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
Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band in Concert
Date: Friday 9 September 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7:30pm Produced by: Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band Price: Full price £7 – Concessions £5
Join us for an evening of wonderful entertainment with the award winning Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band. Featuring the best loved music from films, shows, famous marches and some classics too. This show will have something for everyone.
If you like the sound of brass bands you will be delighted with the performance of the Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band. Audiences will enjoy a pleasurable concert from start to finish.
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
The Simon and Garfunkel Story – 50th Anniversary Tour
Date: Sunday 25 September 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Produced by: Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd Time:7.30pm Price: Full price £19 – Concessions £18
A brand new show for 2016! Direct from its success in London’s West End and a sold out UK tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration 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!
– Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
‘Authentic and Exciting’
– The Stage
The Real Thing
Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: The Real Thing Price: Full price £22 – Concessions £20
Britain’s No.1 Soul band celebrates an incredible 40 years in the business. The three original vocalists Chris and Eddie Amoo, and Dave Smith perform with their own 5 piece band, including hits as Whenever You Want My Love or You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing
In the 70’s The Real Thing sold three million singles, including such hits as You to Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Feel The Force. In the 80’s, their hit singles were all remixed and became huge hits again, thanks to the band’s massive following. Book your tickets now and make this a night to remember.
Derek is one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and performer like no other. His brand new ‘Soul Reunion Tour’ is coming to Rotherham.
A thoroughly modern medium, Derek appeals to generations to young and old alike and he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Where Derek goes, others follow.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this very special event.
Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only.
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!
The Chicago Blues Brothers – Jailbreak Tour
Date: 30 September 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Derek Block Productions Price: Full price £21 – Concessions £20
The legendary Chicago Blues Brothers are back on their brand new Jailbreak Tour!
Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon, this non-stop revue is packed with over two hours of the very best Blues, motown & Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies including Everybody Needs Somebody, Soul Man, Respect and Shake a Tail Feather – plus plenty of laughs too!
With an elaborate new stage production including a 9-piece live band, the show also features classics from James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and many more!
Join us for an unforgettable evening of rip roaring entertainment and don’t forget your Pork Pie Hats and Sunglasses!!
‘Highly charged, fun and infectious!’
– The Stage
‘A high octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up’
– The Bristol Post
‘True Identikit Brilliance’
– The Stage
Date: Saturday 1 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Singalonga Productions Price: Full price £15, Concessions £10
The sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word…
The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your magic moments fun packs. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive.
Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen.
It couldn’t be easier… or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
Forever in Blue Jeans
Date: Thursday 6 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Full House Productions Price: Full price: £20, Concessions £18.50
Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever in Blue Jeans celebrates 21 happy and successful years On the Road.
A perfect feast of entertainment with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. This big hearted show includes songs from Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters and Carol King. Not to mention hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many, many more.
The terrific Red Hot Blue Jeans Band perform stunning instrumentals and the show ends with everyone invited to the party for the Grand Finale of the great Neil Diamond hit Forever in Blue Jeans.
Come and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS where the star of the show is the show itself.
SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK – The Rod Stewart Story
Date: Friday 7 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Chameleon Music Marketing Ltd Price: Full price £19 – Concessions £18
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!
Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.
The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
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 £19
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
Date: Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm Produced by:Phoenix Players Price: £9.00
In association with Tiger Aspect Productions and Comic Relief, Phoenix Players present 3 of the best episodes.
Rather than become a prostitute as her father desires, Kate decides to seek her fortune in London disguised as a male. She gains employment in the house of Edmund Blackadder, who finds himself strangely attracted to this new “manservant” and unsure what to do about it. Enter Lord Flashheart!
The president of the Bank of the Black Monks – the Bishop of Bath & Wells, (“service with a smile and a stab”) threatens Edmund with torture and death unless he repays the £1000 he owes. While always portraying himself as fabulously wealthy, Blackadder is in fact totally broke, and so he needs to find a way to make money very quickly…. or find something that the Bishop like more than money.
Edmund Blackadder is thrilled when his wealthy but puritanical relatives announce their desire to meet and discuss his inheritance. While planning an ingratiatingly Spartan dinner for them (a turnip shaped like a thingy), he is summoned to court where he accidentally agrees to host a riotous drinking competition at his house on the same night.
Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.
Season ticket for all 3 Phoenix Productions £24, must be booked before 15th October 2016
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.
The Haunting of Exham Priory
Date: Monday 17 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Rumpus Theatre Company Price: Full price £13 – Concessions £11
A spine-tingling new play by H. P Lovecraft.
Based on the classic Gothic chiller “The Rats in the Walls”. Mr Delapore retires to England to restore his ancestral home, Exham Priory, which has lain ruined for over 300 years.
But what tragedy overtook the ancient de la Poer family in a single night and why do the locals hate and fear the Priory so much. What is there in the walls that so unsettles the Delapore cats?
As Delapore and his young friend Captain Norrys uncover more and more of its past, Exham Priory reveals a truth more horrific than either man could possibly have imagined!
