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Babe the Sheep-Pig

Date: Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 February 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: Tuesday to Saturday 3pm, Thursday and Friday 7pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full price £10, Child and concessions £8, Family Ticket £30*
*Family Tickets – 4 tickets to include a minimum of two children

Following last years fabulous production of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, Rotherham Rep present another half term treat with the wonderful story of Babe the Sheep-pig from Dick King Smith’s book.
Babe is a confused piglet. Although he is pink and has a curly tail, he thinks he is a sheep-dog. This little pig with big dreams is the hero of the farmyard in a heart warming story of friendship and cooperation with high adventure, humble beginnings and courageous triumphs.
The farmyard tale, that became the hit movie Babe, is a captivating play for children young and old. Beautifully adapted for the stage by David Wood who also adapted The Twits, Babe the sheep-pig is a wonderful story with drama, humour, heroes and villains and is a perfectly balanced entertainment for all children (and adults too!)


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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!


Date: Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm
Produced by: Wickersley Musical Theatre Company
Price:Saturday evening £14, all other evenings £13, Concessions £12 (Tuesday and Saturday Matinee only)

Following on from their complete sell out of Hairspray, Wickersley Musical Theatre Company are back with the fantastic Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s musical OKLAHOMA!

Set in western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that they will succeed in making a life together. A further romance is happening with cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie who has fallen for a pedlar, Ali Hakim, while Will is away in Kansas City, resulting in an angry father with a shotgun!!

Woven into all this is Judd Fry, a hired hand at Laurey’s ranch who has jealous feelings for her which lead him into serious trouble. This musical is packed with wonderful, toe tapping songs that will stay with you, and include Oh, what a beautiful morning, The surrey with the fringe on top, People will say we’re in love, The farmer and the cowman, the fabulous Oklahoma and many more.

This is a fantastic musical for all the family – so book your tickets today.

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for the Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.


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Andrew Newton

Date: Sunday 5 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 6.30pm
Produced by: Andrew Newton
Price: Tickets £12 Special Offer get 4 tickets for just £24

World famous Hypnotist Andrew Newton returns to the Civic Theatre for an evening of side-splitting laughter!

This is a hypnosis show like no other!

If you think it’s all about getting people to run round like chickens, think again! Newton offers fascinating insights into the mind, punctuated by spells of side-splitting laughter.

Andrew has a love of the absurd – his mischievous performance makes this a show not to be missed.


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The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

Date: Monday 6 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 10.45am and 1.30pm
Produced by: Music in the Round
Price: £3

Featuring quality live music, projected images and participatory songs, these concerts bring together children and teachers from schools and nurseries across Rotherham.

Following on from the immensely popular commissioned pieces for young children including Stan and Mabel and Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom comes The Chimpanzees of Happytown, with original music by our Children’s Composer in Residence Paul Rissmann.

This lively and colourful story celebrates the importance of happiness, freedom and living life to the full. With lots of audience participation and image projections from the book, this concert is an ideal way to engage young audiences in top-quality music-making alongside professional musicians and to embed music in children’s everyday learning. All teachers will enjoy and benefit from the INSET session on 12 January 4.30 to 6pm, including comprehensive resources and guidance that help to make music a feature of children’s everyday life.

Based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, published by Orchard.

To book the INSET session contact: kate@musicintheround.co.uk or call 0114 2814660.

Watch a video trailer of The Chimpanzees of Happytown show.


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The Matt Monro Story

Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Chimes International
Price: £23

Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show.

Join us for a unique evening of music, warmth and love. This wonderful production keeps the memory of his music alive.

Songs featured in the show include Born Free, Walk Away and Portrait Of My Love be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers, he is regarded as “The Singer’s Singer” by his peers.

The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration.

The music legend that is Matt Monro lives on.


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The Fureys

Date: Thursday 9 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Joe McCadden Management
Price: £19.50

Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy and Steal Away return for another great night of music, songs and stories.

The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 39 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is The Fureys “Green Fields of France”.

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.

A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for this performance.


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Forbidden Nights

Date: Friday 10 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Blonde Sheep Events Ltd
Price: £20

A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography.

Forbidden are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure.

They can sing, they can dance and they are very easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny!

