Opera Boys

Opera Boys

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!

Watch a video trailer of the Opera Boys

Tree Fu Tom Live!

Tree Fu Tom

Date: Friday 31 July 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 1pm
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.

Watch a video trailer of a live performance of Tree Fu Tom

TREE FU TOM (c) BBC and FremantleMedia MMX

*Family tickets must consist of 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

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!

VIEW the video trailer of The Simon and Garfunkel Story


– Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

‘Authentic and Exciting’

– The Stage


ABBAMANIA – Celebrating 40th Anniversary of ABBA

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.

Ricky Valance

Ricky Valance

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

Fur Coat and No Knickers

Date: Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 September 2015
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 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.

Season tickets prices: All 4 plays = £24, any 3 plays = £21, any 2 plays = £14



Date: Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 September 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy

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’

– Time Out

‘It’s Grease for the 21st century’

– Yorkshire Post

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Marty Wilde

Date: Sunday 27 September 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Brian Shaw
Price: £21

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 Big Band

The Five Star Swing Big Band show

Date: Thursday 1 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Triangle Productions
Price: Full price £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”

– Telegraph

“Superb – they swing like crazy!”

– Sheila Tracy, BBC

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne

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.

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Showstoppers 2015

Date: Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Gillian Banks Theatre School
Price: £10.50

Showstoppers 2015 is a family entertainment evening, showcasing all styles of dance and performing arts including aerial work. The show combines singing, dancing and drama in this evening of entertainment.

Storm in a D-Cup

Storm in a D-Cup

Date: Thursday 8 October 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 8pm
Produced by: Amber Topaz
Price: £10

Direct from London’s West End, international showgirl and Rotherham born Amber Topaz brings home her sell out one woman show ‘Storm in a D Cup – Explosion of a Burlesque Supernova’.

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 and 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 lifestyle.

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.

Suitable for ages 16 years and older.

‘An explosion of charisma & stage presence unmatched between music, song, comedy and seduction’

– GQ.com

‘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

Grin & 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.

Shazia Mirza
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.

Jack Carroll
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

Nathan Hudson – ‘Hilarity Bites’ finalist with insightful banter and bonhomie from a Rotherham lad made good.

With resident compere – Anthony J. Brown, a Jongleurs/Metro ‘Stand & Deliver’ Award winner and BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up.

This show is suitable for ages 16 years and over.

Steve Smith and Gervase Finn

Gervase Phinn & his friend Steve Smith

Date: Saturday 10 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £16

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

Matt Monro Story – with Mattr Monro Jnr

Date: Sunday 18 October 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Matt Monro Jnr presents
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’

– Frank Sinatra

Taken from the Enigma machine

Codebreakers – The Story of Enigma

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: All-Electric Production
Price: £16

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

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 he sees 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’

– remotegoat.co.uk

‘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 with Les Mckeown

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

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.

VIEW the video trailer of The Elvis Years

‘The best Elvis since Elvis!’

– Donna Presley

‘The King is re-born – the audience loved it!’

– The Times

‘Elvis lives’

– Daily Mirror

‘He lights up the stage’

– BBC1

Jets Dance Centre

Showtime 2015 – Jets 10 Year Celebration

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.

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LDN Wrestling

Date: Friday 30 October 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: LDN Wrestling
Price: Full price £15, Child & 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 & Friends

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 Dusty Springfield, 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 Miserables - School Edition

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.

Stars @ Last

Stars @ Last

Date: Friday 6 November 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Safe @ Last Children’s Charity
Price: £10

Please notethe correct performance date is Friday 6 November and not Saturday 6 November, as it is incorrectly displayed in the Sept. 2015 to Jan. 2016 Theatre brochure. We apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused.

This exciting all new variety show promises to be bigger and better than ever with a superb line-up of professional acts, supported by some of the finest talent in the area. There will be great excitement this year as a certain mystery showbiz celebrity makes a guest appearance!

Expect gales of laughter at the comedy sketches from hilarious comedians and novelty acts. Enjoy fully costumed extracts from musicals, spectacular dance routines, drama pieces, cabaret numbers, all backed by superb musicians.

All proceeds go to Safe @ Last children’s charity working to keep local children and young people safe from the risks of running away.

Stars @ Last is kindly sponsored by Rotherham Council and B & B Press.

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

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

‘Five stars’

– Whatsonstage.com

Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

Date: Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 November 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Rotherham Musical Theatre Company
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.

Sitting Pretty - Rotherham Rep

Sitting Pretty

Date: Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 November
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 Amy Rosenthal.

Rotherham Rep’s audiences told them that they like ‘feel good’ stories and, described by the Evening Standard as a play which ‘warms the heart and tickles the soul’. Sitting Pretty certainly fits the bill.

Out of work and in deep depression Nancy discovers a position in an art class posing as a model. This soon turns out to provide her with a whole new lease of life dispelling the notion that growing older means giving up.

Please note: this show contains partial nudity.

Season tickets prices: All 4 plays = £24, any 3 plays = £21, any 2 plays = £14

Cinderella Pantomime 2015-16


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!

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Christmas Crooners - Baby It's Cold Outside

Christmas Crooners – Baby It’s Cold Outside

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.

Andrew Newton - The Hypnotist Live!

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

Maltby Miners Welfare Band

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

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 & Service Personnel £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.

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The Ladykillers

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.



Date: Saturday 20 February 2016
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19.50

‘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

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.

Acorn Antiques

Acorn Antiques

Date: Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm & Saturday 2.15pm
Produced by: Maltby Musical Theatre Group
Price: Full price £12, Concessions £10 (Tuesday and Saturday matinee only) .
Special ticket offer for under 25′s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday £6 – proof of ID is required for age 25 year’s and under

Following on from their award winning production of the comedy The Producers, Maltby Musical Theatre Group are proud to present Acorn Antiques.

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 tapping 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?

Winners of the NODA award for ‘The Producers’.

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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’.



Date: Tuesday 5 to Friday 9 April
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 Ronald Harwood.

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred, who often used to work together, live in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, where, each October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday.

The trio’s peace is soon shattered by the arrival of Jean, who was a huge star in her time and was once unhappily married to Reginald.

Will the four ever sing together again? Do they even want to? Can they do it? But the show must go on.

This lovely, warm, witty and very funny play was adapted by Ronald Harwood into a film starring Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay.

Season tickets prices: All 4 plays = £24, any 3 plays = £21, any 2 plays = £14

Singin' in the Rain - Chapeltown and District Amateur Operatic Society

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.

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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.

Pitch Perfect

Perfect Pitch

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