– CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT Celebrating The Sound Of A Generation! Another welcome return to The Forum Theatre for one of our favourite shows. We are delighted to announce that The Magic Of Motown will be performing in our very popular Christmas Party Nights. As well as the show, we are pleased to offer a late bar and a free after show disco in the main bar area – everyone is welcome. Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, […]
Upbeat Classical Management presents THE MAGIC OF VIENNA The Adam Summerhayes Orchestra with Ana Maria Rincon (soprano) Adam Summerhayes returns to Middlesbrough with his superb orchestra for the third time for what promises to be another great evening. As well wonderful waltzes such as The Blue Danube, The Skater’s Waltz and Waltz of the Flowers, there will be lively numbers such as Brahms’ Hungarian Dance and Strauss’ Radetzky March. This year, international soprano Ana Maria Rincon will combine her beautiful voice with Adam’s violin in the Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes, as well as enchanting listeners with Franck’s Panis Angelicus and Handel’s Lascia ch’io pianga. ‘Astonishing, all-out virtuosity on violin by Adam Summerhayes’ – New York Times
– Presented By Ballet Theatre UK Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, “Beauty and the Beast”. Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster. Little does she know that he is a Prince cursed by a magical Enchantress. The only way the Beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curse set by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls all hope will be lost and he will remain a Beast forever. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall – will they confess their love for one another before it is too late? Set to a stunning classical score this production will showcase new choreography by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, as well as feature new sets and costumes created especially for this production.
– Reggae for the World. When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley. Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast. Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the SheriffÂ and many more reggae classics. This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high. Legend – The Music of Bob Marley captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon.
Based on the classic children’s book by David McKee, Elmer The Patchwork Elephant is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd. Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics. A favourite of young people since the book was first published in 1989 – A great show for children of all ages.
Sympathetic Developments presents MICHAEL PORTILLO – A Life of Two Halves It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. Although his political career then came to a humiliating end, losing his seat in May 1997, Michael has since reinvented and endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for the solid workmanship found in the great railways of the world, the effect of the railways on the history of countries and the daily lives of their people. Listen to his story, told with a “parliamentary standup ” wit, and then feel free to question him about it. Followed by a book signing
Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches, make him instantly recognisable as the man who put the “F” in Alice, with his popular version of that song. Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him. So if you’re not easily offended and want a good old fashioned laugh, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! This year prepare for a musical and emotional rollercoaster, unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring the best “June Carter” in the business, the “Carter Sisters” and the “Roadshow Horns”, all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste. The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images.
“The People Fight Back” The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, JIM DAVIDSON OBE telling it “like it is”. Are you fed up with this PC world we now find ourselves in? Well, come and see Jim’s brand-new and outrageous show. Enough is enough, It’s time to fight back! ‘Boy does Jim know how to deliver his gospel . .‘The audience could have stayed all night . . . he speaks with a rare honesty’ – 5 stars Express “Showman Jim triumphs – he hit the spot again and again” – Sunday Express “Standing ovation to packed houses every night” – The Mirror “Davidson was cheered to the rafters” – The Telegraph “A master of his art” – The Spectator
Directed by James Farrell (RSC, 39 Steps West End) Following 2018’s sell-out smash hit Crimes Under the Sun, multi-award-winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return with another hilariously inventive comedy thriller. Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes once more. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing . Will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time? The cast of just four bring to life multiple outrageous characters and inventive set pieces – and whisk the plot along in a romp. ‘Murder most fun’ – British Theatre Guide (of Crimes Under The Sun)
King for a Day is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices of the Twentieth Century. Following sell out shows at London’s Hippodrome and Ronnie Scott’s, and featuring many of Nat King Cole’s most celebrated songs – alongside stylish reworkings of his lesser-known gems – this thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of one of the most iconic vocalists of all time. Featuring world-class live music from Atila and his stellar group of musicians, narration and projected archive images, this is a unique concert celebrating one of music’s all-time greats.
In the 50th Anniversary year of the legendary Woodstock Festival, join us for this brand-new production showcasing one of the greatest and most important bands on the planet, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Reimagined is a celebration of the music of this hugely influential band. Using original vintage gear and authentic costumes, this high energy show faithfully recreates the true sound and feel of CCR in the height of their fame. With well-known classics such as Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? and many more, Creedence Clearwater Reimagined will transport you back to the birth of roots rock!
Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts, a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there. The Circus of Horrors is back with a bang & a brand new show, Psycho Asylum which includes an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter. The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is now a West End & World Wide Hit will take you on a roller coaster ride of sword swallowers, cross bow & knife trowing ultra vixens, flaming hula hooping divas, hair hangers, strong men, whirlwind acrobats, twisted contortionists, sinister aerialists, the darkest of Magic & lots lots more. It is a circus like no other and a show you simply can’t afford to miss. Whether you are a Rock fan or theatre goer The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone, listed number 2, just behind Guns n Roses and ahead of Marilyn […]
Anatole Alexander Agency presents THE SIXTIES INVASION Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich The Tornados The Foundations The Sixties Invasion is one of the must-see shows touring the UK. The line up is packed with all the hits from the 60s and 70s – and they just keep on coming. They create a beat-stomping show that does not disappoint: it will take you back to the most exciting musical time in history, when pop music was at its very best. So dig out those miniskirts and paisley shirts, and watch pop’s greatest decade come to life!
Audiences are in for a treat as Oddsocks bring their trademark humour, fast-paced action and live music to the legend that is Robin Hood! Join Robin, Little John, Maid Marion and of course Friar Tuck as they take on some of their hardest challenges to date: A conniving king, a sinister sheriff and a downtrodden village of peasants whose ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone. Can the merry band teach the baddies a lesson? The villagers to revolt? The world to sing? Find out when Oddsocks rumble in with their rumbustious new adventures of this legendary folk hero in a show for all the family.
Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them, in fact, they’re wild about them. Their house is full of pets of all shapes and sizes, but what it’s NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to……a farm. What follows is a school trip like no other, where Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is yourself. A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage. Tickets £13 (Including Booking Fee) Tickets must be purchased for ALL children due to fire regulations. ‘Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging’ Guardian (on the book) ★★★★★ ‘Full of energetic fun and excitement. A spectacular show for all the family’ Families Magazine Pick of Edinburgh Fringe […]