Date: Tuesday 30 June to Saturday 4 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee 2.15pm Produced by: Spotlight Theatre Company Price: £12
Join us for the Rotherham premiere of ‘Ghost the Musical’, which tells a romantic tale, and is very similar to the film with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
This amazing production features fantastic songs and a heart tugging storyline which will make the majority of the audience cry – so get your tissues ready!
Don’t miss this spectacular show.
A New Generation
Date: Sunday 5 July – Wednesday 8 July Location: Civic Theatre Time: 3pm (Sunday only) 7pm (Monday – Wednesday) Produced by: Born to Perform Academy Price: £9.50
A fabulous variety show performance incorporating dance, singing and drama
Scenes include ‘A Blast From the Past’, Frozen, Oliver, Cabaret, Our Generation, The Wiz, fractured fairy tales.
There has to be something for everyone from the 1940’s swing, some great musicals and not forgetting a little one direction, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. An entertaining show for all the family.
For more information contact 01226 321429 or 07775563577.
Jackson – Live In Concert
Date: Thursday 9 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments Price: £18.50
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.
Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben, recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. Ben’s portrayal of Jackson has to be the most accurate and exciting 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! Ben’s renditions of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean are truly sensational.
This fantastic production features all-live vocals and superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!
Date: Friday 10 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Beyond Eternity Promotions Ltd. Price: £19
Scottish burlesque princess Missy Malone and her sensational friends present The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue – a glorious theatre show, widely regarded as the best of its kind currently touring the U.K.
It brings together the very best authentic burlesque performers who combine for a superb evening of tassels, tease, comedy, music and cabaret.
Don’t miss this spectacular evening of entertainment.
‘Sassy, sleek and chic and all done in the best possible taste’
– The Gloucestershire Echo
‘You will need to beg, steal or borrow tickets!’
– Cotswold Style Magazine
Let’s Hang On
Date: Saturday 11th July Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Contempo Productions Ltd Price: Full price £21.50 – Concessions £20.50
The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
From the beginnings in the early 50’s, the show takes you through hits such as Grease, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of, of course, Let’s Hang On!
Definitely not a night to be missed!!
‘YOU GUYS ARE DYNAMITE!’ – Frankie Valli
Date: Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 July Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Pickering Academy of Dance Price:£8.50
An evening of all round entertainment by aspiring young dancers.
All That Jazz
Date: Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: JHL School of Dance Price: £10, Concessions £9.50
We invite you to join us for an evening of dance spectacular – a foot tapping show full of glitz, glam and all that Jazz
Date: Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7pm Produced by: Parker-Knight School of Dacne Price: £10, Concessions £8
A must watch for all the family. Featuring stunning displays of dance to suit all ages, including performances from the Allstars cheer team and the PK performing arts students.
Rhythm of the Dance
Date: Sunday 26 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm Produced by: National Dance Company of Ireland Price: Full price £22 – concession £20 – under 16’s £16
Amazing! Breathtaking! Wonderful!
Audiences and critics have been left in awe by the exciting performances of The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, in their rousing new stage production, “Rhythm of the Dance!”
This incredible live show celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined Celtic Step to the sensual, ancient Sean Nós dance style. “Rhythm of the Dance” creates a new era in Irish entertainment, presenting thirty dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors.
Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world, hail the live stage show as a must see!
Date: Thursday 30 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Contempo Productions Ltd Price: Full price £18 – Concessions £16
The UK’s answer to IL DIVO
The UK’s finest classically trained young voices combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between.
Operatic solos and classical favourites from Nessun Dorma to Time To Say Goodbye are mixed with showstoppers from ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Phantom’ right through to ‘Jersey Boys’. The show also features brand new classical arrangements of modern day pop hits, all performed in The Opera Boys inimitable style.
With beautiful vocal arrangements and harmonies, The Opera Boys perform a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed!
Date: Friday 31 July 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 1pm and 3.30pm Produced by: Premier Stage Productions Ltd. and Freemeantle Media Price: Adults £12.50, Children £10.50 and Family Ticket £42
Live on Stage! Premier Stage Productions Ltd and Fremantle Media bring you a spellbinding new show starring the world’s smallest superhero, direct from the smash hit CBeebies series.
