Date: Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 April 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy Price: £14/13
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Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers. With the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies. The pies are then fed to London’s avid and unknowing populace.
Sondheim’s score pays homage to the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, highlights include – The Ballad of Sweeney Todd, Not While I’m Around, A Little Priest and Pretty Women.
Date: Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee 2.15pm Produced by: Greasbrough Operatic Society Price: Full price £13, Concessions £11 (Tuesday & Saturday Matinee only)
Greasbrough Operatic Society is proud to bring Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life with Lionel Bart’s Oliver! It will take audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and most importantly – for love.
Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.
Featuring spirited, timeless songs like As Long as He Needs Me, the wonderful Food, Glorious Food and Where Is Love – Oliver! is a must see musical classic.
Book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.
By arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals Ltd. of New York.
The Pre-theatre dining offer at the The Wharncliffe restaurant is available on Wednesday and Thursday.
Murder on the Nile
Date: Tuesday 10 to 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.
Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay’s guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon.
During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk. By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.
The Pre-theatre dining offer at the The Wharncliffe restaurant is available on Wednesday and Thursday.
Solid Gold 70s Show
Date: Sunday 15 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Easy Theatres Price: Full price £20 – Concessions £19
Join us for an amazing evening of glam rock greats, disco hits, power ballads and party anthems which revives the golden age of pop.
It promises to be a fantastic night when the smash hit songs are recreated from legendary acts such as Sweet, T.Rex, Queen, Elton John, 10CC, David Essex, Suzi Quatro, David Cassidy, ELO, The Carpenters, The Osmonds, Bay City Rollers and many more.
Featuring sparkling vocals, and starring supercool musicians that have performed with esteemed artists such as Mike Oldfield, Asia and Ultravox. Step back in time, to a memorable era of entertainment – Pans People, Eurovision, Luke Skywalker, Saturday Night Fever, Grease’s Danny and Sandy, and the comic villains Dastardly and Muttley from Wacky Races.
Don’t miss this spectacular show, where, the ‘Top of the pops, time of your life’ is guaranteed!
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 2:30pm Produced by: Duggie Chapman Price: £14.50, Concessions £12.50
A brand new Wartime Cavalcade show, produced by Duggie Chapman MBE, celebrates 70 years this year since the end of World War II. The show is starring comedy entertainer Steve Barclay, who is bringing the humour of the Wartime comedians to the stage. Also by special request the return of Britain’s greatest virtuoso of the Ukelele, Andy Eastwood.
Joining the cast this year is West End singing star Maggie O’Hara who will be bringing the songs of Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields and a touch of Ann Shelton, to our Wartime Cavalcade. A full supporting cast with Mervyn Francis and our special guest comedian, multi-Instrumentalist Pete Lindup and live music from the Martyn St James band.
We’ll Meet Again is an afternoon show of real variety with a tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow. With all the great songs and music of the War years, that leaves everyone with a warm and sentimental glow.
The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams
Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Alan Williams Entertainments Ltd. Price: £20
Enjoy an evening with original Rubettes Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke, accompanied by Steve Innes Etherington. Hear the songs, the stories and the memories as recalled by the guys who were actually there.
On their first solo tour since the 70’s three of the original Rubettes line up re-live some of the events leading up to and during the Rubettes success years. Their classic worldwide number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ shot them to stardom paving the way for a further hits such as Tonight, Juke Box Jive, I Can Do It, Baby I know and many more.
With 15 international hits and Gatsby white suits and caps assured their place as icons of the Glam Rock. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to hear first-hand how it all started.
Pre-theatre dining at the The Wharncliffe restaurant is available for this performance.
The Debt Collectors
Date: Thursday 19 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Reform Theatre Company/Harrogate Theatre in association with Middlesbrough Theatre Price: Full price £13 – Concessions £11
Don’t miss the brand new comedy ‘The Debt Collectors’ from the nation’s favourite playwright, John Godber, who is also the author of international hits Bouncers, Up ‘n’ Under and Teechers.
The Debt Collectors play mixes money and love with the love of money, when two out of work actors fall into the world of debt recovery. It’s a role they despise, but a job they were made for, and they are desperate for cash. Demanding money has never been as funny! They may be in the wrong job, but they are the best in the business.
