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April 2015

THE KILKENNEYS

Saturday 25 April 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE KILKENNEYS

If you haven't heard of them yet, then you are in for a very pleasant surprise!

These four hugely talented school friends have taken their love of traditional Irish music and reinvigorated it, enabling them to tour the world and present it to a new generation. In doing so, they have successfully reintroduced Irish Folk/Ballads to a young audience whilst also winning the hearts of the more seasoned traditional music lovers.

Their love of music from their homeland can now be witnessed in their original material, in which they highlight the strong connection between music and word that is the heartbeat of great Irish ballads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFat7TnOxD4

Tickets: £17.50

LADIES DAY - BLACKBURN DRAMA CLUB

Wednesday 29 April 2015 – Saturday 02 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

LADIES DAY - BLACKBURN DRAMA CLUB

The temporary relocation of Royal Ascot to York last year was a memorable event. Local residents who had to struggle with the chaotic traffic conditions it caused will certainly never forget it, nor will the taxi drivers who just for once had a good excuse to avoid the city centre and take their unsuspecting passengers on an expensive detour! But one person's nightmare is another person's dream come true, especially if that person is of the female persuasion and needs an excuse to wear an eye-boggling hat.

This revival of Amanda Whittington's highly entertaining play, is the story of four fish factory workers - Pearl (Annie Sawle), Shelley (Jemma Walker), Linda (Lucy Beaumont) and Jan (Sue McCormick). Pearl is leaving to spend more time with her husband - not retiring, as she is keen to point out - and on the spur of the moment she decides to celebrate with an all-girls outing to Ladies' Day at York. After years of fish-filleting the pals are ready for a spot of filly-fancying, but is Royal Ascot ready for them?

The first difficulty they face is the most obvious one - obtaining tickets for an event which has been sold-out for months. Horrified by the prices asked by a ticket tout (Martin Barrass, who pops up in every male role), the foursome are on the verge of settling for a pub lunch instead. But a lucky find by Linda, a shy young woman with an all-consuming passion for Tony Christie, enables them to rub shoulders - however briefly - with high society.

Whilst brassy would-be star Shelley misses no opportunity to mug for the TV cameras and go hunting for rich men, the naive Jan is astonished when Pearl makes a confession to her - for years she has had a lover, a bookie who didn't turn up for their last rendezvous. No wonder Pearl was so keen to attend Ladies Day and is so knowledgeable about the Tote…

Tickets: £9

May 2015

SOUTH PACIFIC presented by BLACKBURN MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

Monday 11 May 2015 – Saturday 16 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

SOUTH PACIFIC presented by BLACKBURN MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. However, when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she cannot accept the situation. Meanwhile, Cable falls in love with a Polynesian girl named Liat. Cable and de Bacque go off together on a spy mission and the two women wait in hope of their return.

Tickets: Mon/Tues £11- Wed/Thurs £13 & £11 concessions - Fri/Sat £13 Family Ticket Fri/Sat £45 Available from March 2nd

GAME OF SOULS

Friday 22 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

GAME OF SOULS

Society’s celebrity obsessed culture and ego-centric famous people are central themes in a musical comedy coming to The Thwaites Empire Theatre.

‘Game of Souls’ is a dynamic, new show blending comedy with music as two demons play a hellish game of chess, using famous humans on earth as chess pieces. It’s written by comedy playwright John Waterhouse, with the songs co-written by Rob Smith. The show is directed by Alastair Zyggu, and is presented by the Cheshire-based theatre company, Casagua Productions.

This is a new departure for John who has written ten other productions, this being the first with music. He explains, ‘The show is a satire on our celebrity obsessed cultures fuelled by reality television shows, the press and social media, and pokes fun at the lengths that some will go to in the pursuit of fame and public success. The question is how much control do they really possess and can celebrities ever control their own egos?’

After meeting in a lesser part of hell, two demons decide to play a game of chess using humans as pieces, during which, they try to alter the course of each pieces' destiny. Using comedy and song, our humans, all of whom are high profile famous people, find themselves in awkward situations.

The ‘game’ starts in a London hotel bedroom, centring on a rising young politician who has started an affair with an actress. After he is exposed, events quickly move on to newspaper offices, a television chat show and the Olympic Games, with a few clandestine meetings in restaurants and a park along the way. The worlds of parliament and the behind-the-scenes wheels of power in the civil service are then brought into play and two leading pieces are taken; one whilst on holiday in the Caribbean and the other during a celebrity dance contest on TV. Two important questions remain; just how much free will do the chess pieces really possess and are their own egos, greed and lust far more powerful motivators than any influence from the demons?

