Rotherham's 2014 Pantomime Spectacular

Aladdin


Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: Various performances
Produced by: Shone Productions in association with Rotherham MBC
Price: Children £11.00 – £12.00, Adults £13.00 – £14.00 and
Family Ticket* £44.00 – £48.00
*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.

Gala Night: All tickets £10.00 on Friday 5 December, 6.30pm

This Christmas, Shone Productions are delighted to be flying into Rotherham Civic Theatre with the magical pantomime adventure, Aladdin. Join us for a beloved tale filled with love, comedy, laughter, music and lots of sparkle!

There is only one way to find out – come and see this spectacular production featuring “The Beast” Mark Labbett from ITV game show ‘The Chase’ as the evil Abanazar, who is joined by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finalist, the hilarious comedian Ricky K as ‘Aladdin’, West End Star Alexandra Hans as the beautiful Princess Jasmine and Mark Hudson who returns by popular demand as our panto dame ‘Widow Twankey’.

Accompanied by a talented professional cast with beautiful scenery, stunning costumes, dazzling song and dance routines, and hilarious jokes plus lots of audience participation accompanied by a fantastic live band.

Don’t miss this magical festive treat! May all your wishes come true during this festive season – join us for a magic carpet ride of a pantomime.

See what fun is in store! View and share the Aladdin official launch video trailer

Visit the Aladdin page for more information.


Andrew Newton presents The Hypnotist Live

The Hypnotist Live!
Andrew Newton’s Unique Comedy Show

Date: Thursday 11th December 2014
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Andrew Newton presents
Price: £12
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER – BUY 2 AND GET 2 FREE!
A family group of 4 can come for just £6 each!
- This includes a minimum booking of 4 tickets for the offer price to apply – additional tickets are also £6 each when booked in the ‘Buy 2 and Get 2 FREE’ offer.

The world famous hypnotist Andrew Newton returns to Rotherham Civic Theatre by public demand!

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 suitable for the whole family.

To find out more information about Andrew Newton visit his webpage

‘Andrew Newton kept last night’s audience laughing from start to finish… What lifted the proceedings was Newton’s own personality and approach… slick, highly polished… Newton would have been funny no matter what his act’

– Yorkshire Evening Post

‘Newton… kept us screaching with laughter right to the end. What lifted the proceedings even more was Newton’s skill as an entertainer, something that raises him far above all others of his ilk’

– Sydney Morning Herald, 5 May 2013


Maltby Miners

An Evening Of Carols And Christmas Music

Date: Thursday 18 December 2014*
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Maltby Miners Welfare Band
Price: Full price £7 – concessions £5
*PLEASE NOTE – all tickets for this show are SOLD OUT.

Start your Christmas with a bang and join the ever popular Maltby Miners Welfare Band. Together with compare Mark Taylor, this is sure to get you in the festive spirit with a joyful evening of carols and Christmas music.


Out Of Focus

Out Of Focus

Date: Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st January 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Phoenix Players
Price: £8

By Peter Gordon

Join us for an entertaining evening of drama and laughter with the talented Phoenix Players.

The church hall is overbooked as a mix of characters from the local community descends for a Brownie meeting, a badminton game, auditions for the vicar’s wife’s pantomime and a talk on steam locomotives.

Confusion reigns until everyone finally unites for a common cause – the production of the pantomime.

With kind permission of Samuel French Ltd.


The Billy Fury Years

The Billy Fury Years

Date: Sunday 1st February 2015

Location: Civic Theatre

Time: 7.30pm

Produced by: ETM Ltd.

Price: £17.50

‘The Billy Fury Years’ takes you on a musical journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock ‘n’ roller. This brand new show has new songs and new costumes for 2015.

Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians bring you an exciting two hour show filled with Fury’s greatest hits including – Jealousy, I Will, In Thoughts Of You, and Halfway To Paradise to name but a few, all delivered in true Fury style.

Hailed by critics as ‘The best Fury since Fury’, Michael bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Fury which he further enhances by a series of wonderful costume changes. But if that is not enough, the production is further enhanced by the addition of a fantastic audio and video presentation.

‘The Billy Fury Years’ really is the definitive Billy Fury stage show…. ever!

View The Billy Fury Years trailer

‘King captured fully the sound, the gestures, the mannerisms, even the physical appearance of arguably Britain’s greatest Rock and Roll singer’

– The Beat Magazine

‘The songs span Fury’s entire career from his initial record release (Maybe Tomorrow) through to his final one, Forget Him – which, thanks to this thoughtful and welcome tribute show, his legion of fans never will’

– The Stage


Magical Mozart By Candlelight

Magical Mozart By Candlelight

Date: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: World On Stage Ltd.
Price: Full price £18 – Concessions £17

From the producers of ‘A Viennese Strauss Gala’, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers transport you back to the sumptuous past in the ‘Magical Mozart By Candlelight’.

