The Final Test

The Final Test

Date: 19 to 22 June 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: REP
Price: Full £9, Concession £8

Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage. Or so Peter believes. He loves listening to the cricket on the radio, she likes to travel. As Peter dozes in his deckchair listening to the final test from The Oval his wife announces that she has sold the house and is moving to the coast with her lover.

When the new owners move in later that day they discover they have more than they bargained for: an elderly, cricket-loving squatter who refuses to move out of their garden.

A real treat for all cricket and comedy fans.


Grease – The Musical

Date: Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 June 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: G B Creative Productions
Price: £15

Packed with explosive energy, non-stop dance routines and spectacular 1950s fashion, this show is guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish. Plus our sing a long section allows you to join in the fun.

Featuring the iconic classics Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and We Go Together – as well as all of the songs from the original film: Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, and You’re The One That I Want.

When super-cool Danny and good girl Sandy go back to school after a summer fling, Sandy finds that Danny is a different boy to the one she knew and must decide if he really is the one that she wants.

Join Danny and Sandy, along with the Pink Ladies, T-Birds and the rest of the gang at Rydell High for this electrifying, feel-good show.

Dust off your leather jackets, get your rollers in and take a trip back to the good old school days and come in your 1950’s outfit to see the show.


Rotherham Shakespeare Festival

Date: Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 July
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7pm
Produced by: Rotherham Underground
Price: Full £5 inc fees, Concessions £4 inc fees

2018 will be the tenth anniversary of the Rotherham Shakespeare Festival. Hundreds of children and their families will be taking part in this year’s festival.

Each show will be performed by five classes of children from Rotherham’s schools. This year the shows include Macbeth, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.

We look forward to sharing the children and teachers’ love of Shakespeare’s plays with you at the Civic Theatre in June and July.


LEGENDS

Date: Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Rotherham Dance Centre
Price: £12.50

Come and see our truly fabulous amazing students perform all types of dance to music past and present, gymnastics, street dance, tap, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre and modern jazz from students of all ages. Our students will bring to life music from Judy Garland to the awesome Pink.

You’d be crazy to miss these talented students in our annual showcase.


Disney Spectacular and Musical Extravaganza

Date: Monday 9 and Tuesday 8, Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 July 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7pm, 2pm (Saturday only)
Produced by: Born to perform
Price: £10.50

First experience the wonderful world of Disney, through music and dance. This is followed by the second half, which sees the full glamour of the musicals with singing and dancing at its most energetic. A family show where there is something for everyone, young and old.


Dare to Dance

Date: Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 July
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by:  JHL Dance School
Price: Full £11.50, Concessions £11

A selection of tap, ballet, modern and acrobatics performed to music through the years.


Forbidden Nights

Date: Thursday 19 July 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Blonde Sheep Events Ltd
Price: £21

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Circus just got sexy® with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, they will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Indulge yourselves in a two-hour production as world-renowned circus artists perform heart-racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines, acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure.

… Routines including aerial chains, fire acts, acrobatics & live musicians… Not forgetting the Forbidden’s side-splitting Comedy Compere who is as charming and risqué as the routines!

Don’t miss Forbidden Nights’ Sexy Circus®!


Grin and Tonic Comedy Club

Grin & Tonic Comedy Club

Date: Friday 20 July 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 8pm
Produced by: Stagefright Comedy
Price: Full £11 inc. fees, Concession £10 inc. fees
Age Restriction 16+

Join us for an evening of stand-up comedy at Grin & Tonic Comedy Club.

Bobby Mair
Canadian wunderkind as seen on Bobby & Harriet Get Married, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Big News, Virtually Famous, The Hour, Safeword, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Sweat the Small Stuff & Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular and many more. Voted in the Top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Festival 2014.
‘A brilliant stand up’ – Jimmy Carr

Harriet Kemsley
Inventive wit from Bobby & Harriet Get Married, Roast Battle, The Radio1 Comedy Lounge, BBC3 Comedy Marathon, The One Show Edinburgh Special, Kevin Hart’s LOL Live and Just For Laughs Montreal.
‘A quirky very funny new stand up, refreshingly original and she is a seriously good writer’ – Time Out

Jared Shooter
Comedy Hat award winner. Infectious onstage effervescence, displaying a witty wide-eyed bewilderment at the adult world.
‘A natural in the spotlight, warm, friendly, likeable and smiley he engaged with the audience throughout. Jared Shooter is definitely a shooting star!’ – Derbyshire Times.