The world of Treetopolis comes to Rotherham Civic Theatre as we invite you to do Tree Fu and help Tom save the day! This brand new show, packed with adventure, fun, music and audience participation, sees Tom take to the stage in his first nationwide tour – be part of the magic.
Don’t miss this fantastic fun show – which is suitable for all the family.
TREE FU TOM (c) BBC and FremantleMedia MMX
*Family tickets must consist of 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children.
Only One Direction
Date: Saturday 1 August 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 6.00pm Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments Price: £15
Following their sell out 2014 tour, Only One Direction are back again with a brand new show for 2015
Capturing the charisma, energy and enthusiasm of the famous five, this show features songs from all four of One Direction’s smash hit albums including What Makes You Beautiful, Story Of My Life, Best Song Ever, Midnight Memories, Steal My Girl and so many more!
This perfect family friendly pop concert is guaranteed to keep you ‘Up All Night’ complete with giveaways, audience participation and a meet and greet with the boys.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story – 50th Anniversary Tour
Date: Sunday 6 September 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd. Price: Full price £18 – Concessions £17
Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back on the road!
This fantastic production transports audiences to the authentic sights and sounds of the Simon and Garfunkel story, by using huge projection photos and original film footage. Join us for the 50th Anniversary celebration which 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!
Date: Friday 11 September 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Chime International Price: £19.50
You can dance, you can jive and have the time of your life. Come along to Rotherham Civic Theatre and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ABBA.
From Dancing Queen to Waterloo, ABBA’s record breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill generations. They continue to be one of the most popular groups in the world today. ABBAMANIA are widely regarded as the UK’s Top ABBA Tribute Show, and have hit GOLD with their representation of ABBA hits.
No-one can deny that ABBAMANIA’s sensational live performances will have you dancing in the aisles.
Dust off your platforms, put on your flares and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA.
Date: Saturday 12 September 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Epic Theatre Productions Price: £19.50
An evening not to be missed. Sit back and be thoroughly entertained with a nostalgic revival in this 60s extravaganza, with the original 60s singing sensation Ricky Valance. Ricky performs some of the greatest hits of the era, including his multi-million selling Number 1 hit single ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’.
To many, Ricky is as popular today as he was at the beginning of his career, and to a fan base of thousands of people in the UK – Ricky is still Number 1. This handclapping, foot stomping show will have you dancing in the aisles and includes a full supporting cast.
Fur Coat and No Knickers
Date: Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 September 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee 2.15pm Produced by: Rotherham Rep Price: £8, Concessions £7
Special Offer – opening night performance – tickets £5 for ages 25 years and under
By Mike Harding.
Rotherham Rep asked its audience which play they would most like to see again, and as the Rep’s Audience is its top priority, how could we refuse? So the season opens with the audience’s number one choice – Mike Harding’s fast moving hysterical farce of family rivalries.
Tickets will be on sale soon. Keep checking the website to ensure you don’t miss out.
Date: Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 September 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy Price: Full price £14 – Concessions £13
It’s 1971. Michael Dork may be a computer geek but he’s invented something that could change the world. He’s also discovered GIRLS: a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary. Holly is THE girl: she has looks and brains and wants to be the first woman in space – well, this is 1971! But will she want Michael?
Eddie wants a fast ride to the top and doesn’t care who gets trampled along the way. Leia just wants Eddie. Or Eddie’s babies – well, she thinks she does. Michael, and his sci-fi obsessed, social-misfit friends, Lucas, Francis and Marvin are all set to change the course of history, fashion and dating – in no particular order, but just as soon as possible, especially the dating bit. Now meet the Class of 1971. This is their story and now it’s a musical.
Loserville is an all new British musical written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne (member of pop-rock bands Busted and Son of Dork).
‘Geektastic. Britain finally has an answer to High School Musical… Impossible not to love’
Join us for a chance to see rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Marty Wilde live on stage. Marty was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in the groundbreaking rock ‘n’ roll years.
With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from rock ‘n’ roll era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats will take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.
A fantastic evening awaits you, as Marty and the band entertain you on this stunning musical roller coaster.
Don’t miss it!
The Five Star Swing Big Band show
Date: Thursday 1 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Triangle Productions Price: Adults £16, Concessions £14
Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues. 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!