Audiences will have an hilarious evening at this entertaining production.
‘Well observed, well-acted’
– What’s On Stage ★★★★
‘Heartbreaking, thrilling and dripping with pathos’
– The Yorkshire Post
The Pre-theatre dining offer at the The Wharncliffe restaurant is available for this performance.
Date: Friday 20 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments Price: £19
SUPREME QUEEN have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 1995, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the UK, Europe and Asia.
Front man, Scott Maley plays an uncannily realistic ‘Freddy’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most incredibly powerful voice!
Scott is joined on stage by an enormously talented band including Nathan Mathers who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Their attention to detail is truly impressive and extends to their use of the exact same equipment used by Queen on stage in their heyday
Date: Saturday 21 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: South Yorkshire Police Brass Band Price: £8
Experience some arresting performances and a conviction for fine music.
The South Yorkshire Police Brass Band has been based in Rotherham since 1979. Staffed entirely by volunteer musicians it now plays at the highest of musical levels. The band will deliver an evening of entertaining music that will dispel any myth that brass bands are from a bygone era.
Come and join us for a memorable night of music in their home town. See the soloists, fanfare team and corps of drums in action for a night you will not forget.
Why not follow the South Yorkshire Police Brass Band on social media at www.facebook.com/sypbb or twitter @police_band.
Date: Sunday 22 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: GRT Productions Ltd. Price: £22
The superb ‘La Voce’ are the UK’s answer to ‘Il Divo’, and include some of the best classically trained voices in the world. ‘La Voce’ offer a feast of classical favourites, fused with the greatest pop songs which cover the generations. These classical hits are all delivered with style, charm and panache.
Backed by their highly accomplished musicians, ‘La Voce’ enthrals and entertains with their perfect combination of choreography, comedy and music.
Featuring the spectacular four part harmony arrangements of opera classics such as Nessun Dorma, to the toe-tapping, hand-clapping sing-along fun of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – this incredible show has something for everyone.
Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Vienna Festival Ballet Price: Adults £20, Concessions £18 & Children aged under 14 years £14
Music by Tchaikovsky.
One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. This fantastic production features lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky makes this a night not to be missed.
Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Audiences will be thrilled as they’re transported into the magical world of Swan Lake.
An evening not to be missed.
‘Vienna Festival Ballet, with its talented array of young artistes, ensures you won’t see dancers going through the motions’
– Oxford Times
‘This production looks and feels absolutely right’
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Robert C Kelly and Theater Mogul by arrangement with GFour Productions LLC Price: £22
The hilarious celebration of women and “The Change”.
Starring Cheryl Fergison (Easterders favourite Heather Trott), Linda Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Ruth Berkeley (The Al Murray Show).
This hysterical show has entertained and women across the world since 2001 and is armed with a cast of hormonal women, packed full of one-liners and songs about hot flushes and memory loss. This all-singing, all-dancing comedy is set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance.
Menopausal or just in need of a laugh out loud kind of night, this show is a must see for all women.
Join us on Facebook at “Menopause The Musical UK and Ireland”.
The Pre-theatre dining offer at The Wharncliffe restaurant is available for this performance.
Gerry Cross The Mersey
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Chimes International Entertainments Price: £20
Join us for a musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry and The Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present.
Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster rode of fun, music and nostalgia – an evening not to be missed.
The Pre-theatre dining offer at The Wharncliffe restaurant is available for this performance.
Date: Friday 27 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Blonde Sheep Events Ltd. Price: £19.50
It’s not creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s psychic medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.
At its best, mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and to instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose. Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell is not a new kid on the block and during his 25 years working as a medium he has constantly worked to improve his game and push the boundaries of his communication. In that time he has had made lots of television programmes, taught at some of the most respected schools for mediumistic development as well as setting up his own training school for developing mediums.
Tony Stockwell is sensitive and inspirational, his messages are amazingly detailed and always humorous.
Date: Saturday 28 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: John Wilson Music Price: Full price £19.50 – Concessions £18.50
Did you miss The Beatles first time around? Don’t miss them now!