Steve Goodall
No-nonsense Yorkshire wisdom. Winner of both Comedy Cellar Best New Yorkshire Act and Crooked Smile Award.
‘He stormed the gig with well observed tales of parenting and unfortunate lookalikes delivered with an easy charm’ – bbc.co.uk.

Compere – Anthony J Brown
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’ – The List


An Edwardian Cavalcade Music Hall

An Edwardian Cavalcade Music Hall

Date: Sunday 22 July
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 2.00pm
Price: £10

In this very special charity performance in memory of Maureen Stroughair of “All Types Electric” her son Jeremy, a professional actor for over 30 years, In association with Little Pixie Productions and Pocket Panto are proud to present their own, their very own…Edwardian Cavalcade Music Hall

This show has everything a good old fashioned Music Hall show needs a fantastic Chairman (tall and in the dark),
a spectacular song and dance man (of ever widening fame) and a stupendous songstress, a nightingale in the night (small but beautifully marked).

With favourite sing-alongs such as, “Old Bull and Bush” and “Daisy, Daisy”. Plus songs from WWI including “It’s A Long Way To Tipperary”, and a visit from the WWI Tommies of the British Army.

So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile. Step back in time with a night at the theatre when King George V reigned and people would flock to the Music Halls.

With special guest artists for this very special fundraising show to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity and the Purple Butterfly appeal.

The show is suitable for all ages.


Parker-Knight School of Dance

Let’s Dance

Date: Friday 27 and 28 July 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7pm
Produced by: Parker-Knight School of Dance
Price: £10

A fantastic dance performance for all the family to enjoy.

Showcasing this year’s fantastic choreography demonstrated by our talented students. From traditional ballet to commercial funk we have it all.

Sit back and enjoy the show…


Soul Diva

Soul Diva

Date: Saturday 15 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: John Wilson Productions Ltd
Price: £19 inc fees

The sensational voice of Letitia George brings you hits from the very best female soul singers. Including Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Dionne Warwick and many more. Letitia brings the iconic songs to life with her soaring vocals and fabulous band.

Letitia rose to stardom when she appeared on series 4 of The Voice UK. She then embarked on a music career and is now performing up and down the country to great acclaim.

There are other soul shows, there are other Motown shows, but none features a singer with the power and passion of Letitia George, she is in a league of her own.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Date: Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm with 2.15pm matinee
Produced by: Rotherham Teachers Student Academy
Price: Full £14 Family ticket £50

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes alive in the musical retelling.

Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh.

Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognise him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled.

A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.


Lance Ellington Sings Broadway

Date: Sunday 23 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: GRT Entertainments
Price: Full £23 inc fees

Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s lead vocalist for an enchanting evening of classic hits from all your favourite musicals plus some of your STRICTLY favourites.

Platinum award-winning artist Lance and his all-star band revive show stoppers from Guys and Dolls, Aspects of Love, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, Anything Goes. . . these and all your favourite musicals.

Featuring all the glitz and glamour of Strictly – including the promise of some behind-the-scenes exclusives – it’s the very best of Broadway: Luck Be a Lady, Some Enchanted Evening, Love Changes Everything, The Impossible Dream, Somewhere and This is the Moment plus scores more musical masterpieces.

Musical director Ed Barker – George Michael’s saxophonist – and West End songbird Zoe Nicholas accompany Lance for an evening of great family entertainment featuring the greatest songs to have ever graced the Broadway stage.