The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike!


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Roy “Chubby” Brown

Date: Saturday 11 March
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Steven Lloyd Promotions Ltd.
Price: £21

Roy Chubby Brown, the original bad boy of British comedy is BIG, BRASH, and BACK with a BANG for his 2017 tour!

‘Chubby’ is ready to rock the boat one more time in his notoriously outrageous live show. He promises to pull no punches and leave no topic off-limits with his jaw-dropping take on the world and everyone in it.

‘The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian’ is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! This show is guaranteed to leave audiences gob-smacked.

Get the hottest ticket in town for the Chubbster’s last stand, but be warned – if easily offended please stay away!

Suitable for ages 18 years and over.


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Monty Python’s Spamalot

Date: Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Maltby Musical Theatre Group
Price:£14, Concessions £13

Book and lyrics by Eric Idle.
Music by John du Prez and Eric Idle.

A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Maltby Musical Theatre Group is proud to present: Spamalot! The legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.

Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The musical features such unusual delights as a flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and a large and very expensive forest.

Arthur travels with his squire, Patsy and he recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest. Be prepared for all singing and dancing silliness!

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for the Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.


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Grease

Date: Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy
Price: Tickets £14/13

Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
Hopelessly Devoted to You, You’re The One That I Want, Sandy & Grease by Robert Stigwood.

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers.

The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski.

They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl?

The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as Greased Lightnin’, We Go Together and Mooning, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for the Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.


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Don’t Dribble on the Dragon

Date: Sunday 26 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2.30pm
Produced by: The People’s Theatre Company
Price: Full price £9.50 Concessions £8.50 Family Ticket £34*

*Family ticket must consist of either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children

    My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly
    Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me…

    Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse?

    Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by TV legend Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike.

    As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show.

    “A heart warming story full of love, laughs and sing along songs, this is perfect entertainment for adults and children alike – and brilliant fun!” – The Guide

    For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2s)

    Run time roughly 60 minutes.


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The Vera Lynn Story – Sincerely Yours

Date: Monday 27 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2pm
Produced by: Groovy Gazza Productions
Price: Tickets £14

Endorsed by Dame Vera Lynn. This production will take you on a journey through the early life of Vera Lynn, the most famous lady of WW2, the forces sweetheart who captured the hearts of a nation.

The young Vera Lynn started her career as a band singer and went on to travel the world entertaining “her boys” on the front line. Featuring many of the songs she would have sung in her big band days through to the blockbuster hits which propelled her to international stardom with classics such as White Cliffs Of Dover, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and of course We’ll Meet Again. Finishing on a rousing flag waving finale which will have everyone on their feet bursting with pride.

The show also features video footage from her performances in the 40s as well as some personal memories from Dame Vera herself. It will celebrate the centenary of a great lady, plus in support a 1940s tribute act.


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Cinderella

Date:Tuesday 28 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Vienna Festival Ballet
Price:Full Price £19.50 Concessions £17

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the most well-known rags-to-riches fairy tales featuring stunning choreography performed by world-class dancers.

Join us for magical evening, based on the tale of a mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince who combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling.

The traditional story will surely touch everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a touch of pantomime. This amazing ballet will entertain and dazzle the whole family.


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Abbamania

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Chimes International
Price: £20

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

Celebrating 40 years of Abba, Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles.

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with the amazing Abbamania.

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for this performance.


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Patsy Cline – The Concert She Never Gave

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Chimes International
Price: £21.50

An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised when you come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline.

It is some 50 years since Patsy left a great legacy of hit records. This wonderful show pays tribute to country music’s world renowned superstar.

Featuring the stars of the West End Production ‘Patsy’ and the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly, who is considered as ‘Ireland’s Queen of Country music’. With George Hamilton V a special guest from the USA, who will perform a tribute to George Hamilton IV.

Sandy Kelly’s performance as “Patsy” has captured the hearts of legions of fans all over the world. This feel-good show will leave you wanting more as she performs Patsy’s unforgettable hits, including Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walking After Midnight and I Fall To Pieces.

Don’t miss an evening of true Country music nostalgia.

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for this performance.