Tickets: £14.50 & £12

MAGIC OF MATT MONRO

Saturday 23 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

MAGIC OF MATT MONRO

The Magic Of Matt Monro

Chris Ritchie and The Vegas! All Stars Show Band present A Celebration Of A British Legend.

2015 will be the 30th year of the passing of Matt Monro. To mark the occasion, acclaimed singer Chris Ritchie takes the audience on a nostalgic journey from Matt's humble beginnings to his rise to the world stage. Performing his most memorable songs, using video screens, stories and anecdotes about Matt from the people who knew him best and admired him the most, this is  a show which will not only entertain like minded fans but will also bring his melodies to life for a new audience.

Backed by The Vegas! All Stars Show Band this is a full on live performance with outstanding vocals and first class musicianship including all of the classics including Walk Away, Portrait Of My Love, Gonna Build A Mountain, Born Free,  We're Gonna Change The World, Softly As I Leave You, All Of A Sudden and many many more.

The show features a full support.

Tickets: £16 & £15

THE MAGIC OF PINOCCHIO

Sunday 24 May 2015 – Wednesday 27 May 2015 24th 4pm 25th/26th/27th 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE MAGIC OF PINOCCHIO

Andi Mac Associates Present The Magic Of Pinocchio

Based on the original story by Collodi and adapted by Andi Mac who has given this traditional tale a modern twist, all of your favourite characters are brought to life in this heart-warming story of how good overcomes bad.

Including songs, dance, magic and an amazing cast featuring  some of the North’s best Actors, Ex Professional Jockey Paddy Merrigan, Illusionist Michael Diamond, Andi Mac as seen on ITV’s Penn & Teller and 80’s Singer Owen Paul making a special appearance this is a show not to be missed.

The Magic Of Pinocchio is an enchanting tale for all the family and a show that children will love.

Tickets: Adults £10 Children £5

GARY DELANEY

Thursday 28 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

GARY DELANEY

Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. The high quantity of stand out gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all. He regularly plays all the big clubs including The Comedy Store, Highlight, Jongleurs, Komedia, Glee, Rawhide, The Frog and Bucket, Hyena, Baby Blue, The Stand, Comedy Café, Lee Hurst's Backyard, Banana Cabaret and headlines at clubs throughout the UK.

Tickets: £14 & £12

NORTHERN SOUL

Friday 29 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

NORTHERN SOUL
Northern Soul is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s, which changed a generation. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production line, two young boys dream of going to America to discover rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the scene. This journey forces them to confront rivalry, violence and drug abuse and their friendship is tested to the limit. This is Northern Soul.

Tickets: £7

ROGERS FLOYD - PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND

Saturday 30 May 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

ROGERS FLOYD - PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND

Rogers Floyd are a tribute band in honour of the mighty Pink Floyd.

The band consists of five members:

Phil Cashen - bass guitar / vocals

Steve Mulvaney - guitar / vocals

Simon Hendry - keyboards / vocals

Danny Cashen - drums

Jaki Freeman Lowe - backing vocals

As a band we try to give our shows a live Pink Floyd experience and feel.

With great reviews both internationally and in the UK.

Tickets: £10

June 2015

JUNE MONDAY CLUB

Monday 1 June 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

JUNE MONDAY CLUB

Tickets: £3.50 (Members £2.50) inc tea and biscuits.

JOHNNY CASH REVISITED

Friday 5 June 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

JOHNNY CASH REVISITED

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi-biographical show illustrating the transition of Johnny Cash from being a young gospel singer from Dyess, Arkansas, into the legendary recording artist known as 'The Man In Black'.

Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay pay tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter with their band Starkville City to bring you a two hour uplifting show full of Country Music and Rockabilly classics!

'The attention to detail is striking. I would recommend Johnny Cash Revisited to anyone from die hard old Johnny Cash fans to newcomers who want to hear the real deal' (Dave Roe: Bassist with Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Three 1991-2003).

See more info at johnnycashrevisited.com                     

Tickets: £15

JOE LONGTHORNE

Saturday 6 June 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

JOE LONGTHORNE

Joe Longthorne is recognised as one of the most dynamic entertainers in British show business. His impressions have an uncanny ability for accuracy and his impressive voice will take you on a kaleidoscope journey of music and fun. Perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey, who has commented: "Joe can do me better than I can do myself!" During his career, Joe has received gold and platinum discs for his albums, enjoyed sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as touring Australia several times.

