Date: Saturday 15 September 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: John Wilson Productions Ltd Price: £19 inc fees
The sensational voice of Letitia George brings you hits from the very best female soul singers. Including Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Dionne Warwick and many more. Letitia brings the iconic songs to life with her soaring vocals and fabulous band.
Letitia rose to stardom when she appeared on series 4 of The Voice UK. She then embarked on a music career and is now performing up and down the country to great acclaim.
There are other soul shows, there are other Motown shows, but none features a singer with the power and passion of Letitia George, she is in a league of her own.
Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Concept Concerts Price: £22 inc fees
Produced by Concept Concerts this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “Mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations.
Released over 40 years ago in October 1973, The Who’s second rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ was Pete Townshend’s homage to a piv-otal moment in British youth culture. The album tells the story of Jimmy, a Mod, by chronicling his dissatisfaction with life, work, love, home, and family life. It served as an ode to teenage angst and counterculture rebellion, as well as a criticism of the British class, economic and educational systems but you don’t need to be clued up on the history of the Mods and Rockers to enjoy this show because at its core, Quadrophenia, which peaked at No. 2 on the UK and USA charts, is just about teenage confusion, conflict and frustration.
Backed with exciting, and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is delivered masterfully by the fabulous, charismatic band, The Goldhawks, with amazing replication of The Who’s sound.
To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show!
Date: Friday 28 September 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Derek Block Concerts Ltd Price: Full £24.50 inc. fees, Concession £23.50 inc. fees
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history’s most successful and entertaining live bands.
Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more!
With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies – this is the ultimate feel-good party show!
ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional…but encouraged!
THE BIGGEST PARTY WITH THE UK’S BEST ABBA TRIBUTE – The Sands Centre, Carlisle
Date: Saturday 29 September Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: A Full House Productions Price: Full £21 inc fees, Concessions £19 inc fees
Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 21 happy and successful years “On The Road”.
A perfect feast of entertainment with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in country music and rock ‘n’ roll. This big hearted show perform songs from Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters and Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon .
The terrific “Red Hot Blue Jeans Band” perform stunning instrumentals and the show ends with everyone invited to the party for the Grand Finale of the great Neil Diamond hit Forever In Blue Jeans.
Come and enjoy one of the liveliest shows around, FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS where the star of the show is the show itself!
Date: Thursday 4 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Chime International Price: £23.50 inc. fees
Celebrating the music of ʻThe Singerʼs Singer’ legendary Matt Monro.
The Matt Monro story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive.
Who better than Matt Monro Jnr to sing the songs and share the stories, keeping the promise he made to his dad to keep the name up there in lights where it belongs.
From ‘born free’ to ‘walk away’ to ‘potrait of my love’ be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “the singer’s singer” by his peers. The music of the legend that is Matt Monro lives on.
The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration
‘Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business’– Frank Sinatra
Date: Saturday 6 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: LMS Worldwide Ltd Price: £22.50 inc. fees
He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. The one and only Barry Steele take’s on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big “O”. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story.
Expect what is being billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey from the early Sun years right through to the late 1980s, when Orbison was experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity and worked with Bono, Bruce Springsteen and others including super group the Traveling Wilburys alongside former Beatle George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
So get ready for a night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O. The production also features not only original material written by but never sung by Roy Orbison, it also showcases chart busting hits originally made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Lynne , ELO, George Harrison, Del Shannon, Chris Isaak, The Spencer Davis Group and The Traveling Wilburys.
Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply True Identikit Brilliance – The Stage
Date: Sunday 14 October 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Tangent Management Price: £24.50
Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to Civic Theatre !!!
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.
Les brings back the all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love plus many many more as well as introducing new songs from new album Lost Songs.
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.
Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments Price: £24.50 inc fees
Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.
T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages – If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!
Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Talon Music Ltd Price: Full £21 inc fees Concessions £19 inc fees
From the creators of… ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’
Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits… ‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…
Following his recent T.V. appearances on the BBC’s ‘Graham Norton Show’ and ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ with the man himself, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie in this must-see theatre production.
“Brother Malcolm, keep it up”… Lionel Richie
We’re gonna’ be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ ‘All Night Long’ with a magical evening of pure Lionel Richie and the Commodores!
Date: Friday 19 October 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: GRT Group Price: Full £25 inc fees, Concession £24 inc fees
Oh what a story. . . Oh what a show. . . OH WHAT A NIGHT!
The world’s first and longest-running tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates 10 years at the top.
Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound and sold over 175 million records before they turned 30.
This critically-acclaimed theatre production takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of ‘Rock n Roll Hall Of Famers’ and still one of the most successful bands in pop history – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Performing in full all your favourite hits and movie soundtracks from a catalogue spanning over five decades such as, Grease, Stay (Dirty Dancing), December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, finally taking the roof off with a spectacular finale Let’s Hang On.
Prepare to be blown away with breath-taking vocal performances and outstanding musicianship that features an amazing live horn section. This sensational 10th anniversary show is definitely not a night you want to miss!
So come join the party and BOOK NOW!
“You guys are dynamite” Frankie Valli
“An authentic masterpiece” The BBC
“These guys are absolutely brilliant” The Paul O Grady Show
“Simply perfection” Mail on Sunday
Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Storybook Productions Ltd Price: Full £22 inc fees Concession £20 inc fees
“This is the Greatest Show” is inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum.
Join our cast of the finest West End Singers and the LIVE greatest show band as we take you on a journey through music from “The Greatest Showman” “Moulin Rouge” “Smash” “Barnum” and many others.
Sit back and relax or stand up and dance to some of the most memorable songs inspired by the “The Greatest Showman – PT Barnum”
This Is Me : Never Enough : A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute : Your Song : The Greatest Show and many more!
Let us make you forget your troubles for two hours of the finest songs all together in one concert!
A memorable night that will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles.
This IS the greatest show – not to be missed!
“THE NOBLEST ART IS THAT OF MAKING OTHERS HAPPY” – PT Barnum
*Please note that this is a live concert, not a film screening. This variety show does not feature The Greatest Showman film, cast, costumes or staging nor purports to be associated with the film in any way.
Date: Saturday 3 November 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: VAT Agency Price: £23.50 inc. fees
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, most members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway left the group, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.
After a successful year of touring the UK up and down the country, the rejuvenated South are keeping alive all those timeless songs, such as A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam and Don’t Marry Her as well as a few choice South originals. All performed again live. These songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!
Date: Saturday 10 November 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Talon Music Ltd Price: Full £23.50 inc fees, Concessions £21.50 inc fees
Greatest Hits Tour 2018
Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK. The ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2018’ will feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘One Of These Nights’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more.
The world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a ‘family’.
The ability of Talon to go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year, continues once again with a show not to be missed…
Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Triangle Productions Price: Full £21 inc. fees, Concessions £19 inc. fees
Experience an evening of the unique sights and sounds from the golden era of jazz and blues music, as featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.
Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. As seen on BBC TV’s “Children in Need”, Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
The Five Star Swing Big Band show features Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother) and Tony Bennett’s trombonist. Plus Chris Smith Jnr, the composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band!
Don’t miss an evening of pure smooth music – a must see for all big band and swing fans!