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Vienna Festival Ballet Price: Full price £19.50 – Concessions £17
Join the Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of
Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairy tale and answers the question – who is the fairest one of all?
Based on the traditional Grimm brothers’ story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements – a beautiful girl, an enchanted mirror, a poisoned apple. Hip-hopping dwarfs help Snow White find her Prince Charming. This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.
‘The entire show was captivating from start to finish’
– Welwyn Hatfield Times
‘An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking’
Date: Thursday 20 October 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Barron Knights Price: £17.50
Back by popular demand! They’re one of the most entertaining groups from the 60s and 70s. Their musicianship, harmonies and of course their humour make them what their peers call ‘The Guvnors’.
The Barron Knights are supremely talented, and are winners of the UK Rock and Pop awards as ‘Best Entertainers’. They have toured once with the Beatles, and twice with the Rolling Stones. They inspired Bill Wyman to buy a guitar back in 1961.
You’ll be rocking and laughing as well as rolling. The show has lots of new material as well as the old favourites like Call up the Groups. They play their inimitable version of the William Tell Overture, Windmills of your Mind and their Flamenco party piece Malaguana is always requested.
Audiences will walk out the theatre with happy memories of the show titled ‘Soundtrack Of Our Lives’.
Grin and Tonic Comedy Club
Date: Friday 21 October Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Stagefright Comedy Price: Full price £10, Concessions £9
Experience an evening of stand-up comedy at the Grin and Tonic Comedy Club.
Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2015. From Dave’s One Night Stand, The Weird World Of Russell Brand, The Stand-Up Show, Hebburn and Clive Anderson’s Chat Room. He was also a regular in BBC2’s Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal.
‘Relentless originality…manic and gripping’
– The Guardian
Northern raconteur as seen in Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing, Mrs Brown’s Boys and the Ken Loach film Looking For Eric.
‘An act everyone deserves to see at least once’
‘A one woman comedic whirlwind’
Can Comedy’s Best New Comedian and Hot Water Comedy’s New Comedian of the Year.
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’
– The List
Compere – Anthony J. Brown
‘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 Five Star Swing Big Band Show
Date: Tuesday 1 November 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Triangle Productions Price: Full price £20 – Concessions £18
Experience an evening of the unique sights and sounds from the golden era of jazz and blues music, as featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.
Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. 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!
Don’t miss an evening of pure smooth music – a must see for all jazz fans!
The Lady Boys Of Bangkok
Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Exchange Events Ltd 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
Foster & Allen in Concert
Date: Friday 4 November 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: ETM Ltd Price: £20
Foster & Allen are bringing their 40th Anniversary Tour to the U.K. this autumn. Celebrating 40 years together in the music business they will be performing their hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘Old Flames’ as well as some of their recent recordings like ‘Gold & Silver Days’, ‘A Hug’ and songs from their “Celebration” CD.
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’
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‘You’ll gasp at the sparkles, laugh at the endless jokes and sing about being happy’
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‘For fun, festive, family entertainment Rotherham Civic is the place to be… oh yes it is!’
– The Star
Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band – An Evening of Carols and Christmas Music
Date: Tuesday 13 December and Wednesday 14 December 2016 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band Price: Full price £7, Concessions £5
Join us for the perfect start to your Christmas season. We promise plenty of Christmas cheer and merriment during an evening packed full with all your favourite seasonal songs.
Have a magical time singing along to lots of Christmas songs, 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 the audience gets into the festive spirit throughout this entertaining concert.
Make sure you have Christmas all wrapped up with a fun evening celebrating the best festive music and songs.
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!
Date: Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 4th March 2017 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm Produced by: Wickersley Musical Theatre Company Price:Saturday evening £14, all other evenings £13, Concessions £12.00 (Tuesday and Saturday Matinee only)
Following on from their complete sell out of Hairspray, Wickersley Musical Theatre Company are back with the fantastic Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s musical OKLAHOMA!
Set in western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that they will succeed in making a life together. A further romance is happening with cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie who has fallen for a pedlar, Ali Hakim, while Will is away in Kansas City, resulting in an angry father with a shotgun!!
Woven into all this is Judd Fry, a hired hand at Laurey’s ranch who has jealous feelings for her which lead him into serious trouble. This musical is packed with wonderful, toe tapping songs that will stay with you, and include Oh, what a beautiful morning, The surrey with the fringe on top, People will say we’re in love, The farmer and the cowman, the fabulous Oklahoma and many more.
This is a fantastic musical for all the family – so book your tickets today.
After a sell-out production of ‘Annie’, Steps are back with the magical HAIRSPRAY!
Welcome to the 60’s where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams. You Can’t Stop The Beat as she sets out to dance her way onto national TV with The Nicest Kids In Town. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!
With musical numbers that include, Good morning Baltimore, The Nicest Kids in Town and You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray is the irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away. Let your hair down and book now!
Book by Mark O Donnell & Thomas Meehan, Music by: Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by: Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.