See more info at joelongthornembe.co.uk

Tickets: £20

CLAIRE AND FIONA BRUCE OF TALENT THEATRE SCHOOL

Friday 12 June 2015 – Saturday 13 June 2015 6:45pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

CLAIRE AND FIONA BRUCE OF TALENT THEATRE SCHOOL

Tickets: TBA

FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ

Friday 19 June 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ

Bucks Fizz became one of the UK's biggest pop acts after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with their famous skirt-ripping dance routine. Their song, Making Your Mind Up, went to number one in nine countries, and was followed by hit singles including My Camera Never Lies and Land of Make Believe.

More than 30 years on, the original members of Bucks Fizz - Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston, with founder member Mike Nolan are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new.

Also appearing Bobby McVay.

See more info at formerlyofbucksfizz.co.uk 

Tickets: £18

THE RETURN OF NEVERLAND

Wednesday 24 June 2015 – Friday 26 June 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE RETURN OF NEVERLAND

Tickets: Adult £15 - CONC £13 - CHILD £10 - FT £45

EAST LANCASHIRE CONCERT BAND - SALUTE ARMED FORCES DAY 2015

Saturday 27 June 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

EAST LANCASHIRE CONCERT BAND - SALUTE ARMED FORCES DAY 2015

SALUTE -  Armed Forces Day 2015
East Lancashire Concert Band (Accrington Old Band in 1914, the "Accrington Pals Band"), presents a concert of military, modern, and nostalgic music to SALUTE our Armed Forces. Local Cadets will be our "guests of honour". We again look forward to the opportunity to raise funds for forces charities with our many friends and supporters.
 

Tickets: £10 & £9

July 2015

BERNESE SCHOOL OF THEATRE DANCE

Friday 3 July 2015 – Saturday 04 July 2015 July 3rd 7pm - July 4th 1:30pm & 7pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

BERNESE SCHOOL OF THEATRE DANCE

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JULY MONDAY CLUB VARIETY SHOW

Monday 6 July 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

JULY MONDAY CLUB VARIETY SHOW

Tickets: £3.50 (Members £2.50) inc tea and biscuits.

KATRINA'S DANCE ACADEMY

Friday 10 July 2015 – Saturday 11 July 2015 10th 7pm - 11th 1pm & 7pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

KATRINA'S DANCE ACADEMY

Tickets: TBA

BLACKBURN THE REDEEMER

Tuesday 14 July 2015 – Thursday 16 July 2015 July 14th 6pm - July 16th 1.30pm & 6pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

BLACKBURN THE REDEEMER

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CLASS ACT SUMMER SHOWCASE

Saturday 18 July 2015 7.30pm ?

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

CLASS ACT SUMMER SHOWCASE

CLASS ACT SUMMER SHOWCASE

A celebration of young talent.

Tickets: TBA

THE DANCE FACTORY - DANZEWIZE ANNUAL SHOWCASE

Friday 31 July 2015 – Saturday 01 August 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE DANCE FACTORY - DANZEWIZE ANNUAL SHOWCASE

The Dance Factory's Annual Showcase of local talent promoting excellence in dance and performance and raising vital funds for RMHC Musical Theatre extracts from "Matilda" and "Rent" with solo/group performances in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary for all ages.....Tickets on sale from Saturday May 2nd at 10am.

Tickets: Adults £9 Senior Citizens £8 and children under 12 £8 Groups of ten get the 10th free.

August 2015

AUGUST MONDAY CLUB VARIETY

Monday 3 August 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

AUGUST MONDAY CLUB VARIETY

Tickets: £3.50 (Members £2.50) inc tea and biscuits.

SUMMER ACADEMY 2015 - MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK

Monday 3 August 2015 – Friday 07 August 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

SUMMER ACADEMY 2015 - MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK

"The Musical Theatre week with a heavy emphasis on teaching musical theatre skills and performance from the musical theatre world. This workshop is also for those who would like to work on their technical production skills as there will be opportunities to work on set design, lighting and sound. So if you’re a budding musical performer, dancer, singer or actor this workshop will be right up your street.