This production recreates the amazing journey of the Beatles, from Beatlemania to Psychedelia and beyond. It’s 1963, and a new band is taking the country by storm, playing a heady mixture of Blues, Motown and Rock ’n’ Roll.
Featuring the songs that changed a generation, this show will have you tapping your feet from the opening bars, dancing in the aisles and screaming like you did (or would have!) in ’63! From the depths of Liverpool’s Cavern Club to that famous rooftop on the Apple Building, the Upbeat Beatles will take you on a journey of The Beatles story through their songs. Let them take you on a Magical History Tour!
Since 1997, the Upbeat Beatles have been the best in the business at recreating the excitement, authentic sound and downright raw energy of the original ‘Fab Four’. They are in constant demand with a hard earned reputation for authenticity and attention to detail, and have played to ecstatic audiences. These have included the Jordanian Royal Family, Hollywood film actor Michael Douglas, the Prime Minister of China and, more recently, the Lord Mayor of London.
The Upbeat Beatles are four supremely talented guys with 13 guitars, 5 costume changes, great powerhouse vocals and close harmonies, teamed with a driving backbeat to give you a night you’ll never forget.
Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 11am and 2pm Produced by: UK Productions Ltd. Price: Adult £12, Child £10 & Family Ticket £40*
*Family ticket must consist of either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.
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’.
Date: Thursday 2 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: AFA Events Ltd Price: £20
Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert!
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.
This highly entertaining show 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.
Talon – The Best of Eagles
The Complete History Tour 2016
Date: Friday 3 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 8pm Produced by: Talon Music Ltd. Price: Full price £20 – Concessions £19
In 2016, Talon the ‘Official UK No. 1’ presents a brand new production of their award winning ‘Best of Eagles’. This stunning production is a show of two halves with the first half delivering a world class laid back vibe with an in-depth look at the ‘early Eagles roots’ before visiting the brilliant Hell Freezes Over and going right through to the critically acclaimed Long Road Out Of Eden.
The second half arrives in style with a complete change of mood and pace featuring those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ from their timeless back catalogue. Talon are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fanbase that together have become a ‘family’.
The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year-on-year, continues once again with what promises to be a fantastic event.
‘Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent’
– Jack Tempchin (Eagles hit songwriter)
‘When it comes to recreating the legendary sounds of the Eagles, Talon are unequalled ’
– Classic Hits Radio
‘Totally awesome evening’
– The Sun
‘Crisp, crackling professionalism all the way’
– New York Times
Date: Saturday 4 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm Produced by: Ballet Theatre UK Price: Adult £18 – Child £12
Join Ballet Theatre UK as they tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine with but only one wish, to become a real boy.
Follow Pinocchio, the cheeky marionette puppet with an unruly nose, on his epic quest as he overcomes obstacles, faces consequences and even ends up in the belly of a whale yet proves to all that dreams really do come true.
Pinocchio, joined with iconic characters such as Geppetto, The Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket, will take you on a heartfelt journey of discovery.
Set to a stunning classical score this original production will delight ballet audiences and families alike and promises to carve a new love for Pinocchio through the magic of classical dance.
Annie – The Musical
Date: Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm Produced by: Steps Productions Price: Full price £13, Concessions £11 (Tuesday and Saturday matinee only)
After hugely successful sell outs of ‘Cats the Musical’, Steps are back with the hit musical ‘Annie!’
It’s the 1930s and Annie is a young orphan girl who lives in a miserable orphanage ran by Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of wealthy billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl.
Warbucks decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they come to him and prove their identity. However, with some sly and evil crooks on the loose will Annie’s safety be in great danger?!
Songs include, Tomorrow, Easy Street and It’s a Hard Knock Life. Come along to see this classic musical, fun for all the family!
Directed and choreographed by Danyl-James Turvey.
Musical direction by Matt Symonds.
Produced by Ash White.
Book by THOMAS MEEHAN, Music by CHARLES STROUSE, Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN
Original production directed by Martin Charnin. Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc, The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Icarus Productions.
Based on “Little Orphan Annie” (R) by permission of the Tribune Media Services Inc.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.
The Pre-Theatre dining offer at The Wharncliffe restaurant is available on Wednesday and Thursday.
Date: Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 June Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Rotherham Rep Price: £8, Concessions £7
Special Offer – opening night performance, tickets £5 for ages 25 years and under
By John Godber.