Join us for an evening of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s Operas such as: The Magic Flute, The Marriage Of Figaro, Così Fan Tutte, and many more beautifully sung moments from his world famous operas. Also, the European Spirit Ensemble will perform some of his most memorable pieces of Mozart’s Magical music!

Don’t miss an evening of Mozart Masterpieces!


Only Fools and Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis

Date: Thursday 5th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £15

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1′s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Only Fools and Boycie

Only Fools and Horses “Boycie” – played by John Challis

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, John will be spilling the beans about his Only Fools and Horses co-stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, and his friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, whilst signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and his novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.


Magic Of The Beatles

A Hard Day’s Night with the Magic Of The Beatles – Golden Anniversary Tour

Date: Friday 6th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: EasyTheatres.com
Price: £18.50

Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show, celebrating the Golden Anniversary of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.

The film, album and hit single of the same name propelled John, Paul, George and Ringo to worldwide stardom. The film captured The Beatles at the peak of Beatlemania, and the album and single established the Fab Four as the greatest group the world has ever seen.

The Magic of the Beatles superbly recreates their legendary live performances and more, taking audiences on a journey from their “mop top” roots to the psychedelia of Sgt. Pepper and beyond, with songs ranging from Love Me Do to Let It Be.

Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship ‘Come Together’ in a lavish magical musical trip back to ‘Yesterday’.

A Hard Day’s Night with The Magic of the Beatles celebrates the most exciting time in pop music history live and in concert.

Celebrities who have seen this fantastic show include – David and Victoria Beckham; Sir Richard Branson; Madonna and Guy Ritchie; Tiger Woods; Wayne Rooney; Gordon Ramsay and a host of other worldwide stars.

Find out more about the Magic Of The Beatles performances on the Production Company’s website – click here

See a video clip of the Magic Of The Beatles performing live – click here


Luke Jermay

Luke Jermay – Sixth Sense

Date: Saturday 7th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 8pm
Produced by: Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd.
Price: Full price £15 – Concessions £13

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. ‘Jermay’s – Sixth Sense’ has gained critical acclaim with 5 star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End.

You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers – he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. From your favourite schoolteacher, childhood pet even the colour of your underwear, Jermay impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy and personal predictions about your future developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy.

Written and performed by Luke Jermay.
Directed by Michael Weber.

See Luke Jermay performing live – view a video trailer

‘My jaw dropped repeatedly… Jermay puts us in a state where we can wonder whether life has more possibilities than we thought it did an hour before’

– The Times

‘Jermay is different… to gain power like his he must be in league with the Devil. Utterly astonishing in the extreme’

– Edinburgh Evening News

‘Jermay is mind blowing. You would be out of your mind to miss this show!’

– The Sun


Little Voice

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Date: Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full price £8 – Concessions £7 (Wednesday and Thursday only)
Tuesday Night Saver – Tickets £2 for ages 25 years and under

By Jim Cartwright.

In this heart-warming tale, shy “Little Voice” spends most of her time hidden away with her late father’s record collection, perfecting her astonishing impersonations of famous divas including Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe, Edith Piaf, Judy Garland and Dusty Springfield.

Her extraordinary talent remains a secret, until she is overheard by her mother’s boyfriend, Ray, who sets about creating the show of the century with “Little Voice” as his star. When the big night arrives, Ray is convinced that this is his last chance for fame and fortune. But has anyone asked “Little Voice” what she wants?

Rotherham Rep season ticket prices: All 5 plays £30, 4 plays £25, 3 plays £21. For more information call the Ticket Secretary on 0114 2874022.


Milkshake Live

Milkshake! Live

Date: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 1.00pm and 3.30pm
Produced by: Premier Stage Productions Ltd
Price: Full price £12.50, Concessions £10.50 – Family Ticket £42* Family ticket £42* (£40 if purchased before Wednesday 17 Dec 2014)
*Family tickets must consist of 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children.

The show’s stellar line up includes Little Princess, Bananas in Pyjamas, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Pip from Pip Ahoy! Bello from Jelly Jamm, Chloe from Chloe’s Closet, Tommy and Tallulah from Tickety Toc, Toby and Dolores from Toby’s Travelling Circus and Milkshake’s very own Milkshake Monkey! The show will feature two Milkshake! presenters, including Jen Pringle, Derek Moran, Amy Thompson, Olivia Birchenough and Curtis Angus.

This all new musical extravaganza is bound to have audiences up on their feet, singing along, and jumping with delight! As the preparations for Milkshake Monkey’s surprise birthday party get underway, all the guests are busy with their very special party jobs! But what happens when Milkshake Monkey disappears? The presenters will need the audience’s help to find him in time for the party!

View the Milkshake! Live video trailer


The Circus Of Horrors - The Night Of The Zombie

The Circus Of Horrors – The Night Of The Zombie

Date: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: The Circus Of Horrors
Price: Full price £21.50/£17.50 – Concessions £18.50/£14.50

The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and now a ‘West End’ smash is back to mark its 20th anniversary in spectacular style.

Appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream, its TV credits now boast the X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant and Dec, The One Show and A Royal Command Performance.

Last year saw another giant leap for the show when it began a series of dates in London’s West End, becoming the first circus to appear in a West End Theatre for 100 years.

The latest incarnation ‘The Night Of The Zombie’ is set in 2020, in a decrepit and corpse ridden London, plagued by a swamp of Zombies – ruled by the undead and climaxing in an awesome flaming apocalypse.

The story twists and turns with grisly murders and sensational shock’s – all interwoven with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth, sword swallowers, knife throwers, daredevil balancing acts, astounding aerialists, a demon dwarf, a Guinness World Record holding ‘hairculian’ hair hanging beauty, sinister sisters, fire limbo acrobats and much more.

Performed by an almighty cast, with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek and the devil driver rock ‘n’ roll of Dr Haze and The Interceptors from Hell.

If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil then you would be only half way there.

Take a sneak peak at what’s in store at The Circus of Horrors. WARNING - not for the faint-hearted!

‘The Circus Of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’

– The Daily Mail

‘A Bloody Great Night Out’

– The Times

‘Freaking Awesome’

– The Sun

‘I loved it and I’m sure the royal family would love to watch this’

– Simon Cowell


Rox Vox

Rox Vox

Date: Thursday 19th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Epic Creative Productions Ltd.
Price: £16.50

The ultimate rock compilation show!

‘Rox Vox’ features some of the strongest male and female rock voices performing in the UK today, together with their amazing band, they deliver earthy solos, immense harmonies and virtuoso musicianship.

This critically acclaimed, hi-energy show is a homage to the icons of rock across the years including great bands such as Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Survivor, Guns and Roses, Status Quo and The Eagles to name just a few. Also visited are many of the solo greats including Phil Collins, Suzi Quatro, Meatloaf, Bryan Adams, Bonnie Tyler and Rod Stewart, the list goes on and on. We promise there will be over two hours of pure rock classics!

As well as flooding your ears, this show is easy on the eyes with exhilarating staging and wicked costumes.

This rock music show is a full on, air-punching, arm-waving, foot-stomping, head-banging, chorus-singing rock concert, just like back in the day. Bring your kids, bring your granny… they may never be the same again!

This is NOT a tribute show. This is rock music at its best.

- We’re gonna play it loud, so come prepared to ROCK!


LDN Wrestling

LDN Wrestling

Date: Friday 20th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: LDNwrestling.com
Price: Full price £15 – Concessions £12 and Family Ticket £45*
*Family ticket must consist of either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children

Join us during February Half Term holidays for a brand new show at the Civic Theatre, which visits the area for the first time.

The stars of LDN Wrestling are coming to Rotherham for a night of action-packed drama! Come along and experience the rip-roaring action up close and personal.

This superb show includes the appearance of top British wrestling names: the British Heavyweight Champion, the popular Alan Lee Travis; “Pirate” Paul Malen and the “Masked Man of Mystery” – the “Dark Lord” plus many more.

After the show you will also get the chance to meet the stars in person and maybe even grab yourself a souvenir or two! See the highest quality, fastest paced, non-stop wrestling action ever seen on these shores. Book early for a ringside seat!

Don’t miss this fantastic action-packed wrestling – a great night out for all the family!

Doors open 7.00pm. Bell time 7.30pm.


Country Legends

Solid Gold Country Legends

Date: Saturday 21st February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Full price £18 – Concessions £17

Now in its 15th year ‘Solid Gold Country Legends’ is a “Celebration of the Best in Country Music”, and has proved popular on both sides of the Atlantic.

Led by Country Stars Jeanne Jordan and B.J. Thomas, together with Luke Thomas and the Outlaw Country Band, who are amongst the finest Country Musicians you will ever see! A new addition to the show includes the Dolly Mixture Dancers who add more than a touch of glamour to the show.

This fantastic show brings you the perfect mix of old and new country hits from the classics of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette to Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Shania Twain to name just a few.

Songs featured in this special evening of country music include Tammy Wynette’s Stand By Your Man, Billie Jo Spears’ Blanket On The Ground, Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison, Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 and Kenny Rogers’ Lucille And The Gambler among many others. All the songs performed have achieved Gold Disc status for record sales, so ‘Solid Gold Country Legends’ truly recreates some of the finest Music ever produced.

Combine all of this with stunning costume changes, a fantastic live band, a large slice of fun and an amazingly authentic Country Barn stage set and you have a great night of ‘Solid Gold Country’ music guaranteed.

This show has toured both in Europe and in the U.S. and has received great reviews wherever it has performed plus the accolade of the UK’s Best Event at the British Country Music Awards.