“Swing and Song of the highest order”
“Superb – they swing like crazy!”
– Sheila Tracy, BBC
Date: Friday 2 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Artistes International Management Price: £21
This talented artist began his career over three decades ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough Northern club circuit.
Joe’s big break came in 1981 when he was a finalist on London Weekend Television’s Search For A Star – this lead to appearances at the London Palladium with Bob Hope and The Talk of the Town. A short time later, Joe received the Variety Club of Britain award as Most Promising Artiste of the Year. Television specials in the UK and USA followed.
Joe’s repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world’s top singers, however, he is perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey who has commented, “Joe can do me better than I can do myself”.
During his career, Joe has received gold and platinum discs for his albums, enjoyed sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as touring Australia several times.
Now, Joe is looking forward to new challenges, new songs to sing and new audiences to thrill.
Date: Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Gillian Banks Dance School Price: £10.50
Showstoppers 2015 is a family entertainment evening out showcasing all styles of dance and performing arts including aerial work. The show combines singing, dancing and drama in this evening of entertainment.
Hold on to your hats there’s a Comedy Storm Brewing! One woman. One Show. One hell of journey through the crazy life of this showgirl.
The Original Yorkshire Tease ‘Amber Topaz’, one of the UK’s brightest Burlesque & Cabaret Star’s, serves up a cocktail of musical theatre, burlesque and lashings of comedy. Drawing on her experience, 10 years in Burly World and 21 years treading the boards, this show dismantles the illusion of glamour surrounding show business and highlighting the absurdity of the life style.
With a dance piece choreographed by Olivier Award winning choreographer ‘Stephen Mear’, show tunes, shimmying & sequins aplenty this is a feast for the senses and sure to tickle your funny bone.
Shortlisted for the ‘Audience Award’ & Best ‘Vocal Performance’ in London cabaret awards 2015.
‘An explosion of charisma & stage presence unmatched between music, song, comedy and seduction’
‘Topaz’s burlesque performances are exquisite. A bubbly, smart, hilarious production that wears its heart on its sleeve’
– This is Cabaret
Grin And Tonic Comedy Club
Date: Friday 9 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 8.00pm Produced by: Stagefright Comedy Price: Full price £10 – Concessions £9
Come along to Grin and Tonic Comedy Club for an evening of entertaining stand-up comedy.
Rescheduled date for globetrotting gagster with TV credits including Have I Got News For You, The Grumpy Guides, This Week, The Wright Stuff, CBS 60 Minutes & NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Paramount’s The World Stands Up. ‘She guarantees hilarity with her biting observations’ – New York Times.
Runner-up in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, described as ‘a revelation’ by Daily Telegraph and ‘comedy genius’ by David Walliams. As seen on Trollied, Big School, The One Show, 4 O’Clock Club and numerous others.
Russ Cutts – ‘Cutts is a natural and charismatic storyteller full of gusto and hilarious anecdotes’ – Square Hole Comedy
Simon Gutherless – ‘Sharp one-liners that explore the darkness of the human soul through a demeanour of charm’ – Howl Comedy
With resident compere – Anthony J. Brown, a Jongleurs/Metro ‘Stand & Deliver’ Award winner and BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up.
Back together again for one night only and what better place for the re-union that here at Rotherham Civic Theatre. Both performers are giving their services for free to raise funds for charities, Safe at Last and The Parents Association for Children with Tumours.
Gervase really needs no introduction being a Rotherham lad who has played most of the theatres up and down the country in an illustrious career as a speaker and entertainer. His writing has captured the imagination of so many fans that have been entertained by his work for many years. Here is an opportunity to see him once again but this time aided and abetted by his friend Steve Smith.
Steve Smith is a nationally known lawyer based here in Rotherham but his work takes him all over the country. He also enjoys a second career as a writer and speaker and he loves the opportunity to work with Gervase whenever he can. A gifted musician, he will perform once again here at the Civic in an evening of music and humour not to be missed.
Date: Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Phoenix Players Price: £8 – or a season ticket for all 3 shows £21 Season tickets to be booked before 17 October.
Join Phoenix Players for their stage adaptation of the hugely popular and classic British Comedy TV series. This hilarious show revisits the 1950s, and is set in the Maplins Holiday Camp, a delightful holiday camp which is filled with a host of colourful characters – there promises to be plenty of laughs for the audience!