Ron and Yvonne, a slightly dull and slightly snobby middle-aged couple decide to desert their usual holidaying venue in France and take their new caravan to a rather downmarket site. At first all seems well, with Yvonne being able to combine fitness training with studying her Mikado music.
Then, their peace is shattered by the arrival of a decidedly tatty van containing the younger and earthier couple Grant and his girlfriend Steph – the caravanners from hell.
Don’t miss this fast, funny play with toe-curling comedy about campsite manners and social pretentions. Their lives will never be the same again.
Season tickets prices: All 4 plays = £24, any 3 plays = £21, any 2 plays = £14
The Pre-Theatre dining offer at The Wharncliffe restaurant is available on Wednesday and Thursday.
Back To Bacharach
Date: Saturday 18 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Back To Bacharach Price: £21*
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David, penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.
This fantastic production recreate Burt Bacharach’s timeless masterpieces and features amazing musicians in a 10 piece band, and 3 of the finest West End vocalists who have appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom Of The Opera and Miss Saigon.
Bacharach’s memorable songs include: Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat and many more.
Featuring much loved songs from legendary artists such as – Cilla Black, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Gene Pitney, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield and The Carpenters to name just a few.
Back to Bacharach, there’s Always Something There To Remind You!
*£1 per ticket sold will be donated by Back to Bacharach to Breast Cancer Now.
Bringing on Back the 60s – starring The New Amen Corner
Date: Sunday 19 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Direct Music Management Ltd. Price: Full price £18.50 – Concessions £17.50
Join us for a fantastic evening with Europe’s leading 60s revivalists, as they perform the million selling hit’s that made the 1960s, which is the most prolific decade in musical history.
“The Corners” as they are affectionately known, have gained the respect of 60s music lovers everywhere, with six national theatre tours now firmly under their belt. They have years of experience backing such 60s icon’s as: Chip Hawkes, Chris Farlowe, Cliff Bennett, Dave Berry, Mike d’Abo, Mike Pender, P.P. Arnold, Steve Ellis, Tony Crane and Wayne Fontana to name but a few! There is no band more qualified than The New Amen Corner to be trusted to keep the tradition of keeping the music of the 60s alive.
Whether you come to this show to relive your childhood memories, or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960s for yourself, this show is a must for you. It’s a show full of timeless classics performed in the most authentic and entertaining way
Bringing on Back the 60s is keeping 60s music alive for future generations.
Will Millard – The Last Hunters: Adventures of the South Seas
Date: Monday 20 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time:7.30pm Produced by: Speakers from the Edge!– The shows production company name –> Price: £12, Concessions £10
Will Millard is the Presenter of BBC Two’s widely praised Hunters of the South Seas series, a writer (for Geographical, Outdoor Fitness, BBC, Daily Telegraph and Vice magazine) and a jungle explorer, who spent his twenties seeking ancient intertribal trade routes in unexplored West Papua, and broadcast his hair-raising experiences rafting the Sierra Leonean border in a critically acclaimed series for BBC Radio 4.
Described by the Times as a “bonafide explorer who looks more like a bookworm than Bear Grylls”, Will brings his humour and genuine sense of wonderment to this brand new show. Featuring stories from the seldom-seen lives of the Bajau spearmen, a first-hand account from the shoulder of an aboriginal whale hunt, and hard lessons from the most remote forest on earth, this promises to be a gripping tale of adventure from the forgotten edges of the planet.
Jethro – 40 Years The Joker
Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Brian Shaw Concerts Price: £18.50
A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage.
Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.
Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage, Jethro ‘Forty Years The Joker’.
Rhythm Of The Dance
Date: Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: National Dance Company Of Ireleand Price: Adults £23, Concessions £21 and Children aged 16 years and under £17
Amazing! Breath-taking! Wonderful!
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 Nos dance style. Featuring stunning choreography, amazing costumes, fabulous sets and highly accomplished live music.
Rhythm Of The Dance creates a new era in Irish entertainment, presenting world champion 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!
Dance fans will be delighted with this spectacular production.
Date: Friday 24 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 8pm Produced by: Stagefright Comedy Price: Full price £10 – Concessions £9
Experience an evening of stand-up comedy at the Grin and Tonic Comedy Club.
