The Carpenters Story

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The Carpenters Story

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Derek Block Concerts Ltd
Price: Tickets are now sold out

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of The Carpenters’ timeless repertoire of music.

The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by orchestral arrangements from LIVE musicians and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.

Featuring the classic hits (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, and many more!

‘Phenomenal Vocals & Great Musicianship’ – The Evening Standard


Someone Like You

Someone Like You – The Adele Songbook

Date: Sunday 4 March 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Prestige Productions
Price: Full £20 Concessions £19

Returning to the Civic Theatre, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.

The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 – including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall.

Someone Like You will take you on a soul-stirring journey from break up to make up!


Cilla & The Shades of the 60’s

Cilla and The Shades of the 60’s

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Red Entertainment
Price: Full £19 concessions £17

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way
through the 60s.

Cilla performs songs including ‘You’re My World’ and ‘Anyone Who Had a
Heart’ while the Shades trio swing through a decade of hits by Cilla’s friends
and co-stars such as ‘I Only Want to be With You’ and ‘River Deep Mountain
High’.

The effervescent Cilla & the gorgeous Shades trio rediscover one of music’s
most defining eras. They follow the life & career of the iconic Cilla Black while
their stories reflect on some of the biggest 60s stars. Featuring brand new
arrangements of music from artists including the Beatles and Dusty
Springfield.

An unforgettable show that journeys its way through Cilla’s life and brings
audiences to their feet in celebration.
Relive the 60s in style and come to see the girl power show that is delighting
audiences all over the UK.


The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix Experience

Date: Sunday 25 March 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 6pm
Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments
Price: £16 inc. fees

If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience!
Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages!

Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are “The Little Mix Experience”


The Searchers

The Searchers

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Alan Field Associates
Price: £22 inc. fees

Rescheduled date.

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.

Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.

Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert!


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story (50th Anniversary Tour)

Date: Saturday 31 March
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd
Price: £21 inc. fees, Concessions £20 inc. fees

Direct from it’s success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

“Fantastic” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage
www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com


Maddy Prior in Concert

Maddy Prior in Concert

Date: Sunday 15 April 2018 (rescheduled date)
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Park Promotions
Price: £17.50 inc. fees

A true legend of British folk music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album ‘3 For Joy’ is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves.

Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.

Don’t miss a wonderful evening at the Civic Theatre with Maddy Prior, one of the most enduring, influential and respected artists in British folk music.


The Manfreds

The Manfreds – Makin’ Tracks Tour 2018

Date: Friday 20 April 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: DFO International Music Agency
Price: £25 inc. fees

The ’60s group Manfred Mann is now considered one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz – a very unusual but winning combination.

The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise

Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise

Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Centre Stage Promotions
Price: £21 inc. fees

In 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise returns to the UK’s theatres for the 9th successive year.

Taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world forever, where an amazing number of rock ‘n’ roll stars will be hitting the stage at each show. As the jukebox makes its selection, no two performances will be the same.

Among the great rock ‘n’ roll legends the show pays tribute to are Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee and the King himself – Elvis.

Are you ready to rock and roll with the best show on the road?? All-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise is on its way!


The Dublin Legends

The Dublin Legends – Formerly of The Dubliners

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: ETM (Agencies) Ltd
Price: £25 inc. fees

In 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road but following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna and John Sheehan’s’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Paul Watchorn & Gerry OConnor, have over 60 years of performing with The Dubliners between them and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.
Make sure you don’t miss out!


Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights – the Music of Kate Bush

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Chimes International
Price:£26 inc. fee

Featuring the exceptional vocal expression of Rachel Sinetta and fully supported by an incredible band of five talented multi instrumentalists, The Rubber Band.

‘Wuthering Heights’ the show, captures not only the magic of Kate Bush’s work from early albums such as the ‘The Kick Inside’ through to ‘Ariel’ but furthermore recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate’s compositions.

A show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts and to celebrate 40 years since the release of ‘The Kick Inside’,
‘Wuthering Heights’ is the ultimate salute to the widely respected and revered Kate Bush.


Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Price: Full £22, Concessions £18, Child (Under 18s) £12

Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery – all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy.

As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo create a contemporary look & sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko with a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere…

“Like watching Mad Max, Kill Bill, Kodo, Stomp & Keith Moon, all rolled into one big barnstorming display…. Hold on to your seats!”

” Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.”
Edinburgh Evening News

“An invigorating, life-enriching experience… you’ll be poorer if you miss it.”
The Stage

www.taiko.co.uk


Upbeat Beatles

Upbeat Beatles

Upbeat Beatles

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: John Wilson Music
Price: £18.50

As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals!

You’ll be jumping from the word go! There isn’t a band to touch them – 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why! No other band performs this song like the Upbeat Beatles!
From the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof top, through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, their attention to detail will draw you into the world of the Beatles like no other show.

Breath taking harmonies and guitar solos all wrapped up in Scouse humour. With narrative and full multi-media presentation the audience will be left on an emotional high.


Dusty and The Shades of the 60s

Dusty and the shades of the 60s

Dusty and The Shades of the 60s

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Red Entertainment
Price: Full £19, Concession £17

Celebrating the life and music of one of the most iconic female artistes of our time, the legendary Dusty Springfield.

The show covers an incredibly successful decade for Dusty featuring the songs ‘I Only Want to be With You’, ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself’ and ‘You Don’t Own Me’.

The ever-graceful Shades of the 60s take you on a journey through the artists and writers who worked with Dusty over a career spanning 3 decades; including hits by Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Aretha Franklin and performing popular songs such as ‘Say a Little Prayer’ and ‘Downtown’.

Supported by the glamorous Shades, the soulful Dusty Springfield is honoured and her personality brought back to the stage in a great night out that takes you back to the era of peroxide blonde bouffant hair.

Celebrate the 60s in style, relive memories and create new ones with this unforgettable evening of Dusty and The Shades of the 60s.