For more information visit the Country Legends website

‘This show is up there with the best. A fantastic night out’

– Up Country Magazine

‘I can highly recommend this show… it’s amazing’

– Maverick


Our House

Our House

Date: Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th February 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee 2.00pm
Produced by: Wickersley Musical Theatre Company
Price: Saturday evening £13, Weeknights and Matinee £12, Concessions £11 (Tuesday and Saturday Matinee only).

This wonderful musical follows Camden lad Joe Casey, who, on the night of his 16th birthday makes a life changing decision. Trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, he breaks into a building development overlooking his home on Casey Street. Things go badly and the police arrive. Joe’s life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives himself up and Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the police.

‘Our House’ follows the two paths that Joe’s life could take; one path means a criminal record, while the other will lose him the girl he loves. Over a period of seven years and two alternate lives he deals with the consequences of that night. Whilst one Joe fights to keep Sarah, the other is marrying her in a glitzy Vegas wedding and, ultimately, while Good Joe fights to save his house on Casey Street, Bad Joe is determined to demolish it with tragic consequences. All this is watched over by Joe’s deceased father who pulls the two stories together.

‘Our House’ was the winner of the 2003 Olivier award for Best New Musical and has since gone on to tour both nationally and internationally to great acclaim.

Get booking your tickets now, and enjoy the music of Madness with such great
songs as ’Our House’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘House Of Fun’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Wings Of A Dove’ and ‘It Must Be Love’ and many more!

A wonderful, vibrant show… NOT TO BE MISSED.


Step in time

Step In Time

Date: Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7pm
Produced by: Adam Hague School of Dance
Price: £9

Join us for a spectacular evening of dance, showcasing a variety of dance styles including ballet, street dance, musical theatre and much more, performed to a range of music genres. Come along and watch musical numbers taken from popular movies such as Frozen, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and the classic Les Miserables.

Plus enjoy a variety of music from all the decades, covering the 1920s Charleston, 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll and modern chart topping hits.

This evening of dance is not to be missed


The All New Chicago Blues Brothers Revue

The All New Chicago Blues Brother Revue

Date: Saturday 7th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Lee James Ltd.
Price: Full price £17.50 – Concessions £16.50

Following their massively successful and critically acclaimed Sweet Home Chicago tour, ‘The Chicago Blues Brothers’ are back with a brand new action packed show to celebrate over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon.

Backed by the hottest 10 piece band around, the stars of the show not only entertain us with Jake and Elwood, but also classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway!

This non-stop revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues, Motown and Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies – and plenty of laughs too!

Don’t forget your “Pork Pie Hats” and “Dark Glasses”!

See a video clip of a live performance of the All New Chicago Blues Brothers Revue

‘Official UK No. 1 Winner of the National Tribute Awards 2013’

– The Agents Association


The Producers

The Producers

Date: Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Maltby Musical Theatre Group
Price: Full price £12 – Concessions £10

Join us for the highly acclaimed hit musical comedy based on the Academy award winning 1968 satirical film by Mel Brooks, the legendary US Comedian, Actor, Composer, Screen Writer and Film Director.

…Set in New York in 1959, Theatre Producer Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but recently all his shows have closed on opening night. Max’s life looks as though it will turn around when he’s visited by the downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for Producers who can only make flops: raise lots more money than you need and then make sure that the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so they can pocket the surplus.

The plot develops to this end, when Max and Leo produce a Broadway musical called ‘Springtime For Hitler’ written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally, they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose surname has over 15 syllables!). As opening night draws near, what can go wrong? Well, there’s no accounting for taste…

This production features lots of musical numbers to accompany the hilarious story – audiences will be delighted throughout an entertaining evening.

Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.


The Masters Of The House

The Masters Of The House – Sing The Musicals

Date: Sunday 15th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Epic Creative Productions Ltd.
Price: Full price £18.50 – Concessions £17.50

‘The Masters Of The House’ are returning to Rotherham! If you have seen this show before, you will know it is a high point in the theatrical calendar. A spectacular journey though the world of musical theatre. Two hours of your favourite songs in one night performed by the cream of West End performers.

Don’t miss this musical feast featuring former stars from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers and other hit West End musicals, performing in concert. The show is constantly being updated with songs carefully selected from over eight decades of popular musical theatre, including favourites such as Suddenly Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), Oh What A Circus (Evita), Defying Gravity (Wicked), Tell Me It’s Not True (Blood Brothers) and some wonderful show medleys.

This wonderful evening culminates in their incredible tribute to probably the most popular musical of all time, ‘Les Misérables’. With just their four superb voices and their amazing band, ‘The Masters Of The House’ succeed in recreating a spine-tingling, emotive tribute fitting of this great musical.

During its seventeen years of performing, ‘The Masters Of The House’ have built a reputation for their superb vocals and entertaining presentation delivered with panache by some of the leading theatre artistes of today.

From the opening chords of the overture the audience are whisked off on a whistle-stop-tour of wonderful music from the world of musical theatre and from then on you know you’re in for a fantastic evening.