Don’t miss a fabulous evening of entertainment. This side-slitting show is suitable for all the family and will thrill audiences of all ages.
Matt Monro Story
Date: Sunday 18 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Chimes International Entertainments Price: £21.50
Join us for a memorable evening celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro in this 30th Anniversary Tour.
The Matt Monro story is an inspired performance by Matt Monro Junior, making this unforgettable show a unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his father and his music alive.
Be prepared to be transported back in time by such classics as Born Free, Walk Away and Portrait Of My Love. This tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “The Singer’s Singer” by his peers, which is enhanced by audio visual and narration by Matt’s daughter, Michelle Monro.
‘Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business’
The Story of ENIGMA is one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories. The Allied Codebreakers deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used the intelligence gained to hasten Allied victory. The Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering machine the Enigma, which was portable, easily operated, and could be set up in millions of ways. The codes were used and every one was changed every 24 hours.
The Allies gained invaluable information about troop and aircraft dispositions, orders of battle, U-boat movements, technical development, military intentions and tank and artillery strengths. It is generally reckoned that the intelligence from Enigma shortened the war by about two years.
Dr Mark Baldwin has made a detailed study of the Enigma machine and the code-breaking work at Bletchley Park. From his research, Dr Mark Baldwin has prepared an entertaining and instructive show and has built up a unique collection of slides which illustrate the main features of those important facts of the Second World War.
The show is followed by a Q & A, plus there will be an opportunity to get involved with a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma machines.
The Haunted Dolls’ House
Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Rumpus Theatre Company Price: Full price £12 – Concessions £10
A spine-chilling new play based on the brilliantly creepy ghost story by the master of the genre M. R. James.
Mr Dillett is intrigued by curiosities. When his eye lights on a beautifully decorated, fully furnished dolls’ house in his favourite antique emporium, the shopkeeper is only too eager to sell it to him for a fair price, of course!
A delighted Mr Dillett takes the dolls’ house home with him, unpacks it, sets it up and displays it to its full advantage. But it’s not until the moon is up, the curtains drawn and the lamps are lit that the object of his delight reveals it’s truly terrifying secret… and embroils Dillett in its ghastly past in a way that he could never have imagined!
The Haunted Dolls’ House promises much much more of the same… look into the house … if you dare!
‘Captain Murderer was the most entertaining horror to hit the stage for some time… deliciously despicable and stupendous fun’
‘The Ghost Ship! was masterly …an evening to send shivers up your spine and a chill to your bones’
– Derbyshire Times
‘The Haunted Bride was fantastic …the audience jumped out of their skin’
– The Public Reviews
Bay City Rollers – Starring Les McKeown
Date: Thursday 22 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Tony Clayman Promotions Price: £19.50
The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid-70s.
The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown. With Les leading the way, massive hits such as Bye Bye Baby, Shang A Lang, Summer Love Sensation and Give A Little Love propelled the band to world-wide superstardom and their trademark Scottish tartan was to be seen everywhere across the planet.
Join Les McKeown and his 4 piece band for a celebration of those hectic days, and the behind-the-scenes pandemonium that followed.
The Elvis Years
Date: Friday 23 to Saturday 24 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Simon Parish Productions Price: Full price £19 – Concessions £18
Celebrate Elvis’ 80th birthday year with this outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band – led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay.
This spectacular show is packed with over 50 greatest hits, from the early days of Sun Studios and That’s Alright Mama, through the Hollywood years of GI Blues and It’s Now or Never, the ‘68 TV special with All Shook Up, culminating in the legendary Las Vegas concert, with In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy.
Date: Monday 26 to Thursday 29 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Jets Dance Centre Price: £9, Concessions £8 (Monday only)
Join Jets Dance Centre as we celebrate 10 years of Showtime. Sit back and enjoy some of Jets favourite show numbers, past and present.
This year’s show will be a dazzling combination of all genres of dance and music put together to entertain all age groups who love the world of showbiz. Don’t miss this fantastic show, it promises to be an entertaining evening for all the family
Produced by Julie Beaumont, Toni Kon and Alex Earnshaw.