Come to our West End or Broadway theatre for a spectacular presentation on the Friday evening. (30 minute show)

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SUMMER ACADEMY - MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK

Monday 10 August 2015 – Friday 14 August 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

SUMMER ACADEMY - MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK

Movie Making Week & Animation week

Make a feature or an Animation film in a week. Film premiere on Friday night (30Minutes) Whether behind the camera as a director, writer and cameraman or in-front of the camera as an actor,dancer and singer you will have the opportunity of working with one of this countries leading award winning young film makers or if you decide to take the animation option with a professional animator. You will work and develop your own unscripted or scripted films while learning vital screenacting and filmmaking techniques. At the end of the rehearsal period you will be able to film under the supervision of a professional director and actor trainers. The high quality film will then be premiered in the Theatre on the Friday evening. So it doesn’t matter if you want to perform or work in the back room this workshop week will be just for you. Young actors benefit from the expertise of our professionals in the Film & TV industry,as well as the specialist skills of experienced actor trainers.

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SUMMER ACADEMY 2015 - SUMMER PANTOMIME

Monday 17 August 2015 – Friday 21 August 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

SUMMER ACADEMY 2015 - SUMMER PANTOMIME

Summer Pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Your opportunity to star in a fully produced pantomime (Performance) Friday Night.

Scripted by Pendle Productions own Artistic Director you will be taught all the skills you require to take part in the Thwaites Empire Theatre’s second Summer Pantomime. You could be playing Snow White, The Wicked Queen, The Henchmen or one of the Dwarfs. There’s Fairy Acorn and the flower fairies to cheer and the Wiched Queen and Wizard to boo. With public performances on the Friday evening afternoon this workshop week will be sure to be the smash hit of the summer.

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PONGO'S PARTY

Saturday 29 August 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

PONGO'S PARTY

"You are invited to...
MARTY MACDONALD'S FARM
for
PONGO'S PARTY!

With CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis
as the voices of Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow!

Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for
- that's right, it's his birthday!

He's been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to a fantastic party... but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember!
Molly-Moo the Cow is making a mess baking, Sheena the Sheep is rehearsing with her band, Sally the Scarecrow is in the middle of decorating and even Marty MacDonald is tied up with his parcels
- whatever can they be up to?

Come and help make Pongo's Party a day to remember, by joining in a show full of fun, songs and laughter - take part in the town’s biggest ever game of pass the parcel and join the largest children's band!"

With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show particularly suitable for 3 – 7 year olds.

Songs include:
The Hokey Cokey, Wheels On The Bus, The Grand Old Duke Of York, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, Pat-A-Cake, I Am The Music Man, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and more!

Pongo’s Party – touring the UK throughout 2015!

(Please note that Justin and Nicole do not appear in person)

www.martymacdonaldsfarm.co.uk

Tickets: £8

September 2015

SEPTEMBER MONDAY CLUB VARIETY SHOW

Monday 7 September 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

SEPTEMBER MONDAY CLUB VARIETY SHOW

Tickets: £3.50 (Members £2.50) plus tea and biscuits.

THE TEMPEST - Ribcaged Productions

Thursday 10 September 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE TEMPEST - Ribcaged Productions

The Tempest by William Shakespeare 

 

A fearsome storm strikes a ship carrying noblemen who are on their way to Italy. The royal party and the other mariners, with the exception of the unflappable Boatswain, begin to fear for their lives. Lightning cracks, and the mariners cry that the ship has been hit. Everyone prepares to sink. Little do they know they are now headed towards a remote island under the control of the aggrieved and mysterious Prospero…

 

‘The Tempest’ is Shakespeare’s final and most enduring play. Full of mystery, love and intrigue. Follow in the footsteps of Ribcaged Productions fine pedigree of performing Shakespeare – ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’, Ribcaged Young Professional Actors bring to the stage a new and exciting version of ‘The Tempest’ alongside older professional actors. On an enchanted island, full of music and mystery we set our scene. 

 

COMPANY - Ribcaged Productions are a national award winning, professional theatre company based in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley.

 

REVIEWS “Ribcaged have done it again – Created a completely understandable, up to date and original version of Shakespeare. Richard Hoyle (Macbeth) performed flawlessly”. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Longridge News.

 

“A delight on many counts – infectious enthusiasm and verve… This Much Ado has abundant character and distinctive style!” Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

Tickets: £10

AN EVENING WITH BERNARD WRIGLEY - THE BOLTON BULLFROG

Saturday 12 September 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

AN EVENING WITH BERNARD WRIGLEY - THE BOLTON BULLFROG

Tickets: £10 & £8

THE JOURNEY OF SWING - Featuring the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

Friday 18 September 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE JOURNEY OF SWING - Featuring the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

Come Fly With Us.....

