabbed the microphone and asked the band their thoughts of him setting up a tribute band to honour their music. After deliberating as a band, Saul spoke for them saying “Go for it!” and Tim Booth gave his blessing. Mike set to work gathering the troops to create a band of fans for fans: Laid - a tribute to James.
Laid have hit the tribute scene with lightning pace, receiving high praise everywhere they play. Bookings all over the country have come in thick and fast and the band have marked their territory as the leading tribute to one of the best bands to come out of Manchester. Playing all the hits including “Sit Down”, “She’s a Star”, “Tomorrow”, “Come Home” and “Laid” they are destined for great things.
Gordon Raphael is a record producer, musician, poet, artist and filmmaker and is best know for producing The Strokes album ‘Is This It’ – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Join an evening curated by Gordon Raphael featuring an in conversation with Chris Hawkins, an exhibition of new artwork, some poetry and live music from exciting new bands.
This is a one night only opportunity to hear from the musician and producer who has worked with The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Damon Albarn, Skin and Ian Brown.
A young bear who can walk and talk travels to London from the jungles of Peru.
There, he is adopted by the Brown family and goes through many adventures in the big city
Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD brings to life one of the author’s most cherished characters.
From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England.
As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
We are celebrating the work of Wes Anderson this season with three of the visionary's unique films.
Three siblings, gifted in their own way, have experienced success but are distant from each other. Their family has to reunite when their estranged father announces he is dying.
With an all star cast including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gene Hackman.
This documentary takes a closer look at acclaimed actor Sir Ian McKellen's life and work, from early childhood to forever being in the public eye.
Including never before seen photographs from McKellen's personal albums.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Downton Abbey 2 why not coming and revisit the first film at The Old Courts.
Robert and Cora Crawley are informed that they will be visited by the royal family. However, the visit does not go as per plan and drama ensues.
Christmas can officially begin with a screening of the classic animated adaptation of Raymond Briggs' enchanting tale of a boy who befriends a snowman
Also featured in this screening is the much-anticipated sequel to The Snowman, The Snowman and the Snowdog, in which James has got a brand new friend...
WARNING THIS IS NOT A DRILL... We are not DEVO, but we are We Are Not DEVO!