Date: Friday 30 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: LDN Wrestling Price: Full price £15, Concessions £12 and Family ticket £45*
*Family ticket must consist of either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children
Back by popular demand after a near sell out show earlier this year!
Family-friendly championship wrestling returns to Rotherham during the Half Term Holiday’s, full of sparkly costumes and audience participation, for an evening of suplexs and bodyslams.
Come along and boo the bad guys and cheer on your favourites, as you get the opportunity to get up close and personal with the rip-roaring action. See the highest quality, fastest paced, non-stop wrestling action ever seen on these shores – don’t miss this fantastic action packed wrestling, a great family night out!
With top names including: British Heavyweight Champion the 35 stone battling Barbarian, fan favourite Alan Lee Travis, the masked man of mystery the Dark Lord and many more.
Post show, you will also get the chance to meet the stars and maybe even grab yourself a souvenir or two!
Roy Orbison and Friends – with Barry Steele
Date: Saturday 31 October 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: LMS Worldwide Ltd. Price: £18.50
If you love good music, then this is the show for you as Barry Steele presents his all live spectacular multimedia tribute to “The Big O”, featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60s right through to the late 80s. Using both live and original film footage from the era, and backed by his fabulous band, Barry Steele will bring the life and character of Roy Orbison back to the centre stage, where it truly belongs. Barry puts the rock back into “The Big O” with his trademark dark rimmed glasses, soaring vocals and Orbison style.
Add to the mix our special star guests paying homage to Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis – you have yourself a spectacular fusion of good old rock ‘n’ roll and contemporary musical genius all on one stage.
Book yourself a ticket to ride for this incredible musical journey, “It’s not The Big O” – but you simply won’t believe it!
‘True identikit brilliance’
– The Stage
‘Roy Orbison and Friends, this is one heck of a show; Barry Steele is the closest I have seen to the real thing! I should know, I’ve mixed sound for Roy Orbison’
– Charlie North-Lewis, Tivoli Theatre Manager
‘Standing motionless behind the microphone, guitar in hand, those tight-pursed lips opened with Claudette, the ode to Roy’s wife. A sigh of relief, the “Caruso of rock” was back on stage, and we settled back to enjoy a wonderful catalogue of greatest hits’
– Trevor Ekins, Grimsby Telegraph
Les Misérables – Schools Edition
Date: Monday 2 to Thursday 5 November 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Wickersley Youngstars Price: £11
Les Misérables is based on a novel by Victor Hugo. The story follows the life of Jean Valjean, imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, his release from prison in 1815 and his life as it progresses from then.
With such emotive songs as I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home and the amusing Master Of The House, the story unfolds and shows Jean Valjean’s struggle to keep his promise to God to stay an honest man.
Come and see Wickersley Youngstars perform the student version of this amazing show as it celebrates its 30th year in the West End.
A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.
School Edition specially adapted and licensed by Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Limited.
Date: Saturday 7 November 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm Produced by: Ballet Theatre UK Price: Adults £18 – Children £12
Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet ‘The Snow Queen’.
This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell.
Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsy’s, enchanted reindeer and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman. Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue traveling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter.
Ballet Theatre UK’s renowned company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score.
‘Critics’ Choice – top 5 productions touring the UK’
– The Independent
‘A pleasure to witness a production of this calibre’
– The Dancing Times
‘Glittering costumes, expressive dancers …a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre’
– Dance Europe
Wizard Of Oz
Date: Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 November 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy Price: Full price £14 – Concessions £13
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, often dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to Munchkinland – at the end of the rainbow.
The Munchkins fete Dorothy as a heroine. Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas and seeks the help of the kind Sorceress of the North. Only the great Wizard of Oz, says the Sorceress, can help Dorothy get back to Kansas.
Dorothy persuades three friends to accompany her on the trip to the Emerald City to see the Wizard. They are Scarecrow, who lacks a brain, he thinks; the Tin Woodman, who has no heart, and the Cowardly Lion, who would like to have some courage.
The Wicked Witch of the West vows vengeance on Dorothy and does all she can to stop the friends getting to the Emerald City. But they do reach it, and manage to see the Wizard. He will only help them, he says, if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West, an apparently impossible task. They do succeed, they get all their wishes and the Wizard accompanies Dorothy to Kansas in a rocket ship.
