Much-loved professionals Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite will take your breath away with their exquisite performances of all your favourite ballroom and Latin routines,as well as their insider knowledge of the world of Strictly. Told through the eyes of the hugely popular Lisa Riley, under the direction of TV’s most notorious judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Confidential is a dance and music extravaganza, complete with sequins, spray tans and behind-the-scenes action from the BBC One Saturday night entertainment series.
The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing both the classic hits from the last six decades and their superb new material.
Nantucket. 1851. The centre of a whaling industry that transformed blubber into oils, perfumes and candles – for a brief while, lighting the world. It's to Nantucket that Ishmael is drawn, enrolling under Ahab, Captain of the Pequod – a man bent on destroying Moby Dick, the white whale that lost him his leg. As Ahab leads them across oceans and seas, his single-minded desire consumes Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.
The Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society return to Gilbert and Sullivan with the sublime Japanese fantasy The Mikado. Amongst other unforgettable characters you will meet Ko Ko, the acting Lord High Executioner. Ko Ko has been neglecting his job but the Mikado is due to arrive so Ko Ko had better find someone to execute soon. The show includes a wandering minstrel, a Lord High Executioner, three little maids from school and a man with a ‘little list’.
When she was little, Shappi dreamed impossibly romantic dreams. She still does. But a love affair with a rock star left her thinking what on earth she was doing, thinking and in heaven’s name, wearing? Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Have I Got News for You is back with a brand new show for 2013. She’s feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny she handles every subject with quick wit, deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm. ‘Britain’s best young female comic by any yardstick’ The Guardian.
Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers is John Godber’s brilliant take on life at a modern Comprehensive. Through their hilarious end-of-term play, three fifth-formers exuberantly sketch the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of recalcitrant classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers. A return visit from highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre (Caucasian Chalk Circle, Alfie) with high energy, break-neck comedy from the playwright behind Bouncers, this is a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
A wonderful storytelling performance of Roald Dahl’s classic. Telling the story of Sophie and her adventures in Giant Country with the loveable, whizzpopping Big Friendly Giant, this production is directed by ‘national children’s dramatist’ David Wood, and performed by Anthony Pedley, who played the part of the BFG in the original stage production and wowed young audience’s at last year’s Chiplit festival with the much loved Taste of Dahl. All the major characters are brought to life in this tale of dreams, queens, giants, and snozzcumbers!
Between them the seven members of Prodijig are amongst the most outstanding and elite Irish dancers of the modern era.
This is a fully choreographed spectacular production that features 22 professionally trained Kungfu Masters
Simple Minds will be performing their Greatest Hits live next year on a huge 28 date tour.
After a massive sold out 2012 Tour, The Dreamboys are back with a brand new Show and Tour for 2013 titled - The Dreamboys Fit and Famous 2013 Tour
Save The Last Dance - Saturday 27 July, Sneak a Peek Behind the Magic...
Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star has today announced an extensive UK tour in April and May 2013. In addition to this Michael will be returning to BBC Radio 2 next year with a brand new radio show and in February he will release a new studio album also titled Both Sides Now. Both the tour and the album will comprise of 2 halves, encompassing Michael’s biggest hits from both his recorded and stage careers.
The Moody Blues, whose legacy spans four decades of hit-making and sell-out tours, will continue to entertain audiences with their timeless music on the 5th June.
Five-star performances authentically reviving the style and sophistication of all the Detroit legends - the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more
The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage in 2013 with his new one-man show Derren Brown: Infamous. The show promises to demonstrate once again why Derren is one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
For Infamous, a more ‘personal’ show, Derren is re-united with his close collaborator and friend actor, writer Andy Nyman. He says:
Following her world exclusive live performance of her new single Trouble on The X Factor last night, Leona announced she is set to tour the UK in 2013, for the first time in three years. Since her a meteoric rise to global fame, Leona's incredible voice has captivated millions of people across the world. She's broken countless sales records and smashed chart records universally. Her 2010 Labyrinth Tour won her critical acclaim as well as reinforcing her position as one of the most successful British female artists to date.
Micky Flanagan - one of British comedy's biggest stars - will travel the length and breadth of the UK & Ireland for what will be the most anticipated comedy tour of 2013, taking in 57 shows on the way.
Starting next February and finishing up at London HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th May 2013, the Back in the Game tour follows on from the huge critical and commercial success of last year's Out Out tour where over 200,000 tickets were sold and all 150 dates a sell out.
Following their triumphant return with the album History of Modern in 2010 and a massively successful world tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are back on the road in April 2013 in support of their much-anticipated new album English Electric. The sound of English Electric is more electro than ever, yet still unmistakably OMD with the huge soaring melodies and irresistible lyrical hooks that fans have come to expect over the years.
My First Cinderella tells everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences. Cinderella is tormented by her spiteful stepsisters and longs to attend the Prince’s glamorous ball. Abandoned to an evening of drudgery, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother appears and transforms her into a glittering Princess who shall go to the ball.
Attention... ! Your attention please...The police, theatres and members of the public are here by warned to be vigilant and on the look out for two men dressed in black hats, black ties and sunglasses. Otherwise known as The Blues Brothers. Yes folks...They’re back and on a mission! Direct from a residency in Chicago and a national tour of the USA.
This brand new musical is inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner and features all the classic Tina Turner hits, including: What’s Love Got to Do With It, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, River Deep Mountain High and of course Simply the Best, as well as many more. The story follows the highs and lows, passions and heartbreak, of Ike and Tina as their careers soared and their marriage crumbled.
Direct from the West End and starring Jason Donovan comes the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical!
Winner of 4 WhatsOnStage.com awards, including Best New Musical, and based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. Jason Donovan stars as Tick, the role he originated in the West End.
The Sleeping Beauty reawakens the magic of the world’s favourite fairy tale in an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Princess Aurora lived in an enchanted castle where fairies bestowed her with gifts of beauty, temperament, purity, joy, wit and generosity. The wicked Fairy Carabosse put a curse on Aurora; to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. The beautiful and kind Lilac Fairy cast a spell to counter the curse so that instead of dying Aurora fell asleep for a hundred years.
Save the Last Dance theatre tour. Sneak a Peek Behind the Magic... The New Theatre Tours offer an exciting way to see the theatre from a truly unique perspective. Tread the boards of our prestigious stage and experience what your favourite performance from stage, screen and the music world enjoy every time they visit.
Tours start at 10.30am and last around one and a half hours. They take you on an exciting journey around the backstage areas, including our haunted dressing room, historic sub-stage revolve and, of course, on to our vast and momentous stage.