THE JOURNEY OF SWING

Presented by Andy Ellison and featuring the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra.....

Get set for one of the UK's brightest new stars to dazzle the stage with a true celebration of swing music.

Let Andy Ellison and his talented jazz musicians take you on the incredible journey of jazz and swing music - from the sensational Rat Pack era right through to the present day.

Performing timeless tracks from legends including Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, this show is a must-see for music lovers - young and old alike.

Tickets: £12 & £10

A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE Plus Jim Reeves and Hank Williams

Saturday 19 September 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE Plus Jim Reeves and Hank Williams

Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves 

The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and Country Music!

Patsy Cline was a record breaking recording artist spending 251 weeks in the Country Music Album charts in the U.S.A.  A down to earth Country ‘Gal’ who could look good in Weston shirt & jeans or any evening dress,  as she performed all the Country Ballard’s.

Sue Lowry  with her powerful rendition of  Sweet Dreams & Crazy will take you back to those Honky Tonk days  of pure Country Music ,  songs include …Back in Babies  Arms , She’s Got You, & Got a lot of Rhythm in my Soul

Joining Sue Lowry – Marc Robinson pays tribute to the Granddaddy of Country Music Hank Williams with songs… Howlin’ at the Moon, I saw the Light, and Rutti Tutti.

Roger Bird  performs a sensitive tribute to Jim Reeves with his authentic costume and iconic mesmerizing voice , songs will include … Welcome to my World , Distant Drums, and the song everyone knows – a song to join in with Bimbo!  

Please wear your Weston wear and join us for a Hayride of a Show!

Suits all ages, as long as you’re prepared for a ‘Honkin Tonkin’ good Time!

Produced by A.M. Productions  www.facebook.com/patsyclineandfriends www.twitter.com/PatsyClineUK

Tickets: £15

CLAIR AND FIONA BRUCE OF TALENT THEATRE COMPANY

Friday 25 September 2015 – Thursday 26 September 2915 Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

CLAIR AND FIONA BRUCE OF TALENT THEATRE COMPANY

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TWELFTH NIGHT - by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 30 September 2015 – Saturday 03 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

TWELFTH NIGHT - by William Shakespeare

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October 2015

OCTOBER MONDAY CLUB VARIETY

Monday 5 October 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

OCTOBER MONDAY CLUB VARIETY

Tickets: £3.50 (Members £2.50) plus tea and biscuits.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Friday 9 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

“One Night Only”  starring  Former  X Factor Finalist Chris Maloney

 And the very funny and outrageous Crissy Rock

Plus Live Band

ITV Hit Series Benidorm, I’m a Celebrity get Me Outta Here, Big Brothers Bit On The Side, Keep It In The Family (Sun 23rd Nov 2014), Celebrity Family Fortunes (January 2015)

"How have you kept that voice hidden till now" - Gary Barlow

"An undeniably amazing voice" - ­ Tulisa

Christopher Maloney was the wildcard that was the people’s choice, Joining team Gary on the X Factor 2012 and for the first 7 weeks of the live shows, he remained at the top of the public's voting list.

He entertained audiences week on week by adding his own touch to classic songs including Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' and mighty power ballad Eric Carmen's 'All by Myself'. For The X Factor final judge Gary Barlow joined him for a heartfelt rendition of Take That's 'Rule The World', following which Christopher was eventually awarded 3rd place in the competition.

A proud native of Liverpool, he spent 5 years building up the courage And overcoming his nerves to finally apply to audition for The X Factor.

Much loved comedienne, actress and now best-selling author Crissy Rock

Few female artists have been able to do what Crissy has done – run a successful acting and TV career alongside a sell-out comedy one and publish a Top 10 best-selling book. But Crissy has always utilised her own experience and growing up in a household of 21 people she had a lot to draw on...and then some.

Liverpudlian through and through Crissy is by turns outrageous, mesmerising and incredibly funny – she tells it how it is. She’s known to millions for her role as Janey York in regular episodes of the TV hit series ‘Benidorm’  and, falling in love with the town, she has regularly performed there since, often playing 10 sell-out stand-up shows a week.

Crissy is, however, no stranger to the boards. In 1987 she came second in a comedy competition covering the entire North West of England – against over 6000 male contestants.  She was immediately inundated with requests to do comic routines for charity and her craft developed and grew from there.