A multi-talented comedian, actress, singer and musician and winner of The Soho Theatre One Night Stand-Up Award. Her ‘Phillip Schofield Song’ became an internet hit and was listed in The Huffington Post as The Top Ten Viral Videos in 2012.
Wisecracking Liverpool Comedian Of The Year. His opinionated, brutally honest, no holds barred comedy is gathering a reputation as one of the most exciting young comedians. He will be previewing material from his forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show ‘Honest’.
The Comedy Cellar ‘Best New Yorkshire Act 2015’.
‘Like a third Hairy Biker but with more charm and better punchlines’ – bbc.co.uk
‘A natural in the spotlight, warm, friendly, likeable and smiley he engaged with the audience throughout. Jared Shooter is definitely a shooting star!’ – Derbyshire Times
Compere – Anthony J. Brown
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’ – The List
Suitable for 16 years and over.
The Giant’s Loo Roll
Date: Saturday 25 June 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 2pm Produced by: Talegate Theatre Productions Price: Adults £12 – Child and Concessions £10 and Family Ticket £38*
*Family ticket must consist of either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children
‘Oh Fe Fi Fo. And Fe Fi Fum! Now what shall I do to wipe my …’
‘Bumpety! Bumpety! Bumpety – Bump! A Giant’s toilet roll one day fell to the floor and flew away.’
Look out for the biggest loo roll ever on stage in this GIANT of a children’s musical adventure. The villagers living in the town below the Giant’s house had better watch out, that loo roll has gone bouncing down the hill and straight towards them! Luckily, the townsfolk find lots of uses for runaway loo paper – one sheet provides a huge canvas for an artist, a tailor uses another to fill her shop with paper pants and a school class makes a huge dart that can fly. But what about the Giant himself – doesn’t he need any loo paper? The townspeople have an answer for that, too!
Watch out for some frightened sheep, lots of excited children and a fantastic amount of toilet paper in this rip-roaring new musical. This show has the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book.
Book by Nicholas Allan.
Date: Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm and Saturday 2.15pm Produced by: Gillian Banks Theatre School and Spotlight Theatre company Price: £15
Starlight Express is a rock musical, where the actors famously perform wearing roller skates! In the story, a child’s train set magically comes to life and the various engines compete to become the “Fastest – engine in the World”!
The underdog, Rusty the Steam train, has little chance until he is inspired by the legend of the “Starlight Express” and ultimately defeats his arch-rivals “Greaseball” and “Electra” before going on to win the hand of the lovely first class coach, Pearl.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and choreography by Arlene Phillips.
Let’s Hang On
– The Music Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Date: Sunday 3 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Derek Block presents Price: Full price £22.50 – Concessions £21.50
Following huge demand after their performance here last year, Let’s Hang On returns to Rotherham Civic Theatre with their award-winning celebration of the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!
Featuring an anthology of classic hits including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease and many more!
Prepare for an electric atmosphere and don’t be surprised to find yourself on your feet and dancing before the night is over!
‘An authentic masterpiece’
– The BBC
‘Theses guys are absolutely brilliant’
– The Paul O’Grady Show
Living The Dream
Date: Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7pm Produced by: Acorns To Oaks Price: £6
Everyone has dreams, but we do not all get to ‘Live The Dream’. Join us for a special journey, which is a unique opportunity to see each performer live their dream on the Civic Theatre stage.
For this show we all thought of our favourite musical heroes and put them together to bring you a show that you will never forget. So come and watch as they ‘Live The Dream’.
Acorns to Oaks are a performance group made up of adults with a learning disability, who work with support to bring you the very best in entertainment.
Set The Stage On Fire
Date: Friday 8 to Saturday 9 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Rotherham Dance Centre Price: £10
Rotherham Dance Centre presents their annual production for 2016. The talented performers bring a fresh, new production during this energetic show, packed with various dance styles and accomplished dance routines.
See some of the most talented children in Rotherham showcase everything from ballet to commercial street dance, accompanied by a variety of fabulous music, featuring hit songs old and new.
We promise that audiences won’t be disappointed during this entertaining show.