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Grin & Tonic Comedy Club

Date: Friday 31 March 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 8pm
Produced by: Stagefright Comedy
Price: Full price £10 Concessions £9

Grin and Tonic Comedy Club

Get your laughing gear ready! Join us for an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy at the Grin and Tonic Comedy Club.

Joe Lycett
He has wowed audiences from Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Epic Win, Virtually Famous, Drunk History plus an appearance at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.

‘If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star put your money on Joe Lycett’
– London Evening Standard

Rob Mulholland
Two-metres plus of wonderfully witty anecdotal mirth, Rob is Hilarity Bites Comedian of the Year, Beat the Frog World Series winner and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year runner up.

‘Strong comic storytelling…a routine as tight as his skinny jeans’
– Chortle

Steff Todd
A dynamic range of one liners and celebrity impressions.

‘One to watch’
– Funny Women Awards

Tom Lawrinson
Comedy Store King Gong winner.

‘Delightfully absurd and positively horrifying!’
– bbc.co.uk

With compere – Anthony J Brown

Please note – the acts are subject to change

Suitable for ages 16+


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The Story of Guitar Heroes

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: ETM (Agencies) Ltd.
Price: £18

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!”

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!

This phenomenal live concert style ‘Rockumentary’ is performed by one extraordinarily talented and renowned musician: Phil Walker, and backed by his exceptional band.

With over 20 guitars used on stage, the show accurately recreates the sound and ambience of each guitar hero starting from the 1950’s to the present day.

The ultimate guitar show also offers the very latest in video screen technology to create a larger than life event and is compounded in a creative and powerful experience. This show not only appeals to all those budding guitar heroes out there, but to music lovers of all ages.

Watch a video of the Guitar Heroes here


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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Date:Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Chapeltown and District Amateur Operatic Society
Price: Full price £14 – Concessions £13
Special Offer: All tickets on Tuesday are only £10

Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, follow a sister act to Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding officer from World War II, General Waverley.

They decide there’s only one thing to do, take their spectacular new show to the Columbia Inn and drum up some much needed business. Little do they know that they are destined to end up in a tangled romantic quartet under the mistletoe.

This sparkling stage adaptation of the classic 1954 movie features many Irving Berlin hits such as Snow, Sisters, Blue Skies, I Love A Piano and of course White Christmas. This show promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for everyone!

Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film.
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama & Melvin Frank.
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie.
Orchestrations: Larry Blank.
Vocal & Dance Arrangements: Bruce Pomahac.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals Europe Ltd.
An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

Pre-theatre Dining offer at the Wharncliffe Restaurant is available for the Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.


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Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Date: Sunday 9 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Tangent Management
Price: £22.50

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say?? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to venues across the UK!! The tour 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 the upcoming new Bay City Rollers album.

The current Legendary Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.

Watch a video of Les McKeown live


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Pasha Kovalev – Let’s Dance The Night Away

Date: Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: ETM (Agencies) Ltd
Price: £24

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers are back again touring the UK with their completely Brand New Show. Expect all your favourite Dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.

Pasha won Strictly Come Dancing with Caroline Flack in 2014 and has scored more 10’s than any other professional dancer since the series began.

This is your chance to watch him live!

***Early Birds Bookings by 31st December get a complimentary question and answer session before the show.


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Stiles and Drewe’s Three Little Pigs

Date: Thursday 13 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2.30pm
Price: Full price £12 Concessions £10
Family Ticket £40*
*Family Tickets – 4 tickets to include a minimum of two children

Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

From the award-winning writers of ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Honk!’, Stiles and Drewe, comes a brand new adaptation of this classic fairy tale.

The Three Little Pigs set off into the big wide world to seek their fortune but news soon spreads of a Big Bad Wolf on the loose! Will their houses of straw, twigs and bricks be left standing or will the wolf huff and puff and blow them all down?

The Three Little Pigs teaches little ones how success can be achieved through hard work
and perseverance. Filled with humour and toe tapping tunes, this endearing musical will
leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!

Suitable for ages 3 years plus but will appeal to all the family.


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The Wind in the Willows

Date: Saturday 15 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2pm & 7pm
Produced by: Reece Sibbald Productions
Price: Full price £14, Concessions £12
Family Ticket £36 for three people and £48* for four people.
*Family Tickets – tickets to include a minimum of two children

Join Mr Toad and his fairytale friends in their biggest adventure yet! Comedy legend Billy Pearce leads this family adventure musical of The Wind in the Willows.