“I love Lance and I love Broadway. Just try and keep me away!” Anton Du Beke

“Lance’s voice is in a class of its own…” Des O’Connor

“A wonderful voice” Michael Parkinson

“A singer’s singer – what a talent!” the late, great Sir Bruce Forsyth


Quadrophenia – The Album Live

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Concept Concerts
Price: £22 inc fees

Produced by Concept Concerts this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “Mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations.

Released over 40 years ago in October 1973, The Who’s second rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ was Pete Townshend’s homage to a piv-otal moment in British youth culture. The album tells the story of Jimmy, a Mod, by chronicling his dissatisfaction with life, work, love, home, and family life. It served as an ode to teenage angst and counterculture rebellion, as well as a criticism of the British class, economic and educational systems but you don’t need to be clued up on the history of the Mods and Rockers to enjoy this show because at its core, Quadrophenia, which peaked at No. 2 on the UK and USA charts, is just about teenage confusion, conflict and frustration.

Backed with exciting, and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is delivered masterfully by the fabulous, charismatic band, The Goldhawks, with amazing replication of The Who’s sound.

To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show!


Dave Spikey

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Felix Knight Ltd
Price: Full £18 inc fees

JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE will see the Lancashire based comic look back on his remarkable life and incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more.

Dave Spikey had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!!
“I love Lance and I love Broadway. Just try and keep me away!” Anton Du Beke

Only a few short months later he was crowned the winner of the national talent show Stairway to the Stars. Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the night but what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike. Fast forward 13 years (Is that possible?) to Friday 13th October 2000 – the day Dave switched off his microscope for the last time in the Haematology Laboratory. The following Monday he found himself sitting on a rain-swept local car park dressed as a giant Berry!! Dave often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on a motorbike!

“What do you call a comedian with perfect comedy timing? ***** Public Reviews

“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” – Time Out

“Down to Earth comic genius” – City Life


Thank Abba For the Music

Date: Friday 28 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Derek Block Concerts Ltd
Price: Full £24.50, Concession £23.50

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!

ABBA and 70’s fancy dress optional…but encouraged!

THE BIGGEST PARTY WITH THE UK’S BEST ABBA TRIBUTE – The Sands Centre, Carlisle

YOU WERE AMAZING! – The Sage Gateshead


The Matt Monro Story – The Final Tour

Date: Thursday 4 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Chime International
Price: £23.50 inc. fees

Celebrating the music of ʻThe Singerʼs Singer’ legendary Matt Monro.

The Matt Monro story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive.

Who better than Matt Monro Jnr to sing the songs and share the stories, keeping the promise he made to his dad to keep the name up there in lights where it belongs.

From ‘born free’ to ‘walk away’ to ‘potrait of my love’ be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named “the singer’s singer” by his peers. The music of the legend that is Matt Monro lives on.

The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration

‘Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business’ – Frank Sinatra


An Evening of Song with Greasbrough Operatic Society

Date: Friday 5 October 2018 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by:Greasbrough Operatic Society
Price: £10

Join us to celebrate our 90th Year Anniversary

We’ll be performing a selection of well-loved songs from musicals performed by Greasbrough Operatic Society during our 90 years on the Rotherham stage plus some popular West End shows. Come along and sing-a-long to some favourite melodies – old and new.


The Roy Orbison Story

Date: Saturday 6 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: LMS Worldwide Ltd
Price: £22.50 inc. fees

He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. The one and only Barry Steele take’s on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big “O”. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story.

Expect what is being billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey from the early Sun years right through to the late 1980s, when Orbison was experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity and worked with Bono, Bruce Springsteen and others including super group the Traveling Wilburys alongside former Beatle George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

So get ready for a night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O. The production also features not only original material written by but never sung by Roy Orbison, it also showcases chart busting hits originally made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Lynne , ELO, George Harrison, Del Shannon, Chris Isaak, The Spencer Davis Group and The Traveling Wilburys.

Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply True Identikit Brilliance – The Stage


Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Date: Sunday 14 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Tangent Management
Price: £24.50

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to Civic Theatre !!!
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Les brings back the all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love plus many many more as well as introducing new songs from new album Lost Songs.