West End To Broadway
Date: Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7pm and Saturday matinee 2pm Produced by: Born To Perform Academy Price: Full price £10 – Concessions £8.50 (Monday only)
Join us for a very entertaining production with a combination of song and dance numbers from all the hit musicals. These include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Shrek, The Sound of Music and much, much more.
Don’t Walk… Dance
Date: Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: JHL School of Dance Price: Full price £10.50 – Concessions £10
We invite you to join us in an evening of dance spectacular.
Experience a foot-tapping show full of glitz, glamour and sparkle.
Bang En Pointe!
Date: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7pm Produced by: Parker-Knight School of Dance Price: Full price £11 – Concessions £10
We invite you to see the annual spectacular production! Audiences will experience a display of multitude dance styles, now also with the added extra of Performing Arts too. There is literally something for everyone in this show for all the family.
Come and join us as we journey through different dance genres, songs, and music for all to enjoy with guest vocalists and the odd surprise along the way.
With first class lighting and sound, you don’t want to miss this fantastic production.
Legend of a Band
Date: Sunday 24 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: GRT Productions Ltd. Price: Full price £22 – Concessions £20
This spectacular production pays close attention to detail, has great musicianship and phenomenal harmonies which are synonymous with The Moody Blues and ‘Legend of a Band’ – as they faithfully recreate and celebrate the essence of what makes The Moody Blues music unforgettable and memorable.
Featuring Gordy Marshall and Paul Bliss (Kit and Keys – The Moody Blues), Mick Wilson (Lead Vocals – 10CC, Cliff Richard, Lionel Richie, Jeff Lynne), Tim Maple (Guitar – Leona Lewis, Olly Murs, Westlife) and Malcolm Moore (Bass – James Blunt, Joss Stone, Alison Moyet), these five world-class musicians, singers and songwriters bring you a new and exciting show celebrating some of the best classic Rock and Pop music of a generation.
From timeless classics like Tuesday Afternoon, I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, Legend Of A Mind, Question and the unforgettable Nights In White Satin, the ‘Legend of a Band’ presents a musical tribute to the music of the amazing Moody Blues.
Let’s Do It Again – The Revolvers
Date: Friday 29 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: John Wilson Music Price: £18
This show journeys from the birth of rock ‘n’ roll to the demise of the Beatles. What makes this show so different? These boys are young, vibrant, happy and exciting with a genuine love for the period. It’s as if you had gone back in a time machine and is experiencing the real thing!
The legendary artists covered in the show include: The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, Simon and Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Searchers, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Roy Orbison and many more!
If you ever wondered what all the fuss was about, then this show is one for you to see.
Thank ABBA For The Music
Date: Saturday 30 July 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Derek Block presents Price: Full price £22.50 – Concessions £21.50
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history’s most successful and entertaining live bands.
Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits, including – Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more!
With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, some tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and of course ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies – this is the ultimate feel-good party show!
‘The biggest party with the UK’s best ABBA tribute’
– The Sands Centre, Carlisle (Eagles hit songwriter)
‘You were amazing!’
– The Stage, Gateshead
Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party TM
Date: Saturday 10 September 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Mark Robinson Productions Price: Full price £18, Concessions £17
2016 is a year of celebration for all Buddy Holly fans as Buddy Holly would have been 80 years old! To this very day Buddy Holly and his music are respected worldwide and so Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets will not be sad at the loss, but bring you a show to celebrate the man and his music.
Four West End Artists pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Dion Di Mucci along with the four piece band The Counterfeit Crickets in a recreation of the last tour given in the Surf Ballroom in Iowa, U.S.A. Featuring all the classic hits which will have you up and out of your seats for a two hour uplifting show, from Heartbeat, Blue Days Black Nights, Bo Diddley, True Love Ways, Chantilly Lace, La Bamba, Run Around Sue, you will not be disappointed in an evening of pure rock ‘n’ roll at its best!
Marc Robinson from the original ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, ‘Buddy’ The Musical, and many more hit shows around Great Britain and Europe, shares the passion of celebrating the music of Buddy Holly.
Will rock ‘n’ roll ever die? That’ll be the day!
Peter Pan the Musical
Date: Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 September Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, 2.15 Saturday Matinee Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy Price: £14/£13
Close your eyes tight and imagine you can fly, as you take off on a magical trip to Never Land, where you never grow old.