“Amazing Vocal Skills”… “A West End Spectacular”… “A Musical Feast”.

View a trailer of The Masters Of The House


Secret Love

Secret Love
- A Sentimental Journey through the Life and Music of Doris Day

Date: Thursday 19th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Full price £17 – Concessions £15

To celebrate the 90th birthday of Hollywood icon Doris Day, acclaimed jazz singer and West End actress Claudia Morris presents this critically acclaimed show dedicated to her idol.

Doris Day has had an extraordinary life encompassing the big band era, Hollywood stardom, financial disaster, domestic tragedy, a TV comeback and tireless campaigning for animal rights.

Claudia Morris has been inspired by the voice, wisdom, courage and convictions of one of Hollywood’s best loved actresses and singers. Now, in an intimate evening of reminiscence, Claudia explores why she’s been touched so deeply by the icon she has revered for many years.

Audiences can expect plenty of laughs, a few tears and some surprises in this celebration of Day’s extraordinary music, movies and marriages – from one of her most dedicated fans.

Accompanied by a live band and with actors portraying key characters in Day’s story, Claudia Morris’s account of her idol’s journey is a unique and unmissable. This heart-warming, toe-tapping show displays a fascinating new light on the true stories behind such evergreen hits as ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘Sentimental Journey’, ‘It’s Magic’ and ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’. Also, discover some rare and poignant songs which show the many sides of this intriguing icon.

Written and Directed by Phil Willmott.
Musical Director, Malcolm Edmonstone.

‘Claudia Morris sings with flair and beauty, innocence and integrity, and with her colleagues catches appetisingly the hip, louche nature of the 1950s Sinatra-era. When the three sing together, it’s even more magical still’

– Roderic Dunnett, Musical Theatre Review

‘At no stage is ‘Secret Love’ dead wood, so “Move Over Darlings”, here comes Claudia Morris with her wonderful rich and expressive voice’

– Mike Read, BBC Radio

‘Claudia Morris captures the sophistication of Day’s delivery’

– The Stage

‘Passion & clarity delivered with a velvet voice, Claudia lights any stage’

– Sue Marchant, BBC Radio

‘Claudia adds a sophisticated jazz take on many of Doris Day’s hits with a voice that is pitch-perfect, is beautifully interpretive with flawless diction and has an unerring sense of rhythm’

– David Gregor, Bolton FM


Grin and Tonic Comedy Club

Grin and Tonic Comedy Club

Date: Friday 20th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 8pm
Produced by: Stagefright Comedy
Price: Full price £10 – Concessions £9

Following the success of their first show, Grin and Tonic Comedy Club is back, returning with an evening of entertaining stand-up comedy.

Shazia Mirza
Award winning columnist, stand-up comedian and all around globetrotting gagster, Shazia has appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Grumpy Guides and The Wright Stuff. Shazia has also has appeared on US shows such as CBS 60 Minutes, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Paramount’s The World Stands Up.

Gary Delaney
Described as the ‘undisputed master of the one-liner genre’ by the Guardian. Gary has appeared on Dave’s One Night Stand, The Stand Up Show, 7 Day Sunday and is also a regular on Mock The Week. His debut Edinburgh Festival show ‘Purist’ received 4 and 5 star reviews.

With resident compere, Anthony J. Brown, plus support from Theresa Farlow and Nick Parry.

Suitable for ages 16 years and over.

‘Theresa Farlow – Theresa delivers proper jokes with excellent comic timing. Definitely one to watch’

– Laughing Cows

‘Nick Parry – finely honed, caustic wit with panache’

– Huddersfield Examiner

‘MC – Anthony J. Brown – effortlessly witty gags’

– City Life


The Manfreds

5-4-3-2-1 – It’s The Manfreds

Date: Saturday 21st March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: DFO International Music Agency
Price: £19.50

The Manfreds, with “The One In The Middle” Paul Jones, will be performing many of their biggest hits including ‘5-4-3-2-1’, ‘Pretty Flamingo’ and ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, along with a mix of solo hits, and jazz and rhythm ’n’ blues renditions for which they are famous.

Paul Jones, with his award winning harmonica sound, will be joined by fellow original ‘Manfred Mann’ members, Mike Hugg on keyboards and Tom McGuinness on guitar, with Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone and flute – all are excellent musicians who will provide a full evening of memorable entertainment.


Evita

Evita

Date: Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th March, 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy
Price: £13 – £14

Eva Perón used her smarts and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.

Evita tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story and features some of theatre’s most beautiful songs, including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Oh What a Circus and High Flying, Adored.


Basil Brush

The Basil Brush Show

Date: Sunday 29th March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 11.00am and 2.30pm
Price: Full price £14.00 – Concessions £12.00

He’s back! Britain’s most loveable fox – Basil Brush, along with his chum Mr Stephen, AKA Chris Pizzey from Basil’s smash hit TV series.