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.


T-Rexatasy

Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Sweeney Entertainments
Price: £24.50 inc fees

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, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & 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!


The Lionel Richie Songbook

Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Talon Music Ltd
Price: Full £21 inc fees Concessions £19 inc fees

From the creators of… ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’

Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits… ‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

Following his recent T.V. appearances on the BBC’s ‘Graham Norton Show’ and ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ with the man himself, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie in this must-see theatre production.

“Brother Malcolm, keep it up”… Lionel Richie

We’re gonna’ be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ ‘All Night Long’ with a magical evening of pure Lionel Richie and the Commodores!


Let’s Hang On

Date: Friday 19 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: GRT Entertainments Ltd
Price: Full £25 inc fees, Concession £24 inc fees

Oh what a story. . . Oh what a show. . . OH WHAT A NIGHT!

The world’s first and longest-running tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates 10 years at the top.

Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound and sold over 175 million records before they turned 30.

This critically-acclaimed theatre production takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of ‘Rock n Roll Hall Of Famers’ and still one of the most successful bands in pop history – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Performing in full all your favourite hits and movie soundtracks from a catalogue spanning over five decades such as, Grease, Stay (Dirty Dancing), December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, finally taking the roof off with a spectacular finale Let’s Hang On.

Prepare to be blown away with breath-taking vocal performances and outstanding musicianship that features an amazing live horn section. This sensational 10th anniversary show is definitely not a night you want to miss!
So come join the party and BOOK NOW!

“You guys are dynamite” Frankie Valli
“An authentic masterpiece” The BBC
“These guys are absolutely brilliant” The Paul O Grady Show
“Simply perfection” Mail on Sunday


Robin Windsor – The All Fun Farewell Tour

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Strictly Theatre
Price: Full £25 inc fees, VIP tickets £45 inc fees

One of Strictly’s favourite professional dancers…

This autumn sees one of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professionals, Robin Windsor, head out on tour for the very last time!

Robin has decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a long and successful career, and he can’t wait to flaunt his artistry for you one last time!

As well as appearing on the hit T.V show for five years, the professional dancer has also performed all over the world in shows ‘Burn the Floor’, including on Broadway and the West End, ‘Keep Dancing’, and most recently ‘Dance to the Music’ with Kristina Rihanoff.

Expect lots of amazing dance routines, fun, cheeky chat and plenty of sparkles in this incredible action packed extravaganza that reflects Robin’s energetic personality! He will take you on a journey through his most memorable performances of his dance career with his team of professional dancers.

Robin’s dream for the future is to get everyone around the country dancing, because, he says, ultimately it makes everyone happy!


Swan Lake

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Russian National Ballet
Price:Full £22 inc fees Concessions £20 inc fees


Hairspray

Hairspray

Date: Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 November 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Wickersley Youngstars
Price: £13

It’s Baltimore, 1962 and Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and a big dream, she wants to dance her way onto National TV and into the heart of her idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and she tries to use her new found fame to fight for integration.

Will Tracy realise her dreams?
Can she win equality and Link without denting her ‘do?

Don’t miss Wickersley Youngstars fabulous production of this feel good show!

Featuring songs ‘Welcome to the 60s’, ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’, ‘It takes two’ and many more for you to sing and dance along to.
Book now!!


RENT musical

RENT

Date: Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 November 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, 2.15pm Saturday matinee only
Produced by: RMTC
Price: Full £14, Concession £13 (OAPs and Students) – Tuesday night only

Do not miss the legendary, multi-award-winning and ground-breaking rock musical RENT.

This exhilarating landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess.

Inspired by Puccini’s classic opera La bohème, RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the much-loved songs Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Bohème. Winner of four Tony® Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years.

This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to see one of the all-time great musicals, book now to avoid disappointment!

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics Billy Aronson
Music Supervision & Additional Arrangements Tim Weil
Dramaturg Lynn Thomson

Please note: this performance contains strong language and adult content that some might find offensive. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.