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015 to Sunday 10 January 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: Various performances Produced by: Shone Productions in association with Rotherham MBC Price: Children £11 – £13, Adults £13 – £15 and
Family Ticket* £44 – £49
*Family Tickets – 4 tickets to include a minimum of two children
Under 2′s go for FREE: Children under the age of 2 years go for FREE but must have a valid ticket, these can only be obtained in person or by calling the Box Office on 01709 823621.
Relaxed and signed performance on 22 December at 11am. A second signed performance will be on 2 January at 6.30pm.
Gala Night: All tickets £10 on Friday 4 December, 6.30pm
Join us for the most magical pantomime of all – you’ll have a ball.
Shone Productions are delighted to be returning to Rotherham Civic Theatre for Christmas 2015-16 with the most magical pantomime, Cinderella.
Cinderella has always dreamed of leaving her wicked Stepmother and her dull life as a servant to meet a handsome Prince. After the announcement that Prince Charming is going to hold a royal ball, it seems she may get her wish after all, but with the Ugly Sisters around – who knows what will happen. Maybe with the help of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and a generous helping of fairy dust, and a glass slipper, perhaps Cinderella’s wish could come true and she will live happily ever after?
There is only one way to find out, come and see this rags-to-riches fairy tale with spectacular scenery, stunning costumes, brilliant song and dance routines, loads of audience interaction, hilarious jokes and plenty of booing for the Ugly Sisters.
Starring singing legend and West End actress Maureen Nolan, from the pop group The Nolan Sisters, as The Fairy Godmother. More stars will be revealed soon for this fabulous production. So get your tickets now and don’t be late for the ball!
Date: Tuesday 8 December 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: World On Stage Price: £15
A romantic Christmas special.
Now in its record breaking tenth year, ‘Christmas Crooners’ is jam packed with festive favourites, and the greatest Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.
Once again, our beautiful Christmas “Belle”, sings her favourite Christmas songs – Santa Baby, I Saw Mama Kissing, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, plus many more.
The fantastic cast of West End singers, are backed by the superb and talented swing band: The Jazz- All-Stars, as they perform over 30 Christmas hits including Baby It’s Cold Outside, Chestnuts Roasting, Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas. Also featuring other swing arrangements of Christmas hymns and songs – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Deck The Halls and Silent Night, and even a surprise or two!
Staged in the warm and delightful style of the famous Andy Williams Christmas Shows, complete with stunning décor – Christmas trees, a rocking chair and a lovely warm fireplace, just right for roasting those chestnuts and toasting the season!
The audience will experience a show full of swinging Christmas cheer and witty banter – a perfect show for the perfect season. Guaranteed to get you in the festive mood, come and sing along to great songs from Christmas past with the Christmas Crooners.
The Hypnotist Live – Andrew Newton
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Andrew Hypnotist Price: £12, Special Offer – Buy 2 tickets and get another 2 tickets FREE
The world’s most experienced hypnotist, Andrew Newton, returns to Rotherham Civic Theatre for another spellbinding, side-splitting performance.
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.
Don’t miss an evening of hilarious entertainment.
To find out more information about Andrew Newton visit his website
An Evening Of Carols And Christmas Music
Date: Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December 2015 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band Price: Full price £7 – Concessions £5
Start your Christmas with lots of festive tunes, by joining the ever popular Maltby Miners Welfare Band for an evening of carols and Christmas music.
The award winning band, together with their compere Mark Taylor will ensure that audiences get into the festive spirit during this entertaining concert.
An evening not to be missed.
Simon Weston: My Life, My Story
Date: Saturday 16 January 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: BIB Productions Price: Full price £16.50 – Concessions £14.50
It was the conflict of a generation and one which many will never forget. On 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands, with the aim of recapturing them. The Islands were controlled by Great Britain for nearly 150 years and became a battle ground; the UK government were quick to defend the Islands and its inhabitants. There were many deaths from both countries.
Amongst those who were sent to the conflict was Simon Weston OBE. In one of the most horrific moments, the RFA Sir Galahad with Simon aboard, was bombed by two Argentine planes. Against the odds, Simon escaped the burning and buckled ship, suffering 46% burns to his body. Today, he has become one of the most recognised faces of the conflict and for the first time ever Simon is taking to the stage to tell his story with no holds barred.