Together, they will take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and songs in a show packed with fun and excitement.

Join in the mayhem! Sing along with Basil and Mr Stephen and listen to Basil’s “bedtime” story, of course often interrupted by a naughty, uncontrollable Basil!

A show for all the family and you’ll also be able to meet Basil and Mr Stephen after the show.

So, in Basil’s words… “Boom, Boom!”


Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Date: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2.00pm
Produced by: Magic Light Productions
Price: Full price £10.00 – Concessions £8.50

This hilarious adaptation of the traditional story tells of Granny Hood who lives in a cottage in the woods. Granny Hood pays a visit to Red Riding Hood and unknowingly delivers her a Magic Red Cloak created by the Good Fairy of the forest.

Meanwhile, in another part of the wood a suave and sophisticated Wolf is looking for something appetising to eat!

There is only one person who can save the day – Little Red Riding Hood! However, she is not alone, and is accompanied on her adventure by her best friends Muddles and Russell Sprout. Will they save the day and make it to a happily ever after?

This new dazzling pantomime-style show of the classic story is magically brought to life with amazing sets, stunning costumes, magic, illusion, special effects, song and dance, puppets and an abundance of laughter plus a fabulous cast of characters.

Directed by Magic Light Productions and starring Libby Edwards as Red Riding Hood, Steve Bloor as Muddles, Stuart and Jayne Loughland as Granny Hood and the Good Fairy and from the Chuckle Brothers live theatre shows – Safire’s Magic Light Puppets.

Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Come along to a fun filled show for all of the family!


Derek Acorah

Derek Acorah – The Psychic Ether Tour 2015

Date: Thursday 2nd April, 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Brian Shaw Concerts
Price: £17.50

It’s true to say Derek Acorah needs no introduction.

He is a celebrity, author and performer like no other, Derek is one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena. One of the most engaging and entertaining personalities of his genre, Derek has become loved by millions. As a result, his theatre shows have sold out across the world for decades.

Derek’s brand new Tour ‘Psychic Ether’ will appear at venues across the UK and Europe throughout 2015.Now there is a chance for you to experience this very special event at Rotherham Civic Theatre.


Barron Knights

Barron Knights

Date: Saturday 4th April 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £17

They are back – by popular demand!

The Barron Knights are probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60s and 70s. The group are well known for their excellent musicianship, harmonies and of course their humour – making their peers call them ‘The Guvnors’. They’re supremely talented, and a showbiz phenomenon and the best tonic the NHS could give the population. The Barron Knights are the only group to have toured with the Beatles and twice with the Rolling Stones. This is a show not to be missed.

They have a wealth of experience and have performed at some esteemed venues, with over 300 shows at the London Palladium and a performance at Buckingham Palace. The Barron Knights inspired Bill Wyman to buy a guitar back in 1961.

Audiences will be rockin’ and laughing – as well as rolling! Featuring the old favourites like Call Up The Groups they also play their inimitable version of the William Tell Overture and their Flamenco party piece ‘Malaguana’. Their parody of ‘Killer Queen’ about Camilla and if she will be queen, and the hilarious take on ‘Of Windmills Of Your Mind’ which explores what happens to your body as you get older.

Don’t miss this show – you will walk out of the Civic Theatre with happy memories.


Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

Date: Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th April 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm and Saturday matinee, 2.15pm
Produced by: Chapeltown and District Amateur Operatic Society
Price: Full price £13 – concessions £11

A musical based on the novel of the same name by John Updike.

The Witches of Eastwick centres around three female protagonists, the ‘Witches’, Alex, Jane, and Sukie. Frustrated and bored by their mundane lives in the town of Eastwick, a shared longing and desire for “all manner of man in one man” comes to life in the form of a charismatic stranger, a devil-like character, Darryl Van Horne.

Seducing each of the women in turn Darryl teaches them how to further expand the powers locked within. As these powers become more sinister and events spiral out of control, the women come to realise that Darryl’s influence is corrupting everyone he comes into contact with and resolve to use their new-found strength to exile him from their lives. With up-tempo dance numbers and wonderful ‘dark humour’ – it would be a sin to miss it!

Please note – this show is not suitable for young children.


Teechers

Teechers and also showing ‘Two’

Date: Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th April 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full price £8 – Concessions £7 (Wednesday and Thursday only)
Tuesday Night Saver – Tickets £2 for ages 25 years and under

Teechers

By John Godber.

Three school leavers – Sally, Hobby and Gail Saunders use their end of term play, to tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new teacher in his perilous first days inside a local comprehensive school. The trio transform into a vast array of characters including of course, the school bully.

Teechers puts the education system under a microscope and examines the themes and issues that are still relevant today.

Also showing:

Two

Two

By Jim Cartwright.

Winner of the Manchester Evening Theatre Award for Best New Play.

‘Two’ is an hilariously funny, savagely sad, wistful, surprising and magical play.