Rotherham Civic Pantomime 2018/19

Date: Friday 30 November 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: Various performances
Produced by: Imagine Theatre 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, Boxing day and New Years Eve performances – Adults £16, Children & Concessions £14 & Family ticket** £56

Imagine Theatre are delighted to be coming to Rotherham Civic Theatre with the enchanted pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington. Join us for a beloved tale filled with love, comedy, laughter, music and lots of sparkle!

Signed performances are on the Thursday 27th December at 11am and Saturday 5th January at 6.30pm. A Relaxed performance will also take place at 11am on the Thursday 27th December.

All children must have a ticket. Babes in arms tickets are available. To obtain a ticket for a baby to sit on the lap of a paying adult, please visit in person or call the Box Office on 01709 823621.

Gala night: Thursday 6th December at 6.30pm. Tickets £11*

*From 1st September 2018 ticket prices will increase by 50p per ticket.
**Family Tickets – 4 tickets to include a minimum of two children


Annie Warbucks

Annie Warbucks

Date: Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 2nd March 2019
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Wickersley Musical Theatre Company
Price: £14, £13 concessions (Tuesday and Saturday Matinee)

The world’s favourite orphan returns in ANNIE WARBUCKS, the sequel to the International smash hit ANNIE. All the ingredients that made ANNIE so successful are here once again, with an old fashioned romance thrown in for good measure.

The action picks up where ANNIE left; Its Christmas morning 1933. Amidst celebrations, Child Welfare Commissioner, Harriet Doyle arrives to inform Daddy Warbucks that he must marry within the next sixty days or he will lose the newly adopted Annie from his family.

To stop this, Daddy Warbucks starts a whirlwind search for a bride, and uncovers not only a plot by Doyle and her daughter to strip him of his fortune, but also realises his true feelings for his secretary Grace Farrell. This fabulous family friendly show with a great feel good factor and giving you an evening full of entertainment is one not to be missed.

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN, Music by CHARLES STROUSE and Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN.
Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin. Originally Produced O¬-Broadway in New York by Ben Sprechter, William P.Miller and Dennis Grimaldi. By Special Arrangement with Karen Walter Goodwin.
Based on LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Produced in Workshop by Goodspeed Opera House, Michael P. Price, Exec Prod. Produced at The Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre by Kary Walker, Exec Prod. Developed in cooperation with members of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe), All authorised performance materials are also supplid by MTI Europe. www.mtishows.co.uk


Date: Tuesday 12 March- Saturday 16 March 2019
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
Produced by: Maltby Musical Theatre Group
Price: £14, OAPs and Under 25s 2-for-1 (Tuesday and Wednesday only),
Under 25s £7 (Saturday Matinee only)

Maltby Musical Theatre Group is proud to present the Rotherham premiere of BIG – THE MUSICAL, the heart-warming and hilarious show based on the classic movie starring Tom Hanks. BIG tells the story of Josh Baskin, a twelve-year-old boy who hates being little until one night at the carnival the mysterious Zoltar machine grants his wish to be big. Trapped in an adult’s body and alone in New York, he innocently tries to find his way around a grown-up world where it’s all work and no play. But while everyone around him tries to act their age, Josh just can’t help being himself. Maybe he can teach the real adults a thing or two…
Book by John Weidman, Music By David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.


Sister Act

Date: Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th June 2019
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.15pm
Produced by: Yorkshire Performance Preparation Academy
Price: £14

After the success of “Fame” in 2018, the Yorkshire Performance Preparation Academy brings a debut to the Rotherham Civic stage – Sister Act the musical!

The story, which is based on the hugely popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act follows disco diva Deloris who witnesses a murder. Subsequently she is put in protective custody in the one place she won’t be found: a convent! Using her unique choreography, energy and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes a fresh life into the church. Filled with strong gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, gives audiences a reason to REJOICE! Amen!

Music By. Alan Menken. Lyrics By Glenn Slater. Book By: Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner. Additional Book Material By: Douglas Carter Beane
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)