Following the iconic classic tale as Mr Toad battles against the wickedest of Weasels protecting his beloved Toad Hall.

Featuring sumptuous scenery, laugh-out-loud comedy and surprises galore.

With further star casting to be announced there’ll be fun for all the family aged 2 to 102!


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An Evening of Entertainment

Date: Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7pm
Produced by: Chera’s Dance Factory
Price: £10

This year the dance factory dancers and singers will bring to the stage a variety of vibrant performances to take you through the ages.

They will be performing musical numbers from past to present. Audiences will be thrilled with this entertaining show.

Join us for a great family evening out.


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Neville’s Island

Date: Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Full price £9, Concession £8
Season ticket prices – All 5 plays = £37, 4 plays = £30, 3 plays = £24

By Tim Firth.

When four out-of-condition, middle-management businessmen sent off on a team building exercise in the Lake District they succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island in Derwent Water. When night settles in, strange things happen out in the wilds and what should have been a bonding process turns into a muddy, bloody fight for survival. The events on Neville’s Island that foggy November weekend are those which none of this particular team would ever forget.

Tim Firth’s other comedy hits include Calendar Girls, Flint Street Nativity, The Safari Party and The Sign of the Times.


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The Edwin Starr Band

Date: Saturday 29 April 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Barry Collings Entertainments
Price: £21

We are coming to party in Rotherham Civic Theatre! Have a great evening at a Soul and Motown Party with Angelo Starr and “The Team”. The amazing music is performed by Edwin Starr’s original band.

The late great Edwin Starr’s brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team band. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown and Soul covers.

Edwin Starr’s original 8 piece band The Team who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and female backing vocalist.

Some of the fabulous songs audiences will hear include: Agent 00 Soul, Higher and Higher, 25 Miles, Dancing In The Street, Stop Her On Sight, My Girl, Time, I’ll Be Around, Get Ready, War, Superstition, Headline News, Stand By Me and Eye To Eye Contact.

Watch a video of The Edwin Starr Band


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The King and I

Date: Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 May 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Greasbrough Operatic Society
Price: £13, Concessions £11 – Tuesday evening and Saturday matinee only

Join us for a delightful musical set in the early 1860s which tells the story of an English governess, Anna Leonowens, who is hired by the King of Siam to teach his many children.

Anna’s ‘western’ ways confuse and challenge the King, but ultimately, after many amusing confrontations, they reach an understanding of each other’s ways.

Don’t miss the fabulous show which will entertain audiences throughout this captivating production.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 11
Based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Original choreography by Jerome Robbins

An amateur production by arrangement with R & H Theatricals Europe


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Steptoe and Son

Date: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 May 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Phoenix Players
Price: £9.00

By Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Come along and see a British sitcom institution about a father and son who have a rag-and-bone business.

Three of the best episodes are performed on stage for the first time at the Civic Theatre. These entertaining episodes include A Star Is Born, Oh What A Beautiful Mourning and the classic Divided We Stand.

This promises to be a great evening with lots of fun in store!


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Rose Marie

Date:Sunday 14 May 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Artistes International Management Ltd
Price: All tickets £18.50

Irish Singing star Rose-Marie comes to Rotherham Civic Theatre hot off a tour of the USA, with current record sales of over 17 million, all 20 of her album releases going gold or platinum. Her latest Album My Gift Of Love For You has just went platinum selling 500,000 units.

Rose-Marie is still busy performing her live shows across the UK, Ireland and Europe. In fact, she is one of only a handful of UK female artists with a strong enough repertoire to pull in an audience for a one-woman show in the British Isles, Europe and also Las Vegas, from where she recently returned after 5 years.

Come and join her for a great night of laughter and song or even just the CRAIC!