The main characters, the landlord and landlady, interlace a variety of characters, in a microcosm of working-class life in a Lancashire “Local” in the 80s.

Rotherham Rep season ticket prices: All 5 plays £30, 4 plays £25, 3 plays £21. For more information call the Ticket Secretary on 0114 2874022 or book online.


The Producers

Gypsy

Date: Tuesday 28 April to Saturday 2 May
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Phoenix Operatic Society
Price: Full price £11.50, Concessions £10.50

Phoenix Operatic Society return in 2015 with one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time – Gypsy. The story is based on a book by Arthur Laurents, suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.

Mama Rose Hovick has big plans and the future all mapped out for her daughters. Baby June is the innocent ‘star to be’ appearing in numerous shabby Vaudeville stages across America in the 1920’s. However the quiet, unconfident older sister Louise must decide if she wants to live in her shadows or give up everything to be a star.

Times are changing, the popularity of the much riskier style of Burlesque is on the rise and the audience is now also expecting to see more of their stars than ever. This musical features classics – Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Gotta Have A Gimmick and the truly show stopping song Rose’s Turn.

Gypsy is a moving, emotional and a spectacular evening of entertainment. It goes behind the scenes of the crumbling music halls to the growing decadence of the new Burlesque theatres and the fame and fortune that awaits Louise, as she becomes… Gypsy Rose Lee!

Music by Jule Styne.
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.


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South Pacific

South Pacific

Date: Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th May 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Greasbrough Operatic Society
Price: Full price £12.00 – Concessions £10.00 (Tuesday only)

This musical romance centres on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II.

Nellie Forbush, a Navy nurse from Arkansas falls in love with Emile de Becque, a French plantation owner. Lieutenant Joseph Cable arrives and finds himself involved with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local Tonkinese grass-skirt vendor. As the war against Japan escalates, reality sets in for both Nellie and Joe, who struggle with their unconventional love affairs.

‘South Pacific’ was Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s 5th musical, written in 1949 and based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel: ‘Tales of the South Pacific’.

With memorable songs such as I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Some Enchanted Evening and There Is Nothing Like A Dame – which became memorable standards and the Broadway musical won ten Tony Awards. This is a show for all generations to enjoy.

Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein.


See How They Run

See How They Run

Date: Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th May 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Phoenix Players
Price: £8

By Philip King.

If you like a good laugh then Philip King’s fast moving comedy is for you!

Phoenix Players present their hilarious play ‘See How They Run’ which includes an array of colourful characters – one real vicar and two vicars in disguise, a bishop, an escaped prisoner of war, two ex-theatricals and a prim spinster parishioner all attempting to unmask each other as they search for a spy in the village.

Come along and see the completion of the Phoenix Players season with this relaxing night at the Civic Theatre.

With kind permission of Samuel French Ltd.


Dirty Dusting

Dirty Dusting

Date: Thursday 21 to Friday 22 May 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Artists International Management In Association With Entertainment Unlimited
Price: Full price £20.00 – Concessions £18.00

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood.

Starring Crissy Rock (hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity); Leah Bell (comedienne and actress); Dolores Poretta Brown (stage and TV actress) and Jason Jones (hit TV series Hebburn).

Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra!

Three cleaning ladies (past their sell-by date) start up a telephone sex line – “The Telephone Belles”.

Gladys, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income!

A chance wrong number caller requiring a sex chatline rings into the office and gives them a great idea. After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss….they could be onto a winner!!

Dirty Dusting telephone sex – a chatline that really cleans up!

Needless to say… things don’t go entirely according to plan. This is a heart-warming feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone!

This production is directed by Leah Bell, who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach, coupled with her own unique style.


Be Bop A Lula

Be Bop A Lula

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Accelerator Entertainments
Price: Full price £18.50 – Concessions £17.50

Four giants of the rock ‘n’ roll world come together for the first time in ‘Be Bop A Lula’! This is a great show which will take your breath away, from the first chord to the explosive finale!

Join us for the biggest rock ‘n’ roll party in town, complete with a live band, as we celebrate the music of the legendary Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison.

Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent first came to the UK in the legendary 1960 tour. Eddie tragically never made it back home after dying in a car crash in the UK, but his musical genius paved the way for future artists such as The Beatles.

Throughout the show audiences will dance along to Eddie’s greatest hits Summertime Blues, Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie and C’mon Everybody, as well as to Gene Vincent, an instant rock ‘n’ roll rebel who fans simply loved. The show features hits Be Bop A Lula, Say Mama and Race With The Devil.

Billy Fury is known as Britain’s true rocker having written his own first album ‘The Sound Of Fury’ featuring hit songs Half Way To Paradise, When Will You Say I Love You and Wondrous Place. Completing the line-up is Roy Orbison, with greatest hits such as In Dreams, Crying, Mean Woman Blues and Only The Lonely – a big addition to the already amazing line up.