JM Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who refused to grow up is reborn as a spectacular musical with a score by Stiles & Drewe and a book by the late Willis Hall, as Peter Pan whisks the Darling family’s children beyond the stars to his island where there are “no tedious distances between one adventure and the next”.
“The tunes escalate the magic…. and makes the already brilliant J M Barrie story all the more sublime.” Yorkshire Evening Post about the original Leeds production
Date:Thursday 29 September Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Artistes International Management Ltd Price:£22
Early in 1981, four complete strangers came together and Bucks Fizz was born. In the eight weeks between that first meeting and appearing on “A Song for Europe” on 11th March 1981, Bucks Fizz were hurled into a melee of rehearsing, recording, styling, interviews and photography. All that hard work and effort was to pay dividends – they went on to win the Song For Europe and Eurovision Song Contest 1981 and became household names around the world.
With over 20 singles released over the next few years including 3 number ones, “My Camera Never Lies”, “Land Of Make Believe” and of course, “Making Your Mind Up”, they sold in excess of 15 million records, spending 219 weeks in the UK charts alone! Making Your Mind Up went to No 1 in nine countries!
In 2016 the band will celebrate 35 years since winning the Eurovision and they want all their fans to come along and celebrate this anniversary with them, so Let’s make this night a night to remember like the prestigious 30th anniversary sell-out gig at The London Palladium….And yes, they still rip the skirts off!
Barry Steele and Friends – The Roy Orbison Story
Date: Saturday 8 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by:LMS WORLDWIDE LTD Price: Full price £16
This musical and semi-autobiographical celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable, as Barry Steele takes you on this specially revamped musical journey in time, from the early sun years right through to the late 80’s and the internationally acclaimed concert ‘The black and white night’. The show also pays homage to the time Roy spent with the Traveling Wilburys.
Add to the mix star our fabulous musicians and singers celebrating the music from legends Roy actually shared centre stage with, and you have yourselves an incredible fusion of 60’s solid gold classics and 80’s contemporary musical genius all on one stage.
This production really is very special, so come along and celebrate the Big O’s legacy with us!
‘True Identikit Brilliance’
– The Stage
TUKUO – The Unique Komedy Ukulele Orchestra
Date: Sunday 16 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: KCP Concerts Price: £22, Concession £20
The Ukulele’s are back!
Is it possible for anyone to create a show that brilliantly combines music from Mozart to Monty Python, Bach to the Beatles, Chick Corea to Rossini?
The answer of course in the case of TUKUO is a resounding “YES!” With the miniature instrument of choice, the famous and unbelievable sound of the Ukulele, originally from Hawaii.
After three hugely successful European Tours, they’re coming back in 2016. Directed by Peter Moss, The Unique Komedy Ukulele Orchestra (TUKUO) and their totally unique vocal harmony blend brings audiences to their feet. The show combines TUKUO’s brilliantly daring and inventive arrangements with their own brand of typical British humour.
‘I Love To Boogie’ with T.Rextasy
Date: Saturday 22 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments Price: £19.50
Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including Telegram Sam and Jeepster, he was able to obtain another Top 20 record in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, I Love to Boogie.
T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically outlives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan and T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
Truly a rock ’n’ roll concert for all ages – if you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!
‘T.Rextasy – awarded the accolade of ‘The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK’
– BBC1 TV
‘They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing’
– Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)
Date:Friday 28 & Saturday 29 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by:Artistes International Management Ltd Price: £21
One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker, Tristan de Winter to an uncomfortable crossroads.
Albert Blunderstone has been hiding abroad for ten years after having committed a bank robbery with a small time crook called Nodger Wilson. On the day that he flies home to attend a funeral, he runs into Betty who used to be married to Nodger and in an attempt to find out what happened to his share of the dosh, he befriends Betty and her current husband Billy Blenkinsopp.
The lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker Tristan de Winter become inextricably linked towards a path that is leading to The Pearly Gates and a disgruntled Guardian Angel named Thelma.
A brand new comedy play that will have you dying with laughter!!
