COURT AND SPARK – the Joni Mitchell Songbook will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo.
First set: 20:00 - 21:00
20 min interval
Second set: 21:20 - 22:20
When the Levee Breaks, Going to California, Kashmir, Misty Mountain Hop and lots more. It might get loud and expect the unexpected! "The most authentic sounding Zep tribute in the UK". (Classic Rock magazine)
20:00 - 21:10 | 20 min break | 21:30 - 22:40
The Killers Kollective with support from The Great Leslie
With a vast and well rehearsed catalogue and made up of 6 highly experienced musicians with many years in the industry, Midlands based' The Killers Kollective provide a showstopping performance every time and always leave the crowd on a high, expect to hear all the classics including ''Somebody Told Me', 'All These Things That I've Done', 'Human', and not forgetting 'Mr Brightside'...you'll be singing long after the night has finished!
Support on the night comes from London-based band The Great Leslie who you might have seen on The Old Courts new music round up #Incoming
Unashamedly merging their favourite sounds, the band are creating something refreshingly individual.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Bowie to Daft Punk and from Franz Ferdinand to Ella Fitzgerald, The Great Leslie push the boundaries of pop-rock, leaving their songs stuck in your head and your feet stuck on the dance floor.
They have already racked up a number of successes in their short tenure, including their riff-driven release Money being crowned BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week and most recently they have released their first track of 2021, 'See You Again', which has also been bestowed the honour of Track of the Week by BBC Introducing:
“A track so slick and sublime you are instantly reminded that Rock N Roll is here to stay...We are excited to see what comes next from these Londoners as this has really whet our appetite for more.”
Approx. Stage times:
The Great Leslie: 20:30 - 21:10
The Killers Kollective: 21:30 - 23:00
" NOBODY DOES IT BETTER The biggest and best and most in Demand Gn'R tribute in Europe"
It does not get any closer than this people. Gn’Re have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with Classic Axl Rose.
Gn’Re have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED by MARSHALL AMPS, just like the legend SLASH himself.
Together with 4 other Gn’R clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.
Since their very first gig the Guns N' Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues in the UK.
With a true GN’R sound and stage show, In a bone-crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breathtaking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more...
Don’t miss the chance to see the most authentic live Guns ‘N Roses experience touring today.
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!”
The Just Us League present:
MARVELus : All the MARVEL Movies...Kind Of
We’re delighted to present the world’s premier nerd culture comedy double act, The Just Us League, with their smash hit show.
Squeezing (almost) all the
MARVEL movies into an action
- packed evening of laughs, their
short punchy sketches and high - energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVEL
fans; from those that have seen just one movie to mega - aficionados
who know the franchise inside out.
It’s weapons - free comedy that takes no prisoners.
Like your super - hero movies?
You’ll love this.
Direct from sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
and a critically acclaimed, award-nominated tour of Australia
and New Zealand, The Just Us League, are bringing their
incredible MARVEL - based comedy show to venues across the UK in Autumn 2020.
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!
"They're Really Good" - Paul Heaton
With an unrivalled, energetic, soulful and, at times, playful show, The Southmartins play the hits and bits of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins and have carved themselves a unique niche in the world of tribute acts.
With a voice as close as you could hope for to Paul Heaton plus a band of lively musicians and a healthy irreverence for the songs and arrangements, often taking the songs off in unexpected directions whilst staying true to the spirit of the original bands their gigs are becoming the thing of legend with mass singalongs and unpredictable occurrences a regular feature.
With a choice selection of bona fide British pop hits such as Happy Hour, Caravan of Love, Perfect 10, Good as Gold, You Keep It All In, Song For Whoever and many more their gigs promise to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
The band formed in late 2009 and have been playing across the UK ever since to increasingly large crowds who often follow them across their tours and travel great distances to catch them. From initial forays into pubs and clubs to dedicated music venues, festivals and having the distinction of being the first tribute to be invited to play at Paul Heaton's Salford venue, The Kings Arms, on the eve of Paul and Jacqui Abbott's "comeback" album 'What Have We Become' the band have acquired high praise indeed with Paul himself endorsing them on BBC Radio 2 saying "they're really good".
Space embark on the UK 50 date “Music for Pleasure Music for Pain Tour” in July 2021 followed by the album of the same name in late 2021.
China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards. Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?
Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse. And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in… Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20
Merseyside hero Ian Prowse is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and frontman of Amsterdam and previously the frontman of indie cult band Pele.
Sam needs to step up.
With two children looking to him for guidance, it’s high-time he evolved into the role model he always thought he’d be. But he didn’t sleep well last night and being a hero is harder than it looks. Plus, he forgot to put the bins out and now his wife hates him.
In this side-splitting new stand-up show, Sam explores what it means to be a role model in modern Britain, how the people he looked up to shaped his world, and how the struggle to help his kids find their moral compass often causes him to misplace his own.
Can you be a role model on four hours sleep?
Can you mentor someone who thinks you’re a moron?
And how do you change the world if you can’t even clean your kitchen?
'Quick wit and painfully funny' METRO
'A gifted storyteller' THE LIST
'An upbeat raconteur...destined for bigger things'
'Amazing and brutally honest...brilliant'
'Down to earth and very funny'
"Not like any other love. This one is different, because it's us".