Backed by some of the UK’s finest musicians, Gavin Stanley and Lars Young recreate these legends with passion and a very real ‘feel’ for the artists and their music.

“Well… Be Bop A Lula, she’s my baby” – you know you want to sing along!


The Fureys

The Fureys

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Joe McCadden Management
Price: £18.50

Join us for a memorable evening with the legends of Irish music, The Fureys, famous for their hit songs I Will Love You; When You Were Sweet 16; The Green Fields Of France; The Old Man; Red Rose Café; From Clare To Here; Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway; Leaving Nancy and Steal Away when they perform live in concert at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years. Notable concert attendees include former Australian Prime Minister John Howard; former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul II, whilst Tony Blair has publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys’ ‘The Green Fields of France’. Recently, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

The Fureys are responsible for producing some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk-based music has received standing ovations in some of the largest concert halls around the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well-known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.

Through the years the line-up has changed a little, but brothers George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’.

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

Don’t miss The Fureys in concert – it is always a night to remember.


A Night of Queen

A Night of Queen

Date: Friday 29th May, 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Morningside Management
Price: £18.50

Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band, The Bohemians, take you on a high energy roller-coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

Described as ‘The World’s most exciting Queen Tribute’ The Bohemians start proceedings as they mean to go on. Right from the beginning The Bohemians deliver a slick rendering of the classics. The bombastic, authentic audio-visual representation of Queen’s iconic Wembley 1986 performance is one of the many highlights of the show. You will be gripped as they perform fabulous hits from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces to the later catchy pop tunes of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties.

Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody or We Will Rock You, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest Rock Band.


Pasha Kovalev - Life Through Dance

Pasha Kovalev – Life Through Dance

Date: Tuesday 9th June 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: ETM Agencies Ltd.
Price: £23

One of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing features in his own show with a very special guest – Anya Garnis.

In this amazing new show starring Pasha and his sensational dancers, will transport the audience into the world of Ballroom and Latin Dance with all its glitter and sequence.

‘Life Through Dance’ is a non-stop action-packed journey, which takes you through life and love, expressed by the language of dance. The production will feature breathtaking choreography, sensational music and amazing costumes complete with lots of sparkle.

It will be a fun and exciting adventure for all the family, there will even be the opportunity to participate and experience ‘live on stage’ the favourite dance styles as seen on TV, which will leave the audience feeling supercharged with positive energy and emotion!


A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date: Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full price £8 – Concessions £7 (Wednesday and Thursday only)
Tuesday Night Saver – Tickets £2 for ages 25 years and under

By William Shakespeare.

‘The course of true love never did run smooth’.

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling and dramatic poetry in this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play – whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ remains one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Don’t miss this wonderful show – audiences will experience an evening of fantastic entertainment.

Season ticket prices: All 5 plays = £30, 4 plays = £25, 3 plays = £21
For more information call 0114 2874022 or book online.


Ghost - The Musical

Ghost – The Musical

Date: Tuesday 30th June to Saturday 4th July 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Spotlight Theatre Company
Price: £12.00

A premiere to South Yorkshire, ‘Ghost the Musical’ tells a romantic tale, and is very similar to the film with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.

This amazing production features fantastic songs and a heart tugging storyline which will make the majority of the audience cry – so get your tissues ready!

Don’t miss this spectacular show.


Roy Orbison & Friends

Roy Orbison and Friends – with Barry Steele

Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: LMS Worldwide Ltd.
Price: £18.50

If you love good music, then this is the show for you as Barry Steele presents his all live spectacular multimedia tribute to “The Big O”, featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60s right through to the late 80s. Using both live and original film footage from the era, and backed by his fabulous band, Barry Steele will bring the life and character of Roy Orbison back to the centre stage, where it truly belongs. Barry puts the rock back into “The Big O” with his trademark dark rimmed glasses, soaring vocals and Orbison style.

Add to the mix our special star guests paying homage to Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis – you have yourself a spectacular fusion of good old rock ‘n’ roll and contemporary musical genius all on one stage.

Book yourself a ticket to ride for this incredible musical journey, “It’s not The Big O” – but you simply won’t believe it!

‘True identikit brilliance’

– The Stage

‘Roy Orbison and Friends, this is one heck of a show; Barry Steele is the closest I have seen to the real thing! I should know, I’ve mixed sound for Roy Orbison’

– Charlie North-Lewis, Tivoli Theatre Manager

‘Standing motionless behind the microphone, guitar in hand, those tight-pursed lips opened with Claudette, the ode to Roy’s wife. A sigh of relief, the “Caruso of rock” was back on stage, and we settled back to enjoy a wonderful catalogue of greatest hits’

– Trevor Ekins, Grimsby Telegraph


Les Miserables - School Edition

Les Misérables – Schools Edition

Date: Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th November 2015
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Wickersley Youngstars
Price: £11.00

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.