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The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments
Price: £20

The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

‘Clive’s resemblance is uncanny’

Comment from Rosanne Cash – First daughter of Johnny Cash

‘Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was’
‘Absolutely authentic to the point where it felt as if it wasn’t a tribute’

Two comments from Caitlin Crowell, Granddaughter of Mr. Johnny Cash and Mrs. June Carter Cash

‘A voice better than the original’

John Wheatcroft, York Mix

‘Extraordinary concert’

Daily Record and Sunday Mail

‘What an amazing show, you could have sworn that Johnny Cash was there with you’ *****

The Ironworks, Inverness


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The Magic of the Beatles

Date: Friday 19 May 2017 (no performance Wednesday)
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Easy Theatres
Price: All tickets £20

Yesterday – the Golden Anniversary Tour

Join the authoritative live concert show, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Yesterday!

1966 saw Lennon and McCartney come of age as songwriters: the Beatles’ 11th EP, Yesterday, and seventh studio album Revolver both topping the charts.

The Magic of the Beatles returns us to this golden era, and more. Taking you from the Beatles’ Mop Top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond. From Love Me Do to Let It Be.

Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship Come Together in a lavish Magical Musical trip back to Yesterday.

Yesterday with The Magic of the Beatles celebrates the most exciting time in pop music history live and in concert. Find out more about them at www.easytheatres.com

As seen by David and Victoria Beckham, Sir Richard Branson, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Tiger Woods, Wayne Rooney, Gordon Ramsey and a host of other worldwide stars.

Watch a video of Magic Of The Beatles here


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Sounds Of The Glenn Miller Era

Date:Saturday 20 May 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: The Nick Ross Orchestra
Price: Full price £19.50, Concessions £18

The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless.

There are those who watch and listen who tap a shy finger to the melodies, others who follow with a silent foot-beat, still others who murmur softly through the lyrics, and those who simply permit a fleeting smile. But common to all are memories.

Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the classic Big Band sound of the 1940s.


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Joe Longthorne

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Artistes International Management Ltd
Price: All Tickets £21.50


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Brian Poole and The Tremeloes

Date:Thursday 25 May
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by:Nick Leigh Associates Ltd
Price:All tickets £21

Journey back in time as the golden music of the 60s and 70s is recreated by Brian Poole, Dave Munden and Chip Hawkes.

They have come together as the surviving members of the band, who brought to the world songs like Twist and Shout, Suddenly You Love Me, Do You Love Me, Here Comes My Baby, Candy Man, Call Me No.1, Someone, Someone, Silence is Golden and many more top five hits.

In this show we see Brian, Dave and Chip bring the past back to the present for their vast army of avid followers who have stayed loyal to them for more than 50 years.

This spectacular concert of over two hours is packed with all their songs. One thing you can be sure of – they will sing them just the way you like ‘em.

Enjoy a great evening of music with the full cast performing hit after hit just for you.


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Islands In The Stream –

The Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story

Date:Saturday 27 May
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Entertainers Show Providers Ltd
Price: All tickets £20

Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. . .
Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows.

Bring-the-house-down performances, a superb score and supreme musicianship tell the story of the simple Smoky Mountains farm girl’s rise to country music’s biggest superstar.
Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door. . . and sail away to another world. . . with the all-new thigh-slapping stage show blockbuster of 2017.

‘Sounds just like the real thing’

– Cross Country Magazine

‘Three encores before she left to tremendous applause’

– Cross Country Magazine

‘The show had the audience on its feet by the end, blown away by the quality of the performance’

– Scunthorpe Telegraph

‘The songs sounded great’

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The Sooty Show

Date:Thursday 1 June
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 11am & 2.30pm
Produced by: Cadells Ltd
Price: Adults £12 Children £10

Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell.

Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty’s magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep’s escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom.

Expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new – plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show!

‘Works like a dream – your children will love it’

– The Guardian

‘Absolutely Brilliant!’

– Netmums

‘Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get – Sooty is on the right hands’

– Matthew Corbett


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The Dreamers

Date: Friday 2 June
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Barry Collings Entertainments
Price: Adults £17.50 Concessions £15

An Evening with Sixties legends The Dreamers
Alan Mosca, Bryan Byng, Colin Temple, Steve Temple

Authentic sixties music to fill the dance floor from an authentic 60’s group.
Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng have been members of the Dreamers for over 37 years. Their pedigree speaks for itself having been part of Freddie and the Dreamers and members of the band that contained a true superstar of the Sixties Freddie Garrity.