Written by Leah Bell and Crissy Rock
Original Music by Mike Redway
The Lady Boys Of Bangkok
Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Gandey World Class Productions Price: Full price £23 – Concessions £21
The sun may rise in the east but at least The Lady Boys Of Bangkok are coming with it! The hottest funniest production this side of Bangkok is back with their brand new show, taking the UK to the highest levels of frantic fun, lively laughter and unabated euphoria that only the Lady Boys know how!
This year’s furious fever pitch show includes Thailand’s most alluring and arresting Lady Boys who are here for a record breaking 17th season! This blazing hot production seamlessly blends comedy and chart topping hits with the beautiful choreography of the Lady Boys to bring you a staging like no other!
The Lady Boys Of Bangkok fast became the country’s favourite touring cabaret show since their first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe back in 1998.
The party like no other party!
The show like no other show!
The girls like no other girls!
The Lady Boys are ready to Party – are you?
‘This is high on the list of shows to see before you die, so why not do it now?’
– Fringe Guru, Brighton
‘It’s an irresistible, irrepressible evening that guarantees a great night out!’
– The British Theatre Guide
‘The Lady Boys Of Bangkok are simply the best cabaret floor-show you will see at the Fringe or anywhere else, they are simply fantastic!’
– Edinburgh Guide
Date: Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 November 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by: Wickersley Youngstars Price: £12
With outstanding songs such as Come Follow the Band, The Colours of My Life and There is a Sucker Born Every Minute, this fabulous, colourful extravaganza takes you through the lives of showman P.T. Barnum and his amazing circus acts – the likes of which no one had ever seen before.
You don’t want to miss Wickersley Youngstars in this brilliant show, after their memorable performances of Les Misérables last year.
So come along to a fantastic evening of entertainment and ‘Join the Circus’.
Miracle on 34th Street the Musical
Date: Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 November Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, 2.15 Saturday Matinee Produced by: Rotherham Musical Theatre Company Price: £14/£13
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic The Music Man! Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Wilson.
Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year old daughter Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbour Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed but when it turns out Macy’s Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Filled with humour, spectacle, and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying.
Miracle On 34th Street The Musical is the perfect treat for any family.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Date: Thursday 1 December 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017 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 and Boxing day performances – Adults £16, Children & Concessions £14 & Family ticket* £56
*Family Tickets – 4 tickets to include a minimum of two children
Under 2’s go for FREE when sitting on an adult’s lap:
Children under the age of 2 years go FREE when purchasing an adult ticket with the child sitting on the adult’s lap. To obtain an Under 2’s ticket, please visit in person or call the Box Office on 01709 823621.
Children Aged Under 2 in a separate seat:
If a child under the age of 2 years wishes to sit in a separate seat then a children’s priced ticket must be purchased – these can only be obtained in person or by calling the Box Office on 01709 823621.
Gala Night: Friday 2 December at 6.30pm. Tickets £11
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest pantomime of them all!
Come and see the beautiful Snow White and her seven tiny friends from the enchanted forest attempt to defeat their evil ruler the Wicked Queen.
The Wicked Queen was jealous of Snow White as soon as her magic mirror told her Snow White was the fairest in all the land. Will Snow White meet her handsome prince and live happily ever after?
Come and see this popular fairy tale featuring a professional cast filled with amazing characters including the magical Snow White, a handsome Prince and the loveable seven dwarfs.
With amazing scenery, stunning costumes, brilliant song and dance routines, loads of audience interaction, hilarious jokes and plenty of booing and hissing for the Wicked Queen.
The stars of the pantomime will be revealed soon, so watch this space!
Book early to guarantee the best seats for this year’s festive spectacular!
Reviews of Shone Productions 2015-16 ‘Cinderella’
‘Lives up to high expectations’
– The Stage
‘If spectacle, sparkle and slapstick is your thing, there’s magic aplenty in this seasonal treat – whatever your age’
– Rotherham Advertiser
‘You’ll gasp at the sparkles, laugh at the endless jokes and sing about being happy’
– The Reviews Hub
‘For fun, festive, family entertainment Rotherham Civic is the place to be… oh yes it is!’
– The Star
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: £14, Concessions £13
Special Offer: All tickets on Tuesday are only £10
£1 off any ticket price when purchases before 31 August 2016
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!