Guiding him from that fateful day to current times is David Fitzgerald, former Sky News anchor and close friend. From his own unique perspective, Simon will share shocking truths about the conflict, the day the Sir Galahad was attacked, its impact and consequences since.
This is a truly inspirational show about one man’s journey from the front line of war, on the edge of death, to today, being a happy and contented father, grandfather and national treasure.
Date: Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 January 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Phoenix Players Price: £8 – or a season ticket for all 3 shows £21 Season tickets to be booked before 17 October.
The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy. A sweet little old lady, who lives alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminals’ misfits who will stop at nothing.
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester, from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world. 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.
Featuring all their hits 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 ‘Dancing Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!
Date: Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 February 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee 2pm Produced by: Wickersley Musical Theatre Company Price: Saturday evening £14, Weeknights and Matinee £13, Concessions £12 (Tuesday and Saturday Matinee only).
Made famous by the 2007 film, the Tony award winning musical Hairspray brings to life the bubbly character of Tracy Turnblad and her love of dancing. The pleasantly plump teenager dreams of becoming a star on the Corny Collins Dance Show. When she wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colourful range of characters such as Corny Collins and Velma Von Tussle (the villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter’s career and destroy Tracy’s and Corny’s).
Tracy just can’t keep her feet still and neither will you. Revisit the 60s with an upbeat score of feel-good songs, rhythm and blues, and sixties tunes including Good Morning Baltimore and You Can’t Stop The Beat.
Come and share the fun and energy of Hairspray and book your tickets NOW!
Roy Chubby Brown – Don’t Get Fit! Get Fat!
Date: Thursday 3 to Friday 4 March 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Handshake Ltd. Price: £21
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet!
He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked!
As politically incorrect as ever ‘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!
If easily offended please stay away!
Suitable for ages 18 years and over.
Date: Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Maltby Musical Theatre Group Price: £12 – Concessions £11
Join characters from the original TV. series in Victoria Wood’s musical masterpiece. While Miss Babs and Miss Berta (as well as the other shop owners on the street) are struggling to keep their antiques shop in business, their devious, scheming sister Miss Bonnie plots to sell out to The Guilty Bean (the world’s second biggest chain of coffee shops!).
This show promises to be a whirlwind of action, comedy and fun while we watch the plot unfold. This musical is much more than the original TV. sketches. Victoria Wood’s genius writing delivers exciting musical numbers, toe dapping dance routines as well as dark family secrets, Mr Clifford’s amnesia and, of course, Mrs Overall’s tray of macaroons. Will all be well in Manchesterford?
The Chris & Pui Show
Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 11am and 2pm Price: Adult £12, Child £10, Concessions £10
CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town! Come and see Chris & Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ in their new stage show with the toys and characters from their hit TV programme.
Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald, Humpty, Granny Humpty and many more of your favourite Chris & Pui characters will be dropping in along with the toys, including Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss Mouse.
You can bring your character toy along too but please look after it!
Catch the ‘Gingerbread Man’, marvel at the ‘Ugly Duckling’ becoming a beautiful swan and oooh and aaah as Miss Mouse attempts to zoom, zoom, zoom to the cheesy moon in her rocket.
With songs, comedy sketches, a dash of magic and heaps of joining in, this is a family show for children aged two to a hundred and two. Get a groovy move on and book today to see the freshest family show in town, ‘The Chris & Pui Show’.
Singin’ in the Rain
Date: Tuesday 12th – 16th Saturday April 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm & 2.15pm Matinee (Saturday Only) Produced by: Chapeltown and District Amateur Operatic Society Price: £13, Concession £11
Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind.
Packed full of charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour, this spectacular show is based on one of the world’s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including ‘Good Morning’, ‘Make ‘em Laugh’, ‘Moses Supposes’, ‘You Are My Lucky Star’ and the show stopping ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.
With high-energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water) Singin’ in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical.
Murder at the Vicarage
Date: Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 May Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Phoenix Players Price: £8 – or a season ticket for all 3 shows £21 Season tickets to be booked before 17 October.
When Colonel Protheroe is murdered in his own study, the Vicar must solve the crime with the help of a neighbour, Jane Marple.