Along with Freddie they toured many country’s including Australia, The Middle East and Europe, and Mosca and Byng were on the second British Invasion tour of America along with The Searchers, Gerry and The Pacemakers and of course Freddie and The Dreamers. They appeared many times on TV shows both home and abroad including Cilla’s Surprise Surprise , Noel Edmunds Houseparty and Australian TV shows .

Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show, combining stories of their time with Freddie Garrity , reminiscences and fun and laughter. This fully self-contained 2 hour concert includes all their hits, album recordings and a selection of the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and their cover versions of some of the great songs from other 60’s heroes.


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Hairspray – The Broadway Musical

Date: Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 June 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7:15pm, Saturday matinee 2:15pm
Produced by: Steps Productions
Price: £14.00, Concessions £12.00 (available on Tuesday & Saturday matinee only)

After a sell-out production of ‘Annie’, Steps are back with the magical HAIRSPRAY!

Welcome to the 60s where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams. You Can’t Stop The Beat as she sets out to dance her way onto national TV with The Nicest Kids In Town. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

With musical numbers that include, Good morning Baltimore, The Nicest Kids in Town and You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray is the irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away. Let your hair down and book now!

Book by Mark O Donnell & Thomas Meehan, Music by: Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by: Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.


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The Billy Joel Songbook – performed by Elio Pace and his band


Date: Sunday 11 June
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Barry Collings Entertainments
Price: Adults £22.50 Concessions £20

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.

Featuring the massive hits Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in an electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

‘Elio rocks!’

– Brian May

‘Elio Pace is a great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’

– Alfie Boe

‘Elio Pace is fierce! An accomplished musician and performer, his talent can be
equalled only by his infectious enthusiasm’

– Lulu

‘An incredible talent, he’s sensational’

– Nigel Lythgoe


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The Good Old Days of Variety – starring The Grumbleweeds

Date: Tuesday 13 June
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2pm
Produced by: Mark Andrews Productions
Price: All Tickets £14.50

Our first visit brings a fabulous brand new show suitable for all ages, taking you back to the great days of variety entertainment.

Starring the return of the UK’s best loved comedy act – The Grumbleweeds.

Backed by a full supporting company, singers, hilarious comedy, a chairman, live musicians and lots of wonderful songs you will know to sing along with!

Why not bring a group of friends along and have a fun afternoon of entertainment. A show not to be missed!

‘The Grumbleweeds will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter.’


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Canterbury Tales: Chaucer Made Modern

Date: Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 July 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Full price £9, Concession £8
Season ticket prices – All 4 plays = £30, 3 plays = £24

By Phil Woods & Michael Bogdanov.

It’s extremely funny and a little bit rude at times but nothing that you can’t bring granny along to see!

All of your favourite tales are included from James Knight’s tale of chivalric honour and courtly love to Will Miller’s comic, bawdy (and potentially banned) story of a deceitful, cheating pair. Phil Woods has updated the 600 years old Chaucer for modern audiences with the spectacle, humour and bawdiness of the fourteenth century original.

These classic tales are all entrants in a tale telling competition where you have the power to decide which tale teller should win the coveted title of ‘Annual Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tale-telling Competition Champion 2017’. Who wins is up to you!


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Jack and the Beanstalk

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: Various performances
Produced by: Shone Productions in association with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Price: Off-Peak performances – Adults £14, Children & Concessions £12 & Family ticket* £48
Peak performances – Adults £15, Children & Concessions £13 & Family ticket* £52
Xmas Eve, Boxing day and New Years Eve performances – Adults £16, Children & Concessions £14 & Family ticket* £56

*Family Tickets – 4 tickets to include a minimum of two children

SIGNED PERFORMANCES ARE ON THE 28th December at 11am and 6th January at 6.30pm
A RELAXED PERFORMANCE WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE AT 11am on the 28th December

All children must have a ticket. Babes in arms tickets are available. To obtain a ticket for a baby to sit on the lap of a paying adult, please visit in person or call the Box Office on 01709 823621.

Opening Night: Thursday at 6.30pm. Tickets £11

Come and join us for this years Giant of a pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

Filled with magical song and dance routines, loads of audience interaction and hilarious jokes.

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