Date: Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 July 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.00pm Produced by:Parker-Knight School of Dance Price: Tickets £10
Are you ready for Parker-Knight School of Dance’s annual show. Our students have worked incredibly hard this year to bring you this visual feast. All dance styles are brought to life with exciting music, choreography, lighting effects and superb sound creating another masterpiece to entertain the whole family. We can’t wait to welcome you along to 5,6,7,8.
An Evening With Marc Bolton & The Soul Street Band
Date: Sunday 30 July 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: RJones Entertainments Price: £18
The band along with lead vocalist Marc Bolton have just come off a major 35 date three month nationwide acclaimed theatre tour starring platinum selling recording artists and 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey.
Marc and the band have spent over 27 years perfecting their craft working with some top names all over the world.
With their unique show of classic Soul, Motown, R&B and Funk this is truly a night to remember.
Date: Friday 8 September Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Full House Productions Price: Full £21 Concessions £19.50
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 & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many more.
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 .
Bring the whole family and come and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS where THE STAR OF THE SHOW IS THE SHOW ITSELF!
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 Beatles as well as 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.
With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades.
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!
Starring John McNally, Frank Allen, Spencer James and Scott Ottaway
Date: Friday 29 September Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Barry Collings Price:Full £21 Concessions £19
The Quo Experience is the perfect tribute to the legendary duo, featuring an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt’s looks, playing styles and stage performances.
Date: Thursday 5 October 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Barry Collings Price: Full £21 Concessions £19
Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).
Expect all the hits: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. Not to be missed!
Date: Friday 6 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: ETM (Agencies) Ltd Price: £19.50
From the moment these guys walk onto the stage and open their mouths, it is obvious that this will be a special evening.
Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between.
For the past 5 years The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.
Working tirelessly to dispel the myth that opera is boring. The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed!
Date: Saturday 7 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Mario Productions Ltd Price: Adults £19 Concessions £18
Over 50 years since his first hit single and with sales of over 100 million records, the legend that is Neil Diamond is without doubt one of the greatest performers and best-selling artists of all time.
Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his sensational band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s fantastic career and telling the story of the man behind the songs – taking the audience on an unforgettable journey through his life and music.
Fisher combines authentic vocals with a relaxed sense of humour to deliver a Diamond-studded night of musical entertainment. This spectacular evening re-visits over five decades of sparkling musical gems including Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am…I Said, America, Holy Holy, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more
Date: Sunday 15 October 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Barry Collings Entertainments Price: £25
50th Anniversary Tour
The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with 2 original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.
A firm favourite with Prince Charles they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.
The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like “When will I see you again”, “Dirty Ol’ Man”, “Take Good Care Of Yourself”. They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and still touring to this day.
The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday & Freddie Pool.
Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Talon Music Ltd Price: £18.50
From the creators of ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’
‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show.
Now, celebrating their ‘10th Anniversary’ year together, this truly amazing eleven piece band which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue.
In 2017 they present a brand-new show that is truly enhanced by new lighting, stage sets and world class musicians to get even closer to that immense Phil Collins production ensuring an exciting spectacle is totally guaranteed.
As always the ‘two drummer’ line up remains an integral part of the act and once again the addition of a dedicated percussionist performing the Louis Conte role, has moved the ‘And Finally’ experience both musically and visually to a whole different league.
Last year for the second time in a row ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ were voted by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ as the…
‘OFFICIAL UK No.1’.
PRODUCED BY TIM HARPER, CHRIS LLOYD & PETER ANDERSON
Date: Saturday 21 October 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: LMSWorldwide LTD Price: £20
Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant.
Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time, in which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of musical legacy of The Big O and The Traveling Wilburys.
The show also features chart busting hits originally performed made famous by George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Jerry lee Lewis, Del Shannon and of course the Big O, all backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians resulting in an incredible fusion of ‘60s solid gold classics and ‘80s contemporary musical genius all on one stage.
‘This production really is very special, so come along and remember’
Date: Friday 27 October 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Park Promotions Ltd Price: £16.50
A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Her 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.
Date: Sunday 29 October 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Derek Block Concerts Ltd. Price: Full £23.50 Concessions £22.50
This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time.
Take a step back in time with an anthology of classic hits including Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of, of course, Let’s Hang On!
Complete with a brand new stage design for 2017, prepare for an electric atmosphere and plenty of dancing in the aisles!
Date: Thursday 2 November Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Ellis Live Ltd Price: £21
This is a stunning celebration of one the greatest singer –songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band.
A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a 2 hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.
If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all.
Date: Friday 3 November Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Sweeney Entertainment Price: £21
Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music.
Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres.
Ben is joined on the stage by his incredible band and dancers who work their way through all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice!
His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational. Jackson Live in Concert features all-live vocals, fabulous costumes and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!
Date: Saturday 11 November Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Handshake Ltd Price: All Tickets £20
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world extensively.
Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.
So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!
Date: Saturday 3 November Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Chimes International Price: Tickets £24
Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.
Accompanying Dominic in the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 Keep It Country’s…”THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.”
Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.
A show not to be missed.