Her acting skills have also been in demand. In the 1990s she was nominated for an Oscar for her leading role in Ken Loach’s film ‘Ladybird Ladybird’. The hard-hitting film also saw her scoop Best Actress Award from the London Film Critics Circle as well as the Berlin Film festival and the Chicago Film Festival amongst others

Tickets: £18

THE KING OF POP WITH NAVI - THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Friday 16 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE KING OF POP WITH NAVI - THE LEGEND CONTINUES

NAVI is universally recognised as the World's No 1 Michael Jackson impersonator.

"Even though many tributes have claimed to be the best, no other impersonator has come close to achieving what Navi has. Ultimately Navi was Chosen By Michael" as he is the ONLY MJ impersonator to have been called to work for Michael Jackson over a period of 17 years (1992-2009). nNvi was used in promotion of albums and concerts as well as a decoy for Michael Jackson.

He is also the ONLY impersonator to have been given a standing ovation by Michael Jackson himself.

Tickets: ADULTS £15 UNDER 16's £10

STOP THE TRAIN, THE MUSICAL

Saturday 17 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

STOP THE TRAIN, THE MUSICAL

Stop The Train – The Musical

The explosive new musical Stop The Train returns to the North West following rave reviews to its opening sell out shows.

This deliciously new life-affirming and uplifting dark comedy, wrapped in a twisting love story, features a video cameo from Strictly Come Dancing’s Russell Grant. Subject of a TV documentary charting it’s journey from Lancashire to the West End, Stop The Train is a heady mix of song, fantasy, twists, tension and humour. Following a group of workers on a busy commuter train, the unorthodox behaviour of a mysterious passenger, awakens their dreams and ambitions.

Penned by the multi million selling and award winning writing team Guard and Rice, the 20 strong cast deliver a series of stunning showstoppers. An excellent evening’s entertainment.

You’ll laugh, you’ll love the songs, you’ll enjoy the journey, don’t miss the train!

www.stopthetrainmusical.com

Tickets: £16

ROSE-MARIE

Sunday 18 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

ROSE-MARIE

She picked up awards for National Female Singer of the Year, Best International Concert Star, Best New Act Las Vegas and Most Popular Singer at the International Music Awards.  And the hit albums kept coming.  She hosted her own BBC radio series and, when BBC Radio 2 made a documentary about the Travelling community, Rose-Marie was entrusted with exclusive access to their homes to interview the Travellers as many are huge fans.  Then, Rose-Marie spent two series on the judging panel of BBC talent series ‘Go For It’ and  was years ahead of Cheryl Cole with her comments on fashion, both of which made many headlines in the Irish press.  An appearance on cult BBC comedy series ‘Shooting Stars’ impressed hosts Vic and Bob so much they invited Rose-Marie to join them on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo for the live shows.

Tickets: £15

SHAKESPEARE FOR SCHOOLS

Tuesday 20 October 2015 – Wednesday 21 October 2015 7pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

SHAKESPEARE FOR SCHOOLS

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RED RIDING HOOD

Saturday 24 October 2015 2.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

RED RIDING HOOD

Brought to you by Magic Light Productions, this hilarious adaptation of the traditional story tells of how Granny Hood who lives in a cottage in the woods visits Red Riding Hood and unbeknowingly 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, she 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 this classic story is magically brought to life with amazing sets, stunning costumes, magic, illusion, special effects, song, dance, puppets and an abundance of laughter with 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?

A Family Show full of magic, comedy, puppets, song and dance.

Tickets: £10 adults £7 Concessions

ADVENTURES IN THE ARTS 4 - TASTER DAYS

Wednesday 28 October 2015 – Thursday 29 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

ADVENTURES IN THE ARTS 4 - TASTER DAYS

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THE DRESSING ROOM produced by THE VENUE

Thursday 29 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE DRESSING ROOM produced by THE VENUE

Tickets: To be advised

DRACULA - Ribcaged Productions

Friday 30 October 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

DRACULA - Ribcaged Productions

Dracula

Passion. Revenge. It’s in the blood. 

A modern adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel adapted and directed by Owen Phillips. This fast paced, exciting physical theatre piece is the re-imagining of a modern day Dracula and will keep you on the edge of your seat.  

Synopsis- Sent by his firm on business to Eastern Europe, as his first property deal, had not been what Jonathan Harker had been expecting. Nevertheless, intrigued to meet his client introduced only as ‘The Count’, Harker decides a short break from his fiancé Mina would be no great hardship. After all what’s the worst that could happen? Yet ‘The Count’s’ seductive calm and controlled exterior hides his insatiable lust for power and greed. After becoming his prisoner – Harker must escape back to England to protect Mina, yet finds her changed – not the sweet girl he left but finds her increasing more and more like his sadistic captor. The drug fuelled, debauched, horror that had befallen him, will haunt Harker for the rest of his days and lead to the murder of his once friend- Dracula.

Premise – Ribcaged’s version of Dracula is compelling physical theatre with a gripping story. In the present day, Dracula is presented as a drug dealer, consumed with selling his mansion and moving to England. The story revolves around Harker’s hatred for the seductive lifestyle Dracula provides whilst away from home. In his drug fuelled ramblings he becomes convinced that Dracula is possessed, a vampire – preying upon his victims with a desire to draw their blood. After Mina’s sudden death, Harker hunts ‘The Count’, accompanied by religious preacher and zealot, Van Helsing, determined to have his revenge. Their fight till the death leaves the audience questioning the truth of Harker’s accusations and the depths of Dracula’s evil. 

Tickets: £12

MATILDA - The Empire Theatre Players

Saturday 31 October 2015 – Sunday 01 November 2015 1:30pm & 6pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

MATILDA - The Empire Theatre Players

Tickets: £5

November 2015

NOVEMBER MONDAY CLUB VARIETY

Monday 2 November 2015 2pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

NOVEMBER MONDAY CLUB VARIETY

Tickets: £3.50 (Members £2.50) plus tea and biscuits.

CONCERT BLACKBURN MUSICAL THEATRE

Tuesday 3 November 2015 – Thursday 05 November 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

CONCERT BLACKBURN MUSICAL THEATRE

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THE SOUL MAN TOUR

Saturday 7 November 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE SOUL MAN TOUR

'Your heart is your soul, follow your heart for it will never let you down. feel the love and join Spirit Medium Andrew Dee, here, at the Thwaites Empire Theatre. Andrew will take you on an emotional roller coaster when he connects with your loved ones in the world of spirit as they touch your very soul and guide you on your life's journey. You will not be disppointed!

Tickets: £10

BLACKBURN FLOWER CLUB

Thursday 12 November 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

BLACKBURN FLOWER CLUB

Tickets: Details or tickets not available yet

MUSIC 1945 - East Lancashire Concert Band

Saturday 14 November 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

MUSIC 1945 - East Lancashire Concert Band

Broadway Musicals and Big Hits from the 1940's and the outbreak of peace 70 years ago.

"Swirl that skirt and dig out that de-mob suit"

Indulge in a feast of nostalgia!!

Tickets: £10 & £9

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK performed by Elio Pace and his band.

Sunday 15 November 2015 7.30pm

BOOK THIS SHOW ONLINE HERE or call 01254 658 500 10am - 12:30pm Mon to Sat.

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK performed by Elio Pace and his band.

ELIO PACE performs THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK

Following on from his highly-acclaimed New York and Philadelphia, Billy Joel 'Original Touring Band' concerts, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebratingthe phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From AnItalian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concertperformed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent band.

"Elio rocks!" Brian May

"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played" Huey Lewis

"Elio is a treasure trove of musical knowledge. It literally flows through his fingers... if musicians had Jedi masters, he would be one" Raul Malo

"A dazzling talent whose music appeals to all generations" Albert Lee

"Elio Pace is fierce! An accomplished musician and performer, his talent can be equalled only by his infectious enthusiasm" Lulu

“Only Sensational” Sir Terry Wogan

"The minute I first set eyes on Elio - as the leader of the band in one of my musicals - I knew that he was special. In a world of wannabes, nearlies, and tryers - he wasthe real thing. Energy, talent, a voice to die for - and boy can he rock 'n' roll. He is also a lovely guy and deserves all of the accolades that he quite rightly receives.

Respect Elio!" Bill Kenwright

"Elio Pace is a great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!" Alfie Boe

"Elio is a fantastic musician and a great artist in his own right, and I really look forward to working with him again in the future” Chris De Burgh

"An incredible talent, he's sensational" Nigel Lythgoe

 THE BEST TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY BILLY JOEL IN THE WORLD

Elio Pace has even played in the USA with Billy Joel’s original band, playing all the Billy Joel hits including Uptown Girl, Just the Way Yiou Are, My Life, Piano Man, tell her About It, It’s Still Rock & Roll to me, New York State of Mind, She’s Always a Woman and The Longest Time.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent band.

Tickets: £18 & £16

CHANTELLES DANCE ACADEMY

Friday 20 November 2015 – Saturday 21 November 2015 20th 7pm - 21st 2pm & 6pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

CHANTELLES DANCE ACADEMY

Tickets: TBA

BOLT FROM THE BLUE - by DAVID TRISTRAM

Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 28 November 2015 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

BOLT FROM THE BLUE - by DAVID TRISTRAM

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February 2016

THE NEW JERSEY BOYS

Saturday 6 February 2016 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE NEW JERSEY BOYS

If you are a fan of The West End Show the Jersey Boys, then do'nt miss the chance to see where it all began with "The New Jersey Boys" show. The New Jersey Boys takes you back to this magical time in music history when four boys from New Jersey in the USA and from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound. With all the favourite hits including "Oh What A Night", "Walk Like A Man", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Sherry" and many more.........

Tickets: £16.50

COLIN FRY

Friday 19 February 2016 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

COLIN FRY

Widely regarded as one of the world's finest spiritualist mediums, Colin Fry was born in 1962 and turned professional at the age of 17. He has spent many years sharing his spiritual philosophy with audiences around the world and in 1999 was made Principal of Rambsbergsgarden International College of Spiritual Science. In 2002 he presented his first TV show, 6ixth Sense shown on Living TV, regularly attracting a million-plus audience.

See more info at colinfry.co.uk 


              

Tickets: £17.50

MATHEW BOURNE WORKSHOP - THE BERNESE SCHOOL OF THEATRE DANCE

Saturday 20 February 2016 10:30am - 5:30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

MATHEW BOURNE WORKSHOP - THE BERNESE SCHOOL OF THEATRE DANCE

MATHEW BOURNE WORKSHOP - THE BERNESE SCHOOL OF THEATRE DANCE

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March 2016

IF I WERE YOU - by Alan Ayckbourne

Wednesday 2 March 2016 – Saturday 05 March 2016 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

IF I WERE YOU - by Alan Ayckbourne

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ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS

Friday 18 March 2016 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS

Barry Steele is a very unassuming man with a great sense of hunour, but above all he has an incredible talent. In fact he is so convincing in his role as Roy Orbison that many have wondered if he is miming!  It is for this reason and to allay any fears that the show features 'Walk On' with just Barry and the incredibly talented Barney Williams alone on the stage,

To be continued......

www.barrysteele.com

Tickets: £19

April 2016

TENORS UNLIMITED - THE RAT PACK OF OPERA

Thursday 21 April 2016 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

TENORS UNLIMITED - THE RAT PACK OF OPERA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ePtFLfYH6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY1TvGBkOGQ 

About the current touring show, ŒShow the suit who¹s boss!¹...
Join the UK¹s original classical-crossover Œman band¹ for a fantastic musical journey that includes a refreshing selection of much loved classic hits from the world of opera, musical theatre and pop, interspersed with some self-penned original material.

This stripped back, intimate show, with just a piano accompaniment at times, is simple in its presentation yet personal and powerful in its delivery - the true majesty of their voices proving the unmistakable focus.
 
Known as the ŒRat Pack of Opera¹ due to their charm, charisma, wit and style, Scott, Jem and Paul deliver a diverse set list, infused with fun and personality ­ from fresh, unique arrangements on songs such as heartfelt love song ŒMake You Feel My Love¹ and Harry Connick Junior¹s swing  classic ŒRecipe For Love¹ to well-known hits such as  ŒNessun Dorma¹ and ŒYou Raise Me Up¹ as well as spellbinding favourites from the magical world of musical theatre to original compositions such as ŒViva La Vita¹ that stride across musical genres.
 
Entertaining. Emotive. Extraordinary. 

*****
ŒBravi.¹ - STING
ŒTenors with attitude¹ - The STAGE
Œ21st Century Tenors¹ - Alan Tichmarsh MBE
"Explosive joy from opera's Rat Pack...a night of superb music and great fun." - Evening Express, Aberdeen 

Tickets: £18 NOT AVAILABLE YET

THE GRADUATE - by Terry Johnson

Wednesday 27 April 2016 – Saturday 30 April 2016 7.30pm

Booking office 01254 685 500 - open 10am - 12:30pm MONDAY to SATURDAY. Click here for a list of shows available for online booking.

THE GRADUATE